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Lizzy’s Latest – Vince Camuto Nihal T-Strap

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For this heel/outfit combo, I was searching for a location that was serene and unspoiled.  Mount Carmel Monastery in Port Tobacco, Maryland came to mind after I remembered a conversation I had with a priest one year.  Without going into too much detail, he wanted me to talk to a nun at Mount Carmel about religious life.  I had thought about becoming a nun when I was in high school, but that thought dissipated when I started college.  I did as he asked and as magnanimous and humbling a cloistered life in a monastery would be for me, it was definitely not something I wanted to pursue.  I walked the grounds after my conversation and even sat in the little chapel for a bit noting the beauty of this hidden treasure built in 1790.  It was the perfect setting for this chic heel/outfit combo.    (more…)

Mount Carmel Monastery – ‘Tis the Season for Volunteering

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During the early years of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015), my dad and I visited many Civil War battlefields and museums for the first time.  After visiting the Museum of the Confederacy (MoC) where the White House of the Confederacy is located in Richmond, VA, I fell in love with Southern history and heritage.  I was enthralled and engaged, but I wanted more.  I had thought about volunteering and my dad even suggested I look into volunteering at the MoC, but it never came to fruition.  Yet, the yearning for something more lingered. (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – Bar III Janet Ghillie Pumps

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In one of my earlier reviews, I mentioned that Bar III is a private label owned by Macy’s.  The hip and fun shoe line is inspired by top fashion bloggers.         (more…)

Bethesda/Rockville, MD – Neutral State of Mind

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After the Bar Mitvah I wrote about last week, my dad and I spent the rest of the afternoon taking blog pictures.  To take full advantage of time and weather, we take pictures for 3-4 weeks worth of blog entries.  It makes for a long afternoon, but it is well worth the effort to avoid having to take pictures every weekend.     (more…)

Bethesda/Rockville, MD – Summer’s Last Hurrah

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I am a practicing Roman Catholic.  So, imagine my curiosity and interest when my good friend from work, Anna, invited me and my dad to her son, David’s, Bar Mitvah at the Magen David Sephardic Congregation located in Rockville, Maryland.  (more…)