Archive | April, 2019

Poosh Versus Goop

17 Apr

Poosh and Goop sound like baby talk, but it’s the lifestyle blogs of two celebrities. Kourtney Kardashian just launched Poosh. and Gwyneth Paltrow is the brainchild behind Goop. They both are online magazines espousing health, wellness and living the best life.

Poosh began a few weeks ago, and there is some interesting content like non-toxic sheets and organizing your pantry. I like the mission statement of educate, motivate, create and curate. The photos of Kourtney always seem to have sexy vibe. (I guess that’s typical Kardashian style.)

Goop is the the established brand with followers known as “goopies.” CNN reports that the Goop is valued at $250 million. They delve into the website here, which is not all positive.  Again, I liked the content with stories explaining glycolic acid, interesting skin products and the ultimate white T-shirt. Gwyneth is working it with cookbooks, podcasts and more.

So, who is the next celebrity to launch an online magazine?

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Instagram (left); etonline (right)

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Not My Fault

10 Apr

How many times have you said, “It’s not my fault!” For me, it’s too many to count, but Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the comic strip “Cathy,” counts out 50 through 50 heart-warming essays.

Her book, 50 Things that Aren’t my Fault (G.P. Putnman’s Sons), was just released on April 2. It’s as if you are speaking with your friends –maybe confiding is a better word.

Who hasn’t dreaded going shopping for bathing suits? Or failed at a diet?  Cathy Guisewite tackles the subjects of aging parents, food, exercise, make-up, growing older, stress, parenting, mother/daughter relationships and so much more.

Her essays are laugh-out loud and filled with warmth and wit.  She describes herself not as the sandwich generation but the “panini” generation.  It’s hilarious how she tries to cheat on her Fitbit fitness tracker and poignant how she flunked retirement.

Here’s a snippet tucked between some essays:

Top Five Reasons I Didn’t Exercise Today

  1.  I don’t want to admit how easy it would have been to start ten years ago.
  2.  I feel too fat.
  3.  It’s too confusing to pick my activity.
  4.  I can’t find a hair tie.
  5.  I exercised yesterday and I don’t look any different.

I’ve heard Cathy Guisewite speak in Michigan years ago about her comic strip. She was absolutely delightful. She will be on book tour and hopefully your city will be listed. Check it out at www.cathyguisewite.com

50 Things that Aren’t my Fault  just could be the perfect Mother’s Day gift this year.

 

 

Lilies Blooming

1 Apr

Lilly Pulitzer is a fashion icon. If you are thinking spring at the moment, there is nothing more refreshing or summery than a Lilly Pulitzer hue. Awash with florals, hot pinks and crispy limes, the prints are delectable. So, I was delighted to stumble upon a large Lilly Pulitzer store on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. (The photos above are from the store, including the mood board.)

The Lilly Pulitzer brand began in the 1960s but it was Jackie Kennedy who catapulted the prints to stardom. The shift dress is probably her most recognizable design.

It’s a preppy, fun look. I went to a charity benefit in the Palm Beach area, and the dress code was Lilly Pulitzer.

There is a lovely article on how her brand became iconic in the archives of Boca Life Magazine. You can read it here.

Are you a Lily fan?

 

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