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What this boomer learned from the September 2020 issue of Vogue magazine

The September issue of Vogue magazine is traditionally a really big deal. It’s so prized, so anticipated, so revered that in 2009 an entire documentary film was created specifically in its honour called, what else, The September Issue. And, for the past seven years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve penned an annual bitchy critique of Vogue’s September Issue. The 2020 edition arrived discreetly in my mailbox recently…

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Linda Grant gives us permission to love fashion and helps us understand its value

Ten years ago Linda Grant wrote a book called The Thoughtful Dresser, The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter, which gives us permission to enjoy being fashionable without being burdened by the guilt and sin of vanity. Grant’s book was recommended by Sue Burpee in her High Heels in the Wilderness fashion blog which is an excellent resource for baby boomer…

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It’s the time of year to fatten up and protect our nuts

This is the busy season for our three-and-a-half-pound Yorkie. Yorkshire Terriers were originally bred to hunt and kill rats in the coal mines in Yorkshire, England and those hunting instincts are buried deep in her DNA. We have four columnar oak trees loaded with acorns in our back yard and the squirrels are constantly making mad dashes between the trees and along the top of…

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The New York Times declares “Sweatpants Forever”

The other day I announced to no one in particular—actually, it was my husband, but he never listens to me and as proof, he didn’t even bat an eye—that I want a whole new wardrobe. Pandemic frump fashion has destroyed my self-image. For nearly five months now I’ve worn nothing but yoga pants, athletic shorts, loose tee shirts, and the same pair of sandals—day after…

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They’ve just added another questionable chore to our beauty regimen . . . scalp exfoliation!

This should come as a surprise to no one, but the beauty industry has miraculously come up with another new product they insist needs our immediate attention. Get your credit cards out girls. In order to constantly create demand for useless and questionable beauty treatments, clever product lines are continually being introduced as new and improved, now with blowfish and fairy wing DNA, or, cleaner,…

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