Cocktails & Couture :: Westfield Style

Cocktails & Couture :: Westfield Style

Last week, I was flown to California to emcee an event titled Cocktails & Couture at Westfield Valley Fair - the premier shopping destination in Silicon Valley.  The mall housed luxury brands, such as Mulberry, Louis Vuitton and Prada, as well as mid-tier stores and anchored by department anchors Nordstrom and Macy's.  For more on the event, read on...

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Baking a Bundt

Baking a Bundt

Today is National Budnt Cake Day -- there's a holiday for everything, isn't there? Although I'm by no means complaining.  Before I share photos and the recipe, I have to warn you that this is NOT: vegan, Paleo, sugar-free, gluten free, low fat or healthy.  It's a full-fat, buttery cake and it's delicious.

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How to :: Recover from a snippy email

How to :: Recover from a snippy email

We've all done it.  Misread, or rather, misinterpreted an email or were simply having a bad day when we shot off an email that we didn't really mean to come across as harshly as it did. Whether it's to a co-worker, a friend or a family member, it's that moment when your hands are typing faster than your brain is thinking and you hit send without considering what the cascade of consequences that could stem from the stream of mean words.  So, what do you do?

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Pocket Change

Pocket Change

Our last night in Australia, we had dinner followed by conversation with a swimmer and his girlfriend, who looked radiant in her red, flowing jumpsuit. We agreed that we both liked the easy, one-piece pull on, but I chimed in with the opinion that most men aren't fans of the look.  Her boyfriend disagreed and said that he likes the look and can appreciate most trends. "Well," he said, "all but one," which happens to be one of my personal favorites --  pockets on dresses.

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Halloween :: The Billion Dollar Holiday

Halloween :: The Billion Dollar Holiday

When I think of "money maker" holidays, the first one that comes to mind is Christmas.  Between holiday decor, parties and gifts, I imagined it to be the highest grossing holiday in the US (which it is), but imagine my surprise when I read that Halloween was a BILLION dollar holiday! Oh, and that number is based on candy alone.

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One Stop Fitness :: Classpass

One Stop Fitness :: Classpass

Some days I just want to go for a long run. Other days, it’s a gentle yoga class that my body needs. And as of recently, it’s been the high energy, adrenaline rush from a cycling class.  My workouts are all over the place, and the only constant seems to be that physical activity is a mandatory part of my daily routine. -- Briana Berg

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How to Say NO to Sugar

How to Say NO to Sugar

It's ironic that I'm writing this AFTER the apple cobbler recipe yesterday, but nonetheless. Halloween is quickly approaching -- Thanksgiving and Christmas are not too far behind-- and if you're like me, you enjoy sweets.  Although for the past 10 days, I have said NO to the sweet stuff -- something I didn't think was possible.  But, by keeping these simple tips in mind, I've been able to enjoy the sweetness of fruit and even turned down dessert during our anniversary dinner on Saturday. READ on...

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Recipe :: Crockpot Apple Cobbler

Recipe :: Crockpot Apple Cobbler

A few weeks ago, I did a segment with Fox45 on time-saving crock pot cooking tips where I shared three recipes. The pulled chicken, perfect for tailgating, was the first.  The second, below, is a delicious treat that is practically hands-free.  Now that Fall is here and October is "Apple Month" there's no better time to whip up this tasty treat then this weekend!

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There's no Shame in a 5:30 Dinner

There's no Shame in a 5:30 Dinner

Last Friday, Doug and I decided to have a date-night. We went back and forth on the location -- do we eat closer to his office or closer to home? I headed out for a run that took me past a restaurant in our neighborhood that we had been talking about for months.  That made our decision easy and I hoped online to make the 5:30 reservation. Yes. You read that right and here are more reasons to enjoy the previously laughed at time slot.

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