New York Artist Kristine Baerlin


I love colors and textures and paintings that surprise me. It was indeed a very act of surprise that first drew me to Kristine Baerlin’s paintings. I naively assumed it was digital media. With the “pixilated” images, it seemed like a photograph that had been digitally re-mastered. Then I looked closer. Then really close. […]

Empress Gets Some Sugar


Darlings, we are approaching spring rapidly, which is so welcome!, but it also means the Empress needs to discuss something she normally would prefer not to … namely, hair removal!!!. Now, I am one who counts among my blessings good genes, but I did inherit the unfortunate trait of my hair growing […]

Three of NY Empress’s Favorite Cheap Eats

Feijoada (Traditional Brazilian Casserole)

Hello darlings! Sorry that I have been so absent the past week … I’ve been busy doing my ab fab favorite thing, which is bargain-hunting in the city! Today’s topic – dining out on the cheap. While evenings at Le Bernardin are totally To Die For, they can quite literally be the cause of […]

Shopping Like a New Yorker

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Hello Miss A fans! This is my first post as the NYC writer for Ask Miss A, and I am so excited to be a part of this fabulous website!

Since we are writing about New York, I thought we’d kick off this column with – what else? – fashion! Although we […]

Emma Thompson’s “Journey”

Emma Thompson Journey exhibit

Emma Thompson in front of two of the seven shipping containers that house the Journey exhibit.

For those of you living in or visiting New York, I urge you to take the time to see the new exhibit, Journey, which depicts the horrors of human trafficking. New York’s Mayor Bloomberg, Oscar winning […]

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