Happy Father’s Day, Big Fish!

Take J.R. Ewing, a cup of Elvis Presley and a dash of a Pat Conroy novel and you get my dad, Dr. David L. McCoy. One of a kind. Never to be duplicated or replicated.

I was born a daddy’s girl. But a daddy’s girl I was not to be.

My mom won that lotto.

See, my father is more dynamo than daddy.

He’s an island.

A teacher who teaches.

A force to be reckoned with.

And as he will tell you, he’s a survivor.

Handlebar moustache and all…at least in 1977.

But above all, he IS an island.

On the veranda our home in Jemez Springs in 1978. Hence, why a front porch swing ALWAYS has my number. Swoon.

I am the same…except for the small fact that I just like people too much.

I love my friends.

I love family.

But don’t get me wrong. I am my father’s daughter.

I am a showman. I am creative. And I love improving people’s lives when I can.

When I think of my dad, I think of confidence, power, discipline, bravado, strength and tall tales.

I think of the perfected apple pie, comforting beef goulash, hot morning porridge, drive-in hamburgers, Mercedes 280 SLs, golden oldies, Wolfman Jack, small town boy-made-big city-dreams-come-true and a bigger-than-life man who is never to be forgotten.

Truthfully, there is NO ONE like him. Take J.R. Ewing, mix in a cup of Elvis Presley and a dash of a good Pat Conroy novel and you, my friends, have my father, Dr. David L. McCoy.

He may not be perfect. He may not be easy. He may not even be likable, at times. But he is always, ALWAYS memorable…and, most importantly, one of a kind. One of my kind.
My tribe. As flawed – and, as fabulous – as we may be.

Dad, Thanks for teaching me to be true to myself and to never settle for less than just being me.

Happy Daddy’s Day, Dad. I hope your tomatoes are growing as strong as you are at 74.




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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Ideas Fit for Dad

I’ve been sharing my favorite Father’s Day present picks all week long! And today, I’ve got some great ones for you. Perfect for any budget, in any location for any aged dad.

A gift of Nostalgia & Luxury. Let’s start with a stroll down Memory Lane. For a gift with a little bit of luxury from yesterday, get Dad a professional shave. There are shaving salons everywhere these days, it seems. To make it easy on yourself, use Google or Yelp to find the most highly reviewed shaving salons in your dad’s city. No specially designated shaving salon in your town yet? Your dad’s barber probably does a great shave or knows someone who does.
Ask him/her for a referral. Then get your dad a gift certificate so he can get the shave whenever he wants – before an important meeting, a high school reunion or for a date nigth out with mom. Or if you would rather give him a shaving set he can use at home, check out The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave from The Art of Shaving ($115 at Sephora).

The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave by The Art of Shaving ($115) available at Sephora


Royal Softness. Treat your dad like royalty with the brand that’s the king of softness – Royal Highnies ($79.50). Their boxers and pajamas are loved by southern gentlemen and celebrities alike. Between their 400 count Pima cotton boxer shorts (which won’t shrink, run true to size and come two pairs to a package) and their lounge, pajama-style pants($79.50 for one pair), Dad will feel comforted day and night. And with the Rolex-style crown insignia stitched on their products, any man who loves luxury will love these luxurious personal linens.

Royal Highnies luxuriously soft boxers and pajamas ($79.50)

Cologne at a fraction of the cost. If you’re on a budget – and who isn’t –  buy Dad his favorite cologne or help him discover a new one. These days, discount stores such as Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Loehman’s, Nordstrom Rack and more have a bevy of fragrances that Dad will love – at a deeply discounted price. Not only will he smell like the handsome man he is but he’ll feel good knowing that his wife and kids have good taste.

Happy Father’s Day to all of you dapper dads out there! Hope you’re spoiled silly on Sunday!



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Father’s Day Gift Guide: James Magni’s book, Magni Modernism

Oftentimes – when it comes to Father’s Day – we give Dad the old tried and true blues: a neck tie, giftcard or novelty electronic being among the most popular.

But today and tomorrow, I’m bringing you my not-the-norm but sure-to-be-loved picks for Father’s Day this year.

Today, a book. But not just any book.

If your dad loves architecture and design but maybe doesn’t have the time or means to explore his passion, feed his inner yearnings with James Magni’s book, Magni Modernism ($37.99).

James Magni's book, MAGNI MODERNISM is available on Amazon for $37.99. Order today and Dad will have it by tomorrow!

Even homebody-heartthrob, Brad Pitt, has spoken out about his love for architecture and his compelling personal need to build a home. But what about a design aesthetic that speaks to both men and women? Here’s where James Magni and his design philosophy enter.

James Magni’s highly sophisticated – and soulful – home design aesthetic is on speed-dial among many of Hollywood’s most elite. Incorporating elements of modernism along with spiritually awakening pieces and special attention to personal details and taste, Magni will put the power of design into your dad’s hands.

Drawing upon his winding career path to his soul-searching travels, Magni’s design elements and philosophy will help your dad find what his own design aesthetic is – and that will lead to one happy papa!

Happy Father’s Day, indeed!


Fathers Day Gift Guide: Meet Jack Black – the Men’s Skincare Superhero

Men are notoriously shy about buying themselves skincare products.

They don’t want to appear vain or too concerned about how they’re lookin’.

They like to appear like they don’t care.

Guess what?
They do.

So, BeautyFrosting is here to suggest the Perfect Products for your Pop this Father’s Day.

If you want your guy to be happy in the skin he’s in, introduce him to his newest partner in anti-aging: Jack Black. No, not the actor. The skin-saving superhero!

Simple, straightforward skincare that even the manliest man can’t resist.

A few of my favorite products (yes, I’ve tried them myself):

DIY Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads ($38 for 40 pads) 

DIY Power Peel Pads

A powerful-potency formula that gives Dad results similar to a professional strength peel with less irritation and down time. In one easy step, it instantly but gently exfoliates the skin, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, increases firmness and lightens dark spots.

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 with Natural Mint & Shea Butter ($7.50)

This emollient balm soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips. Unlike waxy sticks, it penetrates quickly to provide instant relief. Offers broad-spectrum sun protection with an SPF of 25; also guards against windburn and temperature extremes. Contains natural mint to help freshen breath.

Best Lip Balm with SPF in Natural Mint

Protein Booster Eye Rescue with Peptides, Antioxidants & Organic Omega-3 ($40)

Protein Booster Eye Rescue successfully combats fine lines, wrinkles, and helps minimize puffiness and dark circles. The magical ingredient here? Powerful Peptides.

Protein Booster Eye Serum

Want to get him started on a skincare regimen? Pick one of these powerful little sets. There’s one for your favorite guy no matter what your budget!

For $25, get Dad this PureScience Jet Set Traveler with 3 Jack Black skin essentials. Perfect for a dashing dad on the go!

Jack Black Jet Set Traveler $25

For the skincare newbie who needs to be eased into taking care of his skin, the Jack Black Core Collection is essential:

Jack Black Core Collection ($52) includes their best-selling cleanser, Beard Lube and spf 20 moisturizer

To gracefully and concisely ease your hero into an anti-aging regimen, The Defensive Line Anti-Aging Triple Play is the way!

The Defensive Line Anti-Aging Triple Play features the Protein Booster skin serum, the Protein Booster Eye Rescue and the DIY Power Peel pads ($100)


For the Daddy of all skincare saints, the Jack Black Super Set will have him commit to a lifetime commitment to healthy skin:

Jack Black Super Set includes 15 full-size products that will leave your hero armed with an arsenal of superhero skincare ($250)

For more gift ideas for your superhero, visit Jack Black at http://www.getjackblack.com/giftsfordad.aspx

Happy Father’s Day to all of you fabulous fathers (and superheroes) out there!