Simple, comfortable, quality

photo 4

I received the outfit shown to facilitate this review. All opinions are strictly my own. In my book that’s a homerun. In the case of San Francisco CityLights, I’m thinking it’s my new uniform. Days at the mansion are spent writing from my office, certainly NOT the surroundings for fancy dresses and stiletto heels. At […]

5 minutes to the perfect pedicure


I received polish to facilitate this review. All opinions are strictly my own. I’m determined! Each time I attempt to give myself either a manicure or pedicure I end up RACING to the salon to have them redo it. I suppose it’s because I never learned when I was younger, and now I’m …. slam, […]

Exposed: My cosmetic bag

makeup bag

I created this Poise Microliner post as part of a sponsored #PoisewithSAM program from Socialstars. All that junk I spilled out of my bag is strictly my own. I’ve let you into my beach bag, let you explore DEEP into my suitcase, but I’ve NEVER let you see what I carry with me in my […]

STYLE: Martha’s Vineyard

Last week was spent in New England which will always be home to me, no matter where I am (currently – South Florida). I hopped on to the fast ferry in New Bedford for a quick day on “the Vineyard.” From Vineyard Haven to Chillmark, you’ll find a classic New England (dare I say preppy) style […]

Scrimp or Spend?

Shopping bags

Living a Champagne Living style on a budget that’s more Cold Duck than Cristal means making choices. Some are more difficult than others, and some are easy. While I may have spent time each year in Europe, it doesn’t mean that underneath it all I’m wearing Chantal Thomas. Well…at least not ALL of the time. […]

Fitting in

Collection of colored shirts on steel hangers

I have VERY strong opinions about style. My family life growing up was an artistic one, and self-expression was admired. I did have some head-butting times with my dad, as I think back on the myriad of costumes that I donned. I know that I must have embarrassed him in front of his peers, but underneath it all, […]