Evil Eye – when praying isn’t enough

I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving after a hitting a rough patch earlier this year.  I have always thought of myself as a lucky person, but my good fortune was failing me and at a [...]

The second best thing for your skin

I’ve just discovered a great new device for deep facial cleansing. Twice as effective as manual cleansing, the Clarisonic Cleansing Brush delivers a professional-caliber sonic micro-massage [...]

Snake Oil

This is a story told to me Majid (see http://kahina-givingbeauty.com/blog/light-of-the-prophet/).  An elderly great aunt of his, living in the remote countryside North of Fez, was bitten on the [...]

Mom and Pop

To give you a glimpse of what its like starting your own company, here’s a photo of my husband/business partner Jim (aka Pop) on the assembly line of the packaging plant getting our [...]

Halloween Ritual in NYC

This is a little off-topic although it is about a ritual, the ritual of Halloween in Manhattan, and about giving – and getting – back. Halloween in Manhattan is a date which I [...]