Fun, Fit and Fabulous Journey of a Lifetime

Glam Travel for Glam Ma and the Family

A + Travel
A wonderful place to explore art and culture with the Grandkids
No need to give up those croissants
If adventure suits the family this is perfect!
Your family will leave their heart in Hayes Valley
A Reality Adventure reveals the magic of Newport
Gallery Crawl with Tom Sokolowski, Warhol Museum Director
Wheatleigh Hotel and other Massachusetts Finds
Swimming with Dolphins ... Oh MY
Paris is perfect any time of year or season!
Day Five and Where to Go
A true family resort!
Melbourne goes to the races
The Days of Wine and Mushrooms
Miraval Spa works its magic
Summer Produce at its best.
Celebrity Interviews
The Queen of Mystery
David Sedaris loves to shop
Diane isn't just clowning around
Batman saves the day
Pulitzer Prize winner,August Wilson.
The tallest and nicest guy ever
She laughs it up with murderous intent
Patti Lupone takes on Dr. Phil
American Idol
Everyone's favorite Mom
"Death By Hollywood" shines a light on Tinseltown's secrets.
Hall-of-Famer talks about his passion.
Princess Michael of Kent is not your ordinary Princess.
Listen up New York: Marvin loves Pittsburgh.
Steve Thomas is Developer of the Year
Ted goas Public
Harry for the Holidays
Pittsburgh Penguins Hometown Hunk
He knows it all for real
The Director of the Warhol Museum discusses November 22, 1963: Image, Memory, Myth
The "godfather of gore" gives us his secret to being scary.
Read about Bill Strickland's plan to change the world through arts and education.
It's not easy being green.


Creative projects have taken me in directions I would never have imagined. The travel book series, Born To Shop, came to life as a travel diary, chic-lit style.

Bantam Books made it into a series and two of us stuck with the project long term, (My co-author is still doing them). We traveled the world reporting on where to find everthing from Couture to flea market to designer discount. Some of the unique, funky, fun, and unusual items we found are still in my home.

But I wasn't always a fashionista. After graduating college, I pursued a career as an actress in New York City. I hung out at Joe Allen with the best of the gypsies, and did stints off and on Broadway. While shooting a commercial, I met my husband. We consequently moved to Los Angeles where he founded a commercial real estate development company, we had two darling children, and the Born To Shop series was born.

I've been writing a lifestyle-with-a-twist and travel column for Pittsburgh Magazine in which I share the funny/​fun adventures of a baby boomer willing to go anywhere and try anything (sortof) at least once.

Which leads to my new project: GLAM-MA, a series of books, articles, and multimedia ventures for those of us boomers looking to enjoy our lives and re-invent what grandparenting is all about. Follow along as the project develops.

My first venture is a book, written with my daughter Lauren, called She Said, She Said exploring the new art of being a mother to .....a mother. If you thought being the mother of a teenager was worth every grey (bleached blonde or brunette) hair on your head just wait. Learning to speak Sanskrit would be easier. My daughter feels the same way and so we are learning to doggy paddle together.