Another year older. Another year wiser. For my birthday, I am sharing a few favorite things that I love.
Facial Cleanser:Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway. I only recently started using this but it has shot straight to the top. I love the feel on my face. Sometimes, I hold off using it at night because it feels too special and I want to save it.
Podcast:Fat Mascara. This is another recent discovery. I just started getting into podcasts. The hosts are Jessica Matlin,the beauty and health director at TeenVogue. and Jennifer Goldstein, the executive beauty and health editor of Marie Claire. The guests are amazing: Bobbi Brown, Jen Atkin, Miranda Kerr, Molly Ringwold. I could go on and on. Also, I absolutely love Jess & Jenn’s book reports. It brings me back to my Revlon days when I would give presentations on the history of the brand. I know way too much about Charles Revson.
Celebration Drink: Somewhere along the line I tried Perrier Jouet Champagne and the memory of a fabulous celebration remains. This always makes any occasion special.
Trip: My honeymoon to Turkey. We visited Istanbul, Bodrum and Rhodes, Greece. We stayed at the gorgeous Four Seasons that was converted from an Ottoman Palace. So beautiful! Plus my inner nerd loved that we saw 3 of the 7 wonders of the ancient world: Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
Summer Vacation: Avalon, New Jersey. This is my happy place. It’s so charming, family friendly, and great places to eat. Check out the Diving Horse.
Restaurant: Vernick. When we lived in Philly, this place was around the block from our house. We went there the week it opened up and fell in love. I still dream about the blueberry pie they make in the summer. And don’t get me started on how yummy their toasts are. I haven’t been there in a while, so a close second is Le Diplomat, where I’m celebrating my birthday this year. It’s the DC outpost of Philly’s Parc.