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Rhonda Erb

Rhonda Erb writes about fashion, travel and lifestyle from a New Yorker’s perspective in Better Bets. A self-confessed Instagram addict, her work has also appeared in such publications as Runway Magazine. Follow her at: Instagram: @betterbets Twitter: @betterbetsny tumblr: betterbetsny.tumblr.com

Better Bets Cozy Holiday Gifts

Glossy Pops Fill their stockings with these scented, lip care “lollipops.” They combine a hydrating lip balm on one end with a high shine lip gloss on the other. Their Winter Days…

Better Bets: Sunsational Summer Finds

Bloomingdale’s Forty Carrots fro-yo-to-go A curbside fro-yo? Yes, please! After three long months of quarantine, New Yorkers can once again enjoy Bloomingdale’s legendary frozen yogurt. Bloomies’ 59th Street flagship store has made…

Better Bets: Celebrating Mom Hollywood Style

Home school teacher, dining room table executive, family entertainment coordinator; these are some of the roles that are taking mothers outside their comfort zones these days. As families experience a new reality,…

Better Bets: The “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bag 2020

“Every human being, regardless of wealth or fame, appreciates the simple joy of a gift,” says Lash Fary, founder of the L.A. based marketing firm, Distinctive Assets. So, for nearly 20 years,…

Better Bets: Mother’s Day Getaway Gifts

Silvercar by Audi Family travel is never easy, but you can treat Mom to a car rental experience that alleviates some of the stresses of transporting kids and pets. Silvercar’s fleet of…

The Launch of Victor dE Souza Lipsticks

It‘s an age old dilemma. If a lipstick is long lasting, it makes your lips feel dry. If a lipstick is moisturizing, it slides right off and is practically nonexistent after a…

Oh, What Fun! The Grinch at Bloomingdale’s

Shoppers at Bloomingdale’s New York City flagship store will find that the Grinch has taken up residence there for the holiday season. The arrival of the beloved holiday curmudgeon was celebrated on…

Better Bets by Rhonda Erb

A Conversation With Designer Emily Brady Koplar Emily Brady Koplar “I have always been interested in design and business and have spent much of my life balancing the creative and the practical.”…

Mother’s Day in Hollywood 2018

Hayes Alba Warren, True Thompson, and Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. The names of these infants may not be familiar to you, but chances are you know their famous mothers: Jessica Alba, Khloé…

The “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bag 2018

“I am so excited to get my results in a couple weeks…and I am really hoping to find out I am related to Meryl Streep!” Distinctive Assets founder, Lash Fary, is anxiously…

Film Review: “Phantom Thread”

Click images for full size views “I cannot start my day with a confrontation. I simply have no time for confrontations”, Daniel Day-Lewis declares with measured indifference as Reynolds Woodcock, a London…