CHIC & LOVELY

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CHIC & LOVELY

the arts of style, shelter and allure

Your brand of fashion is an immediately perceived statement of who you are. Your home tells the personal story of your long and glorious life. Your face clearly reflects your point of view.  My aim is to help you create the picture of yourself as you would like to be, and be perceived.

GROWING GRASS ORGANICALLY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Being the pro-Earth girl, my decision to have a nice lawn in Central Florida puzzles even myself. The soil that “supports” the lawn is Mayakka fine sand. It is the soil of Florida and no other state has it. Lucky other states!

ADVENTURES IN HISTORIC RESTORATION

Several years ago I purchased a Victorian house in Tampa Heights, a historic neighborhood near downtown Tampa, Florida. This is the story of the restoration of this charming house.

CHOOSING HIGH QUALITY CLOTHING

Expensive doesn’t always mean better, Learn the difference between pricey and valuable.

OLD LADIES LOVE ROSES

My grandmother was a gardener. It was an important part of who she was both creatively and socially. An impoverished farmer’s daughter by birth, she grew up to become the cultured wife of a prominent business man and switched from cultivating ‘taters to roses.

WHAT’S THE BEST HAIRSTYLE FOR A WOMAN OVER 60?

Beauty attracts- that’s why they call it “attractive.” Beauty interests. So, how does a 70 year old woman become beautiful in the eyes of the world?

THE BASICS OF OLD LADY CHIC

Chic is timeless. You can look dull and corny or fabulously chic at any age. My wise, beautiful mother taught me the rules of chic. I still love to break ‘em!