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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tweet Father’s Day is next Sunday, so I’m putting some cufflinks on sale now for those of you who need a gift for a French-cuff-loving guy. Order by next Wednesday and delivery is guaranteed for the June 21 holiday. My emoticon heart cufflinks are always popular … after all, who doesn’t love a guy who […]

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tweet Someone, somewhere, declared that June 4 is National Hug Your Cat Day.  It’s also Throwback Thursday. To cover both these events, here is a December 2013 photo of me hugging a very disgrunted FitzRoy. And here is a July 2014 hug bestowed upon a somewhat startled Purrkoy. You can follow both my Exotic Shorthair […]

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Tweet Purrkoy would like to thank the members of the armed forces who gave their lives for their country … especially the sailors. Aaaaand now the Village People are going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Tweet Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Believe it or not, Mother’s Day wasn’t created by Hallmark. It wasn’t even created by a mother. A child-free woman named Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day services with her own mother in mind in 1908.  Activist Julia Ward Howe had proposed a similar […]

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Tweet So sweet! The name of Britain’s new royal princess has been revealed: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. I’m all choked up about it. I vividly remember getting up early to watch young Diana Spencer get married to Prince Charles in 1981 and now I’ve seen Princess Di’s first granddaughter arrive. Speaking of arrivals, did you see […]

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tweet I really need to get back to writing my history-inspired posts! Here’s a throwback one in honor of the Chinese New Year. One of my favorite badass royal ladies was Empress Wu, as she’s known now. When she ruled China in the 7th century, she used the name Emperor Shensheng (spelling may vary), making […]

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Tweet Thanks to Erika Winters of PriceScope for including my Sophie twisting-heart necklace in her Valentine’s Day gift list of “9 Diamond Hearts for Your Love.” CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST. This limited-edition, 18K-gold-and-diamond design was inspired by a twisting locket featured in the 2006 movie The Illusionist. In the film, which was set […]

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tweet As a big Beatles fan, I can never resist the opportunity to say “Twenty years ago today …” so here we go! My Throwback Thursday photo is, indeed, from 20 years ago today: Dec. 25, 1994. My family was celebrating my Dec. 23 birthday and my parents’ Dec. 26 anniversary. My father, GeorgeB, gave […]

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tweet The public-relations firm LaForce + Stevens throws holiday parties with highlarious themes. This year’s event was held Monday, Dec. 15. The invitation featured Santa’s hand holding a whip and the dress code was “leather.” I was looking forward to the party until that morning, when I went to the vet with Henry the dog […]

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tweet My right-hand woman Eryn asked me to do a holiday wish list for the company Instagram.  It’s gloomy in New York today, so I figured I’d share the wish list here for anyone else who could use a virtual vacation to a more pleasant climate. My wish list was inspired by Gwen Stefani’s 2005 […]

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