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local memoir: Pat Michaux

I met Pat Michaux for the first time not very long ago when I began working with her at a ladies clothing boutique here in town.  One of the first things she told me about herself was that she wrote a memoir about her life as a principal.

I didn’t know this woman at all, but I thought to myself–‘Well, it certainly isn’t easy to write an entire book….she must have something to say….and we are going to work together….and I don’t want to feel uncomfortable about not reading the book every time I see her….’–so I bought a copy (she was selling them out of the backseat of her car).

I am so glad I did!  I did not expect to actually ‘laugh, cry, and stare in wonder’ like the back of the book promised–but I did all of those things…more than once!

One of the best things about the book was to see how Pat was able to do so much good in our community as a school principal.  She really brought to light the extreme poverty that exists right here in Lexington, and the effect it has on young children.

If you would like to read Memoirs of an Inner City Elementary School Principal, and meet the author Pat Michaux (I’m telling you–she’s fabulous), she will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Friday, September 30th at 7:00pm for a book signing and discussion.

drugstore find: foundation

I always give wet n’ wild products a try because they’re so cheap, so when I saw this at the drugstore, I couldn’t resist!

Guess what…’s great!  It blends extremely well, gives moderate coverage, and has a matte finish that’s not dry or cakey.  This has been great for my summer skin, we’ll see how it fares on my dry flaky skin in the winter……

The price is around $5 for a 1 ounce bottle–a beauty steal!


white after labor day

Wearing white is still a hit—even in the fall.  The key is finding pieces that are made of heavier fabrics.  Linen and light weight cotton scream summer, instead try a white (or cream) brocade dress or a chic white wool blazer.

Labor Day may be the end of summer vacationing, but it doesn’t have to be the end of wearing white.  White is always chic, incredibly classic and flattering on all skin tones.

Happy shopping!

candy corn wreath

{Photo: © Antonis Achilleos/Woman’s Day}

Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to be scary!   Make a bold statement with this graphic candy wreath.  I can’t wait to make one for my house!  Step by step directions for this adorable wreath are available here.

Happy crafting!

drugstore find: body lotion

I’ve really enjoyed using this as a body lotion this summer.  It has a nice citrus scent and you get a lot for your money.  I am on the fence as to whether it actually reduces the appearance of cellulite–but its a nice moisturizer nonetheless.



These are the things that have me wishing for fall!  The equestrian look is always in—always chic.  You can invest in more expensive pieces because you can wear them year after year.  It is truly a timeless look, especially in the bluegrass.

Can’t wait for Keeneland to open in October and boot weather!




Love Moschino bow blouse, $317





Aaiko buckle jacket, €140
Juicy Couture dark wash skinny jeans, $125
Belstaff low heels, $735
DKNY oversized tote, $425
Kenneth Cole bronze earrings, $35

gallery hop

Gallery Hop is back tonight!  Enjoy this cool fall night and check out some of Lexington’s awesome art galleries.  Admission is free and many spots offer complimentary wine and nibbles.  Gallery Hop runs from 5-8 pm.  Check out the map of venues here.


Happy hopping!

kentucky advertised at super bowl

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We know how great our state is, but what about the rest of the country?  Three Lexingtonians work to raise $3.5 million to air a commercial about Kentucky during the Super Bowl.  Thoughts?  Read more here.