December 2012

Dazzling with a little cosmetic help

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It’s the little things that count. With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are so focused on others that we forget about ourselves. There are a number of smaller treatments and procedures that are available that can fit into this season, and it seems appropriate to review some of them at this time. If recovery and downtime are critical concerns, the best approach to consider are the so-called lunchtime treatments, consisting of micropeels, relaxants and fillers. All are relatively fast treatments that do not require anesthesia, and we’ll review each in turn.

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MOB’s who shimmer quietly

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“Mother of the bride” is one of the most challenging ready-to-wear categories. There are several obstacles that can keep the near-perfect in-stock dress from being the one. It can be the right bodice but the wrong neckline, the perfect silhouette but lacking a sleeve, a beautiful color but not in keeping with the bride’s theme. What’s an MOB to do?

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Simon Says…it’s time to sparkle

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Simon Teakle began his career in the fine jewelry business working for major auction houses at age 25 in London and hasn’t looked back. Recently, he’s changed direction by opening his own business in a coveted retail nook just off Greenwich Avenue. The charming shop, with its large-scale black-and-white photographs and salon-style seating, is an essential stop for holiday shopping, whether you’re looking to spend $250 or $250,000 (or much more).

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Party princess

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To Jill Prince, her company is more than her family business—it’s her family. “I would definitely say that growing up as a Prince is like growing up in the Partridge Family,” she says with a laugh. “Every family occasion always ended up with song and dance.”

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They’re the Topps

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Winston Churchill once said that meeting Franklin D. Roosevelt was like uncorking your first bottle of Champagne. Heath and Jacqueline Lachman give off some of that same sparkle and effervescence. She’s an outgoing Midwesterner (by way of Cleveland). He’s a laidback New Englander (by way of Norwalk). Together they’re a one-couple stimulus package in the tiny, tony village of Bronxville as the owners of Topps Bakery and the new Topps Wine and Liquor.

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