Dots! Spots!…Let’s polka!!

Would you like to know a little bit of sartorial histoire? If you would like to know more about word origins go here: “Where did this name for round circles of dye on clothing originate? And what, if anything, does it have to do with the dance of the same name? In the 1840s, the […]

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Plaid is the new Black

“I was raised in kilts,” I say trilling with a bagpipe-like brogue. And ever after I have had an unusually high tolerance for plaid and an unhealthy appetite for wool of all varieties. The crisping of the air in autumn communicates to my highly sensitized wool antennae that the time is nearing to walk like […]


Anything Goes

I love bright colors. I always have. Orange, Lime Green. I like Bright Blue and Red but not as much I don’t think. I absolutely adore my new Michael Stars scarf. I wear it all the time. It is an ikat cotton woven with little pink tassels at the tips. I find it goes with […]


Sunday Flowers

Love is a decision not a feeling. Feelings come and go. Rise and flow. Wax and wane. But a decision is a commitment. If you deconstruct decide to its root meaning, you will find it means of kill or of murder as in de of + cide ( homocide, suicide). I don’t mean to sound […]


Blue Period

  This past week I have been having a conversation with my friend, Lula, on etiquette which happens to be one of my favorite subjects. I collect books on etiquette. I have a Third Edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette printed in 1922. I bought it at a great little book store that I have been […]