Catherine G

I’ve just begun my second adulthood and while certain practicalities annoy the hell out of me (unemployment) there is still much to enjoy. I’ve had lots of careers but one thing has always been constant- my love of books, reading, fashion, and writing.  I'm trying to avoid therapy, armed assault, and pharmaceutical products by indulging my love of writing on my blog.  Add to that food, wine, a great husband, and that about sums it up. Sums 'it' not me. I'm way beyond that.

50 and Going Back To School

I'd always dreamed of moving to NY for the summer and taking a month-long course at Parson's. So while in NY on business this past November, I thought I'd swing by this famed university and check to see if they had printed their new summer catalog. I walked in the front door and to my left was a nice young girl, sitting at the desk. She was apparently one of the students, working to put herself through college. ...more
What really needs to be said here Is KUDOS to you for doing this. Seriously, you're my hero and ...more

Sonia Kashuk at Target, Beauty for Every Woman

In 1999 the Sonia Kashuk beauty brand was born in partnership with Target stores. At around the very same time, while wandering around Target one day, I found a perfect little eyeshadow brush and, because it was so pretty, I bought it. It was a Sonia Kashuk product, and it was the first eyeshadow brush I bought that didn't come free with an eyeshadow compact. I remember feeling very professional about having purchased it. Though I don't use it daily, I still have the eyeshadow brush - over 10 years later, and I am now well aware of the "luxury at mass" brand that is Sonia Kashuk....more
I have two Sonia Kashuk brushes that I love- one for powder and a retractable one for blush but ...more

Delicious Kale Salad (Really!)

As someone who thinks the four food groups are sugar, salt, fat, and chocolate no one is more surprised than me that I’m in love with this salad. Kale? Bitter and tough.Brusselssprouts? Smelly and gross....more
Because you don't know me it's hard to say "trust me" but trust me this is one yummy salad.more