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Things That Caught My Eye This Week

01. Dress Code. What to wear to every kind of Thanksgiving dinner. 02. Turn Up The Volume. Voluminous clothing is fashion’s new favorite silhouette. 03. Best Sellers. A roundup of the best selling red lipsticks of all time. 04. Strike A Pose. The art of the photoshoot as seen by a fashion editor who has created some of the wildest productions is the subject of a new book out now. 05. Less is More. Want to know how often you should really be washing your hair? Read This. 06. The road less traveled. Four New York neighborhoods worth exploring. 07. The Getaway. Budget-friendly vacations to take now. 08. Well Said. One...

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Beautiful Blue

I’m in South Florida for the next couple of weeks – a real treat after Chicago’s brutal winter! There’s so much beauty here. Hope to dazzle you with as much of it as possible in upcoming posts. Stay tuned :)...

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The Hermitage Hotel

It is the only remaining Nashville hotel done in the Beaux Arts style, and is both a member of the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic Hotels of America. Though the hotel has been around for more than a century, you’ll find every modern amenity you’d expect from a luxury five-star property. The Hermitage underwent a massive $20 million renovation little more than a decade ago with exquisite attention to detail. That said, there’s nothing stuffy about this place. Just the opposite. There’s a down-home charm here that greets you as soon as you walk through the...

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A Vacation Idea

Looking for vacation ideas?  With summer upon us, I’ve got some great suggestions for you.  I highly recommend beautiful, historic, Savannah, Georgia. I told you all about Savannah here and suggested that if you travel to this Southern charmer you should stay here....

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The Grotto

Every time I visit this sacred space I am captivated by its beauty. Located on the grounds of the University of Notre Dame, The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is rarely without visitors. Millions have trekked to this peaceful place since its beginnings in 1896, offering up prayers and petitions and lighting candles in the stone cave. The Grotto is a smaller replication of the famed shrine in Lourdes, France, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to St. Bernadette on several occasions. A small piece of stone from the French Grotto was used in this replica,...

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