Six Winter Skin Savers

Beautiful skin requires commitment not a miracle.- Erno Laszlo
If you're a regular reader here, you know how much my mom and I adore good beauty products.  I've literally been testing moisturizers since I was about four!  My mom is the beauty expert and has lovely skin so I know that anything she uses or recommends will be the best.  I learned everything I know about skincare from her and she is particularly adamant about keeping your skin extra hydrated during...
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Love is the only gold.- Alfred Lord Tennyson
I absolutely love celebrating Valentine's Day.  Growing up, my mom made it such a special holiday and always had a little gift waiting for me on my place mat in the morning.  After the dreariness of January, it was always fun to have something to look forward too.  Fast forward a few years and I still love this holiday as much as I did then.  And one of my favorite things about it...
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Get the Look: Christie Brinkley’s Hampton’s Home

Some people think happiness is a luxury, but it's a necessity.  You need to make space for it in your life.- Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley recently put her stunning Hamptons Home, aptly named Tower Hill, on the market now that her children are grown and living in New York City.  And like so many other empty nesters, she is downsizing and has just bought a posh New York City penthouse in Tribeca.  I can't even imagine having this kind of lifestyle,...
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Five Over 50 Style Instagram Accounts to Follow

Age has very little to do with personal style.- Dorrie Jacobson
My mom and I are absolutely obsessed with Instagram- we've literally scrolled what must be thousands of miles with our thumbs!  The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is to scroll through my feed and see what my favorite interior designers, fashionistas and style influencers are up too.  Lately, we've been noticing a big trend in over 50 women becoming major players in the style stakes. ...
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Stay Here with Genevieve Gorder

Design can have such a positive impact on the way people live and on their relationships and moods.- Genevieve Gorder
It really is the golden age of design shows on TV right now.   There are so many great series everywhere from Netflix to Bravo to HGTV.  It couldn't be more fun for design aficionados like ourselves.  The other day we were browsing on Netflix and Genevieve Gorder's new show Stay Here was recommended as a potential match.  Netflix you know...
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4 Statement Making Houseplants

Garden as though you will live forever.- William Kent

Houseplants are cool again.  They're popping up everywhere in design from your hipster niece's loft apartment to the window sill of your local coffee house.  And it's cool to be a plant lady.  Who would have ever thought?!  I grew up watching my mom garden and care for her many topiaries, African violets, ferns and orchids.  Some days, after school, we'd go plant shopping and I'd tag along with her...

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Kathryn Ireland & The Perfect Room

Serious is NOT a word that should be used in decorating.- Kathryn Ireland
One of our favorite interior designers, Kathryn M. Ireland, has an amazing interior design website currently in beta.  The concept behind the site is beyond brilliant as it brings rooms from the world's top interior designers straight to your door. The website, called The Perfect Room, offers clients three tiers of design packages depending on personal needs.  The first package includes a custom floor plan, the second...
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How to Wear Athleisure Over 50

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.- Jean Cocteau
The athleisure trend is more popular than ever and it seems that there is a new athletic line popping up everyday.  My mom and I have jumped on the bandwagon and love wearing these sporty looks mostly not at the gym!  Athleisure is so comfortable and can be worn by any age.  It's not just for teens or twenty somethings!  For us, one of the keys to wearing this look is to...
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5 Best Jeans for Women Over 50

Denim is a love that never fades.- Elio Fiorruci
Over the years, my mom and I have found that shopping for jeans is one of the most frustrating experiences!  It can literally take all day to find the perfect pair with a great fit and a wash that you love.  With that being said, a great fitting pair of jeans, that you can dress up or down, is one of the essential pieces in creating a basic wardrobe. My mom, who is...
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Modern Art Under $100

Art enables us to find ourselves & lose ourselves at the same time.- Thomas Merton
If you've read the blog before, you'll know that I am crazy about adding modern art to a traditional space.  An abstract charcoal drawing or a modernist oil painting can instantly breathe new life into a traditional space.  Good design is all about juxtaposition and the play between old and new gives a space a sense of timelessness. Read more