Month: May 2012

inspiring thoughts to live by – part three

Women over forty spend alot of time pep talking themselves just to endure their daily life. This is not to say anyone under 40 doesn’t feel the need to do the same, it’s just that when over 40, the pep talks become part of a daily ritual. With that said, some women require a visual reminder of what to focus on while others seek therapy one way or another to get them through. I, for one, understand my challenges and cope with them to the best of my ability and although I found blogging a great therapy, occasionally a good quote kicks me into gear. Hopefully, you get my point 🙂 and if not,  check out my favorite quotes from here.

choosing colors in fashion

Even though we don’t have a “true” Summer in San Francisco, I still feel the need to add color to my wardrobe during our bleakest (foggy) Summer days just to cheer myself up. The  way I choose the hues to create my own ensemble  is, by searching the web for colorful designer gowns and putting together my own wardrobe from them. Here are my inspirations for this foggy Summer season in San Francisco:

a view from a san francisco native

As promised :), well mostly to myself, I would share my Memorial Day weekend spent in San Francisco (for the first time in a long while since we always leave town) details with you. I must admit it wasn’t bad at all to stay local: Day 1: Breakfast in Sausalito, Drive to Napa, Snapping photos while my other half drove  ;), Stopped at my favorite winery here. Spent the entire day picnic-ing, discussing life over a few glasses of wine, napping under a lemon tree, then as promised having my first barbecue dinner of the “Summer” season. Day 2: Spent the entire day celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary. Ate non stop from every food vendor/booth there was at the event, napped after a long walk along the coast. Listened to various bands perform live along the Marina and although it was freezing cold, we watched the fireworks no less. It was most memorable to say the least, and the most fun to say the most, well that is for us San Francisco natives. …

plans for memorial day weekend in san francisco

Traditionally, my other half and I left town for the Memorial holiday (three day) weekend, but this year in particular we decided to stay local and explore all the festivities or not around the city and outside. The biggest one this year is the Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary celebration on Sunday May 27th and we wouldn’t miss it for the world, since we actually walked across the bridge for the 50th anniversary (25years ago). So, there are plans of a picnic in Napa, possibly the Carnaval in the Mission District, the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary celebration, a matinée and lots of good old-fashioned barbecue. Stay tuned…and oh happy weekend everyone!!!

if i could do it all over again

There are times, like most people of my age group, I contemplate the fact, if I were able to do it all over again what would I change. Although this adult game is mostly played over a glass of wine or two in my household with friends, I can’t help but wonder how other women feel about the question? If I could do it all over again, I would have: How about you?

haute interior decor for my taste

Some of the best interior decorating ideas come from staying in boutique hotels, in addition of course to looking through interior decorating magazines. I don’t know about you, but I do get inspired from my surroundings and with camera in hand chronicle the most haute interior decors to use while creating my own style. Here are some of my favorites:

modern classic fashion photo shoot

I go through many phases while contemplating my life and since “the wedding” last month, I have been in a retro mood, so it’s no surprise that I would fall madly in-love with the below photos, which I found here. I am not sure who the creative mind behind the photographs is, but based on the style, Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue most definitely comes to mind. If  anyone can shed some light on this, I would really appreciate it if you would drop me a line or two. Anyway, love these fashion photos which take me back to an amazing era in fashion.

inspiring thoughts to live by – part deux

A challenging week, yet again, but no worries, I know how to pep talk myself out of a bad thing and into a pleasant one.  The main thing to remember, while feeling like the world is caving in, stay positive and focused and live like you mean business and remember no matter what “this too shall pass” Happy weekend!!! When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” Franklin D. Roosevelt “The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.” Ivy Baker Priest

fashion: bringing the sexy back

I adore gowns with  open backs, especially ones that make a statement. I think it is the best option for small breasted women and those who are not so voluptuous  all around. The  fun thing about it is that some women over 40 can actually support the look, providing that it is tastefully done. Check out some picks from  here: