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Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
After a three year absence, my mom and I have decided to return to the blog world.  I'm not going to lie- the last three years have been fraught with change and even despair. To be honest, I stopped blogging because I couldn't find inspiration in the thick of my grief for my dad.  The desire to be creative was there but the spark just wasn't. ...
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Fall Staple: Leopard Footwear

I've never met a leopard print I didn't like.- author unknown
Now that fall is in full swing (I can't believe that we're already past the middle of September!), I thought I'd share one of my favorite autumn staples with you: the leopard shoe.  If you've been a regular reader here at The Ladies McCann, you'll know how much I love anything leopard.  If it's leopard, I've got to have it!  Luckily for me (but not so lucky for my wallet), the leopard shoe...
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Tips for Hanging Art

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.- Pablo Picasso
My mom and I are huge fans of collecting art and assembling different pieces into gallery walls.  We have several throughout our home and some are hung salon style, with the art going from floor to ceiling, while others are hung into tightly clustered groups above chair rail moulding.  Hanging a gallery wall is one of the easiest ways to give a room a collected and time worn...
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Home Tour: Wendy Bellissimo

I'm fully entrenched in the California lifestyle and I love it.- Wendy Bellissimo
While browsing Lonny the other day, I came across the coziest California home.  It's white clapboard exterior accented with natural stone is the perfect embodiment of a West coast bungalow.  And don't even get me started on the front door!!  The home belongs designer Wendy Bellissimo and her family which includes four young daughters.  And although the home's exterior hints at Wendy's Connecticut roots, the interior...
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A Very Cozy Den

The library is the jewel box. It's design hyperbole.- Ramsay Gourd
Just a quick post today!  When I came across this absolutely charming den in House Beautiful's new issue I knew I had to share it with you.  This cozy den is in a Vermont farmhouse and has a unique glamor all it's own.  The walls are a gorgeous high-gloss red that have a lacquer finish which I adore.  There is literally nothing chicer than lacquered walls!!  And since...
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Style Over 50: Diane Sawyer

Hope changes everything, doesn't it?- Diane Sawyer
A woman whose style my mom and I have always admired is Diane Sawyer.  At 69, her style is classic and polished whether she's strolling the streets of New York, walking the red carpet or anchoring the nightly news.  She favors timeless pieces like white shirts, pencil skirts and snakeskin heels.  Diane always look effortless without trying too hard and has really honed her style over the years.  And as a former Kentucky beauty...
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The Story of Bee Cottage

Frances Schultz...has built her career on her sense of beauty, her storytelling genius, and her warm Southern charm...- Signature Magazine
My mom and I have been thinking a lot about moving and downsizing lately from our large home.  Just thinking about it has us suffering from a kind of inner turmoil that only those who love their homes will understand.  We love our French inspired stucco house more than anything and it's served as a refuge for us ever since my dad...
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Style Over 50: Carmen Dell’Orefice

We're all works of art in progress. I'm still figuring out how to do the job, and who I am. - Carmen Dell'Orefice
Today's Over 50 Style Icon is the gorgeous and famed supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice.  Today, at age 84, Carmen is known as being the world's oldest working model.  Her stunning grace and incredible silver hair have become her trademarks.  She's been modeling since the age of 13 and shows no signs of slowing down!  A few years...
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A Very Chic Brazilian Apartment

I believe I was born an architect.- Joao Mansur
When I was recently browsing Elle Decor's website, I came across a chic apartment that I absolutely fell in love with.  It's located in Sao Paulo Brazil and belongs to the very talented architect and designer Joao Mansur and his wife.  The space is so stunning and is a mix of neoclassical and traditional elements punctuated with touches of chinoiserie for a dash of exoticism.  The apartment's eclectic mix of...
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Style Over 50: Meryl Streep

You don't have to be famous.  You just to have to make your mother and father proud of you.- Meryl Streep
Even though Meryl Streep is one of the most acclaimed actresses of all time, one of the things we most admire about her is her classic style and relaxed approach to aging.  Meryl is always a fixture on the red carpet and inevitably ends up outshining other stars half her age with her elegant choices.  And in a town where...
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