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Posted on March 29, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Thanks to mother nature I finally got some time to catch up on my reading and write a few book reviews. Although I have never met the former vice president, I feel that we are kindred spirits based on our love of ice cream.  I expected this book to be very political but instead discovered a boo...
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Coveting the Dream {A Book Review}

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Ask any immigrant about the American Dream and some might say that it doesn’t exist. In the recent waves of immigrants crashing against the shores, one can’t help but pay attention to those who were not fortune enough to make it to shore…Alive. Once again the spotlight has been dir...

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Lalechka {BookReview}

Posted on November 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM

“I was drowsy, but the thoughts were running endlessly in my head, keeping me from the sleep I so yearned for. It had been many months since the last time I managed to sleep a full, satisfying night. The street outside was very quiet. Unlike the previous few days, there were no gunshots, no thundering boots that shake the walls—and t...

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{Book Review} How To Get Dressed

Posted on October 3, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Sadly New York Fashion Week has come to an end and now Halloween is almost upon us.  But never fear, Costume designer, XOJane fashion columnist, and the author of “How to Get Dressed,” Alison Freer has a book filled with magical tricks and tips on how to make our clothes ...

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The Book Of Joan...{Book Review}

Posted on June 20, 2015 at 12:50 AM

I’ve always been a fan of Joan Rivers, she had this accept me as I am kind of quality about her. I’ve never met her, but watching her on television made me feel like I knew her. I love how she would make bold sta...

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Model of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Photography is all about intent, interpretation, and storytelling. A photograph can tell a story with a million words without saying… or writing… a single one. Imagery can transport us back in time and help us discover the world around us.  Sometimes its just a simple photog...
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Capture The Moment....(Book Review)

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 11:10 PM

It is said that photographers view life differently. Everything from a child striding down the sidewalk, the fruit at a farmer’s market, to the jewel studded shoes on the doormat becomes a potential subject in the minds of a photographer.


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John Shaw's Guide to Digital Nature Photography {Book Review}

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 8:35 PM


Photographer John Shaw’s trusted advice has helped many photographers achieve impressive shots in the great outdoors, capturing the beautiful world around them. In his new roles as an Author, John Shaw provides in-depth advice from A-Z on everything you need to know about Digital Pho...

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Tim Gunn:The Natty Professor {Book Review}

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:50 PM

You’ve probably experienced this at least once in your life…

That moment where you are reading a book…and that one sentence…those few words…leaps off the pa...

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Clean Slate {Book Review}

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM


Like a fine bottle of wine Martha Stewart only gets better with time…

And just when you thought Martha Stewart couldn’t get any better...

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One Good Daughter (Book Review)

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 7:35 PM

“One Good Daughter” by author James Tucci is not new to the literary world, matter of fact this book made its debut in 2001. So in honor of throwback Thursday, I think this book deserves a little time in the spotli...

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The Healthy Mind Cookbook (Cookbook Review)

Posted on March 8, 2015 at 10:05 PM


Authors of “The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen” Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson bring us back to the kitchen one more time with their newest cookbook “The Healthy Mind Cookbook.” The cookbook made its debut on February 10, 2015 and trust me….eating healthy has never tasted s...

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Grace Revealed: a memoir (Book Review)

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 7:15 PM

As an award winning journalist, Greg Archer is not new to storytelling for the masses, trading in his microphone and all the glitz and glamour that goes with it, Greg Archer stepped out the limelight….And what happened next was an amazing discovery of self, and the uncovering of his family’s odyssey.


“Grace Revealed: a memoir” emerges a sto...

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Posted on February 12, 2015 at 7:45 AM


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Study of Pose (Book Review)

Posted on December 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM


The book "Study of Pose" is nothing less than amazing, it’s not a book that everyone can appreciate, but it’s a book worth having as a reference if you are an artist, model, dancer, and photographer. However with that said, these are not your average ordinary modeling poses. I would actually say these poses are not for the faint of heart, and honestly I don&...

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The Curious Snowflake (The Review)

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

“The Curious Snowflake”….A heartfelt and unforgettable story…a parable of religious and spiritual beliefs, written in a style of …who would of guess it…a children’s story. The theme of...
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The Power Of The Heart (Book Review)

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 8:15 AM


“The Power of The Heart” subtitled Finding Your True Purpose In Life was gifted to me by Atria Books.



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At the Emperor's Table (CookBook Review)

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Of course, you probably won’t find Valentino in an apron cooking in the kitchen, but he does come up with some breathtaking tablescapes for entertaining. "At the Emperor's Table" is a cookbook like no other cookbook you have ever encountered.



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Golden Son (Book Review Coming Soon)

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:00 AM

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NPH: Choose Your Own Autobiography (Book Review)

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:00 AM

In case you missed the memo Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) debuted his new memoir on October 14, 2014, and this memoir is like no other memoir you have ever… ever…encountered. NPH’s memoir “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography” puts U in his aUtobiography. Gi...

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