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Hollywood film star Leslie Caron was discovered by Gene Kelly while she was dancing in the

Ballet des Champs-Elysees. He picked her to be his co-star in An American in Paris.

She was just 19 when she debuted as his co-star.

An American in Paris and Gigi are the two films identify with Leslie Caron. They are also her first big Hollywood movie and her last. Caron has appeared in films and TV shows but she left Hollywood to raise a family shortly after her huge success in Gigi.

Recently, in CBS Sunday Morning interview with Jane Pauley, the actress spoke about how the business had changed for women. Caron seems to think opportunities for older women are improving.

“I think it’s the English who changed everything with the Maggie Smiths and the Judy Denches, those wonderful actresses,” said Caron. “Suddenly the public said, ‘Hey, wait a minute. I prefer looking at those ladies who have experience and wit and wisdom.”

Leslie Caron is determined to be “one of those ladies”. In 2007, she won an Emmy for her role as a rape victim on Law and Order.  I saw her performance and she was riveting!Leslie_Caron_-_Maruice_Chevalier_-_1957

Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier on the set of Gigi (Image:Wikimedia Commons)

While Leslie Caron at the height of her career was a triple threat able to act, sing, and dance, perhaps her greatest display of talent was in knowing how to use her big break. As she told Jane Pauley, “Good luck happens to a lot of people all the time, repeatedly. The important thing is to recognize good luck and to make good use of it.”

 

Life and are luck are sweet – make good use of yours!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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Don’t hate Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day can generate so much hatred — and it is so silly.

I say celebrate love and chocolate every chance you get. Get your dose of “feel good” love

from your lover, friends, or even from yourself. Pamper and appreciate your friends and yourself.

Looking for love – or a date? You have sometime before February 14th so try wearing red

or pink every day from now until then it is the colour of attraction. Smile

. Watch what happens when you smile.  You never know until you try.

 

Celebrate love – it is makes life sweet.

 

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Don’t rush the season but….

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Darlings, I love the trend to slow things down. I have fully enjoyed fall without Christmas carols and reindeer.  Now as we approach the holiday season I am ready to enjoy the all decorations and holiday music.

 

It has been nice to have time to savour the beauty of fiery foliage and rows bright pumpkins and squash.

 

So this afternoon, I am going settle down with my little iPad mini and try  get my shopping done.

 

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Rituals and pleasures

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Small rituals like a nice cup of tea in a lovely china cup, or an evening bath with scented soap, or lavish oil, feels soothing and relaxing during the darker, cooler months. The pleasurable scent of spice baking in a homemade treat is cheering, as are toasty, soft cashmere bed socks to warm your feet. These little things can help make life sweet. It might seem a little selfish to focus on these little creature comforts when so many are with the basics but the world had become harsh and harried place for many. A little self- soothing can go a long way to helping one remain kind and serene.

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Celebrate fall

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Don’t miss fall! Before long it will too late to walk in the crisp air, buy apples from an orchid and drink just-pressed sweet cider. This is a magical time of year when rhea harvest comes in and nature displays the fruits of her bounty. Make jam or pressures even in a small batch.

Visit a farmers market or local fairs and taste the season. 

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Stop trying to be perfect

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A final thought from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, being perfect is over-rated. It is not only impossible but it is also boring and exhausting. “Looking for perfection, as Americans do, is a lack of self-confidence,” Caroline de Maigret declared to Sarah Mower for Vogue. “I’m always surprised how guilty women feel not to be perfect. It must be hard to live every day.”

 

Forget about guilt and perfection! Embrace your own ideal. Indulge your passions and make friends and habits that let you be “the best version of you” you can be.

 

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The magic of fashion

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Each new fashion season there are more voices and more choices. Gone are the days of a single look or an “it bag”. Now a fashionable woman is free to choose clothes that resonate with her life and spirit.

 

This is a marvelous freedom for those confident about their look. And it can be confusing for those who are less confident. Even fashion editors seem to struggle these days to find the strongest themes each season and the best way to describe them.

 

Looking at the collections for fall 2015 I am often reminded of Yves St. Laurent’s dramatic Ballet Russes Collection, Fall 1976. The historic collection was sweeping and romantic.

 

Looking at the fall collections from Alberta Ferretti, Vita Kin and Lanvin, I was instantly taken back to the opulent fur, embroidery, velvets and brocade of St. Laurent’s epic Ballet Russes.

 

Women adored that collection and the passion it embodied. One look at the gorgeous fur hats, velvets, and satins, and women could imagine themselves as the heroine of an epic.YSL Les Ballet Russe

 

The power of clothes to transform or enhance is the magic of fashion. It doesn’t require a jeweled ball gown or embroidered velvet skirt. A flattering pink sweater, great boots, or anything that makes you feel and look special can work the spell.

 

When you shop for anything this fall – no matter what your budget – don’t settle for ordinary and dull. Buy something that makes you feel bewitching.

 

Summer is fleeting so savour it.

 

The last fleeting days are here so make them count.

 

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Savour summer!

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Enjoy the summer. Stay cool the same ways you did as a child, if the heat starts to make you cranky. Go to the movies, sit by the shore or by a river, and catch a cooling breeze. Spend time with friends at pretty café or on your own back deck. Everyone can stay up later when the days are longer, so make the most of warm evenings. Look up at the night sky and wish upon a star.

 

Summer is fleeting so savour it.

 

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