One Feisty Broad: Strong Female Leads in Literature

One day, I was casting about for strong female leads in literature. Love ’em or hate ’em, you know who they (or, you) are: those pedal-to-the-metal, take-no-prisoners, never-say-die women we love to read about in our favorite books. Okay, I’ll be honest. I’ve been called “determined.” Some people say I never take “no” for an…

Take the Chocolate Quiz! Did You Know Doctors Once Prescribed Chocolate for Broken Hearts?

Chocolate has a long reputation as an aphrodisiac. Imagine…WebMD reports that “Aztec ruler Montezuma supposedly drank a chocolate-y concoction before visiting the women in his harem…And French doctors supposedly used it to treat broken hearts.” Check Your Choc-o-holic IQ Can’t resist this oh-so-chocolately quiz? Well, who could? Here’s the chocolate quiz, then come back to share your…

Still Hot, Still Haute: Sexiest Vintage French Perfumes

Two stylish perfumes created to withstand the passage of time: Fracas by Robert Piguet and Indiscret by Lucien Lelong. Commissioned decades ago by two French couturiers, these perfumes are quite exclusive. Both were resurrected and relaunched after disappearing from the market. And both are in the floral perfume family—lovely choices for spring. Fracas is an explosive…