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!

What Happened to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

It’s that time of year.  The Early Access to the (once) Iconic Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The pickin’s aren’t all that wonderful for 2020! And I am greatly disappointed.  Again. Where do I begin? There was a time that I absolutely … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Gonna Be a Grandma????? I’m Joining the Grandma Club!

Yesterday was a big day. I was finally able to announce on Social Media that I was going to be a grandma—or glamma—or grammy. The amount of well-wishers warmed my heart! Not to mention that this post was the best … Continue reading

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The Secret to Great Skincare? Clean Your Face!

In my last post, I covered eye care.  Who knew about Johnson’s baby shampoo to clean your eyelids?  Apparently, many did with the exception of yours truly.  But—it’s never too late to learn—right? Who knew that at 65 years the … Continue reading

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Of Cataracts and Proaging Eye Care!

As I sit here and write this post, I’m in our dining room. I’m at the table which is a makeshift office of sorts for me.  I squint because the glare from the outside is bothering my eyes.  The computer … Continue reading

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C’mon! We’re Going on Vacation! But You Don’t Have to Pack!

Yes.  That’s correct.  I’m taking you on vacation and you don’t have to pack one thing.  Not even a toothbrush. No packing needed!!  Sit back and enjoy this non-flight flight! And after I take you to a few places, you’re … Continue reading

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Please don’t Lose Face — I Love You Just the Way You Were!

CAVEAT: As an experiment, I decided to upload (or download) a face app—Face App, in fact.  I played around to give you some examples of what this post is about. I did not want to use the images from the … Continue reading

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To Mall or Not To Mall–How the Pandemic Changed My Shopping Habits!

Hi All!  I know.  I know. Lately I’ve been so focused on this pandemic but personally, I think we need to come face-to-face with all aspects.  Our lives have changed and will remain changed for quite some time. Who knew … Continue reading

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I Needed a Rest-But Did I Really Rest? Or. What I’ve Been Up to the Past Few Weeks.

Happy Independence Day!! Old Glory isn’t hanging in front of my home because I am a true believer in proper Flag etiquette. We don’t have a flag pole but I love this symbol of us! As I type this, fingers … Continue reading

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Pied-a-Fair–The Shoes of Summer

The Summer Solstice 2020 occurred last night.  The longest day of the year.  Luckily, Bonaparte, my son, Roman and I enjoyed a late dinner on the deck with great conversation and food.  I didn’t even have time to be depressed … Continue reading

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The Skincare I Wear. And Test. And Revew. And…A Pleasant Surprise!

Hi Ladies and Gents!  It’s been a moment since my last blog post so I’ll fill you in: Last week we took a trip to NYC to pick up Roman so he could spend a couple of weeks in the … Continue reading

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