Wednesday, July 4, 2018

In My Own Backyard – Maison Marcellé – Part 2

In Part 1, I introduced you to Andrea Marcellé Miller and her fabulous jewel box Boutique on Kings Highway in Haddonfield – right In My Own Backyard.  And I promised to share some of Andrea’s favorite finds and places in Paris in Part 2. 

So, come with me as I pay a return visit to Maison Marcellé and make good on that promise. 


Thursday, June 28, 2018

In My Own Backyard – Maison Marcellé

In my first post about falling in love with the wonderful things In My Own Backyard, I promised a review of one of the newest shops in town, Maison Marcellé, which bills itself as “French Inspired Shopping for the Très Chic Woman.” 

I had no idea what a treat was in store for me when I popped in one Friday afternoon to check out the Boutique and meet the proprietor. 


Walking into Maison Marcellé is like walking into your grandmother’s jewelry box.  Everywhere you look there is something sparkly and wonderful to delight the eye, and getting to know the owner may just be the jewel in the crown. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

In My Own Backyard – Talented People

Last time I shared with you the beauty of spring and favorite places in my neighborhood.  Now I’d like to introduce you to a very talented artist right In My Own Backyard. 

Meet my neighbor Richard Heacock. 

After retiring from a successful career in business, Rich (known to friends and family as “Bink”) decided it was time to do something he had always wanted to do – paint.  After all, his mother had done some painting and his son is a gifted artist, so…how hard could it be??

Well, as it turned out…..not very hard at all. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

In My Own Backyard

The Metropolitan Opera Season is over (sigh!) until the fall, but I know New York and everything I love about it will be waiting, unchanged, like a faithful paramour ready to open his arms to me when I return. 

And so it’s time for me to fall in love again with my own town and my own backyard. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Birthday, Derby Day and Something That Didn’t Work Out but Did

Got my husband off on his golf trip yesterday morning (phew!).  We weren’t sure if he would make it (will fill you in on that later), but he did.  What a relief!

Miss Kiri Kat Ready for a Trip with Daddy

Of course, it’s a good thing he checked his golf bag before he left or he would have discovered a furry white stowaway when he arrived, which could have been “cat”astrophic given the careless way airline companies have been handling pets these days; but I digress. 

Anyway, I finally have time to sit down and catch you all up on a few things – a birthday, Derby Day and something that didn’t work out but did.  Does that make sense? 

Friday, May 4, 2018

I Think It Got Lost in Translation

Following a brilliantly successful trip to the United States in which the President of France dazzled everyone with his charm and command of English, a slip of the linguistic tongue during his recent trip to Australia raised more than a few eyebrows on several continents.  I’ll get back to that. 

White House balcony Photograph by Jim Bourg Reuters

The visit of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to Washington could not have been more perfect.  Watching Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron together, each with her signature look, was a lesson in knowing what works for you and how to put it all together – in short, mastering the elements of style and making it all look natural and effortless. 

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