Lauren Bush Lauren — Princeton grad, model, granddaughter of George H.W. Bush and daughter-in-law of Ralph Lauren — could have done anything with her life. But after taking a college trip to Guatemala with the UN’s World Food Programme in 2006, Lauren was inspired to spend it making a difference.
There are some annoying things people (including me) do on Twitter, so I decided to survey my own followers and ask them what they wish people would stop doing when they tweet. Here they are!
Jada Pinkett Smith recently made headlines by addressing the longtime rumor that she and hubby Will Smith have an open marriage. Though Jada denies it, she did say that she tells her husband to do whatever he wants. “I think people get that idea because Will and I are very relaxed with one another,” said Jada. “But I’ve always told Will, you can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK.”
Take a bottle of Chanel No. 5, arguably the most famous perfume, and sniff it. It’s not a simple scent — it’s a combination of essential oils and aromatic compounds, layered on top of each other to create a scent that changes over time and smells slightly different on each person who wears it. Interior design, according to famed decorator Michael S. Smith, is based on the same principle. “It’s all about mixing rooms and creating a balance. It’s like creating a custom fragrance,” he says. “You can create a room that’s immersed in a particular idea.”
Amy Morton qualifies as restaurant royalty. Her father, Arnie, created the Morton’s steakhouse empire, and several of her siblings have a hand in the food industry — including brother David, who co-owns local spots DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar and Ada Street. Now, family and community are at the heart of her restaurant, Found Kitchen and Social House, which opened late last year.
Dear Jenny, I read your blog all the time! I was wondering if you have any advice for letting go of possessive mannerisms. I have a hard time believing that things don’t belong to me (I’m almost 30), even friends or boyfriends. I have that “he’s mine” or “she’s my friend” kind of mentality. Are there healthy ways to slowly move away from this kind of thinking? —Sarah from Illinois
Spring has (almost) sprung, which means it’s time to whip wardrobes into warm weather shape. We’ve got a simple solution: Move over those bulky winter sweaters and make room for pieces from eDrop-Off’s exclusive Fashion Vault collection. Starting April 12, eDrop-Off — the Chicago-based luxury online consignment destination — will be featured in an eBay ReLove Fashion Vault auction, a sale of one-of-a-kind pieces from high end designers.