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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. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/

The last time I saw Paris

I’m not referring to Paris, the city of Love (France). Paris, Ontario is a quaint little town on the Grand River, Ontario–a 20 minute drive in the car or a couple of hours traveling by bike. It has charming shops … Continue reading

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Elora – Part Two

There wasn’t enough time to see all when I stopped by Elora on my way to the dance party, so I went back the following week. The CHANTICLEER SHOP REFIND Salvage featuring eclectic boho, rustic and shabby chic. JEZEBELS an … Continue reading

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Detour through Elora, Ontario

Once a month, I lead a Ceili-style dance, which includes Irish and Scottish country dances, as well as other fun dances from around the world. These dances are usually held in various small towns around southern Ontario. While on the … Continue reading

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Country Roads

Lazy summer afternoons are lovely occasions to wear my lavender and turquoise sundress that I bought a few years ago for my vacation in Costa Rica. Whether I’m on my way to visit friends, going to a barn dance or … Continue reading

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Pattern Mixing: leopard and polkadots

All the fashionistas are doing it: mixing patterns and prints. When I was young, I followed the rule not to mix patterns; when you wear a blouse with a print, you wear a solid colour skirt or pants. There is … Continue reading

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Summertime and the living is easy

… and the cotton is high! I love cotton–simple, pure and natural. There’s nothing I like more than the comfort of 100% cotton: from sheets and towels to clothes and underwear. Here’s another top from Le Chateau in a soft, … Continue reading

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Shades of White

My favourite colour in summer is white: fresh and clean. My new blouse I bought at Le Chateau recently is so light and cool on the hottest summer days. High low style and simple detail makes this a great choice … Continue reading

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Summer Breeze: My Little White Dress

There are many nature trails where I live and warm summer evenings are perfect for riding my bike. The sun stays up late on warm July evenings. The fragrance of the meadow and beauty of the wild flowers are simple … Continue reading

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The sky’s the limit: blue skies and cloud 9

And that’s where I’m going: up above the clouds and across the BIG pond! I’m off to Germany for a month. I am so looking forward to this vacation that has been too long in the making. It’s been 21 … Continue reading

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ALL ABOARD!

Take the last train to Clarksville Elmira. I love making memories and the slow train to Elmira, Ontario was just the perfect adventure to make a wonderful summer memory for my grandson. He had never been on a train before … Continue reading

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