"It's like your house. If you don't fix your roof, and clean the gutters, and wash the windows, pretty soon you're going to be living in a dump. So it's maintenance. And you know what they say: after 40, it's patch, patch, patch!" Bette Midler on taking care of herself. “I don’t have an appointment but they said you would help me anyway.” She breezed by the bra bar with a flourish of her hand, while simultaneously shrugging her compact body out of her jacket, and unwrapping her neck from a swath of shimmering silk. I remained seated at...
How it All Began
I had a crappy retail job in a schlock store at 156 west 50th Street in the late 1970’s. Woolworths was next door, and Capezio was above Woolworths on 7th Avenue. Tour busses would park on that street, and discharge tourists going to Radio City Music Hall, Broadway, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, shopping on 5th Avenue. There was a steady flow of bargain hunters, and my boss was the king of closeouts 50 years before it became a thing.