It’s Summer!

If you are not lucky enough to get an invitation to the Hamptons this summer, don’t panic.  There is plenty to do in the city.  Personally, I love when the Hamptonites clear out and the city is quiet.  Restaurants and subways are less crowded, not to mention the bike paths are easier to navigate if […]

Living On The Edge

Greetings All – I am not sure why I thought starting two new business venture simultaneously would be smooth sailing (too much Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and New York?) but it’s been a wild ride. Time is going so fast and I can hardly keep up with anything these days. But the truth is, […]

My 6 Square Feet Interview

Greeting All – I was interviewed by a few weeks ago on how I transformed my small, boxy  NYC condo into a beautiful sanctuary.  Here is the link to the interview: My 680sqft: A staging professional mixes family heirlooms and eclectic finds in a modern Harlem condo Since I am in real estate and […]

Who Were My Red Carpet Favorites At The SAG Awards?

Greetings! I always enjoy the SAG awards since it celebrates actors supporting actors.  It is also a two hour show without the formalities that we see at the esteemed Oscar awards (which are scheduled later this month on February 26th.) The red carpet fashions were an improvement over the Golden Globes two weeks ago and I […]


I am embarrassingly late with this.  There is really no excuse except that I am in a surreal state on this Inauguration Day. On top of that, I did not enjoy this year’s Golden Globes.  The fashions were off.  Most were way too metallic and inappropriate for my tastes and some I just did not […]

Happy Holidays from Ellen Explains

Greetings All –  Happy Holidays! Though I have to admit I am just not feeling it this year.   The department store windows feel flat probably due to the mayhem on 57th Street.  I have got to think Christmas sales are down in the neighboring Fifth Avenue stores such as Tiffany, Bergdorf’s and Louis Vuitton. It’s all […]

My Top Fashion Picks At Last Week’s Emmy Awards

The fashions that graced the red carpet at the 68th annual Emmy Awards last Sunday were exceptional: traditional, elegant and sensual with many actresses dripping in Lorraine Schwartz’s out of this world diamond creations. I was especially thrilled that The People versus O.J. Simpson won so many Emmys, taking nine in total, including Outstanding Limited […]

An In-depth Interview with Artist Meryl Ranzer – Outrageous, Fearless & Unstoppable

I had the opportunity to sit down with my dear friend and artist extraordinaire, Meryl Ranzer.  She is a pleasure maven, relationship expert, top flight fashion designer and instructor, visual and performance artist and super-fitness junkie.  In this interview we discuss her professional life, her legendary love affair with her husband and how she is […]

Which Super Model Started the Pro-Age Revolution?

After 25 years as a makeup artist, working with celebrities and super models around the world, Cindy Joseph was unexpectedly discovered on the streets of Manhattan by a casting agent to model for a worldwide fashion campaign. She later signed a contract with Ford Models, joining the ranks of the very super models she had […]