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To all you classy dames

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Today is Nothing Like a Dame Day–and no, I did not make that up.

For us Americans, dame oftentimes brings to mind a lady walking into the seedy office of a private investigator. In reality, the word is derived from the French word Madame. Dame is the official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire–a female knight, if you will. 

It’s a title that commands respect.

In that, Nothing Like a Dame Day celebrates all the things that make these ladies so great — both big and small. It celebrates their class and their charm, their strength and their wisdom, their wit and their fortitude. It celebrates their own sense of style. It celebrates the fact they know from whence they came and they know where they want to go; and they’ll blaze a trail if they have to, in order to get there.

So to all you dames out there (and those like myself, who at least occasionally try), here’s to you! May the weekend be full of inspiration–old movies, vintage treasures, and cups of tea. To you brave fellows out there, may the weekend be your chance to spend some quality time with the dames in your life.

And a classy weekend to us all . . .

xo

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For the first time in my adult life, I have Good Friday off. The company for which I currently work recognizes the holiday—something that rarely happens in this part of the U.S. The mere thought makes me giddy; it’s like I’m getting away with something I ought not.

Needless to say, I feel a bit like these chicks—oh so happy, and set on adventure . . .

I’m sure it stems from the fact I’ve always loved a good day of playing hooky. In college, I earned more than one B for the sole reason I missed one too many class (that’s right—my coursework alone would have garnered an A). And while this may cause you to rethink your opinion of me, I must admit—it was totally worth it.

There’s just something about a bright spring day, free of obligation . . . all the more so when you manage to break away from the things you ought to do, places you ought to go, people you ought to see. Freedom is all the sweeter when it’s undeserved.

You might say that’s what Easter is all about.

With that, I wish you a bright and blessed holiday. Even if your days are sure to be hurried and hectic—filled with big meals and family to-dos, egg hunts and last minute basket prep—I hope you manage to find a few moments of peace and quiet; time to renew your spirt.

I wish you all the goodness this holiday holds.

With that, a good Friday and happy Easter to you.

xo