Thoughts, tips, trials & tribulations

Posted on June 1st, 2018 by paularath

Uniqlo is one of the few chain stores I shop in when on the mainland or abroad. Usually I seek out local designers and boutiques that are unique to the destination, but with Uniqlo, well, I love so many things about them, especially their collaborations. Remember when Uniqlo and Iolani Sportswear, the Kawakami family-owned iconic
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Posted on May 18th, 2018 by paularath

Neiman Marcus Ala Moana is celebrating its 20th year in Honolulu, and the first celebratory event featured none other than Ken Downing, the company’s Dallas-based Fashion Director. Downing put together a polished fashion show that literally popped with color, shiny sequins, layers of silk organza, animal prints, cowgirl boots and piles of turquoise jewelry. Downing
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Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by paularath

After a month of travel, my hair was looking a bit, well, tired. Too much growth caused it to droop, which in turn made me feel droopy. So I simply couldn’t resist getting a French hair cut in Carcassonne. The Salon de Coiffure¬†Michele Cazaux came highly recommended, so David helped me make an appointment and
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Posted on February 18th, 2017 by paularath

Today is a beautiful sunny day and the temperature is approaching 60, so absolutely everyone is at the Carcassonne farmers market. It is my favorite place to go on a Saturday. I see all sorts of things I have never seen before – and have no idea what some of them are. The vegetables and
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Posted on February 15th, 2017 by paularath

Minerve is a tiny, picturesque Cathar Languedoc village, surrounded by ancient vineyards, located on the confluence of the Cesse and Briant rivers. It is a UNESCO Heritage site. It has the feeling of a sculpture carved into the rocks that the sculptor didn’t quite finish. It’s unusual in so many ways, one of which is
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