It’s been nearly 20 years since the holiday honoring slain legendary civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, established the third Monday in Janary as a U.S. federal holiday. And five years ago, I launched my blog on MLK day. So yesterday, January 5, the millennials that I love, my daughter Channing and her one of her best friends Serena, my best friend, Cynthia. and a new fabulous friend Brenda met for afternoon tea at Bergdorf Goodman to celebrate this milestone.
I guess you could say I’m still in an English state of mind since the holidays when my daughter and I binge-watched the Netflix series, TheCrown. The British period drama reflects on Queen Elizabeth II coming into her own once she is crowned the ruling monarch of Great Britain. We can thank Anna, Duchess of Bedford, for Afternoon Tea, as she is credited with starting the tradition. (more…)
It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions but tough to keep them. According to Psychology Today, the average American abandons New Year intentions within six weeks of the beginning of the year. This year, instead of vowing to do better, I’m reimagining a new vision board for the new year. I haven’t read Rhonda Bryne’s […]
To me, an essential part of the Christmas season are the family customs and traditions. Since my daughter moved to Manhattan, my holiday traditions have come to adopt the merry and bright offered by the Big Apple. This year, New York City did not disappoint with Louis Vuitton, Linda Fargo, and Tiffany & Co. […]
The last month of the year always prompts me to assess my personal and professional performance. By year’s end, I will complete my annual vision board, but for now, I’d like to do a year-end year, here, for the Age of Grace.
Though winter isn’t officially underway just yet, this weekend’s snowy forecast derailed my trip to New York City, causing me to miss the Birabiro jewelry trunk show and holiday party in Harlem on Saturday, December 9. My daughter, Channing, who does live in Harlem went as my surrogate to take photos for this post and […]
. Quick question! What is it about the day after Thanksgiving that throws us into the stress and life’s busyness? Is it the countdown to December 25? Perhaps its the obligatory decorating, the pressure to score Black Friday bargains, or coordinating the visits out of town family and friends. But no matter what your schedule […]
Okay! It’s time to get ready… set… and go shopping during the busiest time of the year. There are so many choices and so little time to explore all the options, right? Today, I want to help narrow down your shopping list a bit. Let me help you discover the luxury brand, LilySilk. I know a […]
Anyone else crushing on velvet? One of this season’s hottest trends right now, velvet and pleats. Both perfect looks to incorporate for the upcoming holiday season. For me, this fashion trend is a marvelous way to amp up a basic outfit and be festive. Please read on to see why I’m now ready to shimmy into Christmas with the […]
Fashion and cigarettes go way back. Perhaps as an act of defiance or as a sophisticated style statement? Unless you’re wearing a smoking jacket or cigarette pants, smoking is not a chic fashion accessory. In 1908, New York City passed a municipal law banning women from smoking in public places. Apparently, only ladies with loose morals […]