When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
and then I don't feel so bad."
~ The Sound of Music ~
The first Biography I read in High School while taking Fashion Arts
You know, bizillions of years ago when I was a teen, I would watch TV for most of Saturday afternoon. I'm sure you all remember the great shows, Elvis movies, classic Gene Kelly type dance extravaganzas, Opie... etc.
The fashion idol Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) invented the modern clothing for women. At the height of the 'Belle Epoque', she took away the corsets and feathers and gave them bathing suits and sent them to the beach instead. She also introduced slacks, costume jewelry, and the exquisite, comfortable suits for women. She made the first couture perfume--No.5--which remains the most popular scent ever created.
To this day, I wear mostly black, have so many strands of pearls that I accessorize everything with them and prefer Chanel #19 or Christaille perfume to the new scents.
One day I was changing the channels (getting up from the couch and actually turning the dial by hand) and I came across this beautiful woman who was outside and she was talking about smoking turkeys in the smoke house. I'm like, what the heck....so I watched with intent. She set the most amazing table with a gorgeous assortment of dishes including mini colored glass turkey tureens at each place setting. Huge centre pieces utilizing items from her prolific garden, decorated the chairs with textiles and each guest had a place card that was so personal.
Her calm delivery of all of this entertaining bliss had me mesmerized. This hostess was non other than the domestic diva herself Martha Stewart, you know, before she became 'Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.'.
This was some 30+ years ago and I later found out, this was the first Thanksgiving special that she had recorded from Turkey Hill while still married to her ex Andrew.
She was a caterer and a very ambitious entrepreneur at that time.
So, love her or hate her...she is, who she is and everyone, regardless of your opinion of her, have been Marthafied at one time or another...no!!
Is there any better feeling than diving into a pool
That initial shock and then Euphoria
You are so free to move around, when you are under the water, you are weightless. I love nothing better than to swim around for hours, and I don't mean lengths. Diving, syncro type moves, floating on your back...it's just so liberating. Love it, really, there is no better feeling.
I do prefer pools as I like to swim with my eyes open. Lakes are refreshing, but I find I don't stay in as long and it just does not give me that same sensation!!
Well, that's it for today,
Got lots goin on and I better get off this and get to it!!
Make it a creative day, do something that makes you smile!!