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The Tower Angels

The Tower Angels

September 20, 2018 3 Comments

The sun was bright and the sky a perfect blue as I emerged from the shopping court below the World Trade Towers. The plaza opened up in front of me and I started walking between the towers. It was a perfect day. As I was walking I heard this beautiful . . .

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Best Laid Plan

Best Laid Plan

September 13, 2018

Have you ever had weeks where nothing you do works the way you’ve planned? I’ve just had one of those weeks. I intended to create a video to show you the new Arles scarf. I did, in fact, create the video, but ran into issues with technology. Determined to figure it out, I went through hours of trial and error, 

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People Watching . . . I Learned a Lot!

People Watching . . . I Learned a Lot!

August 30, 2018

I was really early for an appointment and found myself sitting on a bench in Rockefeller Center doing my favorite thing: people watching. Being in the center of New York City’s midtown business district, I was treated to a never-ending parade of women. Some wearing nice dresses, others wearing skirts, and others in pants...

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The Family Tray

The Family Tray

August 23, 2018 2 Comments

I look down at a lacquered oval tray sitting on my mother’s desk. The flowers in the design are slightly faded. It holds a decanter and a glass ready to be used if needed. Part of what I love about my mother’s home is that the objects she surrounds herself with have a life: there’s no question from the way she places them that they have a history and their value is indisputable.

 

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Dinner in Paris . . . So Much Better Than I Imagined!

Dinner in Paris . . . So Much Better Than I Imagined!

August 15, 2018 2 Comments

A few years ago, I rented a room in Paris at the apartment of an American acquaintance. The apartment was also rented to a young French woman and her baby. After a full day of work and taking care of her son, Valerie went into the kitchen to start cooking dinner. “May I help?” I asked. “Non,” she said with a smile. “It...

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Are You Being STINGY With Your Compliments?

Are You Being STINGY With Your Compliments?

August 07, 2018 5 Comments

The other day I was at a cashier paying and I noticed that the young woman was not looking at me instead she was looking down. I thought it was odd and started feeling a bit insecure wondering what was causing her strange behavior. Then a little embarrassed she said, "I love your nails! After saying "thank you" I smiled to myself all the way back to the car. 

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The CHIC Uniform

Is it Possible to be CHIC Wearing the Same Outfit Every Day?

August 01, 2018

Growing up one of our neighbors, a very elegant woman wore the same outfit every day. She had a uniform, though no one thought of it that way. Her look was chic and no one ever questioned her or thought she was weird; on the contrary, she was stunning! I remember looking at her and wondering about her choice, but only with awe. 

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So Close Yet So Far . . . Life in Suburbia

So Close Yet So Far . . . Life in Suburbia

July 26, 2018 5 Comments

Is there life after 9 pm in suburbia?

Sunday night is never traffic free and this night wasn't any different. We were driving home from the Jersey shore with friends. Since we had a late lunch we decided to wait until we got home and have dinner at a local restaurant.

Traffic finally started to clear. We needed to confirm that restaurants would still be open after 9 pm. Not a problem . . .

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Why Accessories?

Why Accessories?

June 01, 2018

Why Accessories?

Here are 3 reasons why you need them.

Accessories are the secret to great style and are what French Women depend on to create their unique style. 

Here is why you need to incorporate them into your style.

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What 3 things French Women Do To Create Their Style

If Getting Dressed is More Stress Then Fun - READ THIS!

April 17, 2018 1 Comment

Do you find yourself staring at your closet and trying on outfit after outfit until you finally find something that works? You leave the house with piles of clothes covering 

French women know there is a better way . . . 

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If it works for my wardrobe why wouldn’t it work on my table?

If it works for my wardrobe why wouldn’t it work on my table?

March 22, 2018

I love setting the table for Easter dinner. It is the time of the year when nature comes back to life and I’m thrilled it’s Spring!

Similar to the way I dress, I have basics that I depend on to set the table and accessories I count on to dress it up and create a different look.

My Basics:

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How to Dress Your Age, But Not Really

How to Dress Your Age, But Not Really

February 26, 2018

I LOVE this look!! Sometimes there is a style that I really love but it just isn't right for me. That doesn't mean that I can't wear it, it just means that I have to reinterpret it so I can wear it. 

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