the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: March 2018

Spring For: Stripes

Spring For: Stripes

Can you imagine a wardrobe without Stripes? Historically, in Medieval times only prisoners, clowns, prostitutes, hangmen, and the condemned wore striped garments because the pattern was considered evil—the devil’s cloth. Although you’d never think of Queen Victoria as a fashion trend-setter, it was she who inspired the popularity of […]

Chanel-esque Update

Chanel-esque Update

Jay and I have a standing joke about finding a Chanel suit at the thrift store. I’ve found many wonderful things, like a Hermes shawl, but, thus far, not Coco’s famous tweed. When I returned home Friday evening from a shopping expedition in the city […]

Keeping Up With Iris

Keeping Up With Iris

I’m so busy, I work like a crazy person. I love to work, and particularly the last two-and-a-half years since I lost my darling husband, who was with me for 68 years. We were in business together and everything else, so the loss was monumental. […]

Read My Lips

Read My Lips

Lips are a big beauty focus these days. The full-lip trend is not going anywhere but onward. The category Lip Balm & Treatment on the Sephora website contains 125 products. These include lip masks, serums, oils, exfoliants and scrubs, contour regenerants, anti-ageing formulas with collagen-enhancers and […]

Skin Drink

Skin Drink

Just because you are of-a-certain-age, doesn’t necessarily mean you have dry skin. In fact, some older women combat pimples and wrinkles (So unfair!). Rich creams and lotions are simply not suited to your skin. Have you heard of squalane? You might think that applying an […]

Spring For Dots

Spring For Dots

Polka dots are spotting the Spring fashion landscape. Dots and spots are the print of the season. I have many in my wardrobe, here are a few you might like to add to yours: CAROLINA HERRERA: Faux-Wrap Side-Slit Dot-Print Midi Skirt;  Neiman Marcus; Net-A-Porter BANANA REPUBLIC: […]

Pots & Pans

Pots & Pans

There is beauty in the everyday. Living stylishly isn’t confined to what’s hanging in your closet. It’s about what you choose to surround yourself with. It’s also about what’s on your plate and table, and what’s hanging out in your kitchen. An object of utility—like a […]

Pink Crush

Pink Crush

There is something inherently charming about Provençal Rosé. It’s the delicate pale pink hue, of course, but more than that, it’s the enticing taste of place. Cradled between the Mediterranean and the Alps,  French rosé reflects the varied terroir of Provence’s vineyards: the abundant sunshine, the fierce and […]

Setting the Table

Setting the Table

Part of the pleasure of cooking is gathering your family and friends around the table. Cooks of fashionable as well as culinary inclination aim to present a meal that pleases the eye as well the palate. Setting a tasteful table that is modern, stylish, and sophisticated […]

In the Mix

In the Mix

When your grandmother baked a cake, she pulled out a bowl and a wooden spoon. You can whip cream into lofty clouds with a whisk if you have time and a strong arm. You don’t need a stand mixer, but is sure makes light work of creaming, whipping, […]