Last summer we celebrated my father in laws birthday with a family trip to New York. All the highlights were detailed on the agenda, broadway, fabulous restaurants, shopping and the latest museum exhibits.
We went to dinner at an excellent restaurant to which I wore a long black cotton/spandex dress, wedge heels and some dressy jewelry.
This summer stiletto heels are Hot! Hot! Hot! While the door has not completely shut on my platforms from Summer 2012, it does look like it is starting to close. The It is as if those who decree current trends have installed some secret camera in my closet, viewing what I have chosen to keep and what I have given away.
We all know it cannot be done in 30 minutes. The preparation maybe, but that’s about it. Although I do enjoy the show and have prepared many of the meals myself, the title “30 minute meals” is spin at best.
While 30 minutes describes the prep time, it does not include all the other time involved; the time it takes to go to the market, get organized, set the table, clear the table, wash the dishes, and finally, run the dishwasher and the washing machine. Because somehow making a 30-minute meal involves using every dishtowel you own.
In Style for 2013: Feeling Fabulous about Yourself
Out of Style for 2013: Feeling Guilty about Everything
As women leading busy, overscheduled lives, many of us can relate feelings such as the ones below:
I feel guilty today because:
o I left my kids for an hour this morning to exercise.
o I had to get a sitter to get my hair cut.
When I was growing up my parents would come back from a Saturday night party and make remarks such as “It was a lovely evening,” or “we had a very nice time, they are always good company.” When my parents expressed these sentiments they genuinely meant them.
Today those remarks seem bland and boring. Now nights out are “insane”, “epic”, “off the hook”.