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ISO: A Great White T-Shirt

Every year about this time I go through the same ritual—hunt through my wardrobe for last summer’s T-shirts, only to find most of them looking a bit “triste," as the French say. A good-looking T-shirt or three is an essential buy for me—the underpinning of my go-to daily summer uniform:… Read more


What I Learned from Lost Luggage

The long awaited river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg began with flight changes and delays, but the coach to take us to our boat was waiting for us at the Moscow airport. Unfortunately, my luggage was not. By the time we waited until the last possible moment, explored all… Read more

Food and Wine

Which Cheese and Wine Do I Pair?

I can't tell you how many times we are asked which cheese and wine should be paired together. Whether you are having a picnic, planning a romantic dinner, or a girl's night, cheese and wine are almost sure to be on the menu. Before you put too much pressure on… Read more

Money & Finance

Save More for Retirement With These 5 Tips

Sponsored Post Even if you are juggling other financial goals, here are some steps from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management to help you get back on track. You are busy with your career, maybe buying a home, having kids, saving for college—even starting a business. It is the stuff of life—and saving for… Read more

Books and TV

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