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The Royal Wedding: Princess Lessons

According to the New York Times, we are living in a Golden Age of Anglophilia. Rising anticipation of the Royal Wedding here in the US is reaching fever pitch as we prepare to see not only an American, but a bi-racial/divorcee/actress become a princess. Well, if not officially Princess Meghan,… Read more


The Best Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Today’s best hairstyles for women over 50 aren't about being a certain length (or color for that matter). Just because we've gotten older doesn't mean there's some "age-appropriate" look we should all be adhering to. We are the ageless generation after all and we understand there's more than just one… Read more


Cruise Control: Choosing the Best Cruise Ships

Dorthy Shore has reported on a great-sounding cruise she took aboard Uniworld Cruise Line's S.S. Catherine. Having just taken my sixth cruise, on three different lines, I thought I could add a few more points about the best cruise ships to the excellent ones Dorthy made. Considerations River or Sea?… Read more

Featured Women

Inspirational Women in Their Prime: Donna Richardson

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a friend’s house for a continued conversation among women as part of Women’s History Month. One of the many accomplished women I met was Donna Richardson. Donna handed me a card that read “Donna’s Tiny House Boutique.” I’ve always been fascinated by… Read more

Food and Wine

Texas Wineries Get Smart: Tourism and TEX-MED Wines

With the Texas state population at 28.3 million people and a growing list of fine Texas wineries, several winery trends are happening to draw in the Texas wine drinkers to the new wave of state-made wines. Texas makes wine, you say? Of course! Actually, wine has been in Texas since… Read more

Skin Care & Make-Up

Lip Lines: Full Lip Tips

As we get wiser, our lips can get weaker, less defined and smaller. Here are some lip tips everyone needs for rounder, pouty or full lips. Lip primers are an extra step, however, they may now be necessary. There are many different options for lip primer on the market. Some… Read more


Clutch Designer Judith Leiber Lives On

Late last month the fashion world lost haute-accessory designer Judith Leiber, she of the glittery little evening bags toted by First Ladies, socialites and women who don't faint when paying $4,000 for an evening accessory. Judith Leiber bags are mostly minaudières, small hard-shell clutches meant to hold little more than… Read more

Anti Aging

Prime Pick: Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream

You Ask, We Answer: Our Pick for the Best Summer Moisturizer that won't break the bank. There's a LOT of skincare options out there. A lot of those options also sport hefty price tags. So when you asked "what is the best budget moisturizer for summer", we were very excited… Read more