Gut Check

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Gut Check
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that so many TV commercials seem to be about bloating, gas, and cramping? Perhaps, because April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) awareness month. A perfect time to remind you about a gut check.

Gut Check

First of all, let’s look at the facts: IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder of unknown cause, meaning it’s idiopathic. This syndrome affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States— so, that’s about 10 to 15% of the population.
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Diana Vreeland, Style Genius

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 18, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris Style Icons

Diane Vreeland, Style GeniusMy obsession with Paris isn’t much of a secret. My fascination with the City of Lights is endless. Today, I will continue that conversation with a new series on the blog called, Bonjour, Paris. The first post explores one particular French woman with a certain je nai sai quo: Diana Vreeland.

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All That Jazz

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 11, 2016 IN: I Love Museums Smooth Jazz

All That Jazz
Earlier this year, when I visited the Jacqueline De Ribes exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I ventured over to the special display Celebrating Sax Instruments and Innovation, where I learned about the Adolphe Sax. The rare saxophone collection reminded me of that jazz I enjoy.

All That Jazz

I really appreciate that when you go to see an exhibit at the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, you get some much for your donation. There is always an amazing amount of displays to see in just one day, you just have to be  brave enough to maneuver the crowds.
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What I’m Seeing

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 4, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

C-ing

I hope you agree that the more we learn about nutrition and health the better decisions we will make regarding aging gracefully.  Everyone knows that exercise, a healthy diet, complete with essential vitamins and minerals, is a key part of living a long healthy life.  Today, let’s get the lowdown on the impact of what I’m seeing with Vitamin C.

C-ing

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Paris, State of Mind

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 28, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris On the Road Again

 

Paris, State of MindNovember 2016, Hubs and I will discover what river cruising is all about.  September last year, I was totally hooked when I stopped by the local AAA office.  I learned the most popular way to experience Europe are the river cruises, so I booked a ten-day Seine River Cruise.  SInce that autumn date, I’ve been in a Paris, state of mind.

Paris, State of MindLast year, hubby and I celebrated our milestone birthdays with low-key celebrations.  This year, we decided we did not want to overlook the opportunity to commemorate our mutual benchmarks.

Paris, State of Mind
My BFF Cynthia, and her hubby, decided they wanted to join us for the adventure with two extra days in Paris.  We even found a non-stop flight direct from Philly to the Charles De Gaulle Airport.  There are many promotional discounts when you book early.  We received a discount from AAA as well as from Ama Waterways because we booked by September 30.
Paris, State of MindWhen viewing the Christmas windows in New York City in December, I couldn’t resist the temptation to purchase the late french empress of fashion, DIane Vreeland’s Smashing Brillant perfume at Bergdorf Goodman.  Diana’s family is doing an amazing job carrying on her legacy with an exclusive line of DIana Vreeland perfume that is being carried by select retailer’s like Bergdorf Goodmans. Continue reading

Here I Go Again

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 21, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

 

Here I Go Again
Here I go again sharing my personal health information. It’s that time of the year again for my annual physical with my internist.  Once again my blood work detected a deficiency in my Vitamin D level.
Here I Go Again

I’ve talked about my levels of Vitamin D in my  Mighty D post.  Also known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is a water soluble mineral which is formed in the skin when the skin is exposed to UVB rays in direct sunlight.  The downside of this vitamin is that is not found in many that I foods that I like and enjoy.
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A Walk in the Park

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 14, 2016 IN: On the Road Again


A Walk in the Park

Every March, I wipe away my winter blues and get a dose of spring when I attend the annual Philadelphia Flower Show.  This year, my BFF Cynthia took in the aptly-themed exhibit, “Explore America,” celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service.

A Walk in the Park

Wearing: J. Crew Factory Vest, Ebby Knit long sleeve top, J. Crew Minnie pant and J. Crew Bronson black suede booties (BFF sunnies.) Sephora Beauty products:  Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipstick Bauhaus 5 and NailsInc GelEffect Regents Place

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that was created in 1916 to manage all our national parks, monuments, among other conservation and historical properties.

Each exhibit was inspired by a national park at this year’s 188th show like  the large-scale displays of the quintessential Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park, to name a few.
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Follow Your Gut

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 7, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Follow Your Gut

March is Colon Cancer Awareness and I have a simple suggestion for your health awareness: Follow your gut! Stick with me as I share important information about colorectal cancer, commonly called colon cancer.

Follow Your Gut

The American Cancer Society introduced a great way to create awareness for colon cancer every spring.  The American Cancer Society selected Daffofils, lovely spring perennial, for their Hope by the Bunch campaign. This lovey delicate yellow bud represent a universal symbol of hope and life.
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I Got Spring Fever

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, February 29, 2016 IN: Beauty

I Got Spring Fever

Are the crazy winter temperatures driving you to think warmer, spring-like thoughts? March’s arrival looks promising — Daylight Savings Time less than two weeks away and spring starts Sunday, March 20th.  Plus, Easter,  St. Patty’s Day, and the Philadelphia Flower Show (this year’s theme being is the centennial of the National Park Service) are giving me spring fever.
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One Stop

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 IN: Fashion I Love Museums On the Road Again Style Icons

One Stop

When you live in Small Town, USA like I do, a trip to New York City is the ultimate one stop destination for style inspiration, great food, cultural enrichment, and of course, shopping.

One Stop

My hubby and I motored to New York City for a belated birthday celebration with our daughter, Channing, a fashion journalist.  Upon our arrival on Friday evening, we commenced the weekend’s festivities with a literary-themed dining experience at The Writing Room in her neighborhood.

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