Ladies Who Lunch: The Best NYC Day With Author Tracey Jackson

In which Harvey lunches and discovers a fab new product line.

Ladies Who Lunch: The Best NYC Day With Author Tracey Jackson

In which Harvey lunches and discovers a fab new product line.

-Harvey Helms

Henri Bendel

Don’t you just love a chic lunch with a favorite BFF? I mean to sit, munch, and dish about everyone and everything? I love it! On my last rip to NYC, I met Tracey Jackson at Michaels New York. At 24 West 55th street, it’s definitely the place to be seen. As soon as we sit down, I see that I’m about two feet away from Barbara Walters! What a view! HeeHee! I couldn’t help myself! Tracey penned the fabulous best seller Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Why Fifty Is Not the New Thirty. Rumor has it that Lifetime Television has bought the rights to this fabulous book. OOPS? Did I let the cat out of the bag?

While munching delicious salads Tracey asked me if I knew Jouer cosmetics. What? A brand I don’t know? Junkie alert! Immediately Tracey said, “Check please,” and whisked me off to the ever fabulous boutique Henri Bendel on 5th Ave. As we walked up to the Jouer beauty counter, I knew it would be love at first sight! Jouer is known as “The Little Black Dress” of cosmetics. Chic, simple and designed to be the perfect fit for anytime and any occasion.

Founder and Creative Director Christina Zilber takes an unique stylist approach. Looking at the delicious-colored products, I could tell that every woman could create truly fool-proof looks without the mess and fuss. Christina says that Jouer is a “No Make Up Artist Required Approach!” Love it!

Girls, you need to check out Jouer! Wearable colors that are timeless yet modern. The formulas are made with the highest quality, good-for-you ingredients. The looks are fashion relevant yet approachable. The packaging is intelligent — practical, portable and customizable!


Christina’s essentials are her luminizing moisture tint for a healthy glow, age-reparing concealer for under eye darkness, and the fabulous essential lip enhancer for a luscious mouth! Now I know why Tracey always looks so glowy and put together without looking made up!

Carrying bags of Jouer up Fifth Avenue, Tracey and I kissed goodbye on a corner just like you see in the movies! There’s nothing like lunch with a girlfriend. Be sure to pick up Tracey’s book and check out her blog daily for tips on everything fabulous.

Big kiss girls! Let’s do lunch soon!




Harvey Helms is a beauty culturist and writer, drawing on 30 years of experience in cosmetics, fashion and design. Harvey has held positions ranging from Global Director of Beauty for Revlon Cosmetics to Executive Director of Special Events for Donna Karan Beauty. Harvey currently lives and works in Silicon Valley, where he just finished writing his first book in a trilogy of three: an engaging tell-all on the fashion industry. Follow Harvey on

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