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How To Put On False Lashes Like a Pro

I love a dramatic eye. I love a thick lash look. I love the idea of false lashes, but what I haven’t been good at is putting them on. I decided to change…

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Why Catstudio’s Military Collection Is So Special to Me

Here’s one thing you may not know about me: I’m an Air Force brat. My dad was a fighter pilot and served for more than 30 years. Before turning 8, my family moved…

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Our Top Picks for the Week of November 12, 2018

With statement pieces like cropped, wide-leg pants with a slit, a floral velvet and embroidered kimono, and a blouse with lace and ruffles and a bell-sleeve, today's top picks prove two things: you…

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The Amazon Effect, aka the Reason I Decided To Purchase My First Home

All evidence is pointing towards Crystal City following Amazon’s announcement that they are in “late-stage discussions” with two cities. This information is not news to anyone -- we have been hearing it for…

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Fall Colors Are the New Black

My old Kate Spade sales representative used to always laugh after I picked all my samples for a potential buy and placed them on the table. He would laugh and say, “you buy…

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Street Style: Kathleen Hanagan

The first time I met Kathleen 10 years ago, I knew I was in the presence of someone extraordinarily special. She's one of those rare human beings who is full of wisdom, humor,…

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3 Reasons Why We Should All Do Yoga…Right Now

The more I completely kick people’s butts, the more they come back to class. I’ve learned this over the past decade at Mind the Mat. But did you know that yoga can kick…

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Kids These Days

Kids these days, amiright? Sometimes I look at teenagers and think, “how lucky are these amazing people who get to grow up in a world where you have literally everything at your fingertips…

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Diffuser, Candle…or Both?

I struggle for space to display items in general at Bellacara, but during the holidays the struggle is epic. One of the things I stock up on during the colder months is candles.…

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On Cheating, part 1

We’ve all been there. Temptation sets in, it’s late, or we are out with friends celebrating. We’re tired. We’ve had a really bad day. We haven’t planned and BAM: we cheat on our…

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Food Memories: Thanksgiving Sides & Pies

In my opinion Food Memories (I’m making that a proper noun) are some of the most powerful. In particular their effect is greatest around the holidays, because holidays are typically emotional. I can…

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A New Denim Line for All Body Types (Yes, All)

It is no secret that the perfect jeans are hard to find. The combination of fit, length, stretch, and comfort makes shopping for jeans feel nearly impossible. At TSALT we know that great things…

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So You Wanna Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star?

Secretly, I do. Truthfully, I have a horrible voice and I dress a bit more conservatively. However, I certainly admire the confidence it takes to wear an edgy look that is sexy with…

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What Is Tubing Mascara?

Sometimes I assume that everyone knows about certain products because I’ve been selling them for so long. I assume that they know what they are and what they do...until I have a week…

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Stella Fluorescent & Abacus Row: Jewelry as Art

This past August I attended my favorite show, NY NOW. It is the gift show to end all gift shows. They have everything from fake flowers to strawberry jam to furniture and everything…

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