Nov 14, 2022

Are We Skipping Thanksgiving???

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Quick Question??? Because I just have to ask….

Am I the only person NOT putting up their Christmas decorations until AFTER Thanksgiving?

It seems that Thanksgiving is being passed by or in a word SKIPPED because we’re in a  BIG hurry to  celebrate Christmas.

I am not naming names BUT, there does seem to be a plethora of people posting pictures of their homes already decorated for Christmas on every outlet of social media.  Yes, we are talking Christmas trees UP and decorated, yards of garland gorgeously draped on staircases and  framing front doors. Christmas stockings are hung by the mantle and a substantial smatterings of presents  are already placed under the Christmas tree.

Isn’t there some design rule that prohibits putting up your Christmas tree until after Thanksgiving?

I’ve barely etched out my Christmas list so please don’t even brooch the topic of shopping because the only shopping I’ll be doing in the next week  is in preparation for the Thanksgiving dinner.

Did we miss some sort of holiday EMERGENCY ALERT? One that requires us to step  it up and have our Christmas prep completed before the Thanksgiving turkey  is stuffed and in the oven?

Why are we in such a hurry to celebrate Christmas? I know that Covid put a deep damper on the holidays for the past few years but isn’t that an even better case to celebrate each and every holiday to its fullest?

Thanksgiving is that one special holiday when we are gathered together to enjoy each other’s company and take a moment of deep gratitude for all that we have been given.

I know life moves pretty fast but let’s all take a collective breath and slow down  to enjoy each day.

 Translation: Don’t even think of skipping ThanksgivingChristmas will be here soon enough. I promise… 

 

 

 

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Oct 31, 2022

Happy Halloween!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Wishing you a Magical  Halloween. ….

No matter what stick you pick. 

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Oct 24, 2022

Monday Update and Style Inspo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Hello Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful week and your Monday is off to a great start.

Last Monday I woke to find that my blog had been hacked and it took nearly a week to get the problem rectified. If there’s anything that can eat up your time and patience… its navigating through a technology problem of EPIC proportions. The good news is that we are back UP and running.

To get your week off to a “stylish start”  is the HUE of the Season…Pumpkin.

Enjoy and I hope you have a fabulous week ahead.

P.S. I can’t believe how October is almost Over….

Image Courtesy of Hogan Collection. © Todd Rosenberg Photography

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Oct 17, 2022

Monday Moment

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Monday Moment 

Wishing you a sweet  and stress free  week  ahead.

 

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Jun 20, 2022

Monday Moment-The Maisel Pop Up on Melrose

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

The peeps promoting The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel came to LA this past weekend and put on quite a party at a Pop Up shop on Melrose Avenue. The line to get in wove round the corner for more than a mile and  Maisel devotees were clamoring to enter and experience mock up settings from the show (Susie Myerson’s office, The Blue Note Night Club, a game room to try your hand at playing mahjong, picture taking at Coney Island’s Ferris Wheel, and of course a deli and not one but two bars serving non alcoholic drinks named the Blue Note and the Button. The event also featured a fabulous live band and a bevy of people walking around in costumes of the era. The mood was festive and fun and it goes without saying that Maisel brought it to LA …BIG time.

 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel LA Pop Up  

Helloooo… Susie Meyerson’s Office

Yes…I work for Susie (Pics of Midge on the corkboard )

 

Bar #1

Bar #2

On the Marvelous LA Menu

Serving Bagels (natch) with an assortment of sides

Sit & Listen to Live Music at the Blue Note Lounge

A sweet server standing at the ready with coffee cups.

Step right up and get your picture taken at Coney Island.(it’s a mock up of course because we’re in LA).

At your service and ready for clean up on aisle 3

 

Sip and chat….

Play Mahjong and enjoy your drink with a donut (in white wrapping)

Floor Decal …just to make it Official.

 

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May 9, 2022

Monday Mantra & Haute Hats

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Monday Mantra

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and if you’re blessed with children-may I wish you a belated Happy Mother’s Day.

It’s a brand new week and to start things off on a STYLE note- I thought you might enjoy a sampling of  Haute Hats that were worn this past weekend at the Kentucky Derby. I have been lucky enough to attend in years past and I am here to confirm that the women who dress for the Derby are NOT messing around. The hat is the main attraction but the rest of the ensemble is reallllly  thought out! Enjoy!

Haute Hats 

                           A swirl of color!                
                          Marvelous Mellow Yellow                           Pink Perfection  

                                       Bold in Blue & Pink

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May 2, 2022

Monday Mantra & Mother’s Day Gift Options

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

A Beautiful Way to walk through the world…

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and  time is tick, tick, ticking away for you to find the perfect gift. It goes without saying that I am a BIG FAN of buying something for your Mother that will make her feel special and avoid giving her anything even remotely resembling a household item/appliance or worse yet… something for the home.

If you’re at a loss what to give Mom (because you’ve exhausted the usual suspects of a beautiful scarf, a bottle of her favorite perfume & bath lotions or flowers ordered from some 1-800 flower number which ALWAYS look better in the ad than they do on her table)…might I offer a few suggestions:

 A gift certificate for a Beauty/Spa Treatment.

Purchase Mom a gift certificate for a Personal Styling Session or Closet Organization.

Take Mom out for brunch and be sure to add a  sweet treat.

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Mar 8, 2022

Happy International Woman’s Day xoxo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy International Women’s Day!

Two of my favorite quotes that I hope will inspire.

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Feb 14, 2022

LOVE …ly Monday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Valentine’s Day

A Very Special Day for Celebrating Love

Love for one another/Self Love/Love for life!

Wishing you a day filled with lots and lots of love.

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Feb 7, 2022

Monday Moment of L.O.V.E.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

February- The month of LOVE!

I spotted this mural a few months ago in Brentwood, California and couldn’t help but appreciate this   beautiful and a  lovely reminder to all that passed by  to notice the love that is all around us.  Life may not be perfect BUT there is always something to be thankful for in each and every day. I hope  today and the week ahead is filled with moments that you feel  LOVE.

 

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