Even if you are ONE of the 52 who UNSUBSCRIBED from my BLOG because of MY LAST POST!
“Life is grey and dull; you may as well have a little fun when you dress.”
Quote by IRIS APFEL
TIME TO PERK UP PEOPLE!
I NOW KNOW HOW TO GET YOU TO COMMENT!!!!!!!
P O L I T I C ‘ S
Thanks to ALL who EXPRESSED in the COMMENT section or by EMAIL and OR UNSUBSCRIBED from LITTLE old ME!
You had PASSION on OVER DRIVE.
SORRY POLITIC’S isNOT for ME!
Let’s get back to STYLE ~ GRACE and MANNER’S.
The Good Old ~ Fashion STUFF.
The ITALIAN has ALWAYS said, “Never talk POLITICS or your FRIENDS WIVES!
What should we discuss TODAY?
I pick FRIENDS to START!
SO, here we GO!
I adore this story.
We met over a parking space.I was not driving only a passenger.
A woman came up from behind our car to ask if we could move forward a tad……..
OF COURSE WE COULD!
Then she sat behind me for a seminar on DRESSING.
WE chatted a bit and rolled eyes.
Compared notes on how to be a good HOSTESS!
The hostess at the home we were in had NO CLUE!
End of SHOW which was WONDERFUL; we left one by one down the stairs back to our parked cars.
We exchanged phone numbers and perhaps emails.
I FOLLOWED UP.
Do you ever FOLLOW Up when you say you will call?
I think that is VERY RARE
that someone actually FOLLOWS through.
WE met in SAN FRANCISCO for lunch and a Vintage Boutique Excursion.
Both of us had a BALL.
I have her for LUNCH.
Another magical meeting.
Then out of the blue I receive a call last week to meet her at an ART GALLERY!
I say YES as it is in my BACKYARD ALMOST!
MEET & GREET
she bestows upon me a gift.
A WONDERFUL GIFT!
I DO THINK IRIS would APPROVE!
My point when you see someone you LIKE
SEIZE THE MOMENT and get her details.
As we AGE it gets harder and harder to make Friends.
Or at least that is what I have noticed.
I had a FRENCH FRIEND.
Years ago when the BOYS were in elementary school.
Her impression of AMERICANS was we were so busy doing NOTHING!
We never had time for an impromptu coffee or gathering.
WHY IS THAT?
I think because as young Mother’s we were ALWAYS so SCHEDULED.Those are my thoughts anyway, do have your own ideas?
Let’s HIT that topic just for a moment.
Are they taught anymore?
When you go to someone’s house for dinner do you CALL or TEXT or EMAIL the next day?
Do you follow up with a hand written note?
JUST PLAIN CURIOUS I AM.
AS a MOTHER do YOU enforce the ELBOWS off the table?
Napkin on the LAP?
Do not start eating until EVERYONE Is SEATED?
IS THIS TAUGHT TO TODAYS YOUTH?
I WANT TO KNOW!
When your SONS friend gets married and you send a gift because you were INVITED to the wedding, but are unable to attend so you have The Gift mailed from the SHOP BEFORE the wedding.
AN item they had REQUESTED in their Gift REGISTRY.
Would you appreciate a THANK YOU?
IT has been FIVE MONTHS do you think there is still a chance?
Long time ago etiquette said YOU had a YEAR.
Does that still STAND anyone know?
I understand people WORK and have a house to RUN but a quick handwritten note just seals the deal for me.
That is how I was brought up and that is how I brought up my SONS.
should NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE.
LOOK even THEODORE has MANNERS.
Smiling for the camera!
EYES ON ICE CREAM.
“Don’t YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!”
Utters THE ITALIAN!
Then again it is THE ITALIAN who he listens too.
Had it been me he would have WON!
FRAN , these photos of Theodore are for YOU!
This headband I bought at I.Magnin’s in about 1982.As an employee we got a BIG discount.
I do not even think I have ever worn it before this past event where I was STOPPED in my tracks many times.
Even SAN FRANCISCO HIGH SOCIETY noticed me and gave me a compliment!
34 years I had this JUST WAITING FOR IT’s DEBUT!
Do not be in a HURRY to TOSS things you haveNOT worn!
I go against THE RULE here.
If you BOUGHT it YOU LOVED IT.
Don’t be SO FAST to TOSS IT!
The Shirt was ANOTHER GIFT from a Divine Human Being (it is a man’s TUXEDO shirt) and the earrings were a BARGAIN.
The long, long scarf
I had to have.
Found on INSTAGRAM of ALL places.
It will keep my double chin and SWAN LIKE neck warm in STYLE!
I have taken a SABBATICAL from Instagram for TWO MONTHS.
I needed a rest from SOCIAL MEDIA.
Not a BIG fan of FACEBOOK these days.
Thinking of closing that account!
Do you think I will need to have a YOU TUBE TUTORIAL to learn HOW to SHUT it DOWN?
I will keep the BLOG ROLLING as long as YOU want me TOO.
Sometimes I wonder WHY I DO THIS?
It takes LOADS of TIME and PATIENCE!
I have received numerous emails over the years FROM YOU ALL telling me how much You ENJOY my Sense of HUMOR and STYLE!
And YOU KNOW WHAT?
That is what KEEPS me GOING cause THE ITALIAN thinks I am wasting my TIME!
You see his underwear isNOT being PRESSED
his dinners may only be THREE courses now as it cuts into my COMPUTER time!
I AM A WORKING GIRL
Whether HE likes it or NOT!
AS for WEATHER in these CALIFORNIA PARTS………
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL in CALISTOGA YESTERDAY in the HEART of the NAPA VALLEY.
SENDING ALL YOU AMERICANS