Month: December 2011

If It Cost You Too Much…

(Notes from Gen X)
When you expect to receive something in return for exchange of your services, you have just put yourself up for sale, and you will undoubtedly be disappointed because your purchase price will not be as high as you expected. Then, you will become resentful and bitter, left feeling the need to remind everyone of what you have done, or how much you have given up.

2012 Holiday Shopping Pleasure

Most of today’s selections are from some of my favorite designers, Donna Karan, Oscar De La Renta, Stuart Weitzman, and Valentino. Evening bags are from the 2012 Louis Vuitton collection. I have to say that while the shoes are elegantly styled, the heel heights aren’t very realistic for all of us. On behalf of Boomacious women everywhere, I’m urging designers to make gorgeous shoes, just like these, in a height that we can wear all night.

I’m So Excited!

Last week, my 31 year old daughter blessed me with the highest compliment. She shared a post I had written about rapper Heavy D on her facebook page. “When Did You Fall In Love With Hip-hop” resonated with her and…

What I Know for Sure . . . So Far

At this tender age of 31, I have finally come to a place of love and acceptance of myself. I have learned that I am going to be stuck with me for a long doggone time so I no longer need anyone but myself to validate me. I’m a single mother now and that raises a lot of questions in my head. Am I a good example to my daughter? Did I try hard enough with her father? Do I give her what she needs? Depending on the time I ask these questions, I may give myself a different answer. All I know is that at any given moment, I am giving my child, myself, and the world the best that I have to give.

Baby Boomers Newest Facelift Patients

Evidently, women are not alone. Male baby boomers, according to stats, are getting more plastic surgery, too. Statistics reveal that male facelifts went up 14 percent in 2010. Facelifts are now the fastest growing male cosmetic procedure. Other surgeries that baby boomer men are requesting include ear surgery, liposuction, breast reduction, eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and laser hair removal. These statistics are from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Gone are the days when only male movie stars sought plastic surgery. Dr, Stephen Baker, a plastic surgeon in Washington, D.C. says “it’s the average guy who wants to look as good as he feels.”

Dr, Tenley Lawton sees the trend of baby boomers seeking plastic surgery as the fuel that continues to grow her practice.