Paintbrushes and Padding…

  I have always had issues with bathing suits.  More accurately speaking, I have always had issues with my body … IN a bathing suit.  The problem is I’m  flat chested; my silhouette is a little like a paintbrush- no curves, straight up and down, plenty of hair on my head. I remember lounging poolside…

Points to Paradise

I am not ashamed to admit that I have used my credit card to purchase a pair of $1.99 tweezers at Walgreens.   Hey, don’t roll those eyes, each dollar spent is a point or two that counts towards a “free” hotel stay and by golly, I’m collecting.. every single one.   I don’t know “what’s…

The fabulous fifties 🔆

You know that feeling you get when you wake up in that dreamy beach-front hotel room.. all tangled in those slightly salty, white sheets.. listening to the seagulls and the surf…and it suddenly dawns on you that it’s day 4 of your 7 day vacation? That’s what the fifties feel like to me… And while…

Dip and a deck

 I just got back from a week-end “get-away”, and I have to tell you..two days at a charming B & B is every bit as restorative as a seven day cruise. My favorite little retreat is a beautiful inn on Tybee Island in Georgia named the Beachview. It is run by the most down to…

Bits and Pieces

Last summer, I went for a stroll along a beach in South Carolina. It had stormed like crazy the night before, and leftover grey clouds hung heavy on the horizon. I was on the look-out, as always, for pretty shells to bring back home for my collection. As I walked along the surf, I noticed…