When we were little girls we dreamt big dreams. We dreamt about becoming icons in our own right. We dreamt about what we could and would become. Many of those dreams were based on the fairy tales we read or that were read to us. We were encouraged to dream about becoming a princess or a queen. Our parents indulged this dream by buying us costumes, dresses, and tiaras. They called us little princesses and told us one day our prince will come to whisk us away to the castle where we will live happily ever after. We went to…


In this month of love, I am sharing the things I hold dear and close to my chest. One of those things is writing. Not writing in the sense of telling a story, but the actual act of writing with pen on paper. There is something very therapeutic about jotting down on paper the thoughts that come into my head. I find it to be very calming. Writing with a pen on paper helps me to stop and focus on my thoughts and the things I want to do. When you write with a pen on paper you can’t use…


Today is the first day of the month of LOVE! “All You Need Is Love” from the famous Beatles song. The song was a message to the world. Its message is a timeless one because it is honest and true. Where would we be without LOVE? The love of family and friends helps us laugh when times are happy. Love holds us up when times are bad. February is the month we celebrate the love we have for each other.

It’s become a tradition to express that love with flowers, candy and a sweet note. I remember as a kid…


We learned of the passing of Cicely Tyson January 28, 2020. It’s odd how the news of the death of a person we’ve never met can affect us. We feel the sadness, emptiness and loss of them no longer sharing our space on this earth. I guess maybe because their presence on earth was so powerful and so meaningful. The loss of them is mourned by many. The many that felt and witnessed their power. The many affected and or changed by their life’s purpose. When they pass away, it leaves us with a vacancy. We feel we will never…


Well I’m sure we’ve all heard by now, and if you haven’t then you are hearing it here for the first time. Sex and the City re-boot is official!!!! And Just Like That…women everywhere reclaim their wills to live. How have we coped since the last airing in February 2004. Apart from a couple of movies and endless marathons I’m not sure we ever actually said a proper goodbye. There aren’t many shows that stand the test of time. Sex and the City is the show we loved in our twenties and thirties and love even more now that we…


Well this is the 8th day of the New Year and we are on day 3 or day 4 into another lockdown here in the UK. Lockdown 3.0! So that basically means so far half of this year already sucks. Well I did try and warn of the dangers of heading into 2021 with way too much enthusiasm. Not to sound like a pessimist, because I’m far from being a Debbie Downer. So far from being a DD once on a peer to peer evaluation I was criticized for smiling and laughing too much. I didn’t know that was a…


Every New Year it’s the same old thing. We make a list of resolutions for the year promising ourselves we are going to be fitter, stronger and better than ever in the New Year. We craft mood boards, compile lists, draft index cards, or the more tech savvies, type up lists in Notes and schedule reminders on the calendar to help keep track of our progress. We make promises to be more organized, sleep more, eat less, keep things in order, make better plans and live a better life. Then by January 30th we find ourselves trying to remember where…


Basic! A simple word that has turned into somewhat of a slur in its current use. As in “Oh, she’s so basic!” The intent is to insult one lacking originality and not living up to standards set forth by someone else that’s probably IMO “doing the most.” Which essentially means excessive — IMO. The phrases the kids come up with these days. I’m never one to approve the use of any slang or terms which are used, particularly by other women, to slag off women. But I have to admit the term “Basic Bitch” I have found to be very…


Many people are admired for their style. The way some people walk into a room which causes everyone to immediately take notice. It’s not just about their outward appearance or the clothes they wear. It’s something else that causes us to take notice. It’s in the way that they walk. The way they talk. Their movements and gestures. The way they order a drink. The way they hold the drink. The way their eyes capture ours, hold for a few, and then a wink. No one did it better than James Bond. Well to be exact….Sean …


Who doesn’t love a glass of champagne?! Or maybe two or three. Well if you do not I will have to suggest you take a long hard look into yourself because you are unlike any being I’ve come across. I’m kidding! There is probably nothing wrong with you at all. But if you can’t giggle then we already know what the problem is. Now, with all seriousness and joking aside, to each their own taste. But for myself and every friend I’ve ever known, and have, we love a lovely glass of champagne. Doesn’t matter the occasion. It could be…

Tracy Richardson

Blogger @ TravelChic340.com where the discussions are about travel, food, style and all that life has to offer while we are getting older.

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