Smart Is the New Pretty: Pitch In

By |June 13th, 2014|Smart Is the New Pretty|

beach babesSummer weekends are meant for bikinis, barbecues, and making new friends.  Last weekend while we all chipped in to chop vegetables, pureé rotting mangoes, and grill up scallops (in our bikinis), I smiled to myself thinking how much fun I was having and how thankful I was to be surrounded by a group of lovely humans who were not only unafraid to get their hands dirty, but were also smart, funny, and interesting.  (I was also thankful we actually made it safely out east after our non-teen driver texted away).  Ugh.  Who wants to be the pouty girl in the corner who doesn’t dare lift a finger so as to not chip her manicure?  Not you.  So, if you aren’t that awesome in the kitchen, volunteer to craft up a clever cocktail (have you heard of the “Phrostie”?) and be sure to have something worthwhile to talk about.

So, enjoy the weekend, but always be an asset- not a liability.  Otherwise, this might be your last invitation to dinner.



Smart is the New Pretty: Ahead of the Game

By |January 11th, 2012|Smart Is the New Pretty, WhyDid Wisdom|

It’s no secret that smart is the new pretty, so how about we start this year off with some more knowledge?  Anyone can look good in designer duds, but it’s the girl with the knowing look that ends up the belle of the ball.


Smart is the New Pretty: Date Night Chatter

By |August 10th, 2011|Smart Is the New Pretty|

I’ve always been a firm believer that no matter how beautiful you look in that new Kimberly Ovitz, if you open your mouth and have nothing more intelligent to talk about than which pro athlete one of the Kardashians is dating, then you’ve just wasted a lot of makeup and time in the mirror.  So, to help you lovely ladies out, I’ve found some of the web’s hottest headlines that are totally chatter-worthy:

Even if your date turns out to be a dud, at least you know you were armed and prepared both mentally and physically.




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