Friday, June 24, 2016

New Iconic Tote Bag

women handbag (2)

bag is not as large as it appears in photo, she must be a really tiny woman....

MANSUR GAVRIEL Women Tote Bags Brand Designer Bucket Handbag With Black Purse Lady Bag With Logo 2016 New Bolsos Femininas

Size:  15 1/3" High X  11 1/4"  Long X  6" Width

Black with RED Interior
genuine leather
6 available for PRE-ORDER
1st come,1st served
available within 3 weeks
if more are wanted we will re-order
great Christmas gifts for the girls aren't they?
$ 149.00
(this is a $600 bag at retail)
not counterfeit, never counterfeit on my site.
I would carry it myself, and will once they arrive.
if interested send email to
or call 713.679.1181
we accept all credit cards or can send you a PayPal invoice.

women handbag (6)

don't know what's happening at my new workplace, lots of problems getting merchandise for stock,
lots of problems with deliveries, we have NO technology, everything is done by hand, like back in
the 50's, paperwork X10.
lovely clientele, great Houston women who are very fashionable even if professional ladies,
and I so enjoy working with them.

how long can a retail store, new brand in the marketplace, keep doing things the old way when
technology is what's driving sales around the world in 2016?

I'm worried.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wimberley Texas

the small creek running my daughter & son-in-law's back property,
the sound is heavenly....

they have just purchased & moved into the home and have had PROBLEMS X10,

buying an older home with lots of undisclosed defects....
but with time all of this can be repaired, and it's worth it.
they don't see this now, but they will.

it's a forever home on a huge piece of property and they bought it for an excellent price.

& it's in Texas - where we all are.

what do you think?  do you think re-do's are worth the anguish & expense?

they have a 3-year old son, Colt Harris, who makes it all much more difficult,
but I think it'll be worth it 2 years from now....

sending love to all...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


--$140.00   $119.00 EACH



the single exception to the ordering of 6 pieces
because I'm in Texas, where the University of Texas Longhorn Football team resides,
their color is
& I already have a waiting list for this one.
around here one can NEVER have too much burnt orange 




which is the SAME SIZE as all the others, shown below,
is being substituted for the

2015 Autumn And Winter Exclusive European Style Fashion Star Drew Vintage One Shoulder Cross-Body Shote Little Pig Bag Messenger:

these bags are GENUINE LEATHER.
however, they are NOT DESIGNER HANDBAGS,
nor do they have designer handbag prices.

they are a replica of the famous "Drew" Chloe Handbag in general,
but not a line-for-line copy, and DEFINITELY NOT COUNTERFEIT.

I would NEVER carry a counterfeit ANYTHING, NOR WOULD I SELL

These bags are a super good buy for women who prefer not to spend $$$ on
designer bags, but love the look.

& remember, every single design in the world originated SOMEWHERE,
most items are replicas or influenced by the original.

The Snake Print is $150.00 + shipping.

these prices represent a substantial savings even if you COULD FIND THEM
somewhere else, which is doubtful.

please understand how much time it takes to add even ONE item to the website...
about 15 minutes or so.  
so you can quickly see how much time it will take to add all of them.
& right now I do not have anyone to help me with this.

if you wish to pre-order a bag please send an email to

thank you in advance,

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


“ justthedesign:
“ Just The Design: Felicia Akerstrom is wearing a H&M top with Topshop jeans and wedges from NLY
” | Fashion Tumblr, Street Wear & Outfits
& a Chloe Drew Bag

We have a few of this style bag left in our stockroom...
yellow, pink, brownish snakeskin print leather,
black, black with red, gray & orange.

all genuine leather.

if you would like to reserve one, please email

we'll send you a PayPal invoice and your color will be reserved.



Thursday, May 19, 2016

A USA tradition, now in Paris ????

gourmet food trucks
in the neighborhoods in Paris,
fad or here-to-stay?

Gourmet Food Trucks in Paris
While the notion of fast food for all intents and purposes flies in the face of France’s culinary culture, gourmet fast food trucks serving anything from burgers and tacos to pulled pork and hot dogs have – against all odds – made it big in the capital. The question is – can they keep a foothold in Paris, firmly establishing themselves in this competitive culinary landscape or are they merely a lingering fad?

The gourmet food truck trend came originally from the United States and following remarkable success in London, arrived in Paris in 2011. Since then, stationary versions of popular food trucks such as Le Camion Qui Fume, Leoni’s Deli and Cantine California have been popping up to meet demand – indicating that the gourmet fast food trend is anything but fleeting.

Le Camion qui fume
Fancy one of the best burgers in Paris? Forget your posh napkins, tablecloths and seating, the Camion Qui Fume is Paris’s first American-style burger truck, run by Californian Kristin Frederick; and you only have to look at the long lines of salivating bobos to know that the burgers here are good. The secret lies in the ingredients: baker-made bread, top quality meat, hand-cut fries and real cheddar (for just €10). The truck’s nomadic concept is quirky too: driven to a different spot everyday (often place de la Madeleine, Porte Maillot, the Canal St-Martin, MK2 Bibliothèque and in front of the Musée d’Orsay), its whereabouts is confirmed just days before on the website and on the Camion's Twitter and Facebook pages.

all from & Bonjour Paris

Friday, May 13, 2016

DETOXIFY....take a long, hot bath...& relax

Detoxify with an Epsom Salt and Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

A hot bath for relaxation and to help you unwind after a long day is wonderful, 
but a long soak can help you get rid of toxins in your body as well. 
Pores open during a hot bath and tend to release toxins. The benefits of a detox bath include softer skin, pain reduction, decreased stress and overall good health.
An Epsom salt and apple cider vinegar bath is particularly beneficial for detoxing the body and you might already have these products in your home. First, the Epsom salts raise magnesium levels. Many people are deficient in magnesium — an important trace element. A study at the University of Birmingham in the UK recently found that magnesium levels in the blood increase after an Epsom salt bath. Magnesium is an essential nutrient for detoxification, so increased amounts can help cleanse the body from the outside in.
Apple cider is also a known detoxifying agent. In addition, it supports healthy skin. Many people are familiar with the popular use of apple cider vinegar on sunburns; it draws out toxins, aids with pain reduction and encourages healing.
In addition to detoxifying benefits, an Epsom salt and apple cider vinegar bath can help with pain reduction and may help resolve chronic skin issues such as eczema and skin irritation. Detox baths will make you sleepy, so reserve your soak for just before bedtime.
In order to make your very own detox bath, follow these steps:
  1. Run a hot bath, as hot as you find comfortable.
  2. Add the Epsom salt right out of the box, as much as you like, 
  3. then pour in a small bottle of apple cider vinegar.
  4. Let it diffuse under the running water.
  5. If you like, add up to ten drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender or rose.
  6. Soak for up to a half hour, keeping the water hot by adding more hot water from time to time.
This bath will leave your skin and entire body feeling cleansed and refreshed. A detox bath is a great way to aid a detox regime or merely to relax.

to read more about the skin and why vinegar is so good for it,
please click here

so, seriously, we need to take this bath at least once a week, especially for us older chickadees to keep our skin protected from the ugly signs of aging.
don't we?


Monday, May 2, 2016

Gisele's Book Launch Party in NYC

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Robert Kraft, Danny Amendola & Julian Edelman 
at Gisele’s Book Launch Party in New York last night.

with Mario Testino
(the world-famous fashion photographer)


Kate Covers


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I Need Some Fashion Advice...Part 2 What Do You Think of THIS SHOE?

i'm a girly girl, albeit one who is OVER a certain age, and one who is no longer reed thin,
so this shoe just calls out to me, even though it looks like the matchy-match of the 80's

whatta  you think??????

I know, I know...I'm the one usually dispensing fashion advice,
but for this one I need some re-validation and/or assistance.

next month there is a very very lovely charity luncheon, one honoring a very very good friend.

it's called the Super-Model Fashion Show & Luncheon
at one of the chi-chi country clubs.

of course, I'm going.  I couldn't or wouldn't miss it.

so the's a dress I am loving, and one that I can also afford ...

Floral-print Silk Maxi Dress

it's 100% silk with hand-painted motif, it's floaty & feminine
& it LOOKS like a Spring Luncheon, doesn't it?

I can't get myself ready to wear pants to this function, though there will be many who do.

what I'm thinking is that a little LEOPARD clutch will be very fashionable & quirky
& reminds me of Olivia Palermo's look., scroll down a bit to see an example.

Shoes of Prey Leopard Calf Hair Wedge Pump (Women)

I do love this shoe !!!

but, I don't have to wear leopard, it's just a thought.
or maybe the shoe, and a simple red/orange clutch?

you know?  it's a FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON.  
it's good to mix it up a bit !

let me know what you think.

this length dress works well for me as I'm tall,
the color is good as I'm blond, blue-eyed & have
great jewelry already.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Aristotle Said.....

" Excellence is never an accident. 

It is always the result of high intention, 
sincere effort, and intelligent execution;

 it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

choice, not chance, determines your destiny. "