The MAR Blog

What has America's top Lifestyle Expert been up to this week?
We are always inspired - and sometimes even surprised--by what he shares. With so many interesting people, places and projects in his universe, LIFE ON MAR'S has something for everyone.

He'll tell you where he's been, what he's doing, what he's seen and what he's up to next. Up close and personal.

Black bean salad
Happy Friday MAR tians! I see the sun peeking out from behind the clouds. This bodes well for my upcoming plans. I’m so looking forward to this weekend. We are having a block party, and it is going to be full of friends, family and the very...
TGIF MAR tians! Pokémon Go. It’s everywhere! But, what is it all about? After a couple weekends of her kids disappearing to hunt cute catchable monsters called Pokémon, my assistant Lauren downloaded Pokemon Go. Heard of it? Now she is hooked...
Hello MAR tians and Happy Friday! I think you’ll agree that superior customer service is as hard to find as a white cat in a snowstorm. When you do come across an extraordinary experience, it is an inside scoop you cannot wait to share with...
Have you ever met someone in your life who forever changes who you are? A person who helps you re-evaluate your priorities and leads you to discover your real purpose? For me, that person was Edward R. Smith, my comrade, mentor, devoted friend, and...
TGIF MAR tians and Happy Fourth of July in advance! I know many of you enjoyed my recent forays into carpool karaoke à la James Corden. ( Here it is, if you've missed it! or click on our photo.) I promise many more hilarious and entertaining...
TGIF MAR tians! I love the weekend. It is one of the few times in the week where I can sit still, put my feet up and read and enjoy my schnauzer. The Sunday New York Times is a must, but I also love to shop for something ro read from my own library...
Flying the Rainbow Flag
Hello MAR tians everywhere! Last weekend was a terrible moment in our history. The place was the Pulse, a nightclub in Orlando. It was 2:00 a.m. For some, last call was to be horrifically, poignantly apt. A gunman entered the building and open fired...