Are you holding tension in your face? Let it gently relax.
Let a small smile come to your lips.
–a mindfulness reminder from chill-app.com
this is a place holder as I am trying out a new format.
They are all around us, but widows can sometimes feel invisible and forgotten. They need help. This I know from experience. And this is what they (and you) should do.
Had to share this my friend Mary-Paula has a holiday perfect cabin in the Adirondacks. I especially love the snowmen up the steps guiding the way. And of course the Jamaican Red Stripe Santa. Enjoy the beauty of the season whatever your holiday may be.
We spent this past weekend up at our cabin with Christmas decorating topping my “To Do” list. Since we’ll arrive Christmas Eve day, I wanted everything up and ready to welcome our Boys. We were also invited to a lovely holiday party at one of the historic Adirondack Camps in Keene Valley. So not all work and no play!
I’ve collected A LOT of decorations since we bought our first home in 1993. When we downsized from a rambling Victorian where I decorated every room, I had to pare back and pick what would work in the city and what would work in the country. I’ve also got boxes (and boxes!) stored in a dear friend’s basement. That’s a 2017 resolution. I like to group like things — Santas, snowmen, angels, nutcrackers — in obvious and unexpected places. And I love remembering the stories they tell us every time we…
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Loving this velvet vibe from my friend Mary-Paula. I pulled out my black velvet slim cigarette pants and paired with a plain white t-shirt and jean jacket. And in the closet -shopping mode pulled out my Velvet Leopard waist-coat jacket paired with wide leg high-waist black jeans and new ankle boots to pull the whole thing together. Especially original is using clip earrings as sparkly accents on her collar. Wow! thanks M-P
TGIF! It’s been a super busy week “day job” wise, as I’m juggling multiple freelance projects. All fun but demanding of my time. I had hoped to post a day or two ago, especially after the great shoot we had last weekend. And especially because I want to share some of my favorite fall fashion finds — pieces I know I (you?) will be wearing again and again. And will probably love just as much next year, too.
So unless you’ve been living on an atoll in the Indian Ocean you know VELVET is everything this fall. I’ve loved velvet since I was a kid — from my Madame Alexander doll dresses to ballet recitals to holiday party dresses. It’s lush, plush, and simply perfect for colder weather. I had my eye on these Blue Velvet Booties the moment I saw them, backorder drama notwithstanding. They are simply sublime. The…
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Shop your closet. It’s a smart thing. And then add some fab pieces like my friend MP does. Such a chic chick. And love her dog Bowie such a rock star…
We have a log cabin nestled on 101 mountain acres in the Adirondacks. Dream come true? You bet ya. My husband Chris has been hiking up there since he was 16. I think it was on our second date that he suggested we go up and climb a 46er. Flash forward a few months later to a rainy, cold, almost gale like October, and we were on the way up Gothics — aka pretty damn scary. Chalk it up to being fit, foolish, feisty and 20-something but climb my first 46er I did. And after a hot shower and some craft beer, I fell in love with this most magical spot in the world. We’ve never looked back. Though we’ve kept our Keene Valley Real Estate agents busy for years…and years…as we searched for the perfect property.
Buying our cabin meant a massive life change, in that we sold…
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My friend Mary Paula has such style. Chic elegance and perfect for all grown up fashion and chic-ness. (is that a word?)
Velvet is really having a moment as far as Fall Fashion is concerned. I kicked off my own obsession with this one-button blazer in citron. I actually bought my usual size 2 but a Tall — so I could fold the cuffs back. Due to the weather, this shoot had to be indoors, and it just happened to match the seating nook in our building’s resident lounge perfectly. How mod is that! I loved the idea of pairing it with blue hues — a pop arty, navy and cream polka dot blouse and cropped raw edge denim flares. The finishing touches? A two-tone blue leather clutch and my flashy, gotta love ’em Gucci Marmonts. (Amortizing wears per dollar on a weekly basis!)
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