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New York City is a siren. Give her a few days and she will seduce you with her beguiling brand of grit and glamour. Pick your passion: art, iconic edifices, Broadway shows, shopping, generation-defining restaurants. All of this – and a few slices of killer pizza – are at your disposal. Plan well and dream big. It's the NYC way. Shop Stars For pomp and circumstance of The Devil Wears Pradavariety, hit the Upper East Side. Barneys has nine floors...

She’s boisterous, beautiful, and so dynamic that prolonged exposure to her charms is known to weaken the senses. New York City is a siren. Give her a few days and she will seduce you with her beguiling brand of grit and glamour. Pick your passion. Art? Iconic edifices? Broadway shows? Shopping? Generation defining restaurants? All of this-and a few slices of killer pizza- are at your disposal. Plan well and dream big. It’s the NYC way.   1....

Twiggy. Mary Quant. Brigitte Bardot. Carnaby Street. Woodstock. Warhol Factory. The 60s were tumultuous, sure. But the chaos of the decade produced some of the most inspired and enduring styles. I love the dramatic, exaggerated looks of this time. And, so do designers like Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent and Stuart Weitzman. S0, get those mini dresses and chubby furs out of storage. Fall is all about the outre glamour of icons like Diana Ross and Jean Shrimpton. What’s in?...

ATK’s Curated Monthly Must-Haves in Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine I am excited to share my newest venture: a monthly column which chronicles what trends and products are capturing my attention in my hometown of Chicago. Stay tuned. Next month is all about entertaining. ...

A BEAUTIFUL MOTHER'S DAY SOIREE WITH BIRCHBOX I am a huge fan of Birchbox. I love the idea of a curated $10  beauty box showing up at my door each month.  I love the idea of discovering under-the-radar brands from distant lands, And, I absolutely love not shopping for beauty products online and avoiding a trek to a retailer. So, when Birchbox asked me to host a Mother’s Day event for them in NYC, I jumped at the chance. A...

One of the many perks of my job is to be on the receiving end of countless beauty products. Many beautify. Many hydrate. But many are forgettable. This month I was on a quest for magical potions with the power to transform. Drab to fab. Dry to dewy. Exhausted to exhilarated. Here’s what I found: 1. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips$14.50,  The lanolin base soothes chapped lips like no other product. I use it...