The Romantics


I am such a romantic.  At least I think I am.  I love old movies, black white or color, Cary Grant, Gene Kelly or Audrey Hepburn.  I love the old James Bond movies too.  No one, and I mean no one, has been able to replicate Sean Connery as the ultimate “shaken, not stirred” martini-drinking […]

Pluck You!

The ‘self eyebrow plucking’ debate Ingredients: A good pair of tweezers (no really, the good kind.)Brow shadowDigital camera Do you debate plucking your own eyebrows? Have you made a pluckingdisaster in the past? Do you stand in front of the mirror wieldingtweezers and don’t know where to start? Eyebrows are important, theyframe our face and […]

Over Exposed.


I’m referring to the photographs……. I’ve got a busy weekend ahead, guests, wedding parties, lots of family, no sleep.  After today’s post, I’m out.  Nicole will post a beauty article tomorrow, and I’ll try to be back with an absolutely fabulous post courtesy of my little sister Aurelia.  This is what I wore to the […]

The Longest Day of the Year.


I love summertime!  It is my most favorite season of all – even when I’m dripping sweat.  I love being outside, letting the children stay up late.  As a young girl, we used to play Cat & Mouse on the street until the sun went down.  For many years, my family participated in a pageant […]

Happy Father’s Day!


I know, you’ve seen a thousand photos of Dads today, but I love, love, love this photo of Nicole’s Father.  Seriously, if only I could have met them when they were still young hipsters! Not even kidding.  The dude’s carrying a man purse (ok, so maybe it’s a camera bag, but still!)  Major props to […]

Fruits of the Gods


Raspberries.  Strawberries.  Kiwis. Peaches.  I love fruit.  I love vegetable as well, but this post isn’t going to be about that…… I recently made three different cheesecakes.  It was a lot of cheesecake.  I had to call in extra family members to help us eat it all.  The winning recipe is (drumroll please): Chantal’s New […]

Is the Glass Half Empty?


Or is it half full?  Which came first: the chicken or the egg?  To be or not to be? Is this t-shirt dressed up, or is everything else dressed down?  Ponder these seriously important questions while you scroll through the photos, please.  There may or may not be a quiz…… Necklace: Target + c/o The Mr. […]

A Jedi Knight?


Only if I added sleeves and a hood, haha! I bought this dress when it was still cold out.  I love it.  After spending an afternoon in the sun, I realize that black isn’t going to work during the summer……at least not when the sun is shining!  Otherwise, I love this.  It may very well […]

Cleavage. The good, the bad, the ugly.


Admit it.  The only reason why you are reading this post is because the title sucked you in.  Right?  It would’ve sucked me in, lol!  “I have the advantage of study,” he [Manolo Blahnik] told Colin McDowell. “I’ve been studying the art of the shoe… for over twenty years. I know every process. I know […]