I attended Fordham University’s Manhattan campus graduating with a degree in economics.
I was born in Pittsburgh,PA. I spent most of my youth on a farm in northeastern Pennsylvania where I rode horses, played in the trees and begrudgingly helped my mother with her extensive vegetable and flower gardens.
I am now an avid gardener, fanatic DIYer, proud mom of two amazing young men and wife to an adoring husband. Living in a funky 1960’s brick contemporary on ten acres in Vermont I have ample opportunity to dig in the dirt and get out the power tools! Oh yes, can’t forget to mention we have a pet pig named Ponyo.
Designing, coordinating and creating have always been my passions. Over the years that passion has taken many forms, from retail merchandising, wedding coordinator, party planning, boutique owner, and now the enchanting world of antique french textiles. So, I have started the treatment! I’ll start with the main results. There was just huge, purulent inflammation. Of course, I had depression. I tried not to leave the house and had no one to communicate with. And so, after reading the instructions at http://sixated.com/buy-accutane-online/ , I began to take 10 mg pills every day in the evening and had a pretty good result already in 3 weeks! My conclusion on Accutane is the following: I completely got rid of acne, but the treatment still lasts. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found vocation that allows me to be creative in so many ways.
My garden at home in Vermont modeled after a classic for potager “kitchen” garden. I designed and built this little beauty myself! That includes hand digging the sod, setting the posts, cutting the raised beds and making the fence.
Early morning sunlight in my studio.
Yummy pile of pillows and textiles!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Eclectically Sporty. I live a very active lifestyle, travel quite a bit, love the outdoors and want to be comfortable.
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
No rules. I dress for myself. I wear things that make me happy, feel good and are appropriate for the task at hand. Whether that’s getting up at 5am to spend the day truffling for textiles in Provence, gardening, painting, hiking, shopping or happy hour!
Photo of me preparing arrangements for a show at Topnotch in Stowe, Vermont.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACCESSORY?
Wow asking a girl to pick just one! I think if I had to choose one it would be one my hair. Does that count? I love it because it has a mind and personality of its own. People always remember the hair.
Other accessories I love are statement necklaces and bracelets.
You will often find a piece of antique fabric wrapped around my neck. Most often it is a piece I have cut from a curtain panel that has the bobble trim still intact.
I also adore my now “vintage” collection of classic designer pieces acquired in my 20’s when Bendels, Bergdorf and Barneys where my go to department stores and gluten was good for me!
In France on a buy trip.
Scarf is a piece of 19th century cotton fabric with Napoleon 111 white barrel tassels.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR COMBINATIONS?
I know this is probably really boring but I love black, grey’s and earth tones popped with a bit of white, denim or floral print.
DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE PIECE THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE?
Not unless my hair counts!
Scarf – Toile du jouy ruffle from a curtain panel .
WHAT ARE YOUR STYLE STRENGTHS?
I like to have fun with my clothes and accessories. I don’t take them or myself to seriously.
Thanksgiving in NYC 2017.
DO YOU HAVE A STYLE MUSE?
My Grandmother Mabel.
She was an amazing woman! Tall, gorgeous, always “dressed” yet somehow understated.
I think that was because she really understood what she liked and what worked for her body type.
Mabel at the track, my grandparents had race horses.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND WHY CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT THEM?
Believe it or not I wash my face the same way I did in high school. Buff puff and Neutrogena bar. For moisturizers I use an arsenal of Lancome products. I love the Genifique Youth Activating serum and could not go without the Energy De vie cooling eye gel it really does battle those nasty dark circles!
WHAT ADVISE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN OVER 50?
Make time to care for yourself!
I find this to be truer with each passing year.
The more I can do on the preventive side of care the better I feel and the happier I am.
DO YOU HAVE ANY STYLE RULES THAT YOU LIVE BY,OR DO YOU CHOOSE TO BREAK THE RULES?
No rules, no rules to break!
My favorite black pants. Cropped ruffle pant from New York designer Vivienne HU, Marc Fisher boots and Athleta turtleneck.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE AND OR BOUTIQUE SOURCES?
I have been a huge fan of Athleta since its inception a decade ago. We are lucky enough to have a retail store here in Vermont. I still prefer to shop in person when it’s possible.
In NYC Saks and Bloomingdales are my easy one stop shopping spots. They both have great lingerie and shoe departments as well as lots of fun small designers and of course all the classic big names. Unfortunately, many of the wonderful boutique shops that I used to frequent in Soho have long since closed. I now rely on my annual buying trips to Europe to fill in those special unique wardrobe finds. I also love to incorporate many of the wonderful vintage clothing pieces I find in France as well as creating my own up-cycled designs embellished with my antique textiles.
White denim jacket I embellished with a 19th century cotton ruffle trim.
Pair of jeans embellished with 19th century ticking and rustic silk covered wooden tassels
DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR DIET OR EXERCISE REGIME THAT YOU FOLLOW?
Ugh This is a tough one. But yes , when I am being “good” and following my own advice about preventive care I try to follow the food guidelines laid out by my acupuncturist to reduce inflammation in my joints, elevate mood and improve sleep. And yes, it works amazingly well for me! This includes eliminating gluten, dairy, processed foods, sugar and other mucus forming foods. I follow this only when I am home. Life is too short not to go to your favorite Italian restaurant in NYC or eat whatever you want in France!
For exercise I walk or hike at least 2-3 miles most every day. For me getting outside each day is essential. In the winter I love to do a few laps around the field on my snowshoes or fat bike. When traveling I look for local hikes or just spend hours exploring every path or side street I can find.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ANTI AGING FOODS AND OR SUPPLEMENTS THAT ARE YOUR GO TO’S?
Kimchi, dark chocolate and red wine. In reverse order!
No, not one in particular. There are too many to love!!
I hand wash all my textiles! Here Early 20th century French wash bucket with fabulous 19th century bird curtain panel.
My website info
There you have it!
Another INTERVIEW with another GORGEOUS WOMAN who has PASSION and a ZEST for LIVING!I found CLAUDIA on INSTAGRAM and as soon I saw she had PONYO I was in conversation with her!We shared tips and tricks in fact she sent a video on PIG TRICKS because I saw PONYO doing CIRCLE EIGHT through her legs and wanted MISTER B to copy his GIRLFRIEND on the EAST COAST!
So, far NO LUCK but I have-not been consistent either!
I think PONYO is the CATS MEOW!
By the way she is 8 years old!
SO the older woman!!!
BANKSY is FOUR years old as of Christmas Day!
I can also say I purchased TWO of CLAUDIA’s bags, one will be a gift I THINK!!!!
IF I CAN PART WITH IT!
CLAUDIA is having a SALE at the moment!
YOU might want to head to her website above!
Remember these are one of a kind HANDBAGS.
NO ONE WILL HAVE ANOTHER ONE LIKE YOURS!
They are BEAUTIFULLY MADE and the perfect size for ME THE WOMAN who needs to go smaller so my arm does not become BULKED UP on one side!
She has sewn pockets on the inside and has a zipper pouch with a small tassel on the other side!
What is it that we carry around in OUR BAGS that makes them so HEAVY?
All I really need is credit cards, drivers license and cell phone!
Perhaps, Kleenex,lipstick and some TUMS TOO!
I know you know the DRILL by NOW but for those of YOU who are NEW to my BLOG I do this post in tandem with a girlfriend Cindy Hattersley so now YOU MUST POP OVER THERE TO SEE WHO SHE HAS LINED UP FOR AGELESS STYLE!Just click on her name and UP UP AND AWAY YOU GO!!!
If you are able LEAVE A COMMENT on AGELESS STYLE for these LOVELY LADIES or GENTS who so kindly answered our questions and spent time sending us PHOTOS! I think they would be flattered!Cindy and I too love to hear from YOU as that way we know WHO IS OUT THERE READING!I just spoke with and old friend from FLORENCE, ITALY this past weekend and I had NO IDEA she was reading my BLOG!I told her “GEORGINA COMMENT once in awhile!!” That way I will have your email in front of me and will write back and check in from time to time!I guess I should SHARE MORE of my ITALIAN STORIES HERE………would that BE of interest to YOU ALL?
A BIG THANK YOU TO CLAUDIA and CINDYS “VICTIM” this month!
WE COULD NOT DO THESE POSTS WITHOUT YOU!
One last comment here.
I was DEVASTATED by the passing of KOBE BRYANT as my MOTHER LOVED HIM SO!
She had a photo from the newspaper on her refrigerator and named her FEMALE PERSIAN CAT
KOBE after him!
SHe loved the fact he had spent time in ITALY growing up just like her SON IN LAW!
MY HUSBAND or as you know him THE ITALIAN.
MY mother was a BIG SPORTS FAN!
BUT I DID GET HER LOVE OF ANIMALS and BEAUTIFUL THINGS!
It’s been TWO years since she passed and I find myself thinking about her most every day!