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    On living a stylish, balanced, adventurous, delicious life after 50.


  • Cabin With A View: Road Trip With Sis

    Cabin With View: Road Trip

    When my sister invited me to join her on a three-day road trip to the Eastern Sierras to try to view (and photograph) some fall foliage, I cleared the decks... Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Travel Wardrobe Planning: Paris In Late Autumn

    Travel Wardrobe Planning: Paris Late Autumn

    As I mentioned last week, I’ll be heading to Paris for a week early in December, and I am thrilled! I’ll be traveling with only carry-on luggage (and hope to... Read more

    Posted on 19 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Une Femme Économe: Easy Fall Sweaters

    Femme Économe: Easy Fall Sweaters

    A lightweight throw-it-on-and-go wool sweater is one of my wardrobe staples both at home and for travel. Wear it over a tee, under a jacket or just on its own. Read more

    Posted on 18 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Out And About (With Out-Takes)

    About (With Out-Takes)

    On our way out to dinner Saturday night, le Monsieur and I stopped off at The Platform in Culver City to see what was new. This is a retail space that opened... Read more

    Posted on 17 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Friday Gadgetry

    Friday Gadgetry

    How Could I Have Remained Unaware Of This Until Now??? Maybe I’m just late to the party, but this butter keeper is the greatest thing since the baguette. Read more

    Posted on 14 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Fall Color Play

    Fall Color Play

    It’s actually been cool enough here the last couple of mornings to break out the scarves! I’ve been impatient to wear this paisley scarf I purchased a few... Read more

    Posted on 13 October 2016 FASHION
  • A Few Good Basics On Sale…

    Good Basics Sale…

    It’s usually not difficult to find trendy or seasonal pieces marked down a few weeks after they hit the shelves, but it’s not so common to find “evergreen” item... Read more

    Posted on 11 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • (Dreaming Of) Autumn In Paris

    (Dreaming Autumn Paris

    No, I’m not really in Paris now, but I planned ahead with these fall outfit photos. Wearing: earrings | coat | necklace | necklace | jeans (similar) | bracelet... Read more

    Posted on 10 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Learning To Trust Those “Click” Moments

    Learning Trust Those “Click” Moments

    When it comes to style, it’s easy to let myself get pulled in a lot of different directions. I see something I like on someone else or in a store window, or I... Read more

    Posted on 07 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Travel Wardrobe Recap: Japan

    Travel Wardrobe Recap: Japan

    As I’ve done after previous trips, I’m reviewing my travel wardrobe…what worked, what didn’t and making notes for the next time. Here’s my Japan travel... Read more

    Posted on 06 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Home Again, Home Again…

    Home Again, Again…

    Bags are unpacked, laundry is (mostly) done. I’m a little jet-lagged, which manifests in disrupted sleep patterns and having periods of grogginess during the... Read more

    Posted on 05 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • 6 Travel Beauty Essentials

    Travel Beauty Essentials

    This trip to Japan has been amazing! We head home tomorrow, and while I wish we’d had more time here, especially in Kyoto, it will be good to be home. Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Boat With A View: Island Hopping Near Onomichi

    Boat With View: Island Hopping Near Onomichi

    The weather was mostly cloudy and wet during our 3 days of boating in the Inland Sea, but we still had a marvelous time. BIL and SIL were fabulous hosts; we wer... Read more

    Posted on 02 October 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Casual Vendredi: Dreaming of Autumn

    Casual Vendredi: Dreaming Autumn

    Can’t wait for some cool fall weather…looking forward to sweaters and boots and wearing my favorite fragrance again. Above: earrings | scarf | sweater | bag |... Read more

    Posted on 30 September 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Postcards From Tokyo

    Postcards From Tokyo

    This is the entrance to the Meiji Jingu shrine. We walked through that beautiful forest up to the temple/shrine itself. The site was formerly a field that house... Read more

    Posted on 29 September 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Key Pieces: Little Black Pants

    Pieces: Little Black Pants

    If there’s one item of clothing I’ve come to think of as indispensable, it has to be a pair of black pants. They dress up or down, are perfect for travel and... Read more

    Posted on 28 September 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Wait…Where Are We Again?

    Wait…Where Again?

    According to our walking tour guide, the Japanese are as enamored of all things French as some of us in the States, but especially with the food. Read more

    Posted on 27 September 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Room With A View (Sometimes): Tokyo

    Room With View (Sometimes): Tokyo

    We’ve definitely had more clouds, fog and rain than clear conditions, but when it does lift, the view is spectacular. The clearest it’s been was last night, whe... Read more

    Posted on 25 September 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • Lounge With A View…

    Lounge With View…

    I’m showing you the view from the hotel lounge where we enjoyed a refreshing cranberry juice while we checked in. Yes, our room has a view, but when we got up... Read more

    Posted on 23 September 2016 LIFESTYLE
  • 12-Piece Travel Wardrobe: Japan

    12-Piece Travel Wardrobe: Japan

    Many thanks to all of you who have shared your Japan travel tips. They are very much appreciated!! Though our trip to Japan is on the shorter side (just less... Read more

    Posted on 21 September 2016 LIFESTYLE