This week Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash. Our bloggers are really feeling spring as they offer their favorite fashion, fitness and beauty tips. For example Prime Beauty shares the goodies from her favorite subscription beauty service; Moving Free with Mirabai has the skinny on new weight loss apps; and I have uploaded my new must-have skin care products. And don’t miss the brilliant post from Fabulous After 40 on how to wear those “moody florals”– large bright flowers on a black backgroud. I was ready to pass on this look them by until I read this post. That very day I went out and bought a pair of skinny dark floral pants and paired it with a new black silk cardie. It worked perfectly for my personal style and yet was a cutting edge look. Now I just have to wait until the last blizzard passes.
Nora Ephron was something of a legend in New York. As a writer she moved back and forth between print and film, writing personal and affecting stories that seemd to span generations and genders. In an era where the supernatural seems to the the norm and violence and graphic sex seem to be an obligatory part of any media, Nora Ephron had a unique voice. She took a long hard look at life and love that you remembered long after you closed her books or the credits came on after the movie.
When I started to do posts on my neck makeover, I decided to reread her book. Ten yers later it is still as relevant as it was when it was first published ten years ago. In addition to now famous neck essay, Ephron tackled the stages of parenting, New York real estate horror stories, designer handbags and of course her real passion- food. While many of the stories are New York centric her tone and world view resonated around the world. If you read it before, pick it up again and read it now whenyou are ten yers older. If its new to you, get ready for a treat.