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Shari Albert

Project Runway’s Season 4

As an actress, I do not support reality television. That’s my official stance. As a woman who loves fashion and gay men almost as much as my Lhasa apso, I have a deep and meaningful bond with Project Runway. Not to mention the show’s contestant mentor, Tim Gunn! Gunn is......

Rats, I Say!

One of the major perks of moving to L.A. from N.Y. besides my obvious top three — weather that never changes, more space for the money, and cheap smokes — is the absence of rodents and cockroaches in my home. I’m a pretty tough cookie (I am a New Yorker,......
Rehabilitate your present-giving skills at Reform School.  (Photos by Rena Kosnett)

Wrap It Up, I'll Take It

My mother is the consummate hostess. People think she’s Martha Stewart. They’re wrong. She’s a small Jewish woman in Philadelphia who slaves over every side dish, neurotically arranges flowers and sets a table with panache. I was taught from a young age that the 11th commandment is “Thou shalt nevah......

The Girls of Golf

Needing a few extra bucks, I put the word out to my friends that I was in the market for some cash and if any gigs came their way to pass them on to me. My friend Beth hooked me up with a bartending job for the weekend. “It’s just......

Go, Speed Dater!

Looking for love in L.A. is like finding a pair of jeans that makes you look 10 pounds thinner for under $100. Virtually impossible. My friend Cindy Lu, writer and director of The Four Man Plan, convinces me that I must multitask by dating four guys at once. “It’s a......

LA Vida

Hello. My name is Shari and I’m a Sugar addict. Okay, so I’m not a member of a 12-step program, yet . . . but I need to start one for my latest addiction: Sugar . . . the shop on La Brea Avenue, that is. I immediately fell in love with the vibe......
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