Showing posts from March, 2023

Old Money Style

Elegance Finest Hour "The first generation builds the business, the second makes it a success, and the third wrecks it."  Are you watching Succession (Netflix)  season 4? It is a series about the Logan Roy family dynasty and the underlings vying for power, money and a business position or take over from their old and ailing father.  The series captives and is filled with family hysterics, drama, private jets, swanky homes, high flying lifestyles entwined with complete human dysfunction.  The show has a taste of the film, Greedy 1994, with Kirk Douglas and Michael J. Fox though that movie was comedic.  Alas, the storyline is definitely similar with the chasing, approval seeking and overall doing anything for the business, succession and the mighty dollar.  The first episode of season 4 takes place with a birthday party for Logan.  Greg, a wanting money obsessed cousin, brings a date, Bridget, dressed inappropriately with a floral frock, cowboy boots and oversized tote.  Bridg

Oscars 2023 - Academy Awards 95th

  "Lights, Camera & Action"   "Things never happen on accident. They happen because you have a vision, you have a commitment, you have a dream." - Oscar de la Renta The 95th Academy Awards show held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, started with aplomb and ended flat though the fashion was top-notch.  Old Hollywood glamour and fashion reigned supreme.   The fashion focus was on enhancing a silhouette, feature's, and individuality.  Let's commence with my commentary.  The opening monologue by Jimmy Kimmel was refreshing, light and funny. Last year's kerfuffle between host Chris Rock and actor Will Smith was highlighted.  It was noted that any form of violence will never again be accepted during the show.  Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars for ten years.  And rightfully so.  Everyone attending and watching concurred.  Since when is violence in any form acceptable in polite society?  The other emotional highlights were the first two awards and the acc

Books March 2023

  Read, Read, Read "Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home."- Anna Quindlen March is upon us. We are blissfully excited because spring is around the corner.  The seasons are a blessing, fresh, different and always thrilling.  The world slowly comes alive, flowers start to sprout and the cycle of life begins anew.  I have read several books since the beginning of 2023. These are a few of them.  I tend to read historical fiction and beachy reads.  If I love an author's storytelling, I will devour all of her books.   My Latest Favorites For Readers Who Loved The Nightingale  The Paris Seamstress - Natasha Lester A French seamstress.  A British spy. An American heiress. One destiny that begins in war-torn France.  This is an unforgettable novel about WWII spanning generations, across the pond and so much more. The tale is told with two main characters starting with Estella Bissette, a young seamstress, 1940,

Best Mascara

  Lush Long Lashes "The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."  Audrey Hepburn The eyes say it all.  Eyes are powerful communicators to the world.  Only in person, can we truly see, and understand one another.  Thus, human beings crave social interaction face to face.  Phone, Texting & Email  Talking on the phone is another avenue though we cannot see each other unless you FaceTime. We always feel better or create resolution after chatting on the gab mobile.  In comparison, texting and email are often less fruitful (no visual emotion) and can leave people wanting more or creating chaos.   A text, string of texts or email can be completely taken out of context causing anger, miscommunication and anxiety.  In other words, meeting in person or talking on the phone is paramount for successful communication.   What about the computer screen?  Of course, computer calls are a whole other dilemma.