Jewish Journal

LIFESTYLE

Wendy Lehmann

To everything —  even your colors —  there is a season

BY LISA ALCALAY KLUG
PUBLISHED ON APRIL 4, 2012
Spending five hours discussing your clothing, colors and style preferences may seem like a nightmare to some. But it’s all in a day’s work for Wendy Lehmann, a veteran professional image consultant from England who lends her passion for fashion to remaking your look in Israel. And while Pesach cleaning doesn’t usually mean editing your wardrobe, it’s as good a time as any to eliminate what doesn’t serve you. (Or at least contemplate it.)

WEDDINGS

Talya Ilovitz, in her DIY gown, with husband Zev on their wedding day.

The unconventional dress

BY LISA ALCALAY KLUG
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2012
After Talya Ilovitz (née Strauss) got engaged, the hunt for a dress for her Orthodox wedding felt endless. She never imagined her best option would be a sleeveless white cocktail dress a few sizes too big. But after searching widely, every other possibility was either too expensive or didn’t have sleeves.

GIFTING

Put Tzedakah on Your Shopping List
BY LISA ALCALAY KLUG
PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 22, 2005
Sometimes the best gift is a non-gift.

Skip the Tsuris of Chanukah Shopping
BY LISA ALCALAY KLUG
PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 15, 2005
With Chanukah coinciding with the rush for the “other holiday,” why spend unnecessary time hunting for parking at the mall or waiting in line? We’ve surveyed some of the hottest catalogs and Web sites for eight nights of creative gifts. Best of all, you can order in a hurry online or by phone.

Let Your Fingers Do the Gift Shopping
BY LISA ALCALAY KLUG
PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2005
When it comes to the High Holidays, festive meals aren’t complete without turban-shaped challahs, pomegranates and apples and honey. As a dinner guest, supportive family member and friend, you may be on the lookout for thoughtful gifts. Turns out, in Israel, Rosh Hashanah is a traditional time to exchange presents.

To simplify your shopping, here are creative buys and unique ways to enhance your holidays. With plenty of options for online and phone purchases, you’ll also save precious time for the more spiritual preparations of the holidays. What’s more, your shopping for gifts is dual purpose if you also like the idea of supporting the Israeli economy.

Junk Food Tours for Gift Basket Ideas
BY LISA ALCALAY KLUG
PUBLISHED ON MARCH 17, 2005
The world of kosher junk food tours seems heaven-sent for Purim. Some of America’s old-time favorites and a few newer arrivals offer factory tours and visits to megastores where you can taste kosher goodies and learn how they’re made.

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