Simplifying Our Lives and Downsizing

We just sold our vacation home on Vancouver Island in an attempt to simplify our lives. We had an estate sale this past weekend which was hilarious…and a lot of hard work. It’s pretty unnerving creepy to have strangers prowl your…

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The Best Shop for Confidence and Priority

We were due to leave for a Black Tie Gala in two hours. I hadn’t planned what I was going to wear,  I just assumed I had something. Everything I tried on from my closet didn’t fit right or look…

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Priceless Memories Our Accessories Hold

This scarf holds beautiful memories. And they just keep coming. I fished it out of a sale bin at Neiman Marcus over 15 years ago. It was the brightly colored tubes of lipsticks…marching around the edge that caught my eye.…

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Pure Joy of Becoming a Grandparent

My first grandchild was born last week. His name is James and I am over the moon with happiness for my son and his wife. For me too. I keep reminding myself that having a grandchild is not a redo…

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The Secret of a Successful Appearance

“Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekinese?” ~ Dame Edith Sitwell Clothing mistakes. Who among us hasn’t made them? If our clothing is a…

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Multitasking is Seriously Overrated

Multitasking is seriously overrated. It’s robbed me of the simple enjoyment I get from a quiet cup of tea, with nothing else going on, for the last time! Our society worships at the shrine of the overachiever. I no longer see…

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The Power Of Style ~ Diana Vreeland

….watchDiana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel. Today was her birthday. I watched it over the weekend. It chronicles her 50 years in fashion and her reign at both Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. An influential figure in American fashion during…

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