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  • Sweet or Savory… Crepes are Delicious & Special! - RECIPE
    Sweet or Savory… Crepes are Delicious & Special! – RECIPE

      A few days ago, I was watching a show all about crepes, and it got my mouth watering. Since then, they have been pretty much all I could think of, and the show brought up great memories of the first time I ever had crepes. I was a bit [Read More!…]

  • Weather Warming Up?  Refreshing Pinot Grigio is Perfect!
    Weather Warming Up? Refreshing Pinot Grigio is Perfect!

      Scenario 1:                      Imagine you are at a small café, New Age music playing softly in the background, sipping on a light and refreshing glass of Pinot Gris, as you dive into a vibrant summer salad or relish a crispy flatbread topped with gourmet cheese. The flavors dancing around your [Read More!…]

  • Classic Movies to See Filled with Humor, Vulnerability, & Joy
    Classic Movies to See Filled with Humor, Vulnerability, & Joy

      If you’re familiar with the musical Carousel, you remember that line from the song “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over.”   I love May – it’s my favorite month.  It is, indeed, full of promise, reincarnation (well, at least with grass and flowers), and bright spring sunshine. Anything seems possible. [Read More!…]

  • 5 Style Habits Aging You & What to do about It
    5 Style Habits Aging You & What to do about It

      OK, to be honest, I’m not about telling women what they can’t wear. There are so many ‘rules’ about what’s age-appropriate and what’s not, and the truth is when certain things are put together tastefully, it’s not about the age. Recently, I’ve had a lot of women tell me [Read More!…]

  • How to Make Perfectly Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
    How to Make Perfectly Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

      Is there anything more beautiful than a perfectly fudgy brownie? It combines the best part of cake and pure chocolate together, and it forms something so craveable, I wish it was socially acceptable to have one with every meal. I mean, really, doesn’t a breakfast consisting of a big [Read More!…]

  • Sample & Share Delicious Craft Beers… Explore Something New
    Sample & Share Delicious Craft Beers… Explore Something New

      Do you like beer? Enjoy tasting various styles, light to dark, and appreciating them with friends? Or are you unsure of beer—unfamiliar with the different varieties and flavors, domestic and imported? Have you ever indulged in craft beer? This is one of my favorite hobbies. Sampling and sharing and [Read More!…]

  • 3 Things Everybody Should know to Wear Color Well
    3 Things Everybody Should know to Wear Color Well

      One of the most common questions I’m asked as an Image Consultant and Personal Stylist is, “How do I wear and mix colors?”  In fact, I get the question so often from my clients, I actually created a color guide for them to utilize and have in their closets. [Read More!…]

  • The Daffodil is a Risk Taker… are You?
    The Daffodil is a Risk Taker… are You?

      The photo I selected for the month of April is Daffodil.  Winter is now over for a lot of the world, and spring has brought forth a riot of color.  Among the earliest arrivals each year is the daffodil.  As such, it has always been a favorite symbol of [Read More!…]

  • Lighten Up, Listen Up & Liven Up to what Truly Matters
    Lighten Up, Listen Up & Liven Up to what Truly Matters

    Life is going to present curves, unexpected challenges, disappointments, and discouragement. Alternatively, it will offer light, levity, hope, and encouragement. There will be seasons when all is well while others simply confuse or confound. I was reminded by this while experiencing an extended delay at the airport. My tenure as [Read More!…]

  • Green Beer? Try Irish Red Ales on St. Patrick’s Day Instead!
    Green Beer? Try Irish Red Ales on St. Patrick’s Day Instead!

      When most people think of the St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish or Ireland, chances are they are picturing Guinness … Riverdance … corned beef and cabbage … shamrocks. Although these are all terrific aspects of Irish culture, there is still one very important thing missing! Irish Red Ale – [Read More!…]

  • How to Eliminate 3 of the Major Spring Fashion Fears
    How to Eliminate 3 of the Major Spring Fashion Fears

      The weather’s starting to change, the temperatures are rising, and we’re able to start wearing fewer layers. But, with the weather changing, it can be a transition for us to adapt again to wearing clothing differently. Suddenly we’re showing more skin –or do we? We’re wearing different shoes – [Read More!…]

  • Tips & Tricks to Applying Age-Defying Makeup in Under 15 Minutes
    Tips & Tricks to Applying Age-Defying Makeup in Under 15 Minutes

      As a beauty expert and celebrity body parts model in Hollywood, I’ve picked up many great tips from top celebrity makeup artists. I’m often asked about my personal age-defying makeup regimen. Below, I’ve outlined my step-by-step instructions to help you achieve a natural dewy finish and camouflage minor imperfections. [Read More!…]

  • Love of the Arts…National Reading Awareness Month
    Love of the Arts…National Reading Awareness Month

      There are many observances during the month of March.  The one I have elected to highlight is National Reading Awareness Month. This photo depicts selected works of Stephen King.  I am using National Reading Month as a segue to discussing the arts in general. Merriam Webster has several definitions [Read More!…]

  • Cook the Perfect Steak for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner
    Cook the Perfect Steak for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

      Cooking the perfect steak can be so intimidating. I don’t know if it’s because it can be an expensive mistake if you overcook a good quality steak, or if it’s because a juicy porterhouse or thick cut filet is something reserved for special occasions. Either way, steak isn’t something [Read More!…]

  • Instead of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, Try a Malbec Wine
    Instead of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, Try a Malbec Wine

      Have you ever been to France? Have you ever visited the southwestern town of Cahors Dante Alighieri referenced in his epic poem Inferno? Have you meandered along the streets lined with medieval-style homes and sat in a café, sipping robust red wine, before visiting the Valentré Bridge and attempting [Read More!…]

  • 4 Easy & Affordable Ways to Stay Stylish In the Cold Weather
    4 Easy & Affordable Ways to Stay Stylish In the Cold Weather

      During the winter, women always ask me ‘how’ to dress cute when it’s cold out. For some reason, women feel like we’re not able to look good and feel great in clothes when it’s cold outside. Now, I live in Chicago where temperatures can reach not-ok lows – so [Read More!…]

  • 5 Tips to Dressing for a Date without the Stress
    5 Tips to Dressing for a Date without the Stress

      Ok, so you’ve got a date you’re excited to go on coming up. Instead of cueing the freak out moment when you realize you have to find something fabulous to wear, take a moment to relax and stay calm. I’ve got you covered with my 5 tips to getting [Read More!…]

  • A Red Rose Reflects the Classic Emotion of Love... Why?
    A Red Rose Reflects the Classic Emotion of Love… Why?

      February is the month of love, and “The Rose” is the perfect representation.  Almost everyone knows (or should know) that a brilliant bouquet of red roses is the perfect way to declare feelings of romantic love. Whether in celebration of an anniversary, wedding, Valentine’s Day, or even National Romance [Read More!…]

  • A Billion Hours of Accidental Love
    A Billion Hours of Accidental Love

      Einstein famously said, “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” But Richard and Betty James certainly can blame gravity for their success. It was 1943, and Richard was an engineer solving a problem for the US Navy. He was trying to isolate sensitive electronic equipment from the continual [Read More!…]

  • Start 2017 Right with Lucky New Year’s Sugar Cookies
    Start 2017 Right with Lucky New Year’s Sugar Cookies

      I don’t know if you could call me superstitious, but when it comes to luck and good fortune, I don’t have a problem ringing in the new year with some yummy treats that happen to bring in luck all year long – especially when one of those lucky foods [Read More!…]