It may not be your favorite color. But won’t you consider wearing something pink — the color of health and hope — to get the word out that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
It's officially summer and I'm ready for an exotic vacation! I've spent more than enough days indoors catching up on TV shows, fixing home appliances and fantasizing about time away from work. Recently I learned my friend Liz was planning a three-week sightseeing jaunt to Africa. Knowing this would be a wildly educational and enriching trip, I just couldn't fathom sweating out my first visit there during the hottest time of the year. So instead I decided to channel the culture with a few tribal-inspired pieces and await a more comfortable time to go.
When you think about gangsters with ostentatious tastes, you tend to think of guys like Tony Montana, the fictional drug lord portrayed by Al Pacino in the 1983 film Scarface. Remember him sitting in an ornate mansion with gold chains dangling out of an open-necked black silk shirt and diamond rings decorating his hands that clutched a grenade launcher? Well, the scam artists who make millions ripping off older Americans apparently spend their ill-gotten proceeds getting gaudy as well.
Many of you know Jane Seymour as the actress behind Michaela Quinn, the strong lead character in the hit '90s television series , Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. What you may not know is that Seymour has evolved to become a brand that includes a clothing line, home accessories, floral designs, books and starter painting kits. I connected with the busy entrepreneur, who hasn't completely given up acting, to talk about her latest endeavor, which ( hint, hint )would make a great Mother's Day gift.
Remember the pistachio Samsonite luggage you had in the '70s or the refrigerator you owned in mint green? Well, the hue is back in fresh new ways. Retailers across the country have embraced the trend and are now saturating the market with the icy color. From shoes to clutches, I've selected a handful of seafoam accessories that can accompany you when lunching with friends or kicking back at the beach.
I'm obsessed with Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama for lots of reasons but one sentence can sum it up: She's inspiring. Kusama, 83, has chosen to live in Japan's Seiwa Hospital for the Mentally Ill for about 30 years for multiple issues, and has still created art that is in worldwide demand. She is best known as an avant-garde, pop art purveyor of repetition and patterns (see video,to the right). But she also shines as an abstract artist, providing a minimalist perspective that has been recognized and acknowledged by the art community. Not only is that inspiring to me, but it's a testament that you can and continue to be successful at any age.
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