Life: An Update from Easter 2021 including the village, outfits and Ralph

Well, it snowed today… on April 5th, 2021. After living here nearly 20 years now, I’ve never seen it snow in April in England. So that happened. Weird times. Now, I feel like I’m giving you guys a lot of personal updates and not a lot of helpful fashion, beauty and travel updates as of late. What can I say?…
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Dear Mr. Ralph Lauren, I’d like to talk to you about …

Dear Mr. Lauren, I’m 99% sure you have no clue who I am. We met once, at a dinner two years ago in London, where I, like a starstruck teenager, could only mutter, “I absolutely love everything you’ve ever made. Thank you.” I’ve been thinking a lot about that meeting and what I could have said, if I had been…
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Death in the Time of Covid: A Show of Community in a …

It seems to me that a great deal of stories being told at the moment, by the press, are words of doom and gloom. We’re being given numbers, of new Covid cases, deaths, vaccinated, percentage points of vaccine working or not working. We’re being given dates, of shops opening, restaurants taking reservations and potential travel allowance. We’re being told our…
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“I’m sorry”… I seem to be saying that a lot lately

It’s been about two weeks since I’ve written here. That’s a record of sorts. Radio silence on the website is something I’ve tried to avoid. But, these past two weeks haven’t been easy. Heck, who is it easy for at the present date? Honestly! Well, apart from all the kids in Miami that seem to be living life like it’s…
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My “Size” Story: Sobs, Successes and Shopping

The date was June 13th 1993. I was at teen cotillion, our first formal dance. For those unfamiliar with this practice, cotillion is a weekly dance class, held at night, where about 50-80 teenagers stand in a gymnasium and are taught everything from the foxtrot to the box step. This is meant to prepare us for the future. In the Southern…
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