In Which It Is My Birthday


Hello everyone!

It’s my birthday today. Despite my advancing years, I still embrace my birthday. I read once that most people feel younger than they are. That’s certainly true for me.

In the spirit of the day, I’m going to list a few nifty things that other people have said, or photographed, around the web. In other words, let’s pretend we have party bags, which we will have decorated ourselves with puffy paint, glitter, and far too many stickers. You can even choose your own color. I’m thinking navy.

Privilege[d] Party Bags For September 30th, 2011

1. The photo above is by Stephanie, at La Dolce Vita. She takes lovely photos, with more light and sky here. There’s nothing like a feeling of uplift in one’s heart.

2. For a series on beauty, and women in their later years, go to A Femme d’un Certain Age, and see the all the photos Tish has lined up, here. Turns out aging and feminism make good discussion bedfellows.

3. If you have wondered what’s been walking down the Spring/Summer 2012 runways, take a look here. Once I realized I would always opt for simple, I realized I could just read the simple+pretty reviews and not bother much with the usual rush of images.

4. Here’s someone who loves the same clothes I do. Even better, she knows when they go on sale. Take a look here, at Grechen’s Closet.

5. If you’d like to see the shoe line I’m lurking after, take a look here. Comfortable, because at my age I’ve figured out that sore feet are the devil’s work, beautiful just because.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

83 Comments

  • 09/30/11
    7:26 am

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    Marcela said...

    Happy birthday, Lisa! May the new year in your life be truly wonderful!

  • 09/30/11
    7:28 am

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    Candy Dye said...

    Happy, Happy Birthday Lisa! May all your dreams come true! XO

  • 09/30/11
    7:40 am

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    Joy said...

    Happy birthday!!!

  • 09/30/11
    7:48 am

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    A Gift Wrapped Life said...

    Have a most wonderful birthday! XO

  • 09/30/11
    7:54 am

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    kathy said...

    Have the happiest of birthdays, Lisa. Perhaps buy a pair of those shoes for a birthday treat?

  • 09/30/11
    7:58 am

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    Mardel said...

    Happy birthday Lisa!

    I have a pair of plum-colored boots from that line and I adore them.

  • 09/30/11
    8:00 am

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    That's Not My Age said...

    Happy Birthday Lisa – even your party bags are classy!

  • 09/30/11
    8:05 am

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    Jan said...

    Oh, happy happy birthday, Lisa!! I hope you have a fantabulous day.

  • 09/30/11
    8:06 am

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    Kathleen said...

    Happy Happy Birthday to you Lisa. I enjoy your writing -thank you. I bought a pair of BeautiFeel shoes late last winter & have to agree they are grand -& for a long day too! Expensive, but worth it.

  • 09/30/11
    8:08 am

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    Sandra Jonas said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lisa, Best wishes for a fabulous year!

  • 09/30/11
    8:20 am

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    Kerry said...

    Wishing you the loveliest day and year.

    And my camera is always full of random pictures of the sky. Sometimes the colors are so beautiful and unexpected, I can’t believe I get to live with it above me, always.

  • 09/30/11
    8:21 am

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    Jill said...

    Chin Chin…Happy Birthday, Chica!!

  • 09/30/11
    8:22 am

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    Susan Tiner said...

    Happy Birthday Lisa! Have a beautiful weekend.

  • 09/30/11
    8:24 am

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    Cat said...

    Dear Lisa,
    Many happy returns on your birthday.
    Thank you for writing your blog.There are many times you have contributed to enriching my days and I hope this is a memorable day for you. I’m travelling to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday tomorrow and I’m happy to be able to share the occasion with her and other friends. I’m glad that you celebrate your birthday and that you give other people that opportunity to celebrate you.
    Regards,
    Cat

  • 09/30/11
    8:29 am

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    toad said...

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday Lisa. May you have 100 more. You’re an inspiration to us, even the boys.

  • 09/30/11
    8:30 am

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    Meg said...

    I hope you have a lovely birthday, Lisa.

  • 09/30/11
    8:36 am

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    Cynthia Garland said...

    Happy Birthday, Lisa…hope it’s your best yet!

  • 09/30/11
    8:45 am

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    Amanda said...

    Happy birthday, baby.

  • 09/30/11
    8:47 am

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    Amanda said...

    (I hope somebody brings you a balloon.)

  • 09/30/11
    8:48 am

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    Dawn said...

    “What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine” — Thomas More

    Wishing you another fabulous year!

  • 09/30/11
    8:59 am

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    déjà pseu said...

    Happiest of birthdays to you!! Weren’t Tish’s posts this week just *stellar*? Love thoe Beautifeel shoes too.

  • 09/30/11
    9:03 am

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    metscan said...

    A Sunny Birthday Greeting to You !!!

  • 09/30/11
    9:04 am

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    Muffy Martini said...

    I think this is my favorite post ever. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love the La Dolce Vita photo and I’m enjoying clicking each of the links you supplied! Have a happiest of days, dear. Remember something my dear Mummy told me years ago: “If you’re going to wish, wish BIG! It just may come true!” Happy happy day to you Lisa.

    XOXO,
    Muffy

  • 09/30/11
    9:04 am

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    Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

    A very very Happy Birthday to you! I’m honored to be included in your party bag!

  • 09/30/11
    9:07 am

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    The Preppy Princess said...

    Happy Birthday wishes to you! Your blog is the gift that gives, each and every day, hopefully you know how much we all think of you.
    :)

  • 09/30/11
    9:07 am

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    Karena said...

    Happy Birthday Lisa, you are getting younger every year!! A true inspiration to women our age!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  • 09/30/11
    9:08 am

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    Lara of Long Beach said...

    È necessario disporre di una bella giornata di nascita. Concedetevi come la creatura straordinaria che sei. Qui è un piacere virtuale che non ha calorie:

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4639465163_decf47c2d7.jpg

  • 09/30/11
    9:11 am

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    SewingLibrarian said...

    Happy Birthday! (This is my former husband’s birthday as well.) Enjoy your day to the utmost.

  • 09/30/11
    9:13 am

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    RoseAg said...

    A fellow Libra.

    Have a lovely day!

  • 09/30/11
    9:17 am

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    WorthyStyle said...

    Happy birthday Twitter Mom! Hugs hugs hugs :)

  • 09/30/11
    9:18 am

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    Shelly Gregory said...

    Happy Happy Birthday! Mine is Monday, and I’M OLD! I love life, but don’t like the birthday thing! Don’t like the attention especially! No cake, no gifts, just want to thank God (myself) for life! Hope you have whatever your heart’s desire is, and however you like to celebrate (or not celebrate).

  • 09/30/11
    9:25 am

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    MEK said...

    Happy, happy Birthday, LPC!

  • 09/30/11
    9:33 am

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    Russian Chic said...

    Happy Birthday, Dear Lisa!
    May you always be healthy, happy & wealthy.

  • 09/30/11
    9:36 am

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    Marsha @ Splenderosa said...

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday, dear Lisa
    Happy Birthday to you
    & many more happy & healthy ones….

    love love love

  • 09/30/11
    9:42 am

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    Delia Lloyd said...

    Happy Birthday, Lisa! Hope it is splendiferous!

    Delia Lloyd
    http://www.realdelia.com

  • 09/30/11
    9:49 am

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    kristin pearce said...

    Happy Birthday Lisa..hope you have a great day! xo

  • 09/30/11
    9:52 am

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    the gardeners cottage said...

    wishing a beautiful birthday for a beautiful woman!

    xo
    janet

  • 09/30/11
    10:46 am

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    Louise said...

    Happy, happy birthday! May this be your best year yet!

  • 09/30/11
    10:51 am

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    Mise said...

    Happy birthday, Lisa! For me, it’s not a party bag if it does not contain a post of yours.

  • 09/30/11
    11:00 am

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    BarbaraG said...

    Congratulations and best wishes for a Happy Birthday! 
    BarbaraG

  • 09/30/11
    11:00 am

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    rb said...

    Happy birthday! Hope you have a great one.

    I have some Beautifeel shoes, and they are indeed comfy. Jury’s out on beautiful with respect to my particular pair. :)

  • 09/30/11
    11:03 am

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    Jen said...

    Happy Birthday – hope you have a delightful day! Great blogs for inspiration on clothing and all things fabulous. :)

  • 09/30/11
    11:09 am

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    Sally said...

    Happy birthday, beautiful!

  • 09/30/11
    11:10 am

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    Jessica said...

    Happy Birthday Lisa!!! May it be filled with loved ones, sweets, boxes and boxes of coveted shoes…and whatever else your beautiful and fashionable heart fancies!
    Best wishes for another glorious year!
    xo J~

  • 09/30/11
    11:10 am

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    mona said...

    Happy Birthday! xx

  • 09/30/11
    11:18 am

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    jane said...

    happy birthday! i completely agree with you re: shoes. and most everything else, by the way :)

  • 09/30/11
    11:25 am

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    HijabEng said...

    Happy Birthday!

    Also, your article on Corporette was AWESOME!

  • 09/30/11
    11:46 am

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    Melissa said...

    First & foremost, happy, happy birthday! I hope you’re having a truly wonderful one.

    Second, I’d like my party bag to be bubblegum pink, please.

  • 09/30/11
    12:28 pm

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    Anna Mavromatis said...

    Best wishes to one of THE best!
    Happy birthday to you!!!

  • 09/30/11
    12:44 pm

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    The gold digger said...

    You know, you are supposed to celebrate your birthday for the number of days you are in years. Hence, I will celebrate my next birthday for 48 days. Forty eight days of cake and ice cream. I recommend this approach for you, Lisa. Happy birthday!

  • 09/30/11
    12:51 pm

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    Sylvie said...

    Happy Birthday, Ms. LPC, and may the coming year have the most wonderful surprises for you ever! Joyeux anniversaire!

  • 09/30/11
    4:11 pm

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    Pam said...

    Happy birthday Lisa!

  • 09/30/11
    4:34 pm

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    Donna said...

    Happy birthday! I hope you keep rocking the silver because it’s especially flattering on you!

  • 09/30/11
    5:20 pm

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    hostessofthehumblebungalow said...

    I am a wee bit late to the party,
    sending you birthday wishes and hugs.
    Cheers to you Lisa!

  • 09/30/11
    5:34 pm

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    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

    Happy birthday Lisa and I hope you’ve had a great one.

    I’m so glad you mentioned “A Femme d’un Certain Age”. It’s one of the best blogs around and has so much to offer for women of all ages with how to be chic no matter what your age. I’ve been a follower since the beginning and you can rely on Tish for the best advice on the web.
    Sam

  • 09/30/11
    5:55 pm

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    Tiffany said...

    Belated Happy Birthday!

  • 09/30/11
    6:26 pm

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    Bob said...

    Happy Birthday to a very talented and special Lady.
    Yes, as Toad nicely remarked, the boys do read and listen to you.

  • 09/30/11
    6:53 pm

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    Aleatha said...

    Happy birthday!

  • 09/30/11
    7:11 pm

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    MJ said...

    I hope you are having a wonderful birthday.

  • 09/30/11
    7:13 pm

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    Pam said...

    Happiest of birthdays! Wishing you everything you never knew you wanted. ;)

  • 09/30/11
    7:35 pm

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    Julia said...

    Happy birthday, Lisa!

  • 09/30/11
    7:46 pm

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    Helen Tilston said...

    Wishing you a year full of goodness beyond your biggest dreams
    Helen xx

  • 09/30/11
    7:52 pm

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    Glitterista said...

    Happy happy birthday! Cheers to another wonderful year ahead of you. ;)

  • 09/30/11
    7:54 pm

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    Jamie said...

    Happy birthday sweet lady! Hope you are having a lovely day.

  • 09/30/11
    8:03 pm

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    Town and Country Mom said...

    Happy Birthday! I hope today has been fabulous and that the year ahead is rich with daily celebrations, and, of course, a little bit of luxury. xo

  • 09/30/11
    9:40 pm

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    Meg said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! MWAH MWAH MWAH.

    Let’s have lunch and drink soon to celebrate. Lunch and drinking is so decadent.

  • 09/30/11
    9:59 pm

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    mint juleps and magnolias said...

    Cheers! Hope it’s been a fabulous day!

    xo–

  • 09/30/11
    10:37 pm

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    Hopsy said...

    Happiest of birthdays to you!! I hope you have had a splendid day!

  • 10/01/11
    1:22 am

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    Tabitha said...

    Have a wonderful birthday Lisa!

  • 10/01/11
    2:30 am

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    Jessica said...

    I hope you had a wonderful Birthday Lisa!

  • 10/01/11
    4:19 am

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    Jane said...

    Happy Birthday +1 day.

    Wish I lived closer and could make you a big beautiful birthday bouquet.

    Imagine:)

    xo Jane

  • 10/01/11
    7:34 am

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    CashmereLibrarian said...

    Happy Birthday, Lisa! Hope you had a wonderful day. My birthday is on October 2–46! I’m a “Happy New Years!’ baby!

  • 10/01/11
    7:35 am

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    CashmereLibrarian said...

    lol. I meant that I will BE forty-six tomorrow, not that I was born in ’46. I’m not afraid of aging, but let’s not rush things here! :-)

  • 10/01/11
    11:09 am

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    Fuji said...

    Wishing you many more happy trips around the sun.

  • 10/01/11
    12:36 pm

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    Ida said...

    Better late than never! Many Happy returns of yesterday Lisa. Ida

  • 10/01/11
    7:15 pm

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    Marilyn @ Pink Martinis and Pearls said...

    Here’s to you as we bring our martinis together at a virtual birthday lunch. Perhaps we can have glittery sugar around the rim of a lemon drop, or two. Again, wishing you a very happy year. xoxo

  • 10/02/11
    7:38 am

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    Ali said...

    All the best LPC, and wishing you a birthday week full of your favorite people and things, serendipitous happenings and lots of sunshine and blooms.

  • 10/02/11
    7:59 am

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    Latha said...

    Dear Lisa

    I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful birthday. Your posts remind me of the most important things in life – family, friends, beauty, kindness, and leading a joyous life. Many thanks for being who you are.

  • 10/02/11
    8:15 am

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    CDG @ Move Over Mary Poppins! said...

    Belatedly, a very happy birthday to you!

  • 10/02/11
    3:35 pm

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    Mags said...

    hApPY, HaPpY, bIRtHdAy to the very special YOU that you are, happily brightening the electro-blog-waves at the speed of light and delighting the lives of the loved ones who surround you! :)

  • 10/02/11
    3:58 pm

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    Her Preppiness said...

    Happy Birthday

  • 10/03/11
    7:22 pm

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    Buckeroomama said...

    Belated birthday greetings to you, Lisa.

  • 10/04/11
    10:16 am

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    Kaitlin said...

    Happy birthday, Lisa! I’m sorry I didn’t realize sooner, but I hope it was enjoyable.

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