Dark days, dark days. It's been a terrible and tragic week and one in which self-care becomes even more important. I know that I can't take much more of this horrific atmosphere in our country. As I write this it's hard to think about anything other than the families of victims of the most recent . . .
Have you ever fantasized about moving to an idyllic country setting? A more relaxed lifestyle? Lots of natural beauty? My friend, Linda Hobden, isn't anything like a country mouse, but she made just such a move when she left the hustle & bustle of London for the English . . .
The de Young Museum in San Francisco's exhibition of Muslim fashion was one of their best, in my opinion. As an American woman, I don't know much about modest fashion or the hijab. But by the time I finished perusing these stunning designs, I grew to appreciate the cultural backdrop and current . . .
Ok, I won't bury the point. I got a new bag. That's it, above. Orla Kiely. But the story's in HOW I got it. On my recent London trip a British blogger friend and I decided to meet up at the Fashion and Textile Museum. The featured exhibit was a designer named Orla Kiely. I'd never heard of . . .
I was thinking the other day about mom advice. That advice mothers give us. Or, as mothers, we give our kids. Solicited or not. My mother didn't exactly give advice, she mostly just flat out told me what I should and shouldn't do. I would call it more a demand or mandate. Which I usually didn't . . .
There are probably many reasons someone wouldn't want to be queen but tiaras have to be a major reason why it's good to be queen. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is one of my favorites and I never tire of looking at the fabulous gems on display. Especially the amazing tiaras. Like this . . .
The concept of polyamory as depicted on Showtime is a wonder to behold. What is polyamory? It's being in love or romantically involved with more than one person, with the agreement of all parties. Conceptually, it's about more than sex. It's about love. And Showtime got in on the game with a . . .
Do you feel that tinge of cool in the morning air that signifies the change of season? Autumn is a season like no other, a burst of colorful cool after a hot summer. And then, there are fall scents. Yummy fragrance of apple cider The single scent that screams fall is apple cider. So I've made . . .
...for just about anything. Including bad weather. Which is coming for some of us. Here's something timely: On the Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, tells readers September is National Preparedness Month. Among tips for being prepared for severe weather or a . . .
Back in the day, powerful men were all-powerful ...and young, pretty women were super-impressed. Or they were supposed to be. Or--they became unwilling prey. Or they were both super-impressed and willing prey in a tradeoff that some of my fellow feminists want to pretend didn't happen. It is, in . . .