Hints of Style

Ideas for what, when and wear

Trending Tones

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According to the calendar, we’re in the middle of the summer season despite the days getting shorter and the back to school sales becoming more abundant.  Fall is still about 6 weeks away, but the fashion magazines and retail stores are already in the thick of sharing what’s hot and happening for the upcoming days.  Hard to believe winter wools are right […] [Read More]

remember when…..

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There’s a great little eatery in our town serving organic coffee, freshly prepared sandwiches, all natural ice cream and other homemade delectables throughout the year to locals and visitors alike. But it’s definitely the summer season that has Brendan’s 101 bustling with all ages craving the perfectly, sweetened scoop.  I stopped in the other day […] [Read More]

Cause and Effect

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A cause is WHY something happens. An effect is WHAT happens. Example - Mama Jane’s Global Boutique in Southport. The WHY…After spending time in Kenya with her family, Barbara Johnson was moved by both the beauty of the land and the warmth of its people.  She was especially touched by the mothers, or “mamas,” and their eternally maternal quest to […] [Read More]

One Giant Step

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On July 20th, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to ever land on the moon. Relatively speaking, the journey was quick – 3 days to reach lunar orbit and another day to land on the surface. But with speeds of about 24,000 miles per hour, there’s hardly enough time for a […] [Read More]
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Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot

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There’s a long standing tradition we have at the Jersey shore dating as far back as I can remember. We gather our daily beach belongings, pile them into a rickety old Radio Flyer, and wheel them to the end of the street where the pavement meets the sand.  When we arrive at that point, the […] [Read More]

Faux Finish

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Confession. I don’t tan. When I was young I couldn’t tan.  It wasn’t as though I didn’t try to tan…it simply never happened.  A beach towel, baby oil and a good book kept me in the sun for hours.  But a lack of  the melanin pigment called eumelanin that many fair skinned people seem to possess, […] [Read More]
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Like Nothing at All

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  Another day of record high temperatures and heavy humidity has left us wanting to shed our own skin and most everything covering it.  Wearing nothing at all is hardly a daytime option, but could be a night time possibility.  However, according to a recent study, less than 1 in 10 Americans sleep in the […] [Read More]

Learn by Watching

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Every once in awhile we are fortunate enough to meet someone who leaves with us a lasting, positive impression. Perhaps we are captivated by their incredible intellect or imagination. Maybe it’s their constant drive and perseverance.  Perhaps they posses a compassionate and gentle demeanor that resonates with patience and unconditional understanding. I have had the […] [Read More]