Monday, January 26, 2009

A Celebration

Happy Birthday, dear Virginia !

This lovely picture is from The Atlantic's January/February issue where Alison Light's new book Mrs. Woolf and the Servants is reviewed.
Yesterday, January 25, was Virginia Woolf''s 127th birthday . It was celebrated by all of us who have loved her books and have admired her courageous and sometimes heartbreaking struggle to tell the truth about the world the way she saw it . Her writing is so imaginative, so delicate yet tough, funny, touching and piercing , but above all honest, it takes the reader's breath away even now 100 or so years later.
Thank you , Virginia - we are thinking about you on your birthday with love and affection and gratitude for your courage to open yourself in your writing , letting all of us share in your vision of life and beauty and truth.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Private Yoga Class

Yesterday I taught a great private yoga class to a bunch of lovely ladies in NYC. They get together every couple of months to treat themselves to a private class and then eat lunch. I really enjoy teaching small groups because everyone can get some individual attention and the class feels more like a workshop. Isn't it impressive that we fit four students and one teacher all into someone's NYC living room?

Glamour Shoot

Hey there, Mrs RFD - we still want to keep the blog going! Here are some shots of my recent Glamour shoot at DriveIn studios in Soho --

Sadly, we did not get to go to Florida or a more exotic locale to shoot our swimsuits. Hence the fake beach - I wouldn't have wanted to do that cleanup. It's amazing though how realistic it looks in the shots. The lighting was so bright that it totally looked like natural sunlight. The last shot shows the big racks of bathing suits they pulled for the shoot. We probably only wore 7 or 8 of them total but they had every option you could think of available just in case. The models ranged in size from very large to very slender - one of the positive things about Glamour is that they always have "dress your shape" stories where they show every possible body type wearing something like jeans and how to do it in a flattering way. The negative? We had to shoot a really hideous bathing suit which was the Don't in addition to our fabulous Do suit. In the top shot I am wearing my Don't which was a black and white flowered one piece that made me look pregnant. A tough feat since one of my parts which is shapely is my waist. Luckily, my Do suit was a purple halter top by Miraclesuit which looked so excellent that I'm hunting it down on the web to buy. Bless the crew, they kept us toasty despite the fact that it was 19 degrees outside that day.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Milestone

First time on skis and loved it ! Apparently she went " as fast as an arrow !" - which we can all clearly see.
Reportedly little brother was also a star on the slopes; unfortunately the paparazzi didn't get it on film . Was he faster than a speeding bullet ? We are waiting for answers....

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Christmas has come and gone and the new year isn't so new any more and still not a peep from any of the three bloggers who are contributing here. Is it time to shut down the blog ? What do you say, ladies ?