Beauty Quickie: Exfoliate

It’s time to get your skin ready for summer by sloughing off all of that old winter skin! I hate when my skin has that dull look to it. And when my elbows have that Shar Pei feeling. The easiest way to reverse the effects of winter on your skin is to exfoliate. There are…

Cocktail Quickie: The Manhattan

The Manhattan has always been the bad girl of cocktails. A mix of whiskey, vermouth and bitters, it is rumored to have been created in 1870s in an eponymous New York social club in honor of Winston Churchill’s mother. The drink is a classic, as smooth as the dark honey color it takes on. The…

Sex Quickie: Communication As Foreplay

I’ve been married long enough to know that sometimes people fall in to sex lulls. When time goes by and neither person makes the move and the next thing you know its been two weeks since you’ve been intimate. The best way to resolve this? Communicate. Say it out loud. “Wow, it’s been two weeks…

Beauty Quickie: Spring Sunscreen

Spring has sprung! And it’s time for us to go outside and start getting our Vitamin D naturally from the sun. Though the sun’s rays may not seem too strong this time of year, it’s still important to protect our skin from any harmful effects. There are so many wonderful sunscreens on the market these…

Diet Quickie: Perfect Scrambled Eggs

The latest scientific thinking on what foods are good/bad for you is really egg-citing. A government committee researching new dietary guidelines says that cholesterol from food is “not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” In other words, eat as many eggs as you want, including the yolks. This isn’t the first time nutritionists have…

Beauty Quickie: Supple Lips

We’ve had a cold snap here in South Florida. Though, obviously, it doesn’t compare to what’s been going on in the rest of the country. But I’ve found my lips getting a little chapped. And I’ve been reaching into my jar of coconut oil more frequently than usual. And it helps. But when I’m out…

Diet Quickie: Spiralize It

Do you want to know the easiest way I’ve found to drop some middle-aged, creeping-up-on-me pounds? By eating less carbs and more veggies. But having the same old vegetable dishes were starting to bore me. Until I started spiralizing. In the last few months, my spiralizer has become my most used piece of kitchen equipment.…

Fashion Quickie: How To Lengthen Your Legs

I need a new tennis skirt. I haven’t found one I like in about a five years. I have been rotating the few that I have, and overuse has weakened the elastic and left the crotches just this side of unspeakable. Why is it so hard for me to find a skirt to buy? I…

Beauty Quickie: When to Moisturize

To make the most of a moisturizing session, apply your creams and lotions when you get out of the shower or bath. Towel off until you are almost dry, then use the remaining dew to enhance your skin’s hydration. Moisturize everywhere you tend to get dry, and don’t forget the back of your hands, the…