Hints of Style

Ideas for what, when and wear

A Palm Springs Partnership

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From the start, Banana Republic sold a concept, not just a product.  With a theme of travel and adventure, the first catalogues of ink and watercolors drawings offered well-worn military surplus jackets, gurkha shorts and photo-journalists’ vests. In 1983, after 5 years of selling safari-themed clothing to the 25-45 year old traveling crowd, The Gap […] [Read More]

A Day to Remember

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It almost feels like summer today with the temperatures in the 80′s and the sun shining brightly since first thing this morning.  I almost forgot it was Memorial Day until I turned on the news and caught an excerpt from Joe Biden’s speech on Friday in Arlington, VA.   He was speaking at the TAPS National […] [Read More]
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Thanks for the Memories

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Speaking of being patriotic, I happen to be at a basketball tournament in the state capitol of New York…Albany.  Since we’re booked solid with games, I doubt I’ll be heading to any parades over the next 2 days.  But I was able to look up a few “festive” red, white and blue items that you […] [Read More]
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“habanos”

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During their 1492 journey, Christopher Columbus’ sailors encountered a primitive form of what we now refer to as a cigar in an area that we now know of as Cuba. Today, Havana is widely recognized as the cigar capital of the world with the spanish word habanos literally meaning “something from Havana” and used when […] [Read More]

Toning Trouble

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Well, I have good news and bad for you this rainy Monday. Footwear firm Skecher, USA has been found guilty of “false advertising” claiming that their toning shoes would help wearers improve their fitness and lose weight.  They will be paying $50 million in settlements.  Now that’s quite a workout. This comes only eight months […] [Read More]
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Some Things Never Change

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It was just over a year ago that I wrote about the wedge sandal.  Last spring runways were filled with this geometrical shaped heel…and this year was no different. When paired with soft dresses and skirts, wider leg jeans and cropped skinnier versions, or even the shortest of shorts, these wedged wonders give the appearance […] [Read More]
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Eye Spy a Trunk Show

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Norwalk Eye Care will be hosting its Spring Luau Trunk Show…and just in time for tomorrow’s sun! They’ll have an array of frames and sunglasses from designers such as Gucci, Kate Spade, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Maui Jim and many more at special event prices.  Raffles, giveaways and refreshments just make the sale even that […] [Read More]
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Tan-less Togs

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What an amazing day for Mother’s Day. The entire weekend was absolutely stunning – sunny, warm and wonderful. I woke up to jeans, a crisp, white button down and python print flat thong sandals. But as the day progressed, the temperatures rose….and I started roasting. Since my bare legs haven’t seen the light of day […] [Read More]