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I Love a Man Who Loves His Mama
Which is one of the many reasons I'm crazy about Justin Timberlake. When I recently chatted with the singer and actor—he's also the face of Givenchy's latest fragrance for men, Play Sport—it was so special to hear him adoringly describe his mom, Lynn, as a regular Southern steel magnolia. He says she's the reason he's attracted to women who are confident and grounded. Go, Mom!
Photo: Courtesy of EMI/BLue Note Records
It's Been Ten Years...
Since Norah Jones
released her debut album, Come Away with Me—
and her voice is just as enchanting as ever. I love the sad, beautiful cut "She's 22" from Little Broken Hearts,
her new album: She's 22, and she's lovin' you, and you'll never know how it makes me blue, does it make you happy?
Photo: Courtesy of Henry Holt
I Once Heard...
That your personality is formed by the time you're 5 years old. That certainly appears to be the case with Bravo executive Andy Cohen, the man behind Top Chef
and the Real Housewives
franchise. In his new book, Most Talkative
, he writes that he knew three things from an early age: He was gay, he loved television, and he couldn't stop talking. I cracked up reading about the time his aunt Judy dumped a pitcher of iced tea over his head during a road trip to shut him up!
Photo: Courtesy of Joan's on Third
Who Knew You Could Improve on a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
I salute the gourmet food shop Joan's on Third
in Los Angeles for their inventive use of—wait for it—raisin bread with heavenly melted goat cheese and fig preserves. To steal a line from my friend Tyler Perry, halla-loo-yer!
Photo: Courtesy of Trina Turk
I've Found My Summer Tote
Yellow's my favorite color, orange is my second, and I love a pretty plaid. This Trina Turk beach bag is roomy enough to hold all my books, the week's worth of newspapers I tend to haul around, and a pair of clogs for when my high heels leave me feeling crippled.
"Not Now Doesn't Mean Not Ever."
When environmentalist Majora Carter lost a local election, her mentor gave her this bit of encouragement, which she shared at a luncheon I attended.
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