The countdown is until I embark on my Paris River Cruise.  For the last year, I’ve dreamed of this European getaway on the Seine River.  Now, it comes down to my Paris chic essentials list, of what to pack and how not to overpack. European River cruises continue to be a top vacation destination for Americans according […]

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Christian Dior died in 1957 on October 23rd, at the age of 52.   The classic Dior style continues to this day.  I say, yes Mr. Dior to the sophistication and elegance under the tutelage of Italian fashion designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri. In Christian Dior’s book released in 1954, The Little Dictionary of Fashion, the […]

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According to Christian Dior’s 1954 book, The Little Dictionary of Fashion, the color green is supposed to be an unlucky color. I’d say things have changed regarding the color. In fact, for me, this natural color is making a strong difference every morning as I go to the green zone for breakfast. Being in the green […]

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Since 1991, the pink ribbon has stood for the universal symbol for breast cancer awareness, thanks to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  The pink ribbon is the well-known symbol adopted by many organizations including the National Football League to help promote awareness for breast cancer. It’s October again, so you know what that means, hundreds, […]

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By now you know I like to observe national holidays, mostly for women’s health awareness. However, today I want to call attention to Lee National Denim Day, on October 7th, to talk about my journey to finding the perfect pair of denim. But first, what is Lee National Denim Day?  It is a fundraiser created […]

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September is National Menopause Awareness Month. But I bet women who are also a part of the baby boomer generation don’t need this reminder. I first experienced menopause symptoms almost twenty years ago. Are you a baby boomer who is embracing “the change?” Have you started menopause? The dictionary defines menopause as “the end of monthly cycles.”  A […]

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

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Who mandated wearing white after Labor Day is a fashion faux pas? When I started to research the history of wearing white, I found little in writing regarding this no-no of sporting the color after the first Monday in September. Perhaps it was a petty distinction initiated with the snobby upper class looking to establish their golden rules […]

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Hello, Fall 2016!  My favorite season has unofficially arrived.  You know once the end of summer celebration, Labor Day comes and goes, it is fall. All the tell tales sign are here, including crisp mornings, chilly evenings, shorter days with less sunlight, my allergies begin remind me the mold and ragweed counts are high, and […]

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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 […]

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