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Daily Archives: October 26, 2020

Book Club Monday

I am sooo in love with today’s book club choice, Kenneth: Shear Elegance by Giuseppe Longo. In case you didn’t know Kenneth was THE hairstylist to the stars wayyyy before any of the other big-names of today came along. He was the pioneer of the celebrity hairstylist. His salon was located in the amazingly iconic Waldorf Astoria and opened in the early 1950s. His star-studded elegant clientele included Jackie O, Maralyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Lucile Ball and so many more grande dames and then also MY MOTHER. Yes, my mother would go to Kenneth’s every month. She loved it there and so did I. Throughout most of the ’70s and 80’s we would make the trek into NYC and go to Kenneths. Of course, being the first major celebrity to the stars, the Salon was so gorgeous. There was a huge round center banquette for all the ladies to wait for their turn with an enormous tall gorgeous plant right in the middle, which always looked like it was just assembled that morning. The talented Billy Baldwin decorated the space and it was truly incredible. I was so excited when I heard this book was being published this month.


Discover the story of the pioneering hairstylist who obliterated the once-omnipresent hat and transformed the fashion industry through his A-list clients at his iconic 54th Street Salon. Kenneth Battelle, known simply as “Kenneth,” started his 50-year career in the early 1950s in New York City and built a loyal client list who swore by his skills, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Countess Consuelo Crespi, Diana Vreeland, Lucille Ball, and Gloria Vanderbilt. This biography not only celebrates his extraordinary talent but examines his behind-the-scenes life and career struggles, including the disastrous fire that destroyed his salon, and his perseverance moving forward. Through personal memories of those closest to him, including friends, clients, and former employees, the man who created a cult of classic, timeless ladies comes to life. Previously unpublished photographs, notes, clippings, and original Joe Eula illustrations richly exhibit both his myriad achievements and America’s 20th-century high-fashion scene. –

This book has been so popular that it is currently backordered but will arrive in time for the holidays so it makes a PERFECT gift..for more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.

The Fabulous Kenneth Salon…..How I would love to be sitting there right now!!

Tips To Take Care Of Your Body

It’s important that we all take care of our bodies throughout our lifetime. There can be many stresses and traumas that can take place, and it’s important to make your health and well being a priority Here are some tips to take care of your body.

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Know When Something Doesn’t Feel Right

When something doesn’t feel right, you should know. It’s your body after all, and we all know that familiar feeling of feeling sick or not feeling like our usual selves. It’s important to be more in touch with your body and to pay attention to any warning signs that might crop up when it comes to your health. Perhaps you’re prone to a common cold, and the signs tend to be apparent a few weeks before you start getting ill. Being privy to this information can help you take the steps to get yourself better sooner, rather than later. With that being said, take note of what is normal for you and what isn’t. If anything is wrong or doesn’t feel right, then it’s important to take your concerns to the medical professional who can help to take a look. Don’t ignore these signs or warnings because it might mean that you catch something earlier than later down the line.

It’s also good to be aware of various symptoms that are relative to different medical conditions, from leukemia symptoms to cancer.

Look After Yourself More

It’s something that’s said often, but we really don’t take good care of ourselves enough. We tend to prioritize other people’s needs before our own. And that’s something that’s important to change. We should be looking after our wellbeing and taking the time to spend on our health and happiness. This might be getting a massage every month to taking more time out, out of your week, to do something just for you. Putting yourself first isn’t something that’s selfish but can actually be quite nice to do every once in a while.

Get Regular Medical Checks

Medical checks are important because if you’re not getting your body checked out, then this could cause issues that are going unmonitored. It’s important to look at changes in your body that might seem irregular or be aware of your body’s usual state. If anything seems off or you have concerns, it’s good to be active in looking after yourself and chasing these fears. After all, it’s better to be in the know, than not to be.

These medical checks also let you determine the best treatments for anything that comes up, such as IV infusion therapy. While the checkups can seem like a chore, they’re key to making sure you live a healthy and happy life long-term.

Eat Well

Eating well is essential to a healthier body. It’s all about eating in moderation, even if you fancy indulging in some junk food every now and then. As long as you’re not overindulging or eating too much, then you’ll be able to feel healthier in yourself as a result. Eating healthy is important, but it can be hard to do for some people.

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Taking care of your body is something you can start doing right now. Use these tips to make sure you look after number one – you!