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Fall Trendspotting | Suit Up

Fall Trendspotting | Suit Up
My favorite fall trend is the resurgence of power suits for women. While a suit has never gone out of style per se, it's definitely having a moment. For a few years there, the power suit was deemed "stuffy" or "boring." But now, power suits are bold, daring, and sexy. Continue reading

Lessons from Solitude

Lessons from Solitude
It feels like things are getting somewhat back to normal.  I am lucky in that I did not lose any friends or family members to COVID.  So to me getting back ot normal means getting out of the house, enjoying the company of friends and family, and slowly getting back to experiencing life as I knew it before everything turned upside-down.   Continue reading

Fall Reading List

Fall Reading List
To pair nicely with our Fall Films List, I've compiled our annual fall reading list. Treat yourself to a pumpkin spice latte, a cozy pair of slippers, and a trip to your local bookstore to pick up some of our picks for this autumn. Continue reading

Velvet Fix

Velvet Fix
During our trips to Europe, we see velvet just about everywhere. Whether it’s a beautiful mustard velvet settee sitting pretty in our most treasured French shoe store, or a jade velvet crapaud chair in the corner of our favorite hotel in Amsterdam, our hearts flutter each time. Continue reading

The Pursuit of the Parisian Red Lip

The Pursuit of the Parisian Red Lip
On a recent trip to Paris, I wanted to bring home something that captured the feeling of the fashionable Parisian culture. I channeled the street style and confidence of the buzzing city and focused on the unapologetic bright red lips that ruled the city streets. Continue reading

Fashion After 50

Fashion After 50
Like most things after 50, fashion gets easier in some ways and it gets harder in other ways.  I've had more than 50 years to hone my personal style and I know what works for me.  On the other hand, not all silhouettes fit like they used to, and heels are out of the question most days.   Continue reading

Elsie Green Fall Film Festival

Elsie Green Fall Film Festival
In my house, autumn weekends are for cozying up under a blanket, pouring a cup of hot tea, and watching our comfort movies. Our fall favorites have a very specific look and feel to them. They have rich colors, good music, and a lot of people wearing sweaters. Continue reading