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Rubber bracelet is fashion’s latest craze

DAVID Beckham
pairs a colorful
loom band with a
navy suit. At right,
rainbow loom
bands seen on the
Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge

Once the style trademark of the hippie/boho set, the reinvented woven friendship bracelet has taken the tween toy market worldwide by storm.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why people are raving about ‘oil pulling’


Every morning for the past two weeks, I’ve been waking up so as to take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around for 5-10 minutes. Sounds like an unusual beauty routine, but I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about this practice called oil pulling. I was curious, so I thought of trying it.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Why more and more women like me are ditching the heels for flat shoes

CELINE’S luxe snakeskin sneaker

When it comes to shoes, what stylish woman doesn’t love a killer pair of stilettos to spice up her outfit? And if they’re less than comfortable, there’s also the assortment of cushions, gels and pads to ease the discomfort, all for the sake of fashion.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

More must-try locally made finds


Last February, I wrote an article on must-try locally made beauty finds. That article got so much good feedback that I decided to add more to the list, including a locally made line of shirts I recently got my hands on. Here are some new discoveries:

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

How I live with lupus


Many people call it “the disease with a thousand faces.” Contrary to what others think, lupus is not rare; but the condition can be different from person to person.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »