A Day In Photos: Huntington Library and Gardens


    One of my favorite places to visit is the Huntington Garden in San Marino, CA. I love to walk around this enormous garden and enjoy all of the flowers, plants, trees, and everything else there is to see.     Over on the luxury travel blog, Always5Star, I wrote an article detailing a full day at the Huntington.…

Beauty: Summer Essentials


You are going to love the newest kit from It Cosmetics! This is a favorite makeup brand of mine thanks to their excellent products, my personal favorite is Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer. They also offer excellent quality brushes that I use daily! Here is what you will get in this kit, available on QVC!  One of my favorite brushes,…

Don’t Forget These 10 Items On Your Cruise


If you are going on a cruise this summer- LUCKY!- I have some tips for you. I have been on many cruises and have learned a lot which I am happy to share and have done so over at Always5Star, a luxury travel blog run by Pam Rossi. Check over there frequently as I am always working on travel articles!…

6 Perfect Summer Dresses To Wear Now


I spent hours looking for summer dresses on Amazon! I narrowed down my search to these, each one has good ratings and seems to be flattering on a variety of shapes and sizes. Though I encourage everyone to wear what they are comfortable in, I liked that these are knee-length and maxi length. A few things I skip are crop…

5 Tips on Caring for Your Skin This Summer


  1. Avoid being in the sun without a good sunscreen I highly recommend Glytone Sunscreen Lotion, Broad Spectrum SPF 40. I absolutely love Glytone’s line of skincare and this one in particular as I apply sunscreen almost every day. I like to make sure my hands, neck, and chest have sun protection because these areas show age quickly, especially…

Over 40 Style: Shopping at Aerie


    As I am trying to figure out what is appropriate and flattering at this age (well over 40), I found myself looking for easy breezy tee shirts which led me to Aerie, a store I always dismissed as for teenagers not moms in midlife. But guess what? You CAN find good stuff here! Check out what I found:…

5 Tips: How to Shop At a Thrift Store


  ONE: Figure out what you are looking for. I only shop for shirts, sweaters, and jackets. Look for items that don’t go out of style like leopard print, solid black or navy, trench coats, blazers with lining, leather jackets. TWO: Set a budget. For me, no more than $20 or $30. THREE: Inspect! Check out collars, cuffs, underarms for…