Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pantone Announces "Greenery" as The Color of the Year 2017


By now you have heard that Pantone has announced The Color
of the Year 2017 as "Greenery" Pantone 15-0343.   I saw this color quite a bit at High Point Market in October.Various shades of blue from teal to peacock continued to be evident, but green was making an appearance in many showrooms. 

Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute executive director, told the New York Times that "this is the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature.  It speaks to what we call the "re" words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew.  Every spring we enter a new cycle and new shoots come from the ground.  It is something life affirming to look forward to."

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Be Powerful: Find Your Strength At Any Age by Liz Hillard


I first saw Liz Hillard at a party in Charlotte.  She was hard to miss in the crowded room, standing stately and elegantly, in a flowing orange gown.  Her body was slim, but sculpted and fit.   She had a glow that most of us would kill to obtain at any age much less when one is over 50.  I asked another guest present, who she was and they replied, "Oh, that's Liz, she is a personal trainer and owns a killer exercise studio with her daughter, Clary Hillard Gray."  I immediately signed up at Hillard and continued working out there three times a week for about a year, until I fell in London and broke two ribs while walking and instagramming photos of London's architecture!  (Yeah, I'm that girl)   Anyway, I got off track with Hillard and have since gained more weight and had some health issues, so I haven't to return to their studio, The Hillard Method is located in Charlotte, NC with The Hillard Studio which I did and also another program called HSM/Core which utilizes the core-centric Lagree Fitness revolutionary M3S megaformer.

   I have been thinking lately of returning The Hillard Method.  No, I have promised myself that come January 2017, I am going to get back to Hillard.  It was the best, most intense exercise program I have ever taken. Live in Charlotte and wondering about Hillard?

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christy Kinard Painting for Sale!


Bing, Bang, Boom mixed media painting by Christy Kinard
48 x 48

This beautiful mixed media painting by Christy Kinard is available.  I bought it to use in the Atlanta Home and Lifestyle Magazine Southeastern Showhouse this year and it is now available for sale.  The painting measures 48" x 48" and is more beautiful in person than in this photo.  Interested parties please contact Lisa at (704) 964-3880 for pricing or email Lisa@lisamende.com     Christy's work is so well known, I'm sure it won't last long so if interested contact me soon!  This painting would make a great Christmas gift.  

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

How to Make Thanksgiving More Festive!



Turkey Day is almost upon us!  Are you ready?  I always love spending Thanksgiving at our cabin with family.    I like to get up on Thanksgiving morning and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade while I cook.  It is a relaxing time for me and marks the kickoff of the holiday season.  I'm not much for Black Friday shopping in malls but love it from the comfort of a big cozy chair but there are always amazing deals, so stay tuned for some I will share.  In the meanwhile, here are some items I think would make Thanksgiving more festive!

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