Sunday, September 24, 2017

Giving Thanks

when there is just SO much distress around the world at this time,
I'm still aware of how brilliantly fortunate most of us are.

kneeling for the National Anthem?

so, is this going to take away the tradition of playing the Anthem before games and/or events?

is EVERYTHING traditional going away?
I really hope not.

so many many natural disasters going on at the same time
around the Earth.

& SO many people volunteering to HELP.
this is what I know about my country.

we have a new hero in JJ Watt, a player on the
Houston Texans NFL team.
he has made such an impact, a national impact, and
we are all so proud of him, his lifestyle, his generosity,
and his strength of character.

we all know this North Korea stuff is just
fluff & puff
because NO ONE wants to begin a war, & believe me,
North Korea knows this too. They just want $$$$$.

while on vacay in New Mexico we met the most
delightful couple from Scotland, who live full time in the USA.
they had a dog.
of course, we had to speak to them.
they LOVE our country !!
they LOVE the people, all of us !!
& it made the 3 of us so proud to hear all this:
how wonderful, beautiful our country is and how nice the people are, all the people.  and they love dogs !

we talked for 30 minutes.

this is life, this is what it's about.

so, today, Sunday...please give thanks for what we have
that is good.

I'm not going to talk about what's bad,
just work to change it. 
like we all should.l

love love love to all you guys.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Taos & Santa Fe Vacay....

entry driveway at the hotel in Taos, the El Monte Segrado
down a little lane tucked into the trees

the TV Room, Party Room, Pool Table Room, etc.

little casita room with both front & back patios
lots of trees

every room/suite is different and has a definite theme & name,
I had a little sitting room off the bedroom with a mini bar, etc.
and I could leave both the front & back doors open, I had my own private patio each way, and loved the crisp clean air.


beautiful designer handbag
suede tri-color front with a leather back
shoulder strap
rock studs
about 12" x 12"
it's beautiful, ladies

2016 Women Handbags Genuine Leather Rivets Rainbow Color Matching Large Ring Buckle Messenger Bags Crossbody Shoulder Satchels



click on the link at left sidebar to see price & other photos of this beautiful bag

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


2017 Fall Box of Luxury
will contain:
8 lovely items curated by Marsha


18" Strand Freshwater Cultured Baroque Pearls
approximately 10mm
in it's own box
retail value about $150 ++

Large, 2 Ply Genuine Pashmina
96.5" long x 45" wide
made of the ultimate sheep wool

retail value $198

I wear my pashminas over my coat when it's really COLD

 Kristy Woodson Harvey's 
Newest Book
given to us by Kristy herself !!!

isn't this just completely awesome of Kristy?
it's the way of us bloggers, each one of us tries to help our


Vintage Vogue Magazine Cover
covers will vary, dependent upon availability
11" x 15" suitable for framing
retail value about $40+


then some major girl stuff:

5. Mario Badescu Cult Favorite
& something I, personally, LOVE.
it's on my dressing table, in my carry-on,
I use it every single day to spray my face once all my
makeup is applied.

Rose Spray for the Face
simply awesome
travel size, 2 oz
retail value $5.00

6. Sephora Pot of Night-time Facial Gel 
enough for about 1 week of use
retail value $4.00
these gels become watery & creamy when applied
you will receive the "ORCHIDEE"
as this one received 100% favorable reviews


15 colors in a great traveling BOX
with brush
retail value $35


100 %  Silk Washable Puffy Sleeping Mask 
brilliant for travelling
retail value $20

combined retail value of contents about $450.00
curated by me to make a brilliant collection of not only
beautiful items, but useful items as well.

I learned so much in doing the 1st Box of Style.

leading me to make many changes/revisions/improvements,
it makes me happy to say !!!

the products are MORE LUXURIOUS

the packaging will be top drawer, 
you will think you're unwrapping a GIFT,
contents box will then be placed in a mailing box.

I will be sending a box to My Subscription Addiction
for their candid review online. it seems they are the
go-to resource for this type of thing. They will receive
their box BEFORE anyone else as they have a large lead time
for reviews to be posted.

I will really appreciate your thoughts, 
comments on the contents, price, etc.

of course, there is a limited number of boxes to be sold,
so don't wait 

payment link at top left sidebar

shipping 1st week in October

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Oh, my gosh !!!!!

In the powder room of a Texas mansion designed by Kara Childress and Newberry Campa Architects, a Louis XV mirror is set into a niche above a Siena marble sink with 1940s bronze fittings; the painting is 18th-century French.

of course, from Architectural Digest.

absolutely beautiful and so not overdone.
the Italian in me adores this look.

do you?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

On A Lily Pad in A Rain Storm

I know we all feel this way sometimes.

don't we?

I'm thanking the RED UMBRELLA,
lucky to have the red umbrella.

my fundraising for the Houston Hurricane victims
will end when JJ Watt's ends.  so very soon.

successful beyond everyone's expectations.

and while I didn't go out and actually get wet and help people
to safely, so many people did, including JJ.

I called, I emailed, I blogged, I InstaGrammed, I texted
I know.

some members of my family were in the thick of it helping 
out where ever needed and where ever they were.

rescued animals re-located.
baby supplies delivered
& seniors helped to safety and provided whatever they needed.

oh, I don't think I told you, I filed a FEMA claim on behalf
of one of my bestie's sons, who could not do it himself.
he's destroyed, but he & his  4 dogs are OK.
his house is gone gone, down the Brazos river somewhere,
tractor under water,
1 vehicle submerged too.

FEMA is slow because the needs are epic!

so, now, on Monday I'm going on a little vacay to
Santa Fe.


on another note:

someone comments ANONYMOUSLY often,
saying very negative things about me & my blog posts.

I know we all experience this from time to time.
I get anonymous comments that are actually just SPAM,
but THIS PERSON is just plain mean. 
Unfortunately, I think I know who it is, which makes
me even more unhappy.

that being said, when I tell you guys ANYTHING it is
to share with you, never to brag or to put myself up high.
NEVER would I do this.
yet, this is the only thing this person sees.

there are a few ladies I might miss hearing from.

this woman doesn't upset me anymore, it just makes
me realize that sometimes, in life, there is a person who just
plain doesn't like you!
& that's OK, except she's making it public.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Loving this Dark Paint Color in the Bedroom...

I have an antique 4-Poster Bed 
in My Guest Bedroom, it's really high off the floor
so I have a little bench alongside to step up on & throw yourself upon the bed.

I have actually had all the bed coverings made 
including the long dust ruffle and the
overlay comforter bedspread, all the pillows, the drapery...
but seeing this in all white is making me swoon, 
especially as fall and winter are coming.

nothing, however, can take the place of the actual real marble fireplace in this beautiful
Brooklyn town home.
don't have that in my guest room.

once again a PSA (public service announcement)

to all of my readers & InstaGram followers who have
so generously donated to the victims of
Houston's Hurricane Harvey.

nothing nothing nothing prepared me for the outreach,
for the love and donations we have received.

you know who you are
you also know I LOVE YOU !!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

To OSCAR with Love

this is from his new SPRING 2018 collection yesterday,
but I would wear it right now !!

I know it takes a tall woman, but that I am.

do you guys like it ???

I've almost got my FALL BOX OF LUXURY ready to preview.
maybe tomorrow for all of you to see the contents.

sending love from "soggy but happy" Houston !!