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

Do you walk on by?

The warm rain sloshed against the dining room window apparently at battle with the autumn air. This day was both long and short. It was dark but incandescent. The wet day seems enigmatic of the times we find ourselves in. Uncomfortable, unpredictable , mercurial, and somewhat beautiful,  despite it all. Sometimes, and especially of late, … Continue reading Do you walk on by?

Mad Dash in A Plaid Coat

Hello! I like to wear this plaid coat as the weather is warm, and i find more reasons to be outside. My  glen  plaid coat, is a vintage and traditional glen plaid.  I updated this look  by adding fringed denim and a pop of red. A neutral plaid coat is always helped by a pop … Continue reading Mad Dash in A Plaid Coat

Electric Eclectic : City Style in Red !

A summer outfit that is both eclectic and electric : a red full skirt with soutache embroidery , a striped tee, and some Asian floral platforms have me on high alert for summer fun!

Ah, Summer in the city! (and weekends in the Hamptons! )

This outfit is even sweeter, as much of it is second hand! 

Pestana Palace: Old World Luxe in Lisboa

BEAUTY: I AM CAPTIVATED AND MOVED BY IT. WHETHER IT IS A BARELY DISCERNIBLE BRUSH STOKE ON A CANVAS,  A  PEWTER  SLICE OF MOON- PUNCTUATING AN OTHERWISE MATTE,  EBONY SKY, OR THE REFLECTION OF GOLDENRODS AGAINST A FRESH, SHIMMERING POND.       I LOVE EACH DETAIL. SUCH IT WAS AT PESTANA PALACE, A REAL-LIFE, … Continue reading Pestana Palace: Old World Luxe in Lisboa

Porto, Portugal : Still Abroad

Porto continues to be compelling. The architecture, vistas, gardens and cobblestone streets are enchanting. Donning my new favorite sneakers, I am ready to brave the rocky streets and hilly terrain. My new circle bag, and little messenger, bought here in Porto for 30 USD for both.  I also got my new blue shirt, with the … Continue reading Porto, Portugal : Still Abroad

#NYWIFT Feature: Mary-Louise Parker

TO START 2017 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT, I AM FEATURING A UNIQUELY TALENTED WOMAN,  MARY-LOUISE PARKER . SHE GAVE AN IMPASSIONED SPEECH AT THE MUSE AWARDS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A BIT OF IT HERE.  PHOTO CREDIT: BEN DIERCKX,  FOR THE ELLE DIARIES MARY- LOUISE PARKER, WHO YOU MAY KNOW BEST AS NANCY BOTWIN, … Continue reading #NYWIFT Feature: Mary-Louise Parker

Off-Season in the Hamptons

My favorite time of the year is early Spring. It is a wonderful time to visit the Hamptons, before HIgh-Season brings crowds and clotted road ways,  and noise to the restaurants. The daffodils are in bloom, trees are budding, and the Hamptons remembers that it is best-dressed in sky blue and lush forest green. Above, … Continue reading Off-Season in the Hamptons