Author Archives: Catherine

About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!

Life’s a Beach! No Matter Where You Go—So Enjoy It!!

You know that at this particular time for the past ten years, we’ve been on the ever-sunny and every-pleasant Côte d’Azur.  Our favorite pastimes there are relaxing at the pool and spending time at both the beaches in Cannes and … Continue reading

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Let Me Be Your Flight Attendant—Or At Least Give You A Couple of Travel Tips!

When I woke up yesterday morning and looked at the date on my phone, my reaction was “Oh Merde”.  It’s June 12th already!  And for a fleeting moment, I wave of sadness came over me.  But then it left quickly … Continue reading

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The Anthony Bourdain I Knew…

Was only through his writings and TV shows.  And through them, I felt as though I found a kindred spirit of sorts. I tweeted this last night.  Yesterday was very difficult… While the many real-life friends, co-workers, and acquaintances refer … Continue reading

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Come Get Ready With Me! A Guide to the Over 60 Everyday Face.

Ok…I’ve gotten a few requests asking me to do a tutorial applying makeup.  I thought about doing a video and the thought is still lingering. You can see how I went from plain, no brows, discolored skin to a more … Continue reading

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My Consistent Inconsistency —Is it Just Me???

Why is it that I start out gung-ho with my weight loss plans, and then something happens to send me off the wagon? Is it just me who does that?  Am I the only one? Yeah!  Why am I?  Why … Continue reading

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More Summer Makeup Goodies For You! And My Very Random Saturday!

Bonaparte has gone to his Dermatologist for his skin check and I’m hoping all is well.  He’s had Melanoma twice so my fingers are crossed that my sun-loving Frenchman is clean!  Update as I’m writing this.  He’s fine and so … Continue reading

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There’s A Summer Face…And Its Pared Down and Natural!

Summer.  Less clothing.  No outwear.  Barefootin’ it outside.  Barefoot driving! the feet a rest from winter footwear! We stay outdoors longer—even if it’s just to be a bit more comfortable after the sun goes down. We’re always outdoors … Continue reading

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