J. Sybylla Smith

The Smell of Commerce in the Morning

Brimfield LOCATION: Exit 8 off the Mass. Pike; open 7/8–7/13 and 9/2–9/7; $5 entry for some areas, free for most; brimfieldshow.com.STRATEGY: Arrive by 7 a.m. The parking lots are filled by 8, but locals open their driveways for a flat…

Smoothing, Hardly Moving

Tone up the way the French do—without lifting a finger. French women might not get fat, but they still get cellulite. Now a method that’s all the rage in France for combating dimpled skin has locals shouting, “Magnifique!” Available at…

Fashion Masochist: The Silver Fox

After a milestone birthday, J. Sybylla Smith finds a gray future isn’t so bleak. In her new book, Going Gray, writer Anne Kreamer chronicles her decision, at age 49, to stop coloring her hair. She reports that among other benefits,…