Holiday Family Drama

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, December 12, 2016 IN: Mental Health


Holiday family drama is never a pleasant subject matter any time of the year.  Maybe your family members don’t present like the Griswold’s from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or the Bailey’s from It’s A Wonderful Life.  However,  I believe all families have some level of dysfunction.  The question is how do you deal with it?

We all know the holiday season can bring stress and tension but you and your family can take steps to prepare and address potential conflict in healthy ways.
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Metrostyle Purrfect Leopard Sweater

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 IN: Collabs Talking Fashion

Metrostyle Purrfect Leopard Sweater
Leopard is one of this season’s must-have trends. I scored a Metrostyle purrfect leopard sweater for my recent vacation to Paris, France.  
Metrostyle Purrfect Leopard Sweater

Full disclosure: I love to stand out in any crowd wearing elegant and chic classic attire especially for my age (61).  Sometimes it feels like our society expects women of a certain age not to be interested in fashion or style and to dress frumpy.

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These Frye Shooties Are Made for Walkin’

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, November 7, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris Talking Fashion

There Frye Shooties Are Made For Walkin'
It’s been a moment since I’ve reminisced about childhood fashions.  Let’s go down Memory Lane. Some of you may remember Nancy Sinatra’s song, “These Boots Are Made For Walkin?,”  that debuted in 1966.  At that time, go-go boots were the thing to have.  Fast-forward to this post: I’m talking shoe fashion. Specifically, these Frye shooties that are made for walkin’ in Paris.

These Frye Shooties Are Made For Walkin'

According to the Long Island Mseum, their 2015 exhibit on Beth Levine titled, “Beth Levine:  The First Lady of Shoes,”  the sleek white go-go boots that Nancy Sinatra often wore when performing that hit song were designed by Levine.

Location: Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, Lancaster, PA. Wearing vintage Iridescent trench jacket, Faux Leather Peplum, J. Crew Minnie Pant with Frye "Billy Western Shootie and my Louie.

Location: Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, Lancaster, PA. Wearing: Vintage Iridescent trench jacket similar here, not so new Faux Leather Peplum top, old J. Crew Minnie Pant with Frye “Billy Western Shootie and my Louie Speedy.

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Chic Paris Essentials List

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris

Paris Chic Essentials List
The countdown is until I embark on my Paris River Cruise.  For the last year, I’ve dreamed of this European getaway on the Seine River.  Now, it comes down to my Paris chic essentials list, of what to pack and how not to overpack.

Paris Chic Essentials List

European River cruises continue to be a top vacation destination for Americans according to AAA travel.  For me, it was a no-brainer to experience to glide along the Seine River to view city buildings and landmarks.

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Yes, Mr. Dior

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 IN: Iconic Fashion Designers

Yes, Mr. Dior
Christian Dior died in 1957 on October 23rd, at the age of 52.   The classic Dior style continues to this day.  I say, yes Mr. Dior to the sophistication and elegance under the tutelage of Italian fashion designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Yes, Mr. Dior

In Christian Dior’s book released in 1954, The Little Dictionary of Fashion, the introduction states exactly what I believe in fashion, “But it is possible for a woman to be elegant without spending very much money on her clothes, if she follows the basic rules of fashion and is careful to choose the clothes that suit her personality.”

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Green Zone

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 IN: Nutrition

Green Zone
According to Christian Dior’s 1954 book, The Little Dictionary of Fashion, the color green is supposed to be an unlucky color. I’d say things have changed regarding the color. In fact, for me, this natural color is making a strong difference every morning as I go to the green zone for breakfast.
Green Zone

Being in the green zone is my way to kick start my metabolism with 7 – 9 servings of fruits and veggies in one fell swoop with one drink.

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Pink Ribbon

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 IN: Breast Cancer Health Awareness

Pink Ribbon
Since 1991, the pink ribbon has stood for the universal symbol for breast cancer awareness, thanks to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  The pink ribbon is the well-known symbol adopted by many organizations including the National Football League to help promote awareness for breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon

It’s October again, so you know what that means, hundreds, if not thousands of products are branded pink with a promise of a small portion of the total cost being donated to support breast cancer research.
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