Category Archives: Ask Sam

Ask Sam: I’m In A Relationship… With My Phone

I don’t have to sit by the phone and wait any more; now I can take it with me while I wait for it to ring. My twitter alert sounds like a telegraph. My Facebook beeps, my Whatsapp has a different beep. My incoming ringtone is the 1970’s theme song to the television series “Wonder Woman” as a call to arms when a business […]

Ask Sam: My Top 10 Must Haves From The Makeup Show

The annual Makeup Show NYC at the Metropolitan Pavilion was packed to the hilt for two days as makeup artists, both seasoned and aspiring, muscled their way through the human traffic jam to get their hands on must-have staples and explore new products. Here were my top ten must-haves:   Tweezerman Tweezers  I got them in […]

Ask Sam: American Heart Association

I’ve was asked to be a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. It will be my second Wall St 5k. I am so honored to have been asked to share my story to help raise awareness and funds to wipe out heart disease. Why I run, my story. Day One After an 8-week hiatus from […]

Ask Sam: Pleasure

As New Yorkers we tend to complain a lot: the expense of living here, small apartments, traffic jams. But there are reasons why we live here: the magic, the energy of people connecting from all over the world. For example, a few weeks ago I was invited by my manager to attend a party comprised […]

Ask Sam: A Wine Tasting We Go

I was delighted to be invited to the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux Wine Tasting. It was a sea of attractive people drinking fabulous wine. When presented with the various bottles of wine, I used the “Buy Wine Now!” app to record my first impressions and overall rating of each bottle I encountered. The […]

Ask Sam: Spring Cleaning

In Manhattan, when it’s time for an old building to make way for a new one, dynamite is used to implode the building. There is an explosion, everything collapses, the rubble is cleared and a big hole in the ground is made to pour concrete into, in order to lay a new foundation. In other […]

Ask Sam: Lust

Lust, we are hard wired for it. It propels us and compels us to go after what we want. There is greed, gluttony, sexual lust, blood lust. Whether it’s to gain power, to amass wealth, to rise to fame, to hunger for an excellent steak tartare, or to consume another’s flesh in all the ways […]

Ask Sam: Hope and the Holidays

Next to the North Pole and Santa’s headquarters lies Rockefeller Center with skaters gliding around the ice. Its magnificent tree is the epicenter of Christmas itself.  Every year, tens of thousands of people come from all over the world to gaze upon the extraordinary Christmas tree glowing in the dark, lighting up Rockefeller Plaza.  It is said that […]

Ask Sam: The Disguises We Wear

Our imaginations, sense of play, and enthusiasm for make believe are things we often lose as we get older.  Halloween gives us an excuse to keep these things alive. With age we lose wonder.  As our lifeline shortens we are less able to try on new hats.  Life leaves its little scars and we become […]

Ask Sam: 300 Joules – My New Drink of Choice

The latest project of our friend Steve Shaw, liquor guru is an amazing infusion of artisan Liqueurs. Locally made in New Jersey, 300 Joules is the love child of retired cardiologist Dr. Ron Haberman and his very lovely wife Kim. 300 Joules, Ron tells me is the required amount of energy to zap a person back […]