Barbie asks: What is your favorite beauty product of the moment?

Hmm…this is a tough one because it really depends on the day. I guess for the past few months it’s been the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap in Extra Mild. My skin gets really dry in the winter and this is the only cleanser I’ve found that doesn’t make my face feel tight.

LS wondered: Do you still keep in touch with Clink? Can you give us an update on her?

Yes, of course we still stay in touch. Clink is doing wonderfully, working hard and taking names. She’s also still planning her wedding. I don’t know if she’ll ever re-enter the blog world, but I promise you to let you know if she does.

Hope said: Do you still get butterflies when you see Michael?

Yes. Yes, yes and yes. I mean, not when I walk in the door and he says, “what’s for dinner, woman?” (Joke, people, it’s a joke. Sort of. Mostly.) But there’s nothing better than seeing the man I love at the end of a long day.

Nowak asked: Aren’t you supposed to wait until the wedding to open the gifts? [Instead of open them when they arrive on your doorstep.] I know that’s what my wife and I did.

Blink. Blink. Blink.

Oh, I’m sorry, did you say WAIT to open the gifts? Hahahaha. NO. First of all, the wedding is six months away. What sane woman can sit for six months staring at a pile of pretty wrapped gifts and not open them? Plus, doesn’t etiquette state that you really should send a thank you card within two weeks of receiving the gift? I think it would have been a much bigger hassle to contact the guests who sent them and say “thanks for the box. We’ll be opening it in six months.”

I kid, Nowak, I kid. But seriously. We’re opening the presents.

JenBun wants to know: Who is your absolute dream shoe designer?

Christian Louboutin. Jimmy Choo. Stuart Weitzman. Cynthia Rowley. Nicole Miller. Manolo Blahnik.

I’m sorry, did you want just one?

Soula said: Since you love fashion so much, how come you never pursued your career in that direction?

I always like to look cute, but fashion was never really a passion for me until I got hooked on shoes. When it came to pursuing a career, I was more passionate about writing than designers. However, being able to write for both the Winning Pitch and Star50 blogs has given me the opportunity to write about fashion — a topic that does interest me — and make enough cash to keep my shoe collection growing.

Well, I WAS making enough cash to keep my shoe collection growing. Now it’s all going to the wedding!

Janice wonders: How do you and Michael keep the spark in your relationship?

We pour hot wax on each other. It’s a little Ricky Martin, but hey, some people dig it.

Or not.

Honestly, it’s about making time for each other. We’ve been together a long time — six years — and after six years the infatuation of new love has melted away. I think it has to. But what remains is a really strong foundation built on love, trust and date nights. Nothing beats a good date night. 

Relationships will always have peaks and valleys. These past months have been a real high for us, being engaged and planning our wedding. And one day I’ll be complaining that we never do anything and we have to go out. It’s just how it works.

Now I have a random question for you guys.

How do you address a wedding invitation to a married couple with different last names and their child who has the father’s last name? I know they’re still Mr. and Mrs., but when they have different last names does the woman go first followed by the man’s name underneath? And does the child’s name only go on the inner envelope? And where does it go in relation to the man and woman?


Also, shoe advice tomorrow. I’m thinking every Wednesday. You like? Send me an email at or leave a comment with your question. I’m stock piling them!