Chocolate is NEVER a bad decision. Ever. Not in my book, anyway. And not according to recent research written up in the NYT, which points to the cardiovascular benefits of chocolate. So deciding to stop by the famous L.A. Burdick’s in Harvard Square recently was perhaps the best decision of my day–of the week, even. I went […]

I arrived the other night in the Twin Cities for a client meeting, and stayed in the ultra-swank Graves 601 hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The kind of place you walk into and, thanks to the genius lighting scheme, sculptural elements, music and overall vibe, you feel way cooler than you have any business being. I […]

Conan O’Brien is back in town (apparently to officiate a long-time staffer’s gay wedding), and of course, it’s hard to miss this fact when there are block-long billboards up near Times Square (my favorite being “The city that never sleeps welcomes back the man who never tans”), and you live a few blocks from the […]

This year, I dug out an old dress, this shimmery floor-length gown that I wore to a ball my senior year of college (still fits, thank you very much), threw on some wings, a halo, and elbow-length gloves, and voila. I’m an angel. Though I certainly didn’t behave like one. My friend Carina (rocking the […]

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It’s the easiest thing to drop from the to-do list, and the simplest thing to excuse yourself from doing: A creative thing for its own sake. Getting that (whatever it is–writing, painting, scrapbooking, model-airplane-making) onto your schedule, and fending off all other competing, and arguably more urgent issues, is easier said than done. And that’s […]

There are lots of nice-looking tomatoes out there, but if given the choice, I skip the conventionally pretty and go for the ugly-hot ones instead. Think Black-Eyed Peas over Black Swan kind of hot. You can find identical tomatoes that appear to have popped out of a factory any day of the week. But the […]

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Get Rejected More (You're Not Doing It Enough)

If you're weeping into a glass of sherry and wondering why the world is so cruel and your life is so loveless, well, you have no one to blame but yourself. Yes, I said that. Because if you're like a lot of women, you wait. And wait. You…
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She Who Hesitates Is Lost (Lessons from The Bachelor)

Ah, shit. I wasn't going to blog about The Bachelor. And while I hardly hold it up as the shining and global example of all romantic relationships, it's a pressure cooker wherein all cliches rise to the surface quickly, so let's pluck a few…

Online Dating Isn't a Threat to Monogamy--It's a Blessing

Online dating is revolutionizing all relationships -- whether you're dating or not. For most of recorded history women did not have romantic options. You married the dude who your family deemed appropriate, and he likely lived within a quarter…

4 Things You Should Do This Weekend If You're Single

Sure, you could spend the night watching Love, Actually and then sob into some leftover Shiraz. Or, you could actually do something fun and maybe even sexy. No, it does not qualify as even the lowest level crisis that you're not perfectly…

3 Assumptions Keeping You Seriously Stuck

You've got lots of reasons why you're not dating or meeting anyone new. And they all begin with the assumptions you make about yourself, other people, and the future. All of which are incorrect. Here are the three things you're sure you're…

Why Making New Friends Is Critical to Your Love Life

Meeting new friends isn't all that different from dating: You meet, and some kind of magic happens. You're drawn to each other, attracted even. Not in a creepy way. But in a very real way. You want to see her, hang out, get to know her.…