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Do We Really Need New Year Resolutions?

Do We Really Need New Year Resolutions?

January 03, 2019 2 Comments

The start of a New Year comes with hopes, expectations, and New Year's resolutions. I have hopes and expectations, but I’m trying to decide if resolutions inspire me or make me feel bad about what I haven’t accomplished...

If this is my last year, what do I want it to look like? How would my day change if I thought it was the last one? Would I be more relaxed, more aggressive, proactive, happier?

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The Same Color Red Lipstick on Everyone

I Learned Something Really Interesting Last Week

December 28, 2018 2 Comments

I seem to be spending a lot of time talking about red lipstick. What can I say, I love it and it is so French!

I discovered something very interesting at a party last week; yes, about red lipstick. We were gathered at a friend’s home to enjoy the holidays and . . .

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Christmas Memories Past and Present

Christmas Fun with Memories Galore

December 19, 2018 1 Comment

Last Saturday we were invited to join friends for a holiday party. We get together with this group just once a year so we look forward to continuing the conversations from the previous years. We were escorted into the back room of a private club with a glowing fire burning in the massive. . .

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Kitchen Disasters and I’m Still at It

Kitchen Disasters and I’m Still at It

December 14, 2018 3 Comments

This week, I’m thinking about the trials and tribulations of entertaining—especially my disasters in the kitchen and, believe me, I’ve had quite a few.

I once made this great rice dish . . .

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Getting There Is Half the Fun

Getting There Is Half the Fun

December 07, 2018 5 Comments

Getting there is half the fun. Or at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m getting ready to entertain. There are always things that go wrong or . . .  

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Finding Gratitude within the Pain

Finding Gratitude within the Pain

November 28, 2018 4 Comments

As Thanksgiving approached, I was thinking about the meaning of being thankful. I wanted to write about it but I kept wondering if I could when there are people being killed by barrages of bullets or . . .

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How to wear the Aix scarf. Easy to wear French style.

How to Wear the Aix Scarf

November 16, 2018

Ever wonder why some women always look pulled together and others don’t?

It has to do with HOW they accessorize. It’s not hard if you know the tricks.

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Can I Wear Red Lips? Do I Dare?

Can I Wear Red Lips? Do I Dare?

November 15, 2018 3 Comments

As I mentioned in last week’s blog post, A Beautiful Ritual, wearing red lipstick is a statement. It took me a long time to get comfortable wearing it. I love the way it looks on other people, so I was determined to get over my anxiety. My problem was that I wasn’t used to seeing myself with bright red lips . . .

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A Beautiful Ritual

A Beautiful Ritual

November 08, 2018 2 Comments

For years, I watched my mother and her friends put lipstick on while they were still at the dinner table. I was too young to wear lipstick but . . .

Red lips are a statement; you are saying here I am. Even with long-lasting lip colors, red wears off and can fade, This is what I’ve found that works best:

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The Eiffel Tower—Take your time . . .

The Eiffel Tower—Take your time . . .

October 27, 2018

The first time I went to the Eiffel Tower there was a sign on the elevator that said it was being repaired. But it wasn’t just that elevator; all the elevators were being repaired!

I was ten years old, we were living in Paris, and my older brother had decided to spend the day exploring the Eiffel Tower and I got to go along.

If you’ve stood underneath the Eiffel tower and looked up, you know . . .

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Staten Island Ferry A Trip to Remember

A Trip to Remember!

October 17, 2018 4 Comments

A couple of months after spending a wonderful week on the Caribbean island of Antigua . . .
I was on the Staten Island Ferry, heading to Manhattan. Halfway through the ride, the boat changed direction. I looked around wondering where we were going. None of the passengers seemed alarmed or to even notice the change in direction. Maybe the boat was taking a different route. After all, I'd only been on the ferry once before so I really wouldn't know.
But it sure looked as if we were headed out to sea.

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Cauliflower, Fennel and Parmesan Soup YUM!

When Traveling, a Museum Is Not My First Stop!

October 12, 2018 1 Comment

The first thing I want to do when I'm traveling is to look for where food and home goods are sold. The everyday products people buy fascinate me. They're as important as the local history. Plus, I love food and home goods!

Years ago I spent hours in a gigantic grocery store in Provence, France. I was with. . .

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