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The Iceman Cometh

Each spring, when I fly north from Florida with the rest of my Snowbird flock, I look forward to becoming reacquainted with the small-ish town where I alight in order to escape the sultry Florida summers. I'm always curious to discover which establishments remain precisely where I left them last fall,  which have closed up

By | 2018-06-02T13:53:58+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Beauty, Diet|0 Comments

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Dye If I Want To

Like most women, I have a complicated relationship with birthdays.  Which happens to be today.  I won’t get specific, but I will admit to being in my eighth decade, and creeping closer to the next round number.  By the way, for those of you who, like me, almost failed math, the eighth decade does not

By | 2018-02-13T21:28:54+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Beauty, Hair|31 Comments

April Is The Cruelest Month…

April is a month that seems to inspire poetry.  However, Chaucer, who praised April in his prologue to the “Canterbury Tales” would certainly not have agreed with the opening line of T.S. Eliot’s famous poem, “The Wasteland,” quoted above.  But then again, Chaucer was not a woman who had to face the terror and humiliation

By | 2016-04-30T12:35:16+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Categories: Aging, Beauty, Fashion|6 Comments

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

I was in a doctor’s waiting room the other day catching up on my magazine reading (see “Death, Taxes, and the Annual Exam,” February 29, 2016), when the title of a particular article captured my attention:  The Disappearance of Older Women. Had this been the National Enquirer, I would have assumed that it was another

By | 2016-03-31T12:56:13+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Categories: Aging, Beauty, Men|6 Comments

Eye Opener

By any chance, do you to remember an old movie called The Enchanted Cottage starring Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire? It was released a long time ago, 1945 to be exact.  If you don’t remember it, please don’t lie and tell me it’s because you weren’t born yet.  I happen to know how old you

By | 2015-04-15T08:52:49+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Categories: Aging, Anatomy, Beauty, Doctors|4 Comments

Eat My Face

Last evening, while engaging in the usual pre-sleep beauty ritual, I dipped my fingers into the jar of night face moisturizer only to discover that I was about to use the last dollop.  While this is not quite as tragic as being unable to zip the cocktail dress you were planning to wear to the

By | 2014-12-15T08:32:56+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Categories: Beauty, Shopping|3 Comments

The Eye of the Beholder

Has this ever happened to you? You’re in a restaurant.  In your line of vision is another table with, let’s say, three couples.  You unconsciously absorb the physical details of the six well-dressed people who are about to eat their appetizers.  You notice the gray hair on the partially bald men, the obviously chemically-treated hair

By | 2014-05-15T08:49:30+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Categories: Aging, Anatomy, Beauty|2 Comments

The Right To Bare Arms

Overheard at Saks: Shopper No. 1:“Ooh, that’s such an adorable dress.” Shopper No. 2:  “So why don’t you try it on? Shopper No. 1:  “Are you crazy? It’s sleeveless! As we approach the warmer weather, I am convinced that this scene will be replayed over and over again in boutiques and department stores across the

By | 2014-05-01T08:48:06+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Categories: Aging, Anatomy, Beauty, Exercise, Fashion|1 Comment

The Color Purple?

If decisions I’ve made in my life were sorted into folders, this most recent choice would definitely be filed away under the heading “What Was I Thinking?”  It certainly would not be the only item in that file, just the latest.  In fact, if I reflect on many of the decisions I’ve made in the

By | 2014-01-15T09:24:15+00:00 January 15th, 2014|Categories: Beauty, Fashion, Hair|5 Comments