On an especially sunny day, I’m studying my pale face in the mirror as I chat on the phone with my art director, Kim. “Who’s this spotted older lady staring back at me?” I ask Kim. Sure, I’m losing collagen like all women over 30. But smile wrinkles and skin …Read More »
I’ve struggled with acne for more than a decade. As a teenager, it was excruciating but expected—even the most fresh-faced girls in my classes had the occasional blemish—but now, in my early 20s, it’s just embarrassing. Not only is the condition unsightly, it makes me look younger than I am, …Read More »
I knew I was in for a treat when Alexa Miton, the flamenco teacher at Baltimore School of Dance, instructed me to wear a long, flowy skirt and heels to her Wednesday-evening class. I felt overdressed as I hustled down the Hampden street to the studio, but the feeling was …Read More »
Let’s Talk About Sex, Babies An initiative called "Thanks, Birth Control" wants to help women show their contraceptives a little love.
As a 22-year-old professional a year and a half into my first job in Washington DC, my future is looking bright. In the next year I’ll get married, buy a house and hopefully adopt an adorable pooch (or two!). But 1 in 4 girls my age—and even younger—are facing a …Read More »
Buzzkill Our vino-loving reporter wonders if new research means she ought to cancel her second glass.
My second glass of cabernet is raised high as four of us perch on barstools at the Capital Grille, joyfully toasting a friend’s promotion. Yes, tonight is a special occasion. But I don’t need a special reason to toast one thing or another every single night of the week—nor do …Read More »
Bold brows are having a major moment. The over-plucked arches of the early aughts are ancient history, and up-and-comers like Cara Delevingne and Zendaya have ushered in a new look that’s striking, face-framing … and nearly impossible to replicate without the aid of a makeup tutorial. I’m none too handy …Read More »
Hello loves. Happy October! Is your spicy candle burning—inside and out? This month’s column is a bit of a self-care reality check. A good friend recently sent me this article, which digs into the not-so-“treat yo’self” aspects of self-care. Here’s my take on it… F E E D Y …Read More »
As i make my way to the restroom at Golden West in Hampden, I get a text from Rebecca Klein Scott, one of the body language experts I’m here to meet. She’s in a booth I’d walked by seconds before. “I had a feeling it was you when I saw …Read More »
The first crisp, comfy fall evening arrived last week, and oh man, I could not be more excited. After one of Baltimore’s sweatiest summers on record, I’ve finally begun to once again know the joy that can come only from knowing that, despite my summer sweat-proofing tricks, my maquillage isn’t …Read More »
Two years ago, breast cancer wasn’t on Marsha Lynn Hammond’s radar. At 38, she hadn’t reached the age when women can start getting an annual mammogram, and she didn’t have a family history of the disease. But when she brushed up against a lump in her breast while putting her …Read More »