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.
Today’s post is not about the most wonderful time of the year. It’s actually a little bit ho-hum! Did you know that holiday heart attacks are more deadly in the colder months, beginning in December?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.