By Mary Frances Van Dyke on April 29, 2011 Just when we thought A.O.C., the unassuming tapas-inspired eatery on West 3rd Street, couldn't get better, they added a brunch menu. The brunch service debuted less than a month ago and, take it from us, it's a hit that features new dishes with the...

One of my favorites is The Dick Van Dyke Show. It first aired in 1961. I love Mary Tyler Moore's clothes! So chic!! It has renewed my interest in late 1950's and early 1960's fashion...great feminine shirtwaist, sheath and two-piece dresses, fitted sweaters with full skirts, and chunky...

The goatee is a look with a long history, but all variations on this stylish little beard stem from three basic cuts: the Musketeer, the Van Dyke and the French Fork. While we don't see the French Fork as much these days, men of great renown still go for variations on the Musketeer and Van...

If you said YES! to that question then get ready to be discovered! Aces and Queens, the team that trained Megan for Miss World is looking for fresh faces to develop and train this year for pageant competition in 2014. Here's the call out: Hello! We are inviting interested ladies 18-25yo...

We judge based on what is in front of us, and it was plain coincidental that last year, we discovered ex post facto that Ria van Dyke was a favourite for many observers and impressed us. It must be said, too, that Ria had an excellent photograph prior to the pageant that, I imagine, some of...

>> It's Dick Van Dyke day again and I'm edging towards the wonderful precipice that is 30 and weirdly another year has gone by when I don't feel all that bothered about it. In fact, I'm relishing the day when I start to quiver over a good quality pestle and mortar in a department...

Those who missed the mark really REALLY missed it. Here are MY hits and misses. Hits: Dries Van Noten went super contemporary for the Spring/Summer season. Rain resistant outerwear was featured. Color palette was mostly neutral but had beige, navy, white and brown. Yves Saint Laurent...

Today is not just the thirteenth day of our advent calendar but also Dick Van Dyke day (and the birthdays of our respective partners). So, we will keep posting to a minimum today before embarking on a day of much celebration. Behind door number thirteen on our festive calendar is is the...

com ; nude drop back skirt, £35 Miss Selfridge Michael van der Ham's velvet and silk gorgeous creation, £760 www.brownsfashion.com ; camel tube skirt by David Koma for Topshop , £275 My favourite skirt of the season... layered Jil Sander's orange, £940; Preen Line's tulle maxi, £360...

It seems the bulk of queries for Miss New Zealand 2010 Ria van Dyke wound up on our site at some point, for her to score second place. She was followed by Karen Elson and Jennifer Hawkins, thanks to reader interest and the fact that we had published articles on both ladies. It was fortunate...

 

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