Michelle Obama's Navy Inaugural Coat Is a Fashion Miss [Buy]5/13/2013 1:44:24 PM
´╗┐Michelle Obama's Navy Inaugural Coat Is a Fashion Miss There's absolutely nothing wrong with the coat's style. It's sophisticated, stylish, sleek and I love the fitted form on top, with neat, narrow sleeves and a flared A-line style over the First Lady's hips. My one criticism is the color of the checked custom-made, gray coat, which apparently is worn with a matching dress beneath it. It's simply too dull. It will match the color of the pavement that the First Family will walk on the National Mall, and it matches the dull gray sky of the day. First Lady Style Speaks Volumes I really would have hoped Michelle would wear a bright color like she did at President Obama's first inauguration in 2009. I loved her chartreuse Isabel Toledo mohair coat and matching dress then. It was inspired and its' brilliant color gave a message of hope to the nation, which was in the first months of the terrifying and deep Great Recession. Now, we could still use that fashion message of hope. A bright outfit speaks of bright hopes for the nation's next four years. And that message goes beyond simple, great style. Michelle Obama: Following In The Footsteps of Jackie O Michelle has always worn bright colors so beautifully -- purple, green, blue and red. So I'm not sure why she went with gray today. Nevertheless, I give her top kudos for her pretty J Crew purple gloves, which perk up her coat, and those knee-high suede, low-heeled boots by American designer Reed Krakoff are so chic, millions of women are going to want them. There's no doubt that Michelle Obama is the First Lady style torch-bearer, carrying on from former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, but her outfits can set a tone just as much as her husband's speech. Speaking of that, maybe she should have tried yellow -- because we all want sunnier days ahead! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree or not? Let me know!

Hotels in Northwich [Shop]5/13/2013 1:35:59 PM
´╗┐Hotels in Northwich The Coachman is a small pub hotel located in Northwich. Each of its twin and double guestrooms have en-suite bathroom, TV, beverage-making facilities, iron, and all are non-smoking. A continental or full English breakfast is included in the room rate, you just need to order which one you want before you go to bed the night before. The Coachman has a bar, lounge and dining room, where you can get real ale and pub food, as well as a pool room where you can get in a game of pool. This property is centrally-located for a day trip to one of Northwich's parks or nature reserves. The Coachman This luxury hotel is located in a Victorian mansion, situated in acres of park land and right next to a large lake. A perfect location for morning or evening walks, boating, kayaking and canoeing. The hotel boasts 29 bedrooms and 7 multi-room suites. All are individually decorated in a mix of modern and traditional English fashion, and offer en-suite bath with bathrobes and slippers, TV and views over the gardens or lake. Eat at the Crystal Cheshire restaurant, an award-winning eatery that concentrates on local, organic Cheshire ingredients and offers an a la carte or a prixe fixe menu. The restaurant also serves its own blend of coffees and teas, created from some of the finest leaves. Nunsmere Hall Hotel Tarporley Road Oakmere Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2ES 011 (+44) (0) 1606 889100 Hartford Hall in Northwich is located in what was once a 17th-century nunnery. The white-washed traditional hotel is situated in its own large gardens and next to a private lake. Each of its 20 guestrooms are comfortably decorated en-suite rooms with their own log fires. A full cooked English breakfast is included in the room rate. You can also order snacks or full pub meals in the hotel's pub from the extensive menu. Hartford Hall is only a few minutes drive from Chester, where you can canoe or kayak on the River Dee.


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