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Jul 28, 2016

The Lancaster Hotel: You Won My Loyalty!

Hope your weekend is going well!  I know there have not been many outfit posts lately, and I do apologize, but my wonderful photographers (son and husband) have been exceptionally busy lately! 

I do have a very special place I would like to share with you today.  If you ever travel to Houston, you must stay in THE LANCASTER HOTEL a fabulous boutique hotel in downtown across from The Jones Concert Hall.  Built in 1926, the Lancaster is an official Texas Landmark and a member of Historic Hotels in America.   It is rich with heritage, which you can read about HERE.

What I love is the way the designers created a blend of vintage and new with each step from the entry way to the rooms.   The vintage feel affords a coziness you will not find in the big chain hotels and creates a chic, elegant ambiance which is well…warm and cozy.  However, the new touches of leather, and marble counters, and creative design takes business travel to a new level.  

I was there on business travel and appreciated the breakfast provided in the morning complete with smiling, service-focused staff; the eating area with current news channels on and daily newspapers available; and the easy business room with computers to pull up the airplane site and printers to print whatever needs you might have…such as a boarding pass.  As a female business travels, I loved the makeup mirror, full length mirror…and oh, did I mention the cozy robes and Starbucks Coffee for the room.

The food was excellent from dinner to breakfast…and I loved the intimacy of THE BISTRO LANCASTER.  All it lacked was a touch of Frank Sinatra or a pianist to add icing on the New- York- feeling atmosphere.  I also want to compliment the staff…their kindness and smiles!  
Final word...this MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH JACK DANIELS AND NUTELLA SAUCE...there are just no words...best dessert I have tasted in a long time...it was incredible!

This is one hotel I will return to....

Have a Wonderful Thursday!

Jul 27, 2016

DermSilk 5 Minute Face Lift: Beauty on the Go for Women 50+

Perhaps it's a photo shoot...or a high school reunion...or a date night with the significant other...there are occasions when we want an extra lift!
Derma Silk has brought the busy woman over 50 a perfect product for beauty on the go...the DERMA SILK 5 MINUTE FACE LIFT
I realize I have introduced you to a lot of skin care products lately...but there are some excellent choices on the market and I want you to have all the information, so you can make your best choice.  It takes time to research all that is available, so perhaps I can make it a bit easier.

I like this product.  It feels smooth, natural, and not overly tight.  I use it on my neck and face...very pleased with the results.  It does take the 5 minutes to see the full results.  All I used on top of it was my primer and eye cream.  Here are the key points to remember:
• Cosmetically lifts and tightens and firms sagging, aging skin.
• Reduces the appearance of fine line, wrinkles and sagging skin.
• See results in less than 5 minutes
• Contains the South American Beauty Secret, Helix Aspersa serum

Disclaimer:  I was compensated for this post, but the words are my own.

Jul 26, 2016

5 Fall Fashion Picks for Women 50+

Yes, I am dreaming of autumn...no surprise to those who know me...and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale got me to desiring Fall Fashion Picks now.  So, go on over to MIDLIFE BOULEVARD to see my top five!  I am excited to start the hunt.

See you there...in THE JOY BOUTIQUE!

Happy Tuesday all!