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#ThrowbackThursday Magical Days of Youth

Sometimes there are days that just stick out in your memory. These photos are from one of those days when we were kids. We hadn’t been in the U.S. all that long. Two or three years at the most. My family and some friends went out to Long Island for picnic. It was a glorious day and my sister, brother, and me all remember it well.

I remember those saddle shoes as well. I hated them. I’d always manage to scuff up the white and my saintly grandfather would clean and polish them to whiteness again.

And my parents, in immigrant fashion I think, always dressed sis and me alike. Kind of Sound of Music-style, right? Still, none of that could detract from the memories of this fun day.

In the first picture, that’s my mom in the middle. My dad is off to the left behind sis. My brother is in the maroon shirt behind me in the first photograph and then behind sis and me. A dear family friend, Albertico, is off to the far right in the first photo.


#WriteWed Inspiration for Natalie from Under the Boardwalk

When it comes to fashion, I am hopeless. I’m told that as a kid, I was always worried about my dresses and shoes. But for a long time, I’ve been a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. That’s not to say that I don’t like dressing up every now and then and that since I’ve lost some weight, I’m a little more fashion conscious. But, big but, that fashion gene passed me by for the most part.

That’s why I rely on my daughter, who inherited my mom’s fashion sense. My daughter knows how to put clothes together and I often turn to her for advice. I also often buy things at her surf and skate shop because she brings in clothing that’s pleasing and different. She’s also really big into sourcing her items from local companies, small surf and skate brands, and companies that support sustainability and other causes.

As a small business owner, she’s also a risk taker, and I admire her for that.

In Under the Boardwalk, the heroine, Natalie, is a fashion designer and a risk taker. She’s the one who is creative and willing to try different things, unlike her husband Chase, who has become way more set in his ways and distant as he tries to do what he thinks is right for himself and his wife.

Chase’s drive to become successful has driven Natalie away from him and it’s up to the two of them to try and understand their very different personalities and see if they can find a way back to the love they had shared in the first wonderful years of their marriage.

I hope you enjoyed finding out a little bit more about Under the Boardwalk and about the inspiration for the heroine.


Fun Friday – The Fashionista is Back!

It’s that time of year when women’s thoughts turn to . . .


Check out today’s report on baseball fashions for women at: http://lifemythlegend.blogspot.com/.

For many many many (did you get that – many!) years of my life, I was one of the guys because there was a dearth of “feminine” sports apparel. No more! Now women can cheer their teams on in style.

Also wanted to leave you with this photo that I shot on the way to work. The flowers are up in Bryant Park! If you’re itching to get out into your garden, just remember to check and make sure you’re past getting a killing frost. Also remember that some plants – like tomatoes, basil and peppers — really hate even chilly weather. If you need to put your hands in the soil, go with pansies and other cool weather choices for now. Also think about using combos like these pinks and blue-purples. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds love these particular colors.