Jun 1, 2021

Tuesday Tip-Summer Reading Suggestions

Posted By: Terri
Category: Tuesday's Tip

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Now that we’re in the midst of a shortened work week, I know I’m not alone thinking that today was actually Monday. Are you with me? Anywho..here we are and I hope you are making PLANS for a wonderful Summer. To get the ball rolling I wanted to share 3 Summer reads that I am planning on partaking in: I’ve listed my three reads and a short synopsis for each to give you a little 411. Each is a bestseller and bound to entertain and inspire.

Favorite Fiction  Pick:

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Selection!
A gripping mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared.

Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated.

With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn.

A Dose of Inspiration: 

 

A little 411:
In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • Cosmopolitan • Marie Claire • Bloomberg • Parade • “Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love

This is how you find yourself.

There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves.

For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living.

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is.

Insightful:

Sharon Stone tells her own story: a journey of healing, love, and purpose.

She was one of the most renowned actresses in the world—until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and the slow road back to wholeness and health. In an industry that doesn’t accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, Stone found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of women and children around the globe.

Over the course of these intimate pages, as candid as a personal conversation, Stone talks about her pivotal roles, her life-changing friendships, her worst disappointments, and her greatest accomplishments. She reveals how she went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a business that in many ways echoed those same assaults, under cover of money and glamour. She describes the strength and meaning she found in her children, and in her humanitarian efforts. And ultimately, she shares how she fought her way back to find not only her truth, but her family’s reconciliation and love.

Stone made headlines not just for her beauty and her talent, but for her candor and her refusal to “play nice,” and it’s those same qualities that make this memoir so powerful. The Beauty of Living Twice is a book for the wounded, and a book for the survivors; it’s a celebration of women’s strength and resilience, a reckoning, and a call to activism. It is proof that it’s never too late to raise your voice, and speak out.

 

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Jan 19, 2021

A Need to Read….2 Stylish Stories

Posted By: Terri
Category: Tuesday's Tip

Tuesday’s Tip…If you’re in the mood to read a book that takes you away from the daily grind, I have two books that have been in my  reading rotation for years. Truth be told-I have read and re-read each book more than a few times and find that they still deliver. Both books are not exactly  “hot of the press” recommendations but rather two books that stand the test of time. If you’re looking to cuddle up and lose yourself in a good stylish read here are two of my absolute favorites.

“If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.–Time”

I personally think Grace Coddington is a styling genius and I do not use those words lightly. If you were an avid reader of Vogue and relished the beautiful photospreads within it’s contents , I’m here to inform you that more times than not they were styled by the artistic and visionary Grace Coddington. This is one interesting and luminating read about all things fashion and style.

A brief bio:

Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion’s best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity. Grace’s palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine’s most memorable shoots.
With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her life so far. Evoking the time when models had to tote their own bags and props to shoots, Grace describes her early career as a model, working with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in the late 1960s. Here she began creating the fantasy travelogues that would become her trademark. In 1988 she joined American Vogue, where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, a sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics.
Delightfully underscored by Grace’s pen-and-ink illustrations, Grace will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images. Grace reveals her private world with equal candor–the car accident that almost derailed her modeling career, her two marriages, the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. Finally, Grace describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour, and the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion.

The wonderful Betty Halbreich has stories to tell and they are fascinating. If you love fashion and a great back story about all that goes on behind of scenes in dressing some of the most fashionable women on the planet …Pick up this book ASAP.

A brief bio…

Betty Halbreich is a true original. Now in her eighties, she has spent nearly forty years at the luxury store Bergdorf Goodman, working with socialites, stars and ordinary women. She has led many to appreciate their real selves through clothes, frank advice and her unique brand of wisdom; she is trusted by the most discriminating persons – including Hollywood’s top stylists – to tell them what looks best. But her own transformation from cosseted girl to fearless truth-teller is the greatest makeover of all.

Born into a successful Chicago family, aged twenty Betty married dashing Sonny Halbreich and came to Manhattan, where the couple threw themselves into a whirlwind of long hours, cocktails and Park Avenue parties, living the high life in 1950s New York. However, the marriage began to fray and after two decades came undone completely. Bereft, Betty attempted suicide. As she embarked on the frightening process of reclaiming herself, she was offered a lifeline: a job at Bergdorf Goodman. For Betty, with her innate sense of style and craftsmanship, it was a perfect fit.

Hardworking, elegant, and gifted with sparkling wit and razor-sharp powers of observation, in her amazing life story as in her style guidance Betty Halbreich is never afraid to tell it straight.

 

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May 19, 2020

Tuesday’s Tip…Summer Sparkle

Posted By: Terri

Tuesday’s Tip is full of SPARKLE and highlights a wonderful site that not only offers a beautiful array of products but supports a family owned business based out of Los Angeles. Each item is lovingly handmade to order and  the reviews are beyond outstanding! Rest assured that the quality and overall sales experience is nothing but first rate.

*I came upon this wonderful site about a year ago and have been an avid fan ever since. One look at their offerings and I have a felling you will be a loyal devotee as well.

Take a moment and check out everything that this wonderful small family run business has to offer. With Summer fast approaching and quarantine guidelines being lifted (finally) there’s no better time to sparkle.

https://www.shopmystique.com/

 

 

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May 12, 2020

Tuesday’s Top Picks – Mark & Graham

Posted By: Terri
Category: Tuesday's Tip

Patterned Lucite Tray $115.00 Monogram extra

Mark & Graham  is a very sweet site full of  lovely handbags, totes,leather goods  and a host of BEAUTIFUL gift giving items that you will absolutely L.O.V.E. All items on the site are swoon worthy  and affordable and many can be monogrammed to perfection. The marvelous monogramming does cost extra but it does add that extra special detail that we all admire and appreciate not to mention the quality is first rate and available at a price  point that won’t break the bank.  You’re basic win-win!

Dreamy Robe $89.00

Sooooo- if you’re in need of a little pick me up (and who isn’t right now?!)or perhaps find yourself  looking for a great  gift that you would like to personalize -check out this wonderful site.

*Click on any image below to be directed to Mark & Graham.com

Build Your Bag- Custom bags YOUR WAY… A fabulous selection of design features for you to choose from and available at a wide range of affordable price points.

Small Travel Jewelry Case $49.00

Mar & Graham Palm Leaf Clutch ($49.-$59.00)

P.S.* Mark & Graham are running a sale with a host of their best selling items priced at 40% off.  Take a ‘peek and find some sensational bags and assorted accessories that you might want to put your stamp on today. Enjoy!

Fringe Napkins (Set of 4 $59.00) Monogram $1200 each extra

 

M & G Wood & Marble Cheese Boards ($49.00) Monogram ($12.00 each)

Turkish Beach Towels $59.00 Monogram extra

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May 5, 2020

Tuesday’s Top Picks

Posted By: Terri
Category: Tuesday's Tip

Good Morning Glamour Girls!  Today starts a new feature that will continue each Tuesday going forward. It’s called Tuesday’s Top Picks and will  be spotlighting one retail establishment each week with a host of items that are  affordable and “Oh so pretty. ”

This weeks pick is Anthropologie! Items featured are priced UNDER $100.00 each and all are swoon worthy. I hope this new feature spotlights,informs and adds some inspo to your day.

Here’s to helping out the economy with some affordable retail therapy and adding some Glamour to your surroundings. Enjoy!

Mama Knows Best Jute Bag $88.00

Vitamin Sea Beach Towel $54.00

Pocket Astrology $9.99

Claire Desjardins Kaleidoscope Candle $28.00

Clare V. Dessert Plate $18.00

Rifle Paper Garden Party Monogram Mug $14.00

Agate Cheese Board $78.00

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