Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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PIPPA MIDDLETON: CALM, COOL AND CHIC Clockwise from top left: Topshop nude boyfriend blazer $100 \ Baublebar gem trio drop earrings $26 \ Target labworks scoop neck sweater $13.98 \ Forever21 minimalist faux leather clutch $19.80 \ H&M black pumps $24.95 \ Dorothy Perkins black circle...

ONE DAY IN BUDAPEST: FAMILY CULTURE-BLITZ VACATION You really need a week for a family vacation to fairy tale-esque Budapest, Hungary. But if you’ve only got one day, here’s how to delve into the incredible European culture, cuisine and castles with the kids. READ FULL STORY HERE ...

When I hit 30, I gave up colored nail polish. Though I love the concept of seasonally turned out digits, the bold colors felt too cutesy for an old bat. So, I went for nude toes and buffed fingernails. It was an elegant look and...

Overgrown nails. Wayward cuticles. Chipped polish. Gnarly nails are detestable. But, to me, equally detestable is having to spend precious free time getting a manicure. Manicures are billed as a pampering service-a treatment on par with a massage or facial. They are nothing of the...

FALL FASHION BULIMIA: STREAMLINE YOUR WARDROBE AND INCREASE FUNCTIONALITY In most creative professions, productivity hinges upon the absence of clutter. Chefs have immaculate kitchens. Architects are vigilant about a pristine workspace. Interior designers are OCD about fabric. Similarly, women require supreme organization to maintain the seamless rhythm of...

You’ve heard the expression clothes make the man. Well, the flip side of that statement is that shoes make the woman. A woman sporting great shoes is perceived as polished and pulled together. While a woman wearing scuffed, unflattering footwear looks like a slob. To wit:...

Packing is a pain. To do it efficiently takes time and focus. With each extended trip I take with my family, I challenge myself to halve what I think we need.  Fashion decisions are the most difficult. I want to take all of my frocks...

HOW TO MAXIMIZE FUN FACTOR & MINIMIZE MISHAPS I had so much fun shooting a segment with Mark and Christina for Hallmark Channel's Home & Family last week. The topic? How to focus on family fun and minimize mishaps by preparing for every conceivable (in-transit) situation. WATCH VIDEO HERE! BEAUTY Flying...

A BUSY MOMS WORKOUT. NO GYM REQUIRED. Exercise is a big deal. It is that energizing force that makes you look good. It makes you feel good. It is that chunk of private time that allows you to turn off that twitter feed crashing through your...

It’s no secret. I have wanderlust. My grandparents ignited my passion with a quickie Paris/London tour when I was 15. The next year, I headed to Spain for a summer exchange program. After college, I Euro-railed through Europe for two months delighted to lodge at...