Letter from the Publisher
I did a funny thing the other day: I went house hunting. I didn’t consult my husband, or even express an interest to him about moving—and I certainly didn’t want my kids to attend different schools—but I had a couple hours to myself, which was very rare lately, and thought I just might find some inspiring new place to live with a bigger backyard to grow my garden in without neighboring trees. I found one that looked promising, got in touch with a realtor, got my husband interested; and we had a look. Then HE was ready to move. In all likelihood we wouldn’t even have to increase our mortgage payments—we’d just be living somewhere else. But after returning home and reviewing all of the improvements we made over the 5 years we’d lived in our family home, I started thinking that I’d really miss my house. And I totally talked my husband out of it.
I guess the lesson here is that big life decisions don’t start on a whim. That changes to your lifestyle are the result of avoiding certain conscious unhappiness that you will yourself to change. Ana Kreutzer has interviewed a number of our top professionals in cosmetic medicine and is touching on a big life decision—breast augmentation. See what our doctors have to say on the subject and why the procedure is not for just anyone.
Julie Holland has broadened our horizons in the world of fashion blogs in the Washington, DC area and is introducing us to some of her friends. Her new online store, shop.blazersandbubbly.com, is showing off rather than covering up the bra straps. Check out the Sugar Pie Bralette.
Want to avoid the Pampers for Women when you exercise? Dr. Dima shares the testimonials of vaginal rejuvenation and how it is surprisingly effective in controlling leaks and improving enjoyment during a certain other activity.
Marisol Zenteno of Astoria Laser Clinic shares a few solutions to acne and Allison Sutherland brings us spa secrets from Hyderabad, India. Try a healing turmeric face mask or a traditional Indian Milk Bath.
In this issue you can also find a few choice selections from Banana Republic’s spring line styled by image consultant, Annette Harris with the help of Jacqui DePas Photography. And don’t miss the beautiful Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Gema Island, in our Sparkle photoshoot with Noufal Haircolor Salon.
Mary Jeanne Cincotta