A Night to Remember

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, May 25, 2015 IN: Formal Affair

A Night to Remember
This year’s Club 21Dinner Dance was a night to remember.  For twenty-one years, hubby and I usher in the Memorial Day Holiday with our annual black-tie event. We look forward to the who’s who of attendees as well as the special time with our guests.

Wearing Teri Jon Black Taffeta Ball Gown with Frank Lyman Evening Jacket

Wearing Teri Jon Black Taffeta Ball Gown with Frank Lyman Designs Evening Jacket

It was a night to remember to bring together our favorite people for dinner and dancing at the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, Pennsylvania.  At this stage of our lives, we are not meeting new people. However, we have forged great friendships that we care to stay connected to.

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Nailed It

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 IN: Give Me Grace

Nailed It
I nailed it when I self-diagnosed myself with a common fingernail problem, Onychoschizia. The condition, is really just a fancy name for splitting fingernails.

Nailed It

Your fingernails can provide clues to your overall health.  Are your nails healthy, or sending you a health warning?

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Take the Steps

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, May 11, 2015 IN: Give Me Grace

Take The Steps

By now you know that I am all about steps especially as it pertains to being fit. Studies show consistent exercise helps to ward off some chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. However, today I would like focus on how to take the steps for stroke prevention by knowing the risks.
Take The Steps

 

I am not a licensed medical professional but my tenure in the healthcare industry has afforded me knowledge. This consciousness encourages my own awareness of illnesses that can besiege one as they age. One great way I share these realizations is though the national health calendar.
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To My Mom, With Love

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, May 4, 2015 IN: As I See It

To Mom, With Love
One caveat to national holidays are they help everyone to be on one accord. Everyone will celebrate their mother the upcoming weekend, me included. I plan to head to Philly to spend the day with Mom, Then spent Sunday with my family to celebrate my Mother’s Day. I dedicate this post to my mom, with love.

To Mom, With Love

Mother is a country girl at heart, I believe she adopted city style and customs when she moved from North Carolina to Philadelphia. Bessie, her name evokes that of being old-fashioned kind of gal, that she is.
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Go Big or Go Home

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 27, 2015 IN: Threads of Grace

Go Big or Go Home, Kentucky Derby
It’s Kentucky Derby time again. The 141st running of the thoroughbred race, “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” is always the first Saturday in May.  My outfit this week is inspired by the go big or go home headdresses usually worn at this annual horserace since 1875. My outfit may not be perfect for Churchill Downs but it is my own trifecta for a winning ensemble.
Go Big or Go Home

Wearing Banana Republic black lace crop top with J.Crew Double-breasted linen ivory blazer, Sara Pacini linen wide-leg pants, San Diego Hat Company Ultrabraid XL brim black hat  with Kate Spade New York camel Licorice suede pumps.

Wearing Banana Republic black lace crop top with J.Crew Double-breasted linen ivory blazer, Sara Pacini linen wide-leg pants, San Diego Hat Company Ultrabraid XL brim black hat with Kate Spade New York camel Licorice suede pumps.

Hats, seem to be having a moment in fashion. Even men are dabbling into hats. Remember Pharrell Williams’ infamous hat at the 2014 Grammys? This past winter, many fashion statements were made with hats. The forecasts for fall 2015 accessories include all kind of head gear from hats to headbands. I occasionally like to sport a topper myself.

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Stop, Look and Listen

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 20, 2015 IN: As I See It

Stop, Look and Listen
This week’s blog post is inspired by smooth jazz saxophonist, Boney James instrumental version of the song, “Stop, Look and Listen.”  An excellent segue way to talk about April being Jazz Appreciation Month. Thanks to the Smooth Jazz station on Sirius satellite radio, I am able to stop, look and listen all during the day when I take time between visits to medical offices.
Stop, Look & Listen
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Pumped for Spring

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 13, 2015 IN: As I See It

Pumped for Spring
Every year I hope to get to Washington, D. C. to be among the many tourists to see the nation’s largest collection of cherry blossom trees. Well, April 28, 2013, I was pumped for spring to be in the nation’s capital for my first Nike Women’s Half-Marathon. Not exactly how I planned to view the over 30,000 pink trees.
Pumped for Spring

 

Pumped for Spring; Wearing NYDJ faux leather linen moto jacket with J. Crew gingham blouse, Stella and Dot necklace, Marisa Baratelli Thai silk long skirt and Manolo Blahnik pumps

Pumped for Spring; Wearing NYDJ faux leather linen moto jacket with J. Crew gingham blouse, Stella and Dot necklace, Marisa Baratelli Thai silk long skirt and Manolo Blahnik pumps

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Under the Influence

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 6, 2015 IN: Give Me Grace

Under the Influence
This week is Alcohol Awareness Week, you know where I am going with this. I  especially want to call your attention to the negative effects of alcohol in women. Check out the info graph listed below, it highlights major differences in males versus females concerning alcohol consumption. Check to see how being under the influence affects women who consume alcohol on the regular?

Under the Influence Alcohol affects men and women differently.  Many people think it’s just because men are bigger and can handle their alcohol better, but weight isn’t the only factor.
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Falling Like Dominos

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 30, 2015 IN: Give Me Grace

Falling like Dominos

Some things just don’t have to be, like the high death rates associated with colon cancer.  The colon cancer cure rate is 90% when symptoms are detected early. The staggering colon cancer rates suggest that many people especially young women are falling like dominos.

Wearing vintage Zion cocktail suit with J. Crew Factory necklace and Enzo Angiolini booties

On this very windy day, I am wearing vintage (dug out of my cedar closet) Zion New York metallic slate grey jacket with dress with J. Crew Factory necklace and Enzo Angiolini booties

Falling Like Dominos (Colon Cancer)

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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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