Category Archives: Lifestyle

Here are all of my lifestyle posts featuring my family, travel, home decor, and inspirations.

Chocolate Goodness

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 IN: Lifestyle

Chocolate Goodness
Every September, I purposely remind myself of all the chocolate goodness you can find in Hershey, Pennsylvania — “The Sweetest Place On Earth.”

Chocolate Goodness

This obession with chocolate goodness dates back to September 8, 1984, when I married my husband at the Hershey Gardens.  Thirty-two years later, the historic landmark, four-star hotel has expanded with two major additions, including a full-service spa called, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey that opened in 2001.
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New York Calling

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, August 29, 2016 IN: Fashion Lifestyle

Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rooftop Garden, standing at British artist, Cornelia Parker's recreation from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film, Psycho.

Perhaps it my annual trips to New York City when I was a child with my grandmother and or with the private all-girl’s high school I attended but it seems that the city that never sleeps is always calling me back. This time to see latest curated exhibit at the Anna Wintour Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York Calling
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Bison Men

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 IN: Health Lifestyle

Bison Men

Recently, hubby and I motored to Washington, D. C. for a dinner date with some Bison men and their wives.  I call them Bison men because they all matriculated at the Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  The bison is the school mascot.

I chose a fit and flare sleeveless dress to defy the heat dome that evening.

Bison Men

At this stage in our respective lives, it’s an excellent time for rekindling college friendships.  With all four couples being empty-nesters, it’s now easier for all of us to make time on our schedules to get together.
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New View

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 IN: Lifestyle

New View
When i started college back in the late 70s, I wanted a new view in terms of my eyesight — I wanted a clearer focus for all of those books that needed to be read. Plus, I didn’t want to look like a high school student anymore! I was a college student.

A new view: The completed landscape home project with window boxes and new shrubbery.

A new view: The completed landscape home project with window boxes and new shrubbery.

Fast forward to 2016, at my annual eye exam, I informed my optometrist that I wear my contacts only on weekends.  At this stage of my life, computer work and reading glasses, I found it easier to just wear my eyeglasses. Especially since I purchased very chic pairs of blue and purple eyeglasses.
New View

When the optometrist questioned me about comfort and duration of wear, I told him that the lenses are uncomfortable probably because I don’t wear them everyday like I did in the past.  He recommended I consider the soft contact lenses for a new view, a crisper vision.  I’m happy to say I see many improvements with  the clarity of soft lenses. Continue reading

All That Jazz

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 11, 2016 IN: Lifestyle

All That Jazz
Earlier this year, when I visited the Jacqueline De Ribes exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I ventured over to the special display Celebrating Sax Instruments and Innovation, where I learned about the Adolphe Sax. The rare saxophone collection reminded me of that jazz I enjoy.

All That Jazz

I really appreciate that when you go to see an exhibit at the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, you get some much for your donation. There is always an amazing amount of displays to see in just one day, you just have to be  brave enough to maneuver the crowds.
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Paris, State of Mind

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 28, 2016 IN: Fashion Lifestyle

 

Paris, State of MindNovember 2016, Hubs and I will discover what river cruising is all about.  September last year, I was totally hooked when I stopped by the local AAA office.  I learned the most popular way to experience Europe are the river cruises, so I booked a ten-day Seine River Cruise.  SInce that autumn date, I’ve been in a Paris, state of mind.

Paris, State of MindLast year, hubby and I celebrated our milestone birthdays with low-key celebrations.  This year, we decided we did not want to overlook the opportunity to commemorate our mutual benchmarks.

Paris, State of Mind
My BFF Cynthia, and her hubby, decided they wanted to join us for the adventure with two extra days in Paris.  We even found a non-stop flight direct from Philly to the Charles De Gaulle Airport.  There are many promotional discounts when you book early.  We received a discount from AAA as well as from Ama Waterways because we booked by September 30.
Paris, State of MindWhen viewing the Christmas windows in New York City in December, I couldn’t resist the temptation to purchase the late french empress of fashion, DIane Vreeland’s Smashing Brillant perfume at Bergdorf Goodman.  Diana’s family is doing an amazing job carrying on her legacy with an exclusive line of DIana Vreeland perfume that is being carried by select retailer’s like Bergdorf Goodmans. Continue reading

A Walk in the Park

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 14, 2016 IN: Lifestyle


A Walk in the Park

Every March, I wipe away my winter blues and get a dose of spring when I attend the annual Philadelphia Flower Show.  This year, my BFF Cynthia took in the aptly-themed exhibit, “Explore America,” celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service.

A Walk in the Park

Wearing: J. Crew Factory Vest, Ebby Knit long sleeve top, J. Crew Minnie pant and J. Crew Bronson black suede booties (BFF sunnies.) Sephora Beauty products:  Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipstick Bauhaus 5 and NailsInc GelEffect Regents Place

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that was created in 1916 to manage all our national parks, monuments, among other conservation and historical properties.

Each exhibit was inspired by a national park at this year’s 188th show like  the large-scale displays of the quintessential Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park, to name a few.
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