Mummy

Have you ever planned something carefully and then had your mother suggest something otherwise? And instead of feeling angry you felt relieved? Mum knows best. Tonight I was told firmly that the Herm├Ęs Sac Dalvy is “my bag” by my mum. She knows that I like the Gucci Dionysus but…she also knows me. I am…

Political Persuasion

I’m not a liberal and I’m not a conservative. In high school I was a Young Republican and I cheered for the younger Bush to win the presidency twice in person. In college I was the president of our College Democrats. My political involvement with individual local candidates followed suit. Then I met Mark, decided…

Augie

There are people who are almost always good. They might make a few mistakes here and there in life but they’re unusually decent. They’re just filled with truth and beauty. There are people who are almost always bad. They make many mistakes to the point that anything good they do becomes an anomaly. They’re filled…

Lost

My years on Instagram being public were…very informative and emotionally charged. At first there was this glee that my photos and collection were being recognized so much. I jumped to a couple thousand followers and then a few quickly enough and without trying that hard that I felt a sort of pleasant amazement. It “just…

San Francisco

While we stayed in a lovely lakeside hotel during our vacation I sat in bed one night staring out the window while contemplating what I saw. It was dark outside but the lights from the hotel were somehow both cozy and remote at the same time. (The photo above is of the view of the…

Baubles

One year for Christmas maybe five years ago or so, my husband gave me a Helzberg Diamonvita tennis bracelet. It’s their version of simulated diamonds and it is somewhat convincing. It was around, oh…$200 to $300 maybe. And as much as I think it’s pretty…I wish I had the $300 now instead of this. It…

Usables

Everyday on vacation I wore my Tiffany & Co. pearl stud earrings. Of course, they loved being worn. Pearls like being exposed to the natural oils on our skin in moderation. It makes them shine. And, of course, it should be noted that there are many things they do not like, such as any sort…

Darjeeling 1957

I’ve been a fan of coffee my whole life. My Norwegian grandmother gave me my first taste of coffee when I was just four years old in a watered-down version I drank out of one of her Fire King milk glass cups. They had swirls with a gold rim and she had a whole set….

Grown Alchemist

So, we stayed in this very chic boutique hotel during our vacation. It’s fairly new – it opened in 2017 – and it’s won awards every year since opening, which is great. It deserves it. The hotel took a very historic property in the heart of a historic old district and restored it well. Kuddos!…

Lilly

I truly love Lilly Pulitzer. I didn’t try on one thing I didn’t adore. So, I’ll be adding more than a few Lilly Pulitzer pieces since I don’t have enough, and it really is my style (I recently started doing an overhaul of my closet). But at least I have a classic Lilly shift dress…