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A Page From Ms. Vreeland…

Summer fashion suffers here on the surface of the sun. Too dressed? Bake from the inside out. Too bare? Look like you believe you possess thighs from younger years. All we can do is stay inside, wish for fall and take a page from Diana Vreeland. The Divine One, oh you don't know her? Vreeland… Continue reading A Page From Ms. Vreeland…

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Commando Debate…

Duchess Dolls always hunt for interesting fare. What shoots across the desk this morning falls into that file. Chicks on YouTube debating going commando. Disclaimer: The women are young; younger than this old broad. They are squeamish about flying the flag sans panties. Find me a woman of a certain age and she'll school you.… Continue reading Commando Debate…

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The Perfect Job…Meow

When your biz is PR, marketing and image, strange requests can pad through the door. Requests for free proposals came so often, I finally started charging. Unless I really like you. Every once in a while there's a proposal request and a skip to my loo on the bill. You know who you are Mr.… Continue reading The Perfect Job…Meow

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Sleep When I’m Dead…

Sleep is the enemy. I would love to be one of those people who says, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." But I get tired. Not tired enough to sleep but tired nonetheless. Night presents itself thusly: In a chair, in front of a computer, vacuuming (a favorite of OCDs who love the lines in the… Continue reading Sleep When I’m Dead…

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Fairytale Wishes…

Every year, on a Sunday in April, fairytales come true. It's the Fairytale Tea for HEAL--the charity that helps moms with cancer. The day is no ordinary fundraiser. Groups come together to create fairytale theme tables. I can try to describe it all day long--but as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand… Continue reading Fairytale Wishes…

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Loud Talker…Phlegm Boy

Meeting a friend for coffee halfway between her house and mine. Miss Special K is bringing a collection of tea cups for our Fairytale Tea decorating extravaganza on Sunday. Remember? The best charity event of the year? The cafe is foreign to us. It doesn't take long to find out why. I arrive first making… Continue reading Loud Talker…Phlegm Boy

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Very Pinteresting…

Still Pinteresting. It has not lost its appeal. In fact, this past weekend I added some new boards: Pearls, Pearls Everywhere; Southern Charm; The Writer's Life and Tables. Of course, one cannot add boards without a review of old ones. Here's what I learned. If my Pinterest closet were to spring to life I would… Continue reading Very Pinteresting…

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Breakfast In Paris…

An article crosses the desk seemingly pointed right at me. The writer laments breakfast in Paris, whining the French don't offer a humongous American wake up call of eggs, bacon, sausage or potatoes. Never one to turn down bacon, I still bristle and scream out, "Blasphemer." The idea that a freshly baked baguette heaped in… Continue reading Breakfast In Paris…

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It’s Feud Camp…

The summer I was thirteen, babysitting filled days and nights. Having a baby brother who was two marked me the authority teen on caring for the neighborhood's younger set. It was an enviable position. Money, snacks galore and fame amongst parents desperate for respite and little ones looking for a sitter to actually play with… Continue reading It’s Feud Camp…

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Mascara Slut…

Few things make the heart race more than mascara. Drenched in gobs of black, eyelashes provide inner strength and resilience. I write about makeup and The Dolls are effusive with commentary. And, yes, unlike my stuffed bra, they're real. So imagine my surprise when trolling buzzfeed I spy Too Faced Cosmetics article, "13 Things Anyone… Continue reading Mascara Slut…