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Being Beautiful: What do tomato soup and lipstick have in common?

Posted 11/21/2015 in Columns

Several years ago, I fell asleep on the sofa only to be awakened by the sound of the QVC home shopping network, every light in the house turned on, and Mama flailing her arms in the air. I wasn't dreaming.


Being Beautiful: Praise the Lord, I saw the light ...

Posted 11/14/2015 in Columns

The architecture of life is so similar to that of the stained glass windows posed perfectly still across time, illuminated by lanterns and candles in ancient churches along my drives through old towns.


Being Beautiful: Blow out the candles and make a wish

Posted 11/8/2015 in Columns

Like the old song says, it's my party and I'll cry if I want to.


Being Beautiful: What makes a house a home?

Posted 11/1/2015 in Columns

Walt Disney said, "We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."


Being Beautiful: Sometimes a picture really is worth 1,000 words

Posted 10/25/2015 in Columns

The birds are chirping outside my window. As I lean in to listen, I wonder what they are saying to each other.


Being Beautiful: Reverie of a man and his dog

Posted 10/17/2015 in Columns

Seasons come and seasons go. Years pass by in what seems like no time at all.


Being Beautiful: I am the product of their sacrifice

Posted 10/10/2015 in Columns

Being Beautiful: What would Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens say?

Posted 10/3/2015 in Columns

If the runways of New York and Paris were any indication of fall's mood in fashion, women will be falling in love with a 19th Century return to lady-like drama.


Being Beautiful: I want to feel Christmas like a child

Posted 9/26/2015 in Columns

Being Beautiful: Candy corn, pumpkins and touchdowns

Posted 9/19/2015 in Columns

Being Beautiful: What don't Brad Pitt and I have in common?

Posted 9/12/2015 in Columns

Buns are everywhere. Now before your mind drifts to one of those hot, cinnamon-sprinkled, icing-drizzled delights, just know that I am referring to men's hair buns.


Being Beautiful: We are our parents' children

Posted 9/5/2015 in Columns

When I open my mouth, my mother comes out.


Being Beautiful: Face it: Our faces tell their own stories

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columns

Mama always had her bottle of Oil of Olay night cream on her vanity keeping company with Estee Lauder's White Linen eau de parfum on her mahogany dresser, beside the Bible.


Being Beautiful: With apologies to Joan Collins

Posted 8/22/2015 in Columns

Two of my nieces are, as the more ladylike members of the Dykes Chapel Road community used to say, "in the family way" or "with child."


Being Beautiful: It's a small world after all

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columns

I remember sitting on the hard floors of the porches of my youth listening to old men and women telling stories while swatting flies from wooden rocking chairs.


Being Beautiful: The future's so bright I gotta wear shades

Posted 8/9/2015 in Columns

I have had my fair share of sunglasses -- the good, the bad and the ugly.


Being Beautiful: Allow me to introduce David

Posted 8/1/2015 in Columns

I am not Cait, but this is my story.


Being Beautiful: It's only 153 days until Christmas

Posted 7/25/2015 in Columns

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." Charles Dickens was right. Christmas melted even the heart of Ebenezer Scrooge.


Being Beautiful: Do you want to know my secret?

Posted 7/18/2015 in Columns

The old adage that men sweat and ladies glisten might hold true for some, but here in the South where it's hotter than blazes, folks of all kinds just sweat.


Being Beautiful: The sun will come out ...

Posted 7/11/2015 in Columns

Meet Miz Victoria Fiona, and let me tell you how we became acquainted.



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