The Handkerchief Flirt

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Romance

The Handkerchief Flirt

“Flirting is a woman’s trade. One must keep in practice.” Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë Recently, I attended a graduation at Stanford as a guest, and found myself immersed in a throng of families, friends and parents of graduates at a reception. Many were alumni, and related tales of “when I went here…” or bemoaned the changes that inevitably come with time.  One remark that caught my attention came from a grandfather with whom I’d been speaking earlier. Apparently he had met his sweetheart at college and later proposed at a landmark on the campus. “Kids today” he sighed, “have lost the art...

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The Wedding Bouquet – Toss it or Keep it?

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Bridal, Floral, Romance

The Wedding Bouquet – Toss it or Keep it?

Ok, I’m being a bit facetious here because I’m not referring to the traditional bouquet toss, but rather to the current trend in bridal bouquets which makes me want to toss them to the curb. Rather than compliment the bride, today’s bouquets often make her look like she just breezed in from the farmer’s market. Of course styles and fashions constantly change, even when it comes to something as time-honored and traditional as a wedding dress. If you view this here you will understand what I mean! Bouquets used to consist of a cascade of flowers. The arrangement was formal and refined. Then in...

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Snow Bunnies and Moguls

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Romance, Sports

Snow Bunnies and Moguls

  For some skiers, mention the word mogul, and their knees involuntarily creak, as they recall plowing over, under, around, and though “the bumps” (enormous man made mounds of snow) whether they were standing upright, or falling end over end down the mountain.   Others envision a different concept of “mogul.” When I lived in Denver in the 1970’s, I remember a reporter in Aspen approaching a group of gorgeous, model-like women “lunching and sunning” on the deck. Their outfits were not only supremely expensive, but pristine, as though they had never taken a fall.  The reporter...

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