Category Archives: Beauty

Mailbox Monday

Helena Rubinstein, growing up poor in Poland, knew she was destined for big things from the beginning. She discovered that lanolin from sheep made a fabulous moisturizer and experimented with lavender and other herbs to create a facial cream that … Continue reading

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The Cat Who Puts The Wit in Twitter: @CatFoodBreath

Definition of Renaissance man: “A person with many talents or areas of knowledge.” ¬†Definition of Renaissance cat: ¬†”A cat with many talents and areas of knowledge., i.e., @CatFoodBreath.” With nearly 50,000 followers, @CatFoodBreath, a self-proclaimed “17 pound Siamese cat with … Continue reading

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Amazon Has Coupons!

How did I not know this? I thought I was as addicted to Amazon as every other smart shopper. But I just found out today that Amazon has digital coupons you can “Clip” and put in your cart. The savings … Continue reading

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1920s Art Deco Inspired Jewelry

I’ve been thinking about the 1920s and Grace, Jack, and their magical cool cats, Tatania and Zeus. This blog began as a homage to the 1920s because the Magical Cool Cats Mysteries are set in the 1920s. And I love … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Season 4 Finale

Like just about everything, Downtown Abbey’s Season 4 Finale is now available on Amazon. I looked forward to this season because it’s set in the 1920s. Bees Knees. I love the 1920s. And as Rose becomes more charming, I’m going … Continue reading

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1920s Resplendent L.A. Architecture

This post originally appeared in April 2012. Sowden House, 1926, Lloyd Wright, HOLLYWOOD TOUR, photo courtesy of Architecture Tours L.A. Awhile ago, a friend from London and I were meeting in L.A. and we discovered fabulous Architecture Tours L.A. We … Continue reading

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Inspiring Great Gatsby’s Mansion: OHEKA Castle

Photos from OHEKA Castle posted with permission. “There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” F. … Continue reading

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“And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes — a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Trailer

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