Something is Brewing

I had the opportunity to attend the 15th annual New England Brewfest which was held at Loon Mountain Resort on June 22.  This was my first time going to this type of event and I can confirm that “beer is good for what ales you.” Non-drinkers attended, too, and had access to bottles of water, live music and good food which included a BBQ…

Cabin on the Lake Fashion

We had the opportunity to stay at this charmingly rustic and cozy cabin on the water for a week in early June. Since the cabin is only 4 miles away from our primary home, it has many “staycation” advantages including going home to feed the kitties and water the plants. My clothing checklist for a week on the lake in order of priority:  black…

Menswear Inspired Style

Okay, so I meant literal menswear inspired style. And thanks to my younger son again I was inspired to wear this…suit. It actually pertains to my femme-fatale fashion style ideas which I touched upon in my last post and will continue to explore. My inspiration: Scarlett Johanssen and Kate Blanchette: Photo by Russel James Doesn’t Kate Blanchette ooze confidence but in a sensual way?…

The Fog

The Fog (Hours by Tycho; please play song while reading post) The Fog I see a glimpse of something bright amidst a hazy path Dark shadows follow close behind oppressive in their wrath The light ahead, an untold life, a promise of delight It’s there I go, this path unknown unfolding in the night The fog begins to lift while it reveals a sacred…

Mabel “Black Label”

Be prepared for cuteness overload…Meet Mabel, the newest member of our family who has stolen my heart. She is a Bernese Mountain dog (aka Berner), 8 weeks old and 14 pounds here in these pics.  Look at the size of her paws! I feel like a parent all over again with a brand new baby. There is no end to all of the things…

Spring Florals

Hi Everyone, Happy spring!  I vowed that I was going to keep a daily journal for the entire month of April as it’s my favorite month and want to savor every moment of it. How did eight days escape me and no journal yet!  That could be because I am now wishing the month of April to go by more quickly. You will find…

The French Dressed Woman

Hi Everyone, Why do we think of the French when we think of fashion? I have been doing some research into the styles of French women, and I had an “aha! moment” when I realized their sense of style not only aligns with mine; but it fully captures the essence of classy and chic. And the French accomplish this in an easy carefree way. …

The Color Red

“The Robin is the One That interrupt the Morn With hurried — few — express Reports When March is scarcely on — The Robin is the One That overflow the Noon With her cherubic quantity — An April but begun — The Robin is the One That speechless from her Nest Submit that Home — and Certainty And Sanctity, are best” (Emily Dickinson) Hi…

Irish for a Day

“It was not Death, for I stood up, And all the Dead, lie down — It was not Night, for all the Bells Put out their Tongues, for Noon. It was not Frost, for on my Flesh I felt Siroccos — crawl — ” (Emily Dickinson) Hi Everyone, We are all Irish today, right? Saint Patrick’s Day is a worldwide celebration of Irish culture which also…