Anxious Times / Focus on Beauty & Friendship

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Last night I went to my husband's holiday work party.  It was set in a lovely restaurant  just two blocks from the attempted suicide attack earlier that day. These are anxious times.  Coping with fear requires looking past it, which is not the same as ignoring it.  I register it, allow myself some grief for … Continue reading Anxious Times / Focus on Beauty & Friendship

Holiday House NYC- Decorating for a Cure

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One of my favorite winter events is the annual Holiday House Design Show in Manhattan's Academy Mansion. They feature top-notch  interior designers and the proceeds go to fight breast cancer. This year, I visited with friends, and then returned 24 hours later,  to the Holiday House NYC,  for a photo shoot featuring Robin Baron Design … Continue reading Holiday House NYC- Decorating for a Cure

NYC Mood / Red Velvet Coat / Holiday Cheer

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Hello loves. Gulp, December is here! The season is upon us and I am feeling bold and bright in my red velvet coat. My red velvet coat looks like faux fur from a distance because it is actually  crushed velvet. It is from an upscale children's store,  believe it or not. It is light and … Continue reading NYC Mood / Red Velvet Coat / Holiday Cheer

Thanksgiving 2.0- Thanksgiving Feast for 40

Thank you notes for thanksgiving

Hello Loves! I enjoyed two Thanksgiving dinners this year!  The first you saw earlier  this week was in my sister-in-law's red dining room. This second one, prepared by my sister,  was very special too. The table was set beautifully, the fireplace was roaring and the Thanksgiving feast was out of this world!  I sit by … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2.0- Thanksgiving Feast for 40

Best Shop Small Gift Guide

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Hello loves. I hope you find yourself in the midst of good holiday cheer. Today I feature a Shop Small Gift guide- a few outstanding items from small retailers. “Shop Small” is a mantra that you hear from me often . Shopping small and locally, when possible, is a way to vote with our dollars … Continue reading Best Shop Small Gift Guide

Thanksgiving Gratitude / Holiday ready

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I always find Thanksgiving to be a good time to reflect, wind down, and to take some time to put things into perspective. I wear bright colors, and feel holiday ready. Thanksgiving gratitude fills my heart. Thanksgiving gratitude is a time specific emotion; time to acknowledge all that I am thankful for. Below, sunny skies and … Continue reading Thanksgiving Gratitude / Holiday ready

Pleated Skirt / Bright Skies Ahead

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Hello lovelies ! Thank you so much for your support and warm thoughts . Last week was rough, very rough. But today is brighter, and though the air is chilled,  the sky is bright. That is why, today,  I am featuring a kaleidoscope printed and pleated skirt from Glancez . You might remember that I … Continue reading Pleated Skirt / Bright Skies Ahead

Loss and Moving on after Pet Euthanasia

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Thank you to my bevy of friends, on-line and IRL who supported me when my pet passed away. This was a tough week, and I know many of you have experienced similar losses. Pet euthanasia is always a difficult choice. My adult children live on their now, so when my pet passed away, hubby and I … Continue reading Loss and Moving on after Pet Euthanasia

Long hair after 50

long hair after 50

Happy New Week Loves. The last two days have been cold,  and I have been indoor tending my ailing canine friend. ;(  It has been hectic and upsetting, as the vets, my family and I try to figure out what is best. I did finally get a my long hair shaped and cut!  I know in … Continue reading Long hair after 50

Mastering Layers for Autumn

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Hello loves.  I am hoping that the end of the week is finding  you well and ready for Friyay! It has been warm here in New York, but finally the cold is due here tomorrow . I get shivers just thinking about it. Today I feature an olive-green vest and a visual how-to for mastering … Continue reading Mastering Layers for Autumn