Posts Categorized: Portraiture

Burn-Out is Officially a Thing and How to Avoid It

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  So if the World Health Organization (WHO) says being exhausted all the time, feeling disconnected and unmotivated is actually a “phenomenon” perhaps they’ll also offer an actual cure? Burn-out according to the WHO is something that occurs in the workplace. They don’t actually define what the workplace is!  Whether you are challenged by a job/life… Read more »

Salt and why it’s OK to eat it

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Salt has a greater impact on flavor than any other ingredient. But which to use? Different types have different properties- here are some of my favorites. Also, a word about avoiding salt- unless you have been told by your doctor to limitconsumption, you can relax about your sodium intake from home-cooked food. In almost every case,… Read more »

Attain MedSpa Facial- the Summer Skin Solution

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So to mangle an old phrase- “Good facials make good neighbors”. This is especially true if you are right down the hall from the newest medical spa in Hoboken Attain MedSpa. I treated myself to their JetPeel facial and Milena our beauty photographer and hard-working mum to their Hydra Facial. I loved so much about… Read more »

Tips to Avoid the Beach Session Blues

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Summertime and the living is easy- or so says the song. That is unless you are trying to get the family (or even, gasp! the extended family) into one perfect photo for the ages. Here’s a few tips for getting the photo you want without losing your cool. The first question I receive from clients… Read more »

The Summer Classic: Pimm’s Cup No. 1

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What is Pimms? Pimm’s No. 1 is a spicy-sweet gin-based British liqueur. Why #1? Because there used to be numbers 2 – 6 as well, based on whiskey, rum, brandy and vodka. Citrusy and bitter at the same time, Pimm’s No. 1 is a classic liquor choice in the UK and has become popular over the past few… Read more »

Mineral Sunscreen-The 2019 Sun Protection

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Mineral sunscreens do NOT contain hormone-disrupting chemicals. The most common active ingredients in chemical sunscreen—oxybenzone, octinoxate, homosalate, avobenzone, octisalate, and octocrylene, to name some of the most widely used—can disrupt our hormones, irritate our skin, cause allergies, and even kill coral. Mineral sunscreen calms skin, chemical sunscreen can irritate. Zinc has skin-calming benefits , so you… Read more »