December 6, 2017:


It's COLD here. Cold and windy. But the Sun has been out for the past 2 days so it's bright, and that helps me to bear the cold and the short days. Only 15 more days to Winter Solstice, and then each day, a few more minutes of daylight will magically begin to be added, and even though the cold and snow will continue, the "worst" will be over because I know we are over the hump and headed toward the Spring Equinox.

Meanwhile, I am busy decorating the tree. I dug out an old collage of photos from the former Maison Newton (above). Gosh, that was a beautiful fireplace. My current gel fuel fireplace is great, but no match for that large and lush gas fireplace in my former home. In my case, downsizing meant not only much less square footage and a single story (which IS nice), but no fireplace until I purchased my gel fuel fireplace. I love it, but there was only one wall I could put it on, and this current living room is much smaller than my former living room, so I sized the fireplace accordingly. (It was also much less expensive and did not need to be installed by professionals).

Yesterday I womaned up and muscled, huffed, puffed, cussed some, breathed heavily and heaved mightily to get my Christmas tree up the basement stairs and dragged into the living room, and then into position in front of the picture window overlooking the front of the house. Whew! Quite the work-out. But I wasn't ready this year to switch to a "single woman of a certain age" (4 foot tall) tree. Maybe next year...NAH!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New York Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs

I've been receiving email updates from Vogue about the goings-on in NYC, along with links and some photos.  I looked through 49 of 56 photos and saw very little that I thought was commercially marketable.  Without the ridiculous "Cat In The Hat" hats and gauche scarves, and those shoes - with socks? - I HATE the look - there were some possibilities.  Does a professional woman - does any woman - really want to look like a 5 year old from the 1950s?  Who are these designers designing for? 

If you would like to see more upscale bag lady fashions from Marc Jacobs, here's the link to the slide show at Vogue.

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