Category Archive: beauty

Trillfit & the Power of Habits

I love Trillfit: the hip-hop dance moves give my spinal column all the love of a billion yogic cat-cows, but with kick-ass beats.

Samba Spirit, Brazilian Art, Beauty, and Rituals

Brazilian cultural rituals and everyday life are on display in a small yet powerful exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art is showing until October 19 at… Continue reading

the ancient guardians of Longwood Mall

Trees, especially enormous old ones, make us feel small—in a good way. Majestic trees put the brevity of life, and the ultimate frivolity of much of our decision-making, in perspective. Remember Shel Silverstein’s… Continue reading

going secondhand first

It’s easy to be fashionable when you have money; when you don’t it takes resourcefulness, knowledge, and street smarts.

At this stage in my life, I have plenty of everything, which is why I like to shop my closet before I buy something. If I do have to head out to the shops, I try to buy what I need used, or secondhand, first. Save the planet!

Fashion as fine art: Zandra Rhodes, Mario Testino & Diana Vreeland dress up Boston

Despite its academic, nerdy vibe, Boston can be a pretty fashionable place, probably because it’s also such a creative place. And even though the words “fashion” and “Boston” typically don’t go together in… Continue reading