The Purple Effect: A Triumphant “The Color Purple” Musical Revival at the Paper Mill Playhouse

(Above: The Color Purple at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Jerry Dalia; Center: Adrianna Hicks as Celie; Background from left to right: Darnell Abraham as Adam and N’Jameh Camara as Nettie.) She had us at "Dear God." Celie, the compelling protagonist of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning epistolary novel, "The Color Purple," leads us through four …

The Color of the Paper Mill Playhouse’s 80th Anniversary Season: Purple!

Inspired by Celie, the powerful protagonist behind Alice Walker's critically-acclaimed novel, "The Color Purple", here's my first recap in true ~Color Purple~ style! Dear God, Last night I was honored to attended the Broadway musical revival of "The Color Purple," currently in its opening week at The Paper Mill Playhouse, the Tony Award-winning regional theatre …

O is for October! O, The Oprah Magazine’s October Issue

There's nothing like sitting down with your favorite glossy and reading it cover-to-cover! I took a nice, long moment over the weekend to enjoy the latest O, the Oprah Magazine October edition, and wanted to share my most inspirational take-aways. It gave us three covers (!!), lensed by Ruven Afandador, with the dream-team styling of …

Movie Night at The NY Philharmonic! Art of the Score: There Will Be Blood

Under last night night's rain at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, I took-in a sold-out screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 award-winning drama, "There Will Be Blood," set against a live performance of Jonny Greenwood's evocative, original score played by the NYPhil. The film’s protagonist is the award-winning British actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, as the self-made …

L’Oréal Paris Makeup Fall Looks Teaser

L'Oréal Paris Makeup eases the change-of-season struggle with fall-favorite palettes of bold matte burgundy and sophisticated shimmery neutrals, which I got to test drive via a trio of products for an upcoming post! With L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Roseblood and the Paradise Enchanted Scented Eye Shadow Palette, I turned the smoky look …