SHALL WE DISCUSS SIXTY YEARS OLD?
I assume a FEW of you are MY AGE or ABOVE!That is just an ASSUMPTION!
I ADORE BIRTHDAYS!MINE YOURS ANYONE’s………..it was ALWAYS A FESTIVE TIME!
I can remember the CIRCUS CAKE at age 5!
THE PARTY I HAD IN MY AUNT & UNCLES BASEMENT in LAFAYETTE, INDIANA.
PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY and other FUN GAMES!
IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SPECIAL DAY FOR ME!
BUT THIS YEAR I AM JUST NOT THERE…………
OF COURSE, this year NO GARDEN PARTY because of that “FLU BUG” THE COVID.
NO TRAVEL ( we AMERICANS ARE BANNED FROM EUROPE)
I suppose I should take this QUIET TIME
contemplate the years behind me and the YEARS AHEAD!
CAFTAN IS A BIRTHDAY GIFT TO ME BY CARLA CHRISTOPH DESIGNS.
It came a WEEK early………..I HAD TO OPEN IT!
I AM A VERY LUCKY GIRL as my BUDDY CINDY gave me a LUNCHEON in JUNE TO CELEBRATE!
We had just been RELEASED from “SHELTER IN PLACE” and it was good to get in that FIAT 500 and cruise two hours SOUTH!I like to be alone; I like to be at HOME, but what I was really craving was seeing other human beings………….
We arrived at the same time and were VERY CAUTIOUS TO THE 6 FEET APART RULE.
MASKS IN HANDS for PHOTO SNAP!
A BIT CLOSER AS THAT IS THE GUT REACTION UPON SEEING FRIENDS WHO YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IN AGES!
OUR HOSTESS and HER HOME AND GARDENS WERE WONDERFUL FOOD FOR THE SOUL!
AGAIN MASKS IN HANDS!
I WOULD SAY THEY GET AN A PLUS ON SIX FEET APART!
Magical fireplace with wicker chairs.
Roses in the vases are THAT INDESTRUCTIBLE CARPET ROSE.
I read you do not need to DEADHEAD the carpet roses?
DO they make a YELLOW CARPET ROSE………
I MUST INVESTIGATE as those would look good under my WHITE BOLERO ROSES!
LOOK AT THAT TABLE AND SCONCE BEHIND CINDY IF YOU can take your eyes off of HER!
She is in a CP SHADES SKIRT!
TALKING with MY FINGER & PROSECCO!
The HOODED EYES have always been there!
Has anyone had that little TUCK DONE?
I hear they can eventually affect your VISION!
BEAU THE WHITE LAB!
PHOTO BOMBER WITH APLOMB!
NO GRADE FOR US TWO!!!!!!!
TWO INCHES A PART…..at the FOOD TABLE.
I think I’ll give us an INCOMPLETE.
MARY Ann’s hat came from TARGET………..CUTE!
Her dress FREE PEOPLE.
In case you like the little details like me!
By the way SHE is one of the FUNNEST PEOPLE I have ever met!
THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS!
I AM SO TIRED OF EATING MY OWN COOKING I WAS ALL OVER THIS!
THE GARBANZO BEAN SALAD reminded me SO MUCH of my SISTER IN LAWS PASTA SAUCE she use to make in ITALY.
ZIA GABRIELLA, can you tell us in the comment section how you made the CECI PASTA PLEASE!
I would LOVE TO KNOW!
SHRIMP and SCALLOP CEVICHE
RECIPE IS HERE ON CINDY’s BLOG just scroll down passed Vicki Archers lip balm and a SWAN!
MAKING THAT ONE BIG WISH!
THE WIND BLEW MY ONE CANDLE OUT RIGHT BEFORE I PUCKERED UP!
THE PARTY GALS………….and BEAU
THANK YOU CINDY FOR YOUR HOSPITALITY AND GRACIOUSNESS!
In less than two days the BIG DAY comes BOUNDING UP………….JULY 22,
I have waited for YEARS TO BE 60, so I could be involved with THE ADVANCED STYLE MOVEMENT!
Insider information if HE does another BOOK on ADVANCED STYLE with their PETS I HAVE MADE IT!
Did you see me on his instagram scroll recently?
Look for the DAME in RED with FLORAL HEADGEAR!
BANKSY and I had a photo shoot before MY BIG DAY!!!
photo by Ari Seth Cohen
Another exciting moment was yesterday opening the magazine called
BULLETIN from GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA.
MY PIGGY made page 72 along with MY GARDEN FLOOZY LISA’s BUNNY on page 73!
Then to top it off an IGTV that was sent to me to watch a few weeks ago turns out THAT MAN IS THE ROYAL FLORIST SHANE CONNELLY! Here in the magazine he is chatting about getting rid of all FLORAL FOAM by 2021.Evidently, it is made with plastic and other horrific ingredients!Remember the TREES down the aisle of WESTMINSTER ABBEY of a ROYAL WEDDING …………thanks to HIM! They are now planted in KATE & WILLIAMS gardens. THAT MAKES ME TERRIBLY HAPPY and the fact LITTLE Prince George shares my birthday DAY TOO!WHAT A GIFT HE WAS THAT YEAR!
The video I watched is a very nice man in his outdoor barn setting playing with GREENS from the GARDEN and some ROSES that were sent as a GIFT!WHO KNEW he is the ROYAL FLORIST to THE QUEEN and FAMILY!NOT ME!SO what do I do I ASK HIM WHERE HE GOT HIS YELLOW CLIPPERS AS I WANT A PAIR!HE KINDLY ANSWERED ME like LADY they are BASIC FLORAL CUTTERS.So, I had to come back with I AM IN AMERICA and I have NEVER seen YELLOW CLIPPERS……BLA BLA BLA.
YOUR CONTESSA has had HER MOMENT with SHANE CONNELLY the ROYAL FLORIST and THAT SANDRA SALLIN is YOUR GIFT TO ME!!!!!THANK YOU SO MUCH……..did YOU know he was the FLOWER GUY to THE ROYALs or was that just a FLUKE?
I THINK I KNOW THE ANSWER To My QUESTION!!!
I recently had a woman contact me about HAIR LOSS as I spoke about it on THE BLOG and went through that a few years back.The product I used was VIVISCAL.
The hair dermatologist I saw from UC SAN FRANCISCO told me I would NEVER be BALD, that I had
“If you have telogen effluvium (hair loss), a lot of hairs fall out from your scalp. This is more than normal and most noticeable when you wash your hair. However, your scalp and the remaining hair look healthy. You will not have patches of hair loss (baldpatches) but rather a generalised thinning.”
I can AGREE with this definition I found from GOOGLE.
MY HAIR NEVER CAME BACK TO WHAT IT ONCE WAS BUT THE FALLING OUT SEEMS TO HAVE STOPPED FOR THE MOMENT.This has been the MOST DEVASTATING LOSS TO ME.Could be worse I KNOW.SO, just in case……………
I have been HOARDING!
JUST IN CASE I’m the RARE BIRD WHO SHEDS!
THE TERRY TURBANS are PERFECT for holding YOUR HAIR BACK OFF YOUR FACE!
WHICH LEADS ME TO SKINCARE!
HOW MANY OF YOU CLEANSE TWICE?NOT ONCE BUT TWICE ……. TWO TIMES A DAY?
I have gone CRAZY for Caroline Hirons BOOK and helpful hints on how to CARE FOR THE FACE!
CAROLINE, was born in AMERICA but lives in ENGLAND.
HER MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER both held jobs at BEAUTY COUNTERS.
SHE HERSELF IS AN ESTHETICIAN.
HER BOOK HAS HIT The New York Times BEST SELLER LIST THANKS TO HER FOLLOWERS.
YOU MAY WANT TO INVEST!
I NOTICED A DIFFERENCE WITHIN TWO DAYS…………….
Just by cleaning correctly.
FIRST CLEAN WITH A BALM.
THEN A MILKY CLEANSER or oil CLEANSER.
NEVER USE A FOAM CLEANSER or those FACIAL WIPES.
THAT IS YOUR FIRST LESSON.
WE can go into this MORE in DEPTH if YOU are INTERESTED.
Let me KNOW.
AT 60 I have finally LEARNED HOW TO CLEAN MY FACE!
Lots of ENJOYMENT THERE DOING THE AM/PM RITUAL.
It’s THE LITTLE THINGS that we find along the way that make our DAYS ENJOYABLE.
I HAVE A WONDERFUL WOMAN FOR THIS MONTHS AGELESS STYLE SERIES!
ALL MY WOMEN ARE WONDERFUL but this GAL I stumbled across recently and found out she had lived in San Francisco!
YOU will have to tune in on JULY 30th to find out WHERE SHE LIVES NOW!
BE WELL……..WEAR YOUR MASKS,I PROMISE YOU IAM………and let’s count our BLESSINGS!
MEANWHILE I HAVE PARTY FAVORS FOR YOU MY LOVELY READERS!
I HAVE TWO NEW BLOGS FOR YOU TO FOLLOW!
FIFI and SUNDAY both are from the MAGAZINE INDUSTRY and as you know that BUSINESS has gone KERPLOP!
Fifi shot my home many years ago for ROMANTIC COUNTRY HOME.
WE ended up being in her cookbook because of the dinner we served……..the crew arrive early morning and leave LATE AT NIGHT!
They never STOP WORKING!
IF you think this work is GLAMOROUS think AGAIN!
FIFI wrote the book RESCUE ME………and NOW has started a PET MAGAZINE called
PLEASE TAKE A PEEK.
FIFI O’NEILL INSPIRED LIFESTYLE DESIGNS is the name of her BLOG.
Those of you who enjoy the shabby chic and a more Feminine Look will REALLY LOVE THIS!
SHE HAILS from FRANCE and has been CREATING and STYLING and PUBLISHING magazines for YEARS!
SHE AND SUNDAY HAVE ALSO WORKED TOGETHER FOR MANY YEARS………….
HERE THEY ARE!
FIFI on the LEFT. SUNDAY on the RIGHT.
WHO CAN GUESS THE NAME OF THIS RESTAURANT?
I have only been there TWICE but I realized it IMMEDIATELY!
HINT: I had a Birthday there one year!
HERE IS SUNDAYS NEW BLOG WHICH I THINK YOU WILL ENJOY!
SHE IS FOR HIRE BY PHONE TO HELP YOU REVAMP ANY ROOM THAT NEEDS A LIFT!
SUNDAY AND I BONDED OVER A PHOTO SHOOT FOR WHERE WOMEN COOK.
WAY BACK IN 2011………
WHERE WOMEN COOK 2011
A TASTE OF SUNDAYS WORK
and assist you in either
decluttering to maximize your space or accessorizing to enhance your space.
All in your own true style!Just text or email me snap shots of your room? from every direction
or we can arrange a FaceTime chat (a “house call”).
OHSUNDAY@MAC.COMYou simply tell me what’s important to you, what your hopes are,
and I will follow up with a written summary, inspiration photos, and
links to sources for product.
And, if you’d like, I’ll post shots of your room in my future posts of the
Divine Design House Call Hall of Fame!”
AN ADDED PARTY FAVOR LIFE IN ITALY RIGHT NOW:
I have given you A LOT of information HERE to TAP on and READ…………
PLEASE do not feel you have to do ALL IN ONE SITTING!
I hope you find this enjoyable.I make NO MONEY sending you around clicking and TAPPING.I just felt the NEED TO SHARE.Because I find it ENJOYABLE and I ASSUME YOU WILL TOO!
NOW I AM TRUELY READY FOR 60……….