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!

More on Less is More. Taking the Jones Road to Beautyland!

Over the summer I wrote a post regarding less-is-more in makeup.  And I’m still on that train of thought. And so, I thought I would share a brand that I’ve begun to use. I’m pretty pleased.   It isn’t the only … Continue reading

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On Fakeness, Dishonesty, and Pro-Aging!

Okay. I’m going to get a bit “real” with this blog post.  There’s a lot I have to say. So, grab a cup of coffee or tea. Or, depending on what time of day this is, grab a bottle glass … Continue reading

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Cathe Cat, Cathe Cat—Where Have You Been? Well..I Have Not Been to London..But I’ve Been Baking Croissants!

….to see the Queen. That’s for sure. Overall, and as an outsider looking in, I think the Queen was a good egg. And although I’m not British and the only familiarity I have with the Royal Family is the tea … Continue reading

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What This Baby-Boomer Did in One Day!

First of all, before I move forward with this post, I just want to give remembrance to 09/11/2001. It affected too many of us to forget. It took a toll on friends and family we lost.  For me, it was … Continue reading

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That “Less-is-More” Summer Makeup Process Will Now Be My New “Pro-Aging” Normal

There’s a lot I have to say about this “less-is-more” makeup vibe that has come to be my new normal. Even the host/makeup artist from Glow Up Makeup on the BBC agrees that less is more! I’m in good company! … Continue reading

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What I Wore This Summer! And Will Those Clothes Get Me through Autumn?

First of all, I want to thank everyone who reads this blog for sticking through and reading during the summer.  Your comments and support are incredibly appreciative—especially since I just did not have the time to devote to writing.  So………. … Continue reading

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We Haven’t Seen Each Other In Over Thirty Years? You Never Know Who You’ll Run into in France!

If you have been reading about my summer adventures in France, you might remember that I received a message from one of my old friends stating that she and her husband were in Marseilles. Wait. We were in Marseille at … Continue reading

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Sunday is The Frenchman’s Day of Rest—Not Really, Our French July 4th and More!

CAVEAT!  My apologies my cool-as-ever friends!  It’s been three weeks since my last post but the summer weekends have been very busy!  Roman came to visit, we’ve been at the beach and yesterday I attended my best friend’s daughter’s bridal … Continue reading

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Another Change in Plans and a Surprise in Monaco!

Thursday, June 30, 2022 There was a change-up in the plans for today.  The original plan was to head to my favorite beach, L’estagnol.   But the Frenchman nixed the beach trip due to the news last night about…………………. an invasion … Continue reading

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If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be St. Paul de Vence

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 The weather report is calling for rain.  We had planned on heading to St. Tropez today so I could check out the flea market. My wish list included searching for a vintage Louis Vuitton Samur bag … Continue reading

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