Monthly Archives: December 2008

The NYT on Hooking Up: OK for Older Women, Drudgery for Younger Ones

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Editor’s Note: Who is the wisest of them all? Who is more dedicated to your pleasure than anyone on earth? Who can help you when you’re going online for the first time to find love; or when your lover’s children hate you; or when you want to strangle your husband? Why, the Love Goddess, of […]

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Mammogram Hellhole

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Do you dread your annual mammogram? Read an experience below by Sheila Nevins. We sit in pink robes with smiley faces on them. My robe has no ties. I say to a lady more elderly than I … “My robe has no ties.” “You have it on inside out,” she says. We giggle quickly … […]

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Mary Wells: Topping It All Off With Hermès, Vuitton and More

[slideshow] Only 13 days until Christmas! wOw’s Gypsy brings you the best of the best in accessories and fragrances … Accessories Nancy Williams, the manager of Louis Vuitton in Vancouver, told me Louis’s big colors for handbags these holidays are cassis, purple, red and gleaming patent brown – and silver and gold. I would hire […]

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‘Tis the Season for Mary Wells

Christmas Eve day. I adore Christmas Eve. Everybody loves everybody else.

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Mary Wells Keeps the Bad Words to Herself

My good side? I am strong. Creative. Generous. Hungry for experiences. My parents were too. My bad side? I won’t tell.

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Mary Wells to Government: It Isn’t Your Money

I think we should fear the recession and learn all we can about it. We either helped it along by taking on more than we could afford or by not focusing on the loose, dangerous offers made to us or by assuming those in charge of banking and government finance planning and controls were right […]

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Parrot Cay: Where the Unraveled Go to Unwind

[slideshow] Like most people, I have had stretches of time that were very hard, and when they were over I felt unwound, without the spark I counted on to live full throttle. At such a time I would imagine an island, a beach, a place of pure peace where I could hide from everybody. I […]

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Currently Playing Bad Mama Arkadina, Kristin Scott Thomas Tells wOw’s Joan Juliet Buck: She Is Tired of Being Judged

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Kristin Scott Thomas made her début in Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon,” starred with Ralph Fiennes in “The English Patient” and with Robert Redford in “The Horse Whisperer.” In 2001, in Paris, between films, she played Racine’s Bérenice in French, and has since had four triumphs onstage — and she won an Olivier Award in […]

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Mary Wells: Help a Woman in Need This Christmas

The best do-it-yourself gifts I have given have been certificates to learn something that my friends longed to know or to do. Sometimes they just don’t get up and go do it themselves, but with the certificate they feel beholden to me and do and then they are on their way into a new adventure […]

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The Love Goddess: To Bed or Not to Bed, That Is the Question

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Editor’s Note: Who is the wisest of them all? Who is more dedicated to your pleasure than anyone on earth? Who can help you when you’re going online for the first time to find love; or when your lover’s children hate you; or when you want to strangle your husband? Why, the Love Goddess, of […]

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