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  • Turkey week!

    Who's hungry?  I say that smiling because I am so excited over the anticipation of Thanksgiving Day which is a mere two days away.  Can you believe it?  What are your plans?  Are you cooking this year or going somewhere as a guest?  Maybe you are going out to your favorite place that serves up a wonderful feast... Turkey or otherwise.  We will be in New York City again this year to meet friends, watch the parade and enjoy the 'Big Apple' holiday energy.  My tastebuds starting doing back flips last week when I was having my girls night.  My...

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  • Are you a glamour girl?

    Hello Mackinistas! I recently had a lengthy discussion with a bunch of girlfriends… it was a girls night get together.  The subject was about glamour.  It all started with the casual inquiries about what we had planned for the upcoming holidays.  Ivo and I will be in New York City for Thanksgiving and then we will host Christmas Eve at our home.  This conversation naturally evolves to the "what do you think you'll wear"?  We are all very different in personalities, body styles and ages.  The word glamour popped up several times and what started as fashion chit chat became...

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  • The fun of feathers

    Over the last couple of months I have had several requests for the use of feathers in the floral decor of some special events that I have done.  It's definitely something that I've done before and I always love that touch of softness that feathers add to a floral arrangement.  It also adds lovely texture that enhances the overall look.  Last weekend my couple was very colorful and they requested the presence of peacock feathers in their designs.  That was fun!  The turquoise color that outlines the eye of the feather is so unique and brilliant.          Then I...

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  • Fall is in full swing

    As we say goodbye to Halloween 2013 and change the clocks once again to daylight savings, we find ourselves in full swing of the fall season.  Are you ready?  I should say is your wardrobe ready?  Before you know it the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years will be here.  You don't want to be standing in front of your closet wondering 'What will I wear?'  Prep now, start to plan ahead... think about the impressions you want to make this year.  Are you doing anything or going anywhere special?   The good news is that Bob Mackie here...

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  • Dressing choices

    What do you think about when planning your dressing for the day?  Is is the weather?  Is is comfort?  Is it color driven?  Or is it what mood you're in?  I have shared many times that I am a mood dresser.  Not that a rainy day won't have some influence, but it's really dictated mostly by how I feel that day.  There is one other thing that I like as well... I like to make a statement.  We all have that last moment that we look in the mirror before we leave and we want to have that little conversation...

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