Passing Fancies: April 2014


As I write this post, a steady April shower is falling on New York.

Reading: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

Video: The new (and final?) season of Mad Men. I also finally got around to watching Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.

Audio: For some reason I’ve been on an Elliott Smith kick lately.

Eats & Treats: KIND bars, especially Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt & Nuts and Dark Chocolate, Cherry & Cashew

Drinks: Ginger tea

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Five Beauty Products to Use After a Sleepless Night


Suppose you’ve just gotten up from a sleepless night. It could have been due to a bad head-cold, or to anxiety over an impending deadline, or to noisy neighbors. No matter what the cause, you might be looking a bit wan and weary.

Here are five beauty products that I reach for when I’m feeling a little groggy and my face needs a discreet boost…

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