Afternoon Tea at The Ritz Carlton

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 23, 2015 IN: On the Road Again

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz Carlton, New York City

Wearing old Lafayette 148 New York brocade dress, Mui Mui metallic gold pumps with J. Crew Factory pearl necklace and Fashionphile pre-owned Chloė Sally Flap bag

Wearing old Lafayette 148 New York Indochine jacquard dress, Mui Mui metallic gold pumps with J. Crew Factory pearl necklace and Fashionphile pre-owned Chloė Sally Flap bag

For as long as I can remember, I like tea parties. Perhaps it’s the inner girly girl in me. There’s something special about indulging in a spot of tea.  Don’t we all want to have an air of sophistication and indulge in afternoon tea? I know I do, my great friend Cynthia,  so do my daughter and her BFFs.  It looks like my daughter, her millennial New York friends and I started our own mid-day tea experience. This year afternoon tea at The Ritz Carlton, lest we not forget last year at the landmark historic Plaza Hotel.

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Un-Beet-able

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 16, 2015 IN: Give Me Grace

Un-beet-able
Since this month is all about nutrition.  One way I keep fit and eat healthy is by my food choices. I must share my fondness for an un-beet-able vegetable, beets. Beets are one of those polarizing foods that you either love or hate. I relish this brightly colored veggie.
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Kick Start Spring

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 9, 2015 IN: Give Me Grace

Kick Up Spring
We have all heard about or participated in campaigns. Campaign for this, for that, get involved, make a difference campaigns. Capital campaigns to raise funds, political ones to elect  public officials and not to be left out, the health industry awareness campaigns.  Just one week into March, I am urging you like the American Dietetic Association’s to kick start your spring with healthy eating habits.
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Lights, Camera, Flowers!

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 2, 2015 IN: Formal Affair

Lights! Camera! Flowers!

at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. Wearing Teri Jon black lace cocktail dress, Kate Spade chain bag, Stuart Weitzman evening pumps, Wolford Neon 40 tights and necklace

at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. Wearing Teri Jon black lace cocktail dress, Kate Spade chain bag, Stuart Weitzman black evening pumps, Wolford Neon 40 tights and Sabika necklace

For the last 22 years, I’ve chosen all the different modes of transportation to get to the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. I drove, took the rails, planned an organized bus trip the Philadelphia Flower.  These trips involved anyone who would accompany me, my children, my sister, girl friends and colleagues. This year I had the unique opportunity to attend the black-tie preview party for the 186th Annual Show, thank you BFF Cynthia.  I say lights, camera, flowers as spring is unofficially ushered in with 10-acres of fresh blooms at the Pennsylvania Convention Show in Philadelphia.
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Top Dog

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, February 23, 2015 IN: Give Me Grace

Top Dog
The late Charles Schultz Peanuts comic strip character, Snoopy is not the only famous and beloved beagle.  The top dog, Miss P won best in show at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The 15-inch beagle reached the pinnacle of the dog world as the second beagle to take to win the prestigious dog show recently held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Wearing H & M Scuba-look stripe top over Lafayette 148 grey wool dress, Seychelles suede shoes.  Jewelry:  Daivid Yurman charm bracelet/cable bracelets and Stella and Dot silver lariat necklace.

Wearing H & M Scuba-look stripe top over Lafayette 148 grey wool dress, Seychelles suede shoes. Jewelry: Daivid Yurman charm bracelet/cable bracelets and Stella and Dot silver lariat necklace.

Did you know there are health benefits to owning a pet?  The American Heart Association has linked the ownership of pets, especially dogs with a reduced risk for heart disease and greater longevity.

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Training Day

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 IN: On the Road Again

Training Day
I remember my first day as a pharmaceutical sales rep with AstraZeneca over 17 years ago.  I temporarily relocated to Da’Burgh, Pittsburgh, that is. I was housed in my own one-bedroom apartment in North Hills near the regional office of AstraZeneca.  Way back in 1998, the training day included not days, not just weeks but three months of classroom study face to face with trainers.
Training Day

Wearing Portolano Wool wrap with rabbit pom poms , Ebby top, J. Crew Factory faux leather-stripe Gigi pant, J. Crew black suede bootie, Portolano classic black leather gloves, Tiffany & Co bead necklace worn as double bracelet.

Wearing Portolano Wool wrap with rabbit pom poms , Ebby top, J. Crew Factory faux leather-stripe Gigi pant, J. Crew black suede bootie, Portolano classic black leather gloves, Tiffany & Co bead necklace worn as double bracelet.

My, how things have changed. Technology has exploded in a major way that affects our daily lives in how we communicate, shop and learn. I recall when I interviewed for this sales position, I was asked many times over about my ability to maneuver the different programs of the computer.  I asked myself how hard can this computer be? Speaking of technology, my first cell phone was the Motorola bag phone with an external antenna. Anyone else remember that cell phone?

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Had Enough Already?

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 IN: On the Road Again

 

Ladies Night

I was hoping to escape the winter gloom when I recently journeyed to New York City to help my daughter celebrate her 28th birthday.  New York isn’t so much fun when you have to trudge through the slush, dirty snow and the prospect of yet another Monday storm. Can I get a show of hands? Have you had enough already?

Wearing old iresident trench jacket, Lafayette 148 NY wool navy a-line dress with Seychelles suede pumps, vintage necklace.

Wearing old iridescent trench jacket, Lafayette 148 NY wool navy a-line dress with Seychelles suede pumps, vintage necklace.

However, I enjoyed the pleasure of my daughter’s birthday celebration with eight other millennials that are truly rising stars.  As a Mom I admire Channing’s “Martha” skills.  You know the Martha Stewart skills that lay dormant until you realize you have a panache to create the perfect ambiance. Her humble abode offered flickering scented candles, flowers and the menu included a nice selection mostly healthy treats:   fresh fruit, olives, homemade pizza and Caprese salad.

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Well Red

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, February 2, 2015 IN: Give Me Grace

 

Well Red

I’d like to believe women of a certain age are well red (pun intended) about heart disease.
Hats off to the American Heart Association for their Go Red for Women national campaign to help educate women about heart disease.  The number one killer of women causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.

Well Red

The first Friday in February is the special day designated to bring attention and awareness to heart disease in women by wearing red.  With over a decade of success,  the American Heart Association’s research and education to healthy lifestyle changes, the AHA is proud that:

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Dress Code

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, January 26, 2015 IN: Formal Affair

Dress Code
Every four years I take a political plunge with the election or re-election of the governor of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Last week, hubby and I attended the newly elected Tom Wolf’s “Let’s Get Started” themed inaugural celebration at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.  Interestingly enough, the governor requested a low key event that not be black-tie but celebratory attire. So what is the dress code for celebratory attire?

Dress Code

Wearing: Vince Camuto faux fur black cape, Teri Jon (old) cocktail dress, Kate Spade evening bag, Wolford Neon 40 black tights, Stuart Weitzman Elegant black satin evening pumps and Portolano long classic leather gloves.

Just when I thought I mastered the attire for black-tie affairs. That someone, Governor Wolf starts confusing matters with the term “celebratory attire.”  What dress code is to appropriate to attend the new governor’s low key historic event?

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Happy Two Year Blogaversary

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, January 19, 2015 IN: As I See It

Happy Two Year Blogaversary4
For the last two years, the federal holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday reminds me of my momentous occasion when I launched my blog, The Age of Grace.  Like Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous speech, “I Have A Dream,” too.  However, my dream is to inspire, connect and remind women over the age of fifty that we can age gracefully.  Happy Two Year Blogaversary toThe Age of Grace for continuing on that mission.

Happy Two Year Blogaversary2

I was inspired by my daughter and many others blogging their story. I didn’t want to miss out by not voicing my concerns, thoughts and opinions. We all have an account that needs to be told whether it be success or failure.  I believe we all have a sphere of influence with our family, friends and social media that we need to impact.

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