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About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. http://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/

Strolling through the park one day …

I spent the first two weeks of August in NYC and enjoyed Central Park and several other parks; pure pleasure!! There’s something that refreshes the soul just strolling through a park. Time to breathe. There’s always a bench along the … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Flea Market

I’m in Connecticut now but I haven’t finished my NYC posts so more about Connecticut later. On our way to the Brooklyn Flea market, Jean and I  stopped for a photo at the same spot as last year. There’s always interesting … Continue reading

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Life is a Stage

The sidewalk is our runway and the world is our photo studio. The Empire State Building is a magnificent backdrop. Macy’s old wooden escalator takes me back in time. The High Line is a fantastic elevated linear park along an … Continue reading

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The Seed NYC

When Jean told me about this vegan event that would take place in NYC while we are here on vacation, I was elated! It was fun having my picture taken on the red carpet in my new palazzo pants that … Continue reading

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The Catwalk – Mom’s birthday

My stylish mom modeling a red velvet dress with detachable sleeves 1950s Both my mom and daughter took modeling courses. Both of them have influenced my style. My daughter Jean (left) wearing my mom’s DVF wrap dress from the 70s. … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

Summer in New York City! On our way to get our pedicures, Jean and I had to take a detour because the police blocked two blocks of the street; turned out to be a bomb scare but it was a … Continue reading

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What’s black and white and red all over?

Actually, this riddle is best spoken … What’s black and white and READ all over? A newspaper! I’m in NYC again with Jeanofalltrades, wearing my “newspaper” sundress. Great to be back in the Big Apple–black and white and RED apple! … Continue reading

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Shopping is cheaper than therapy

Besides it being a fun hobby, shopping is a type of therapy. I love shopping anywhere. I love keeping people employed, be it in small shops or mega-malls! I admire the window displays and they welcome me in to an … Continue reading

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Pajama Pants in Public

I’ve seen a lot of young girls (as well as women) wearing pajama pants, in the middle of winter! The ones I’ve seen are frumpy flannel and too juvenile for me. It looks like they just got out of bed … Continue reading

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Badlands – an adventurous day trip

It’s a wonderful world and we don’t have to go far to enjoy it! There are so many interesting places to go in Southern Ontario for taking fantastic day trips, such as … The Badlands, an adventurous place near Toronto … Continue reading

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