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
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?
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
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!
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 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
I am a cranky, crappy traveler, but once I get to a destination, muscle down the fog of circadian rhythm mutiny, I fall in love with my chosen place.So it was in Porto, Portugal. We arrived in Porto, in the morning, well before the hotel was ready to take us in. They did take our … Continue reading Elle, Abroad
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
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