I know somebody who knows somebody who’s a somebody

There's an old song from 1927, "I've danced with a man who's danced with a girl who's danced with The Prince of Wales"? I can make a similar claim, although several degrees removed from The Prince of Wales. My friend MaryAnne's nephew is Brad Goreski, a stylist-to-the-stars and TV personality who is joining The Fashion Police beginning January 11th. Brad grew up in Port Perry, Ontario and still has that small-town charm and Canadian sensibility, except when it comes to his fashion sense where he's over-the-top. Leaving Port Perry for…

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Joy to the World . . . I got carded

Sadly, most Boomers are past the age we need to show I.D. when buying liquor. But at the other end of the scale, we now qualify for seniors' benefits in many establishments such as movie theatres and retail stores. The age requirement can vary anywhere from fifty to sixty-five depending on where you live and where the purchase is being made. When I first started dating my husband he would request seniors' tickets at the movies. Too vain and nervous to be questioned about my age at the time (I…

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I’ll Drink to That celebrates a life well-lived

Some people take longer than others to grow up. By that, I mean to become capable of taking care of themselves as an adult without relying on parents or others for emotional or financial security. In her recently released autobiography, "I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist" Betty Halbreicht was such a person. Born as the only child of an affluent Chicago couple, Halbreicht had it all — looks, money and connections. She grew up in a home with domestic help and a generous allotment of…

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Victoria’s Secret yields to customer demands – sort of. . .

Thanks so much for your support of the change.org petition (here's the link to my earlier blog http://boomerbroadcast.net/2014/10/31/here-we-go-again-ladies) criticizing Victoria's Secret for their recent ad campaign glorifying skinny female bone bags with fake surgically enhanced breasts as being the perfect body. While we didn't achieve one hundred percent success in getting them to pull the ads, they still acknowledged that they heard their customers and modified the wording somewhat. Nov 16, 2014 — Victoria's Secret changed the wording of their advertisements for their bra range Body from 'The Perfect 'Body'' to 'A…

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Watching the purse wars from the front lines

Purses are my Achilles heel. When I retired I was given an exquisite designer purse by my employer which made me far happier than any gold watch ever could have. It is therefore with a great deal of interest that I've been following the stock market duke-out between major purse purveyors Coach and Michael Kors. And, ironically it was my husband who brought it to my attention. Last week I went into a Coach store to purchase a new 2015 refill for the Coach daytimer I bought at their outlet…

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Here we go again ladies

It seems they're not listening to me so I'm going to keep condemning companies that continue to glorify grossly Photoshopped, tall thin bodies as being the ideal. Not surprisingly, Victoria's Secret is taking a lot of heat about their new campaign entitled "The Perfect Body" that shows unrealistic body shapes as being the standard perfect body we should all strive for. While I never shop at Victoria's Secret as I'm not a fan of their frou frou frillies and the uncomfortable fit, I think they're losing hundreds of thousands of…

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