Going back in time

May 14, 2014
There was once a day when we knew the model and make of every car on the road. Including this iconic finned Cadillac Coup de Ville that we spied while out on errands a...

Meet the twins: good + bad decisions

April 24, 2014
Every day a surgeon makes decisions that can go one of two ways: either very good or very, very, very bad. The problem is that the epically great decisions and the...

Wisdom from Downton Abbey

April 16, 2014
What is there to say? One day I will die. And so will he, and you and every one of us under this roof.  You must put these things in proportion, Mrs....

“Thank you, Mood!”

February 18, 2014
If you're a fan of Project Runway, you know those words. Mood Fabrics co-stars as the place where competing designers find the fabrics and notions that make their...

Besame: retro chic for the 21st century

January 2, 2014
It started with Mad Men. Well, it really started with Dita Von Teese, this 1950s retro thing. Because for a long time, no one wanted to look like a 1950s woman, and...

“Movie India:” Embracing change

December 3, 2013
When we've had a time in our lives that was so wonderful, so much fun and during which we were so happy, it's only natural to want to go back there, if only in our...

So — decide.

October 21, 2013
We’re all gonna die. We don’t get much say over how or when. But we do get to decide how we’re gonna live. So do it: Decide. Is this the life you want to...

Me, pretending I live at Downton Abbey

June 18, 2013
Scene:  London hotel room. Book: originally written 1894 My husband to me: "I wish I had a photo of you reading that." (Your wish is my command,...

London Dispatch: Fashion through the ages at the V&A

June 7, 2013
Fashion, especially women's fashion, can instantly bring me back in time to scenes I remember from historical books or movies. Maybe it's Gone with the Wind. Or Jane...

Downton Abbey’s back!

January 8, 2013
Those of us in the U.S. are getting Season 3 of Downton Abbey well after the U.K., so lots of spoilers are out and I'm avoiding them like the plague.  I love everything...

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