Thursday, February 25, 2016


Happy Wednesday!

Did you know that Nordstroms has expanded their clothing subscription service, Trunk Club, to women's apparel?

NY Times list of 100 notable books from 2015:

This explains why I am not a fan of outlet malls that are mainly factory stores:

I love seeing street looks from Fashion Week:

Do you read the NY Times Modern Love column?  If not, you should.  You may now also enjoy the Modern Love Podcast:

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Are you a reader?  I have always considered myself to be, but it recently dawned on me that I spend more time on the computer and less time with my nose stuck in a good book.  Vowing to change that, I have made a real effort to read (books...People and Us Weekly do not count) and waste less time surfing the web and reading blogs.  I am in a wonderful book club.  We have been together for almost 19 years.  That seems almost impossible to comprehend, the time has gone by so fast.  We started to keep a list of all the books we have read but I think at some point around year 15 that plan slowly faded away.  Thinking back on just a very few of so many books I have loved;

Snow Falling on Cedars
This book was so engaging while also very sad.  How did I not know what happened to Japanese residents in our country during WW II?

Memoirs of a Gesisha
ABSOLUTELY fascinating.  I had no idea about the training and the history of Gesishas.

The Help

The Glass Castle
I had to keep reminding myself this is a true story.

The Kite Runner
A very difficult scene to get through in the beginning but the book is well worth doing so.

The Red Tent
So much discussion about this book, one that I think I will soon read again.

I am reluctant to stop because there are so many other books I want to recommend.  However at some point I must end this post.  I will share with you our book club's February read, its fabulous!

What have you read recently that you will recommend to all of us?  Please put all suggestions in the comments section below.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Its Wednesday and you know what that means.............Link Love time,  so lets kick this post off with a happy thought:

Did you know that Kate Spade no longer owns the Kate Spade name?  She is starting a new company:

This is very interesting since I think Amazon has had a lot to do with the demise of bookstores:

Since we strive to be well informed in all areas, an article explaining the Iowa caucus and how it differs from primaries:

I thought most Macys stores already were outlets...and not good ones at that, excuse my sarcasm:

Did you see the documentary Iris?  If not, you should, its fabulous: