#Valentines Gifts Tips- Don’t forget the Romance !

IT IS ALMOST HERE, AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CELEBRATE BY BUYING GIFTS, AND MAYBE ENJOY A ROMANTIC DINNER, I HAVE PUT TOGETHER SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR VALENTINE'S GIFTS THAT ARE SURE TO PLEASE, AND ARE FROM SMALL RETAILERS.. Make the HOLIDAY sweeter by supporting small SMALL BUSINESSES. Choose something thoughtful, it does not have … Continue reading #Valentines Gifts Tips- Don’t forget the Romance !

Downtown with Julia

LAST WEEK ON A WARM DAY, JULIA AND I WENT DOWNTOWN,  BUT WHEREVER JULIA GOES SHE BRINGS HER "UPTOWN" WITH HER!  TO WHIT: Above Julia is wearing a black lace blouse,  with a soft ruffle at the collar by Marc Jacobs- similar here . Over her blouse is a Chanel 3/4  length sleeve jacket in a cream tweed- similar … Continue reading Downtown with Julia

#ShopSmall for Holiday Outfits

 Here in the US ,  we recently had an important and contentious Presidential election. But we as consumers vote everyday with our dollars. I try to #shopsmall and locally when I can, and also to buy second hand, as it is good way to recycle , and /or up-cycle. Most second hand shops are small businesses, … Continue reading #ShopSmall for Holiday Outfits

When Fall was Perfect

This is an older photo shoot, if one could call it that. Just a few snaps taken by a stranger along my walk, heading East on 57th Street. It is warm day, with a bit of wind, to remind me that chillier days are ahead. Much chillier, and I am not referring to the temperatures … Continue reading When Fall was Perfect