June 16, 2014
This is it. The last week of first grade. Where has the time gone? I swear she was just born and this summer Lillyana will be seven.
The end of the school year always brings new challenges. Not just adjusting to a new schedule with the 8 million camps she wil be attending, but also realizing she is not a baby anymore. I'm not needed to read books - nope, she can do it on her own. She can pick out her own (very stylish) outfits. She can drive herself to school - ok, that is being dramatic - but I can't help but think it is right around the corner.
Until that day comes I will enjoy every minute of the summer. She will make lots of new friends. Invitations will come in the mail and playdates will be scheduled. She'll still need me for lots of things - show tying, hair braiding, and cooking of meals - but she is so self sufficiant, I can't help but be a little sad sometimes.
My little baby is 4.5 days from being a second grader. It's offical. I'm having a meltdown.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.