Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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Travel is my opiate. But once I had kids, I had to shelve my inner nomad and stick to easy-to navigate with a 20 pound diaper bag and stroller locations. That offered child care. But, I kept a journal of all of the places that I...

Life is expensive. And, a new wardrobe is pricey. Why invest your hard earned cash for fash when you can swap? Tip du jour: create a mommy swap meet. Research 8-10 friends who have excellent style. Invite them over for cocktails. Everyone is instructed to bring “gently...

It was the type of email that I love at the end of a long, annoying day. “Would you mind test-driving a pair of Stuart Weitzman boots for the site?” Upscale  mom site Elizabeth Street was looking for glamour moms to craft three looks from...

Once you become a mom, the concept of “free” time evaporates in a poof of poop scented smoke. The inherent chaos of parenting- organizing lives, keeping house, and producing science fair  volcanoes with precision and a smile- eats up the time that used to be...

Stripes. Polka Dots. Houndstooth. Bold prints were all over the runways, especially pairing mismatched ones. How can real women tackle the trend? Though high fashion touts that stripes pair harmoniously with florals, this look is hard to pull off unless you are 6 feet tall and hail from...

Feature in the Chicago Sun-Times SPLASH Travel Issue February 17-23, 2013 Feature in the Chicago Sun-Times SPLASH Travel Issue February 17-23, 2013...

GLAM SLAM: HOW TO BE A VINTAGE WARRIOR It’s easy to buy Balenciaga. Prada too, But, to a certain sector of sartorialist, the adventure of hunting and gathering unidentifiable fashion is far more thrilling: the suede vest with 3 inch fringe. A Mary Quant trapeze dress...

Four Seasons Blog Spring Break in LA with Kids For on- the -go families who seek that perfect mélange of top notch service and kid friendly ambiance, glory can be found in spending Spring Break at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hill. LA is known as...