Tastes of summer

Favorite Summer Recipes – a Roundup

Single-Serve Wines

Single-serve wines ~ Perfect for picnic season

Warning: Keep Off Chair

Dangers of sitting – and slouching too!


Glamping, Part One – Agreeable Camping For The Not So Outdoorsy Types

White dresses

White dresses for the 50+ (i.e. that won’t scream “prom” or “wedding”)

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Finds & Gifts

OUTLANDER TV series & why men in kilts should make a comeback

The Outlander TV series premieres exclusively on Starz this August 9. It’s historical fiction, romance, science fiction, fantasy, mystery all in one.

Outlander TV series

Style & Beauty

Metallic gold flats as perfect summer neutral shoes

In an era where it’s perfectly acceptable to wear rhinestones, sequins and satin in broad daylight, gold shoes are the perfect new “neutral” summer flats.

Gold metallic flats

Finds & Gifts

CLEVER FIND: Netatmo June UV sensor bracelet & app

Sun damage incurred years ago especially needs to be managed today. Which is where this clever (and elegant) find comes in: The June UV sensor bracelet and its companion app.

Netatmo June UV Sensor Bracelet

Health & Wellness

Truly Healthy Water & the Berkey Water Purifier

A water story and a discovery of the Berkey water filters, actually water purifiers that provide truly purified drinking water. To be qualified as such, Berkey had to surpass standards set by the military.

Modern Water & the Berkey

Food & Recipes

Favorite Summer Recipes – a Roundup

Here are our favorite summer recipes. These recipes burst of the fresh summer flavors, are healthy and all so easy to make.

tomato cucumber salad

Food & Recipes

Food Trend: Fancy Bottled Water

Remember when water used to be just… water? These days, water is getting really, really fancy.

Blossom Water

Finds & Gifts

Clever Find for the beach or the parc: Y-Ply Lounger

The Y-Ply is a lightweight and versatile lounger for outdoor use. The Y-Ply’s compact structure unfolds and sets up in an instant (see video below) to provide desired support for your back when sitting on the ground …


Food & Recipes

Wouldn’t be summer without a Toas-Tite sandwich grill

TEST: if you instantly recognize this little tool to the left, you’re a baby boomer. If you don’t recognize it, get the closest baby boomer to explain the wonders of the Toas-tite sandwich grill.

toas-tite sandwich grill