Category Archives: Florida

Like Daughter – Like Mother

My daughter Jean inspired me to start blogging, which has been a fashionable and fun hobby. She influenced me to become vegan and I’m healthier and happier for it. She gave me courage to get my ears pierced (I’m very … Continue reading

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Style Challenge: Ladies in Red

January 2012 started out with a wonderfully, warm vacation in sunny Florida with my daughter, Jean. Escaping from the cold was fantastic, rendezvous with Jean was a bonus–add beaches, restaurants and shopping … well, that makes for a fabulous time! … Continue reading

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Fashion Saves the Birds

Originally posted on jeanofalltrades:
You might sometimes think that fashion has gone to the birds, but in the 1920s, it actually saved a few species. You see, in the late 1800s, large, ornate hats were all the rage. Adorned with…

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Pretty Pink Flamingos

I love pink, any shade: pastel, fuchsia, dusty rose, cerise, bubble gum, coral pink, salmon pink. It’s a happy colour and although I may not wear all the various shades of pink, I especially love pink on flowers and flamingos. … Continue reading

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Las Olas – a day in Ft. Lauderdale

It’s a cold day in February but my mind drifts back to sunny memories of Florida. This day in Ft Lauderdale began with breakfast at Starbucks, a quick stop at Festival Flea Market to buy the black sandals I am … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Jeanofalltrades

Mom’s 60th Birthday Dinner was Sublime I met up with family in Florida last month. I don’t get to see my parents often so we took the opportunity to have an early birthday celebration for my mom. Her birthday is … Continue reading

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Birthdays at Sublime

Another milestone: My daughter Jean’s 40th birthday was in December and my 60th birthday is in February. We celebrated our birthdays together in January at the Sublime restaurant in Ft Lauderdale. What an elegant restaurant with ambiance and an excellent … Continue reading

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The Florida Everglades

This was my first time seeing the Everglades – a fascinating adventure I shall never forget! There’s always an image in our minds of places we have heard about and seen on TV, in movies or pictures, but when you … Continue reading

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Swap Shop

One of my hobbies is shopping. I have a passion for fashion and love bargains; my daughter Jean discovered the Swap Shop. It’s a huge flea market in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (the largest daily flea market in the world). We … Continue reading

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Pelican Pier

One of the enjoyable things about warm weather is relaxing at a sidewalk cafe. We had our pizza outside at a charming little Italian-style restaurant within walking distance of the pier at Pompano Beach. I call it Pelican Pier because … Continue reading

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