Even if you prescribe to the notion that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday (well, it kind of is…) it’s a great occasion to show those in your life that you care by doing something sweet. Keep reading to hear how my traditions have changed over the years, and get some ideas on new traditions that can seem a little more personal and a little less drugstore.

white sangria

As you know, I’m not really into the whole cocktail scene. However, one of the few mixed drinks that I do enjoy is sangria. I’m also not a white wine lover, but I love white sangria. Go figure. On paper, a mixed drink made out of white wine is something I’d hate. In reality, I love it. It’s also a great way to use in-season produce to spruce up your evening glass of wine.

When my vegetables are about to go bad, I whip up a big pot of minestrone soup. When my fruits are about to go bad, I whip up a big pitcher of sangria. Sometimes I’ll even drink the sangria while making the minestrone; I know, I’m a rebel. Keep reading for my Ultimate White Sangria recipe!

If you haven’t heard, or seen, lace is huge for spring. If you haven’t read my spring 2013 fashion trends article, you might want to make that a priority. I can’t escape lace no matter what store I go into. I’ve you’re looking for ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe I’ve picked out some of my favorite lace pieces.

Amanda Seyfried rarely disappoints on the Red Carpet, and the SAG Awards were no different. She uniquely embraced the navy theme that seemed to pervade the evening gowns, and her beauty look was second-to-none. Read on to learn more about the hair and makeup that are really making waves this season!

It’s only 2013, but I’m officially declaring 2013 the year of the haircut. Well known faces like Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Karlie Kloss and Leandra Medine a.k.a. The Man Repeller have all updated their ‘dos.

This week, celebrity stylist David Zyla has graciously given us his book, Color Your Styleto give away. It helps the fashion challenged (like me), find the best colors to wear for every occasion and those that work best with our personality and features! Keep reading to see how you can enter!

Sorry sports, but if you’re not made of fabric or leather and can’t be worn on my feet then I really don’t care about you. I get more excited about New York Fashion Week than I do the Super Bowl. Here are 6 things that are way more entertaining than watching a football game.


JJ Virgin is a New York Times Bestselling writer, and she has great weight loss tips to boot! Keep reading to see our favorite resources of JJ Virgin’s knowledge.

Evening in Chicago, Gold Coast

It’s snowing today in Chicago, and it’s instead of “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” it’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Hoth. Yesterday, our windchill drove temperatures into negative numbers, and it put me in the mood to watch a movie. I thought I’d share some of my favorite movies with you, and have some special guests do the same.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to eat healthier, then we’ve got a prize for you.

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