Easy and Elegant Life

The Search for Everyday Elegance and the Art of Living Well.

All the Best

Laurel Wreath
I’m a little humbled, excited and perhaps, startled to have been given a “You Make My Day” award by über-stylish Ronda Carman of All the Best. And, as usual, I’m late with my thank you.

Since I can’t send a written note of thanks, I’ll say it here. Thank you! As many before me have noted, your blog is inspirational and I thank you for it. All the Best is a regular read for me, and I highly recommend you, and the others I have noted on my blogroll, to all my readers.

“Life is a banquet,” says Mame Dennis in the stage production of ‘Auntie Mame’, “and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death.” Not in the blogosphere, in my experience. We’re lucky to have such a community of bon viveurs, raconteurs, auteurs and errr… chercheurs. It’s all there for the asking.

Now then, instead of resting on my laurels and in the spirit of the award, I wish to announce a contest…. there may be those among you who are thinking about blogging, or writing, or just sounding off, but haven’t yet taken the plunge. Here’s your chance. I’d like to publish your article. Please e-mail me (editor@easyandelegantlife.com) an essay based on the topic “This is Elegance” or “This is Easy, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Live Elegantly.” Or just about anything else that has to do with my obsessions.

I’ll publish the one I like the best with full credits.

Carpé diem. I wish you all the best.

8 thoughts on “All the Best

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very flattered and I love your idea! Thank you for providing me with a bit of elegance each day.

    All best,

  2. Hi E&E: thanks for the comments. . I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never seen The Philadelphia Story as an adult – so it’s tops on my list to watch. And Mr. Ripley – you gave some great suggestions. I’m so flattered you stopped by and left a comment. I love your blog – it’s a great inspiration.

    You know, last year Ronda of All the Best featured my blog as one to watch – I was new and we both were from Houston. I’ve always given her credit for jump starting Cote de Texas. If it wasn’t for her kind words, I would be blogging to an empty stage.


  3. Thank you both. Reading great blogs, like both of yours, is like reading a famous author and then having to write something. It makes you raise the level of your game a bit. It’s also exciting to learn something new every day.

  4. Hello Elegant! Yes, Ronda’s blog is great. Also, I do love your idea for a contest and am very much looking forward to seeing what people come up with.

  5. Design, thank you. What a lovely way to start a day, with a compliment. I should also mention that your e-zine is brilliant. I’d like to do the same thing, soliciting articles from all you wonderful bloggers on a topic, but I have absolutely no design chops. Looking forward to reading the second edition.

    Hello TIG! Thanks. I probably should have built in more parameters, but I don’t want a deadline looming… I hop I get some submissions. I know Mr. Worthington has a post in him, for example….

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