Marisa Tom | July 13, 2011 11:43 amOur hair already got the royal, Oprah stylist treatment; next on our list of Summer survival how-tos? Salvaging, soothing, and spoiling our sun-drenched skin, of course.
Dr. Patricia Wexler, a dermatologist to New York's elite with an impressive list of celebrity patients (Christie Brinkley, Barbra Streisand, and more), dishes her top tips for maintaining skin that defies beach days, sunburns, overwhelming humidity, subway grit, and every other pollutant that clogs our pores as we make our way through another hot, NYC Summer.Read More
Marisa Tom | July 11, 2011 2:28 pmWe can all rejoice that many of NYC greatest parks now offer WiFi connection, but what good is that Internet hookup when it's 90-plus degrees outside? Instead, cool down the super-intellectual, old-fashioned way. Read: go to a bookstore.Read More
Marisa Tom | July 11, 2011 1:48 pmHave you been outside for more than five minutes today? It's a hot one — that humid, stifling kind of hot that makes you want to sit next in a dark, cool room. Or is that just me?Read More
Marisa Tom | July 7, 2011 6:30 amAnd not a minute too soon: the People's Pops Popsicle pop-up stand — what a tongue twister! — opened to the sweaty public Wednesday evening on 118 1st Avenue at Seventh Street.
Maintaining its tradition of serving up fresh, locally sourced fruit pops and shaved ice, the tiny stand, squished between the corner deli and Caracas Arepa Bar, had a handful of delicious options to choose from.Read More
Marisa Tom | July 6, 2011 9:50 amIt's hot, you're thirsty and in need of something simultaneously tasty, cooling, and quenching. No problem. Go for something mint infused; the scent of this distinctive and aromatic herb can calm the mood and acts as an effective appetite suppressant.Read More
Marisa Tom | July 1, 2011 11:10 amLet the Fourth of July weekend exodus commence! If you're anything like me, you've put off packing for your holiday trip until now. With a train to catch or a Zipcar to pile into, you have to make snap packing decisions.Read More
Marisa Tom | June 30, 2011 8:50 amWhat are your Fourth of July plans? Keeping it picnic-in-the-park low key? Staking out spots on the West Side to ensure gorgeous views of Macy's 35th annual fireworks show on the Hudson?Read More
Marisa Tom | June 27, 2011 8:50 amI'm sure you're familiar with Oprah's greatest hair and beauty moments, but how often do we get to chat with the man behind these memorable looks? Not very. So I jumped at the opportunity to glean a tip or two from Andre Walker, Oprah's Emmy award-winning stylist of more than 25 years, at Soho House New York's Cowshed Spa (29 Ninth Ave., 3rd Fl., 646-253-6111).Read More
Marisa Tom | June 27, 2011 8:40 amWe've talked a lot about Summer, but now that's it truly, officially here, I have a confession to make. Summer turns me into such a sweet tooth — around every corner, I see a Mister Softee truck I can't deny, and every meal deserves an ice cream sundae dessert. I've already mapped out eight ice cold treats for heat wave survival, but what about those in-between snacking moments that don't require a run to the People's Pops stand in Chelsea Market?Read More
Marisa Tom | June 22, 2011 1:15 pmLife's a beach, so why not go to the best one? Within reasonable public transportation travel means, of course. Even if you're not Hamptons bound every weekend, you can still get your sun and fun from a plethora of beaches scattered along the five boroughs.Read More