What is it about Parisian women’s style that is so attractive and compelling? Could be the fact that it is always chic, and yet appears effortless.

Recently I saw the film Elle, starring 63-year-old French actress Isabelle Huppert. The movie is different, but good. What I loved most, however, were the scenes of Paris streets and apartments, and her style in the movie. So I decided to do a little research about her to see if her real life style matches her depiction in the film. View Post

I don’t know about you, but when the temperatures start to soar, I run for cover. Literally.

And it hasn’t gotten better as I’ve gotten older. Nope. I’m even more of a weather wimp than I used to be. My husband always says I have a one degree heat tolerance. Either it’s one degree too hot, or one degree too cold. Whatever.

Even though I’m not what you would call a heat lover, many of the traditions and activities of Summer are definitely things I love – like dinner parties al fresco, concerts in the park, picnics, the long days and warm Summer nights. View Post

Have you noticed the plethora of jumpsuits in stores and online recently? I’ve always loved jumpsuits, but it’s been years since I’ve worn one.

Many of the ones I’ve seen, and loved, are not anything I would wear (see below). Like these, many are sleeveless, show too much skin, or have too much fabric for my height.

So when I came across one that met my criteria (short sleeves, modest, neutral color), I jumped (no pun intended) at it. View Post

There’s no doubt that much of the world is in a topsy turvy, free-for-all, running amok kind of spin lately. Like many, I have a strong social conscience that compels me to stay as informed as possible, to participate when I can, and to try to find some equilibrium in daily living in order to save the world – one thought at a time.

But when the world is too much to bear, I reach for a way out – a quiet respite that takes me away. View Post