Easy Elevated Cocktails

elegant drinks for women

I’m no bartender, but sometimes I’m in the mood for an elevated, but easy cocktail.  I want something more than just a glass of wine or a vodka and soda.  A friend of mine launched a gin liquor called Pomp & Whimsy, which is perfect for those days when I want something special that doesn’t require much […]

Fashion’s Leading Lady – Grace Kelly

retro style black dresses

Understated. Feminine. Sophisticated.  Timeless. Grace Kelly’s fashion philosophy was simple — she invested in classic styles and wore them over and over again.  It’s the opposite of today’s fashion, and so much of what’s out there today.  In this age of excess and exhaustive trends, one of the easiest ways to stand out is by emulating […]

Bewitching Style

retro little black dress

Costume parties.  We all love them, but who has time to shop for a specific costume?   And who wants to wear those itchy polyester outfits that will just end up in the trash once the party ends?  Here are some ideas of iconic women using items you already have (or need) in your closet.  The easiest […]

Step Back in Time: The Greenbrier

dorothy draper decor at the greenbrier

Visiting The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV had been on my bucket list for quite sometime.  I’m a  WWII history buff with a fascination with Dorothy Draper decor — i.e., it’s basically heaven.  It was a hospital where WWII soldiers recovered and where the government held German and Japanese spies and officials during the […]

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