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It’s a Seven Day Getaway Sale!

11 Jul


The big India Hicks sale starts today… 60 percent off on our entire Riviera collection. (3 colors: palm print, poppy red and rapeseed yellow).  Rarely, if ever, do I blog about India Hicks.  This must mean this is a Very big deal.  A Very Big Deal, indeed!

Riviera straw tote reg. $245 now $98 (it comes with 3 junkanoo tassels which alone are worth $96!)

Riviera duffle reg. $225 now $90
Riviera tote reg. $145 now $58
Riviera wash bag (Waterproof interior!) Reg. $68 now $27.20
Traveler’s palm scarf in grey reg. $58 now $23.20

Baby Riviera bag (great for charging cords/makeup) reg. $35 now only $14!

Think ahead…Great gifts for the year, teacher gifts and hostess gifts. Great for travel! (Kiddos love the duffle for sleepovers) I love it as a weekender.  I weekended with it this past weekend.

Quantities are limited and only while supplies last.  When they are gone.  They are gone.


Order here:




Comment on the blog is you need any assistance.  I have already received pre-orders from Lora, Carolyn and Jane.  Very smart ladies, getting their orders in early.  I was up at 2AM inputting their orders.

Be smart.  Be like Lora, Carolyn and Jane. They were sleeping while I was doing their ordering. 🙂

Hurry and grab as many of these goodies as you can as soon as possible.

Like a Riviera beach free of pesky tourists, this won’t last long – ’til 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 18th to be exact.

Happy Shopping!





52 Changes to Make for a Healthier Lifestyle

13 Jan




Perhaps because I started the year with a true Ferris Bueller’s Day off.


It’s unfortunate that Mer and Paddy don’t look excited. The driver looks concerned. Yet another reminder to always remove your sunglasses when taking pictures!

Styling and Swagging…and the day had just begun!  Then off to enjoy some Make Your Own Bloody Mary’s from a 30-foot bar, that included crab legs!


Then went on to enjoy some adult libations at the Bears/Vikings game…and Yes, I’m wearing a Vikings sweater.  When in Rome.  Or Minneapolis.



Then traveled for 4 days to Austin, TX for a work conference, where I enjoyed more adult libations, BBQ, fried chicken and did I mention, adult libations, while hobnobbing with more of my favorite peeps?

Alright, Alright, Alright

Alright, Alright, Alright

Terry, Lora and Not Willy Nelson

Terry, Lora and Not Willy Nelson

To round off the middle of the month, a last-minute trip to an all-inclusive resort, aka all you can eat and drink .  Oh no, more adult libations?  Then laying on the beach?



And we are only halfway through January.



I believe it’s time to make some changes!  Or 52 changes!

Song of the Day: My Own Worst Enemy, by Lit

Please tell me why
The car is in the front yard and I’m
Sleeping with my clothes on
Came in through the window last night
And you’re gone gone
It’s no surprise to me I am my own worst enemy
Cause every now and then I kick the living shit out of me
A smoke alarm is going off and there’s a cigarette
Still burning

(you’re welcome)


Ok…2017, Bring it on!  It’s going to be the Best. Year. Ever…




Style and Swag.




Flash Sale!

7 Jan


No, not a flasher sale, a FLASH sale.

Up to 40% off select items from the collection — but only for a flash.
Starts: January 6th at 12:00 AM PST
Ends: January 9th at 11:59 PM PST
Now is the perfect time to buy something for yourself or perhaps do some early Valentine’s Day shopping…and at prices up to 40% off.  That’s a lot to love!

Now stop staring and be quick.



Lady P


Riviera collection in Rapeseed


The Mayfair and The Eleuthera


Crown Imperial Scarves

To shop:


Maddison May; Riviera Palm Collection and the Takeout Wallet


Here’s what’s on sale!

Description Retail Price Sale Price
Body Lotion English Rose $38.00 $29.00
Body Lotion Wild Spiderlily $38.00 $29.00
Body Wash English Rose $32.00 $26.00
Body Wash Wild Spiderlily $32.00 $26.00
Hand Lotion The Grove $29.00 $24.00
Hand Lotion Casuarina $29.00 $24.00
Hand Wash The Grove $29.00 $24.00
Hand Wash Casuarina $29.00 $24.00
Hand Cream Casuarina $24.00 $19.00
Natural Sea Sponge $29.00 $19.00
The Eleuthera Bag Stone $138.00 $88.00
The Eleuthera Bag Navy $138.00 $98.00
The Mayfair $198.00 $118.00
Baby Riviera – Rapeseed $35.00 $24.00
Baby Riviera – Poppy $35.00 $24.00
Baby Riviera – Palm $35.00 $24.00
Crown Imperial Scarf Taupe/Flamingo $58.00 $39.00
Crown Imperial Scarf – Indian Red $58.00 $39.00
Crown Imperial Scarf Poppy Red $58.00 $36.00
Crown Imperial Scarf Rapeseed Yellow $58.00 $39.00
Crown Imperial Scarf Sandstorm $58.00 $36.00
Maddison May Black Cross Body with Double Decker Insider $420.00 $288.00
Maddison May Burgundy Cross Body with Double Decker Insider $420.00 $288.00
Maddison May Black Cross Body with Gecko Insider $420.00 $288.00
Maddison May Burgundy Cross Body with Gecko Insider $420.00 $288.00
Maddison May Black Cross Body with Flamingo Insider $420.00 $288.00
Maddison May Burgundy Cross Body with Flamingo Insider $420.00 $288.00
The Lady P – Ivory $375.00 $225.00
The Lady P – Black $375.00 $265.00
The Insider Pouch Double Decker (Red) $148.00 $98.00
The Insider Pouch Island Gecko (Brown) $148.00 $98.00
The Insider Pouch Flamingo $148.00 $98.00
The Take Out Wallet Double Decker (Red) $178.00 $124.00
The Take Out Wallet Drink Burgundy $178.00 $124.00
Watch Crown Coin Purse Flamingo $48.00 $32.00
Watch Crown Coin Purse Bridesmaid Ivory $48.00 $32.00
Flat Stanley Pouch Heritage $68.00 $48.00
Baby Duchess Makeup Kit $78.00 $48.00
Riviera Duffle – Rapeseed $225.00 $135.00
Riviera Duffle – Poppy $225.00 $135.00
Riviera Duffle – Palm $225.00 $135.00
Riviera Tote – Rapeseed $145.00 $98.00
Riviera Tote – Poppy $145.00 $98.00
Riviera Tote – Palm $145.00 $98.00
Riviera Wash Bag – Rapeseed $68.00 $48.00
Riviera Wash Bag – Poppy $68.00 $48.00
Riviera Wash Bag – Palm $68.00 $48.00
Riviera Basket – Palm $245.00 $145.00
Riviera Basket – Poppy $245.00 $145.00
Riviera Basket – Rapeseed $245.00 $145.00


Happy Shopping!





Holiday Hostess Gifts

13 Dec


Todays gift ideas:  For the Hostess with the Mostess.


1 . elk bottle opener, Mark and Graham $28
2. happy holidays pillow, One Kings Lane $29
3. slippers, Kate Spade $78
4. brass pineapple tumbler, Urban Outfitters $29
5. bateau dip bowl, Jill Rosenwald $58
6. dot napkin set, Lulu & Georgia $19
7. peppermint bark, Williams-Sonoma $28.95
8. holiday plates (set of 4), Macy’s $50
9. frasier fir candle, Two Penny Blue $40
10. feather place card holders, West Elm $29
11. personalized stationery, Minted $50
12. ceramic pitcher, Strolby $68
13. gold cocktail shaker, Lulu & Georgia $54
14. faceted vase, DwellStudio $15
15. plaid set of 4 placemats, JCPenney $12.99
16. crystal necklace, olive+piper $34
17. plated tray, Mark and Graham $149
18. striped citrus press, Anthropologie $28
19. old fashioned glass set, Lamps Plus $39


(Source:  The Every Girl)


Hostess gift, just add a bow and some rhinestone bling.




1. But First Coffee Mug $18

2. Faux Fur Throw $149

3. Diptyque Votive Set $90

4. Candle $24

5. Personalized Sticky Note Cube $39

6.  Desk Calendar $20

7. Martini Pitcher $45

8. Yes Way Rosé Candy $20

9. Monogrammed Glasses $63

10. Awesome Candle $59

11. Oh My God Tray $22

12. Gray Malin Beaches $40

13. Mug $25

14. Copper Ice Bucket $129

15. Room Spray $65

16.Topiary $68

17. Personalized Drink Wrapper $35

18. Gold S’well Bottle $42

19. Slippers $140

(Source:  Lemon Stripes)


India Hicks Gift Box Flirtation – Causarina



[1: Joy t-shirt | 2: Gemstone earrings | 3: Notebook | 4: Star ring | 5: Gold cocktail shaker | 6: Alarm clock | 7: Gold foil calendar | 8: Cream and sugar bowls | 9: Teapot | 10: Sparkle candle | 11: Leather tassel keyring | 12: Silver measuring spoons | 13: Caldrea hand soap | 14: Gold bottle opener | 15: Bedside carafe.]

(Source:  The Sweet Occasion)


Breakfast for the next morning.  A homemade breakfast bread and coffee.



Party on!




And What a Summer it Was!

12 Sep


It seems like just yesterday I had the entire summer ahead of me.  It was middle of May and I was waiting for Patrick’s arrival home from his first year at Miami University. To me, that was going to be the beginning of summer. So much to look forward to!  Family. Friends. Fun!  It was going to be the beginning of the Best. Summer. Ever!



Now, I am looking back in the rear view mirror at Summer.  Where did summer go?  Where did my great abs in 30-days go?  Here is just a small sampling of my summer.  And what a Summer it was!!


Several fun jaunts to the race track…We even had days which we won.  One day we were winning even though we were betting on the wrong race for three races!  #Winning #OnlyUs


Games of Uno and Uno Attack.  Probably played over 100 games. 🙂  Truly, one of my very favorite memories of summer.  Reverse, reverse!  Skip, skip, skip to my Lou!  You had to be there.  I’m looking forward to Patrick coming home to play some more. #RockStarLife

Quick trip to Cancun – ‘Twas a quick business trip, but had fun, fun, fun.  Eat, drink and be Terry!


It was a summer of Lilly Pulitzer dresses… and not just by me! Mary was on the same bandwagon.


Fun trip to West Palm Beach, where I was treated like a Rock Star thanks to my friend, PMH!  Nothing like having a car pick you up at the airport with a bottle of Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay chilling in the car.  Fabulous way to start a fabulous weekend!


Hanging with friends.  Old and new!

Got to meet my new style idol, India Hicks!  She is just about the coolest person ever… and in trying to remain “cool”, I  chose not to have my picture taken with her. Hindsight being 20/20… we know I’m not that cool.  Should have gotten that picture!  I want to be her when I grow up!


Noodling around in a pool more times than I can count on one hand!! Probably one of my favorite summer activities. Enjoyed Bloody Mary’s each time.  It was 5:00 somewhere.  Or 11AM! 🙂  It’s important to note that bouncing around a pool on a noodle, does not accumulate steps on your Fitbit tracker. #WhoKnew?


Cubs game with my #SoleSister.  It’s our year!!  I’m speaking of the Cubs.  It’s always Tracy and my year.  Always.



Late Summer trip to San Diego


Always one of my favorite vacation pictures.  Morning coffee with a view.



Vacation on the balcony. I’ve come to realize that asking servers to take one’s picture can cause a bit of consternation with the server. #Selfie


Styling at the pool. #IHStyle

Awesome day of day-drinking in Laguna Beach with B and B (using initials to protect the innocent).  Nothing better, btw. Plus, I got to try out my Spanish! For the record, I don’t speak Spanish.  🙂


One of my favorite views from one of my favorite places with four of my favorite people!  Seriously, what could be better than enjoying a Vodka/Lemonade, eating a seafood salad and looking at this view? Nothing, nothing could be better. Well maybe if the lemonade was Pink lemonade, that would have been better. 😉

The Movie Gleason.  Saw it twice in two days.  Would have made it three if it was playing near me the 3rd day. If you haven’t seen the movie, I urge you to do so.


Got to meet Steve and Michel Gleason.  Truly one of the highlights of my summer

Team Gleason

Great, great, great summer with kids.




We were also introduced to our new obsession… The Seafood Tower at Ruth’s Chris.  Totally fabulous!  Clealry, this wasn’t our first dirty martini.  Of the summer.  Or of the night.  We were already accustomed to those.  Cheers!


Patrick got a new car and Mer and I got manicures.  #WinWin


This was during the James Taylor concert at Wrigley Field!  Whenever I see your smiling face. 🙂

I also went to see Adele.  Hello!  And last concert of the summer, but certainly not least, I saw Train at Ravinia.  We stood the entire concert.  The entire concert.  Best. Concert. Ever.  Three concerts. One summer.  Not too bad.



And a boy says goodbye to his dog. Sad dog.  Sad mom.  Sad boy?  Not so much. 🙂

Song of the Day:  This’ll Be My Year, by Train

No more
Countin’ down the hours
No more
Wishin’ you were here
I stopped believin’,
Although Journey told me ‘don’t’
Before I call it a day,
Maybe this’ll be my year

And at the end of the day… It was the Best. Summer. Ever!  It was Not the best Bears game ever, btw.   I’m always surprised when they lose.  Always surprised.  Let’s hope there aren’t many more surprises in store for me this football season.


And everything will work out, just the way it’s supposed to!  For that, I am certain!