Monthly Archives: December 2010

WHAT A PICTURE’S WORTH

So what does photographing the faux ancient mosaic seasons greetings on the floors of Rome’s airport have to do with Enlightened Shopping?  Let me illustrate with a little anecdote.  It’s our second day in Rome and we’re strolling down via Santa Chiara, Herb … Continue reading

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ONLY IN ITALY DEPT.

            Arriving at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, streams of weary travelers, eyes downcast from jetlag, suddenly behold, set into floors polished to such a gleam you can almost see yourself in them – a patch of what looks like ancient Roman … Continue reading

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS DEPT.

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.  THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CLOCK IS TICKING. THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS FAST DRAWING TO A CLOSE AND IT’LL BE ANOTHER YEAR UNTIL ANOTHER BLACK FRIDAY KICKS OFF ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON OF OUR REAL NATIONAL PASTIME.     MEANWHILE, … Continue reading

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POT LUCK

In the space at our library’s antiques show where in past years I’ve found earthy old mixing bowls of the type my stepmother Jan loves (some actually look batter-like) and could never resist until they started costing more than $5 … Continue reading

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A LITTLE SPILL…AND A NEW SHOPPORTUNITY!

            Physics was never my strong suit, so I was extra-unprepared when the svelte cork-and-stainless pourer I’d installed in my bottle of Bizalion’s Organic Cataluna Extra Virgin Olive Oil popped out as I was dribbling said oil on our salad last … Continue reading

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NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND’S SHIRT, NOT BY A LONG SHOT

  The way things have been going around here since I took up blogging, Herb was only slightly startled to find my beloved Wanderlust Sumatra Shirt Dress dangling from the hat rack as he was heading out the front door … Continue reading

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CHEAP FRILLS

I recently spent a week in Sarasota hanging out with my stepmother, Jan, who prides herself on being as cheap as she is chic.  And she is VERY chic!  So naturally I had no problem talking her into spending some … Continue reading

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THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR GAWKING

People keep stopping me on the street to exclaim over my fabulous new Naya Origami Rose boots  — which doesn’t surprise me since I can’t stop canoodling over them!  Their dash!  Their brio! That sassy flower!  And they’re comfy, too — quite a feat (oops, … Continue reading

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ART AND SOUL

            I finished reading Steve Martin’s just published novel, “An Object of Beauty” (Grand Central Publishing),  over the weekend.  Of course, you KNOW I’m going to rush right out and buy any novel with the word “Object” in the title!  You … Continue reading

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WRIST CANDY

So there we were last night at Mickey’s (http://www.mickeysgroup.com/), our local Elaine’s, and I was reaching for, oh, maybe my third piece of the sublime ciabatta from Bread & Chocolate (http://www.breadchocolate.net)  down the street – welcome to my neighborhood! – when … Continue reading

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