Monthly Lifestyle Edit

Monthly Lifestyle Edit

An Unforgettable Birthday

For my birthday, I wanted to experience the Van Gogh immersive exhibit. I have never been to an art installation like that and it was everything you can imagine! From moving images to fantastic music you can walk through. I can’t wait to go again.

Sustainable Dressing

Do you shop for a special occasion? We are all working to keep things as sustainable as possible. To that end, I have found two fantastic avenues for you to explore.  Armoire style has been offering me one-of-a-kind pieces that I might not want to keep in my wardrobe.

Case in point these two evening dresses. Both by Halston Heritage. My sister had the original version of the yellow dress. It was in hombre and silk from pink to lavender.  Such a beautiful Grecian inspired piece. You can tell it has stood the test of time and here it is again over 30 years later. I wish I could find a picture of that. 


Another great find has been Switch. You can rent through a monthly subscription service the most beautiful iconic designer jewelry. From Chanel to Hermès and Gucci to Dior. Or you will find statement pieces for any occasion. The service is fantastic and the choices are as well. Try it out with my personal subscription code at checkout: SONIA50 .

Susan Posnick

Quick and easy professional makeup.  Susan was kind enough to come over and finally show me how to put on make up. I know it sounds silly for a woman my age, but I have never done much of that.

I have a little IG TV that might make you laugh. From learning how to diminish dark areas to highlighting and all with natural ingredients and SPF protection, a small little bag is all you need to look your very best. (Susan Posnick Cosmetics)

Pharaoun Cocktail Rings 

Sergio, designer of Pharaoun Cocktail Rings, sent me the most beautiful birthday present. Not only is he a representation of the best of humanity he is also a great artist with a fine tuned eye. Every one of the pieces in his collection is so beautifully executed from top to bottom the quality cannot be beat. I consider jewelry to be forever pieces in my wardrobe and being able to purchase this kind of quality at this kind of value is incredible.  

The Sea Urchin Collection has been one of my favorites and he has expanded it into a gorgeous pendant on three different chain lengths and earrings to match. He sent me the set and I was humbled to accept his gift.

The Chanel cuff my sister gave me for my birthday fits in perfectly with this new Pharaoun collection. There are some designers that can fit into your family heirlooms. I saw that immediately with the Chanel cuff in these pictures. You can see how easily Sergio’s Urchin Collection does the same.  

Whether you are starting a jewelry collection or adding to one that has been passed down to you, you cannot go wrong with these gorgeous pieces.

It’s been an eventful year and I’m looking forward to many more. Cheers to starting my 7th decade.

7 or 70, it’s all in your attitude

28 Hours to the Bush

28 Hours to the Bush

Tanzania- A Visual Tour- An Adventure of a Lifetime

Our resident traveler is back at it! In this day and age, it is harder to travel as we have all come to know. On this trip to Tanzania, it was even more difficult with a stop in Doha, especially under the circumstances of the past few weeks. A special thanks to Qatar Airways and Tanzania Tourist. Check out her previous tour here.

From the US to Doha from Doha to Dar es Salaam in Eastern Africa from there, a three hour charter to land on a dirt road in Tanzania then 2 1/2 hours by keep to camp.

Our resident traveler, three years older than I am, is now at a camp for three weeks. I’m showing a few pictures of life there. All this to say we can do whatever we want regardless of our age. Learning and applying the information we need to stay as healthy and relevant as possible.  

For all of our modern conveniences, in the end, nature provides everything we need.

Dining al fresco never tasted so good.

Off on a major adventure, where there have been poachers in the area. Poaching in the country is illegal- hunting safari provides food for the locals and the fees help the national conservancy. Here is a list of great safari adventures to choose from- and a luxury one you won’t want to miss (Luxury Tanzania Safari). The continent’s expert guides will show you the wonders of Tanzania, taking you on thrilling adventures each day. There are different safari options including the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Tarangire National Park. Experience the rich multitude of cultures in the region.

Relaxation after a long day, home-made cocktails and Safari beer at the sundowner.

End of the day brings a renewed appreciation for every little comfort. Happy trails!