I am so proud of my Jack and all of his achievements. Here he is in his prom tuxedo. Glad that he is celebrating the end of high school with his friends.  May these wonderful young men continue to support each other and make more happy memories together, throughout their lives whatever they wear.  So Suzy Smiles.  


I was lucky enough to vacation with stellar hosts Valentina and Nick Proudy on a beautiful, Italian 110 foot H&R Yacht.  The yacht had every imaginable amenity and toy; jet skis, luxurious cabins and divine food; there is no detail that Cara Rogers does not attend to perfectly. It was a memorable weekend — one you … Continue Reading

Sea Suits

When sailing the high seas, it’s imperative to bring a selection of bathing suits.  Topshop’s Plunging Swimsuit adds a sexy, skin-showing basic black suit that should be in your stable.  There’s also the Corsair Bonded Curve which features a curved neckline with soft foam cups and adjustable shoulder straps. For those who prefer bikinis, the ZIMMERMAN … Continue Reading

Après Swim

Tory Burch – Hooded Printed Linen Kaftan is the perfect après swimwear.  Made from breathable linen, it’s printed with unique diamond shapes and has a tasseled hood. Look chic, dry quickly. So Suzy Says.  

Slip On… to Slip Off Yacht

Eres – Norma Cotton-Jersey Maxi Dress  is an easy piece to slip on when leaving the boat for a shoreside adventure.  So Suzy Says.

Summer Style

MANGO’s Embroidered Long Dress will surely become a warm weather wardrobe staple.  It features a round neckline, mock drawstring, tassel detail, and long, flowing sleeves that combine to make a relaxed, style statement.  Or, wear the design as a shirt.  So Suzy Says.

Sea Sweater

The Elder Statesman – Odyssey Striped Ribbed Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater is the perfect sweater for your boat adventure.  The rib-knitted cashmere sweater will envelope you in soft warmth against the seas’ breeze.  So Suzy Says.

Merino Seas

J.Crew – Appliquéd Striped Merino Wool Sweater  is made from fine merino wool in a slim crew-neck shape with a cherry appliqué at the chest. Enjoy your sea venture in style. So Suzy Says.

Boys’ Boat Shoes

Men’s Margaritaville Anchor Boat Shoe is the perfect boat shoe for your man/boy to keep his sea legs steady.  So Suzy Says.  

Hair Stylin’ on the Go

I have always had beautiful thick wavy hair that straightens easily and does what its told. However, despite its willingness to cooperate, I must admit that I have never really learned to do my own hair. If I haven’t been to a salon, it’s piled on top of my head with a clip or in … Continue Reading

Mix ‘n’ Match

Roxanne Assoulin Hip-Hop But Not Mismatched Swarovski Crystal Clip Earrings showcase glistening purple, yellow, mint and red Swarovski crystals and are detailed with a faceted light-catching finished.  They’re perfect for a boat trip:  they look expensive yet are reasonably priced in case one gets lost. There is also Roxanne Assoulin Hip Hop But Not Gold-Plated Swarovski … Continue Reading


Salt Water, Brianna Wiest’s debut poetry book, edited by Thought Catalog  is filled with graceful prose that examine the self from a variety of perspectives.  Wiest’s artful works  illustrates how healing helps us to actualize our potential and connect us to the universe.  A soulful read. So Suzy Says.

Important Help

When it’s more than the usual adolescent drama…. AIM for Mental Health is there. Learn about  how AIM is funding research to find better treatments and cures, raise awareness, and improve access to effective treatments for children, teens, and young adults on May 3, 2018 at an event hosted by my dear friends June and Cindy.  Don’t suffer alone. … Continue Reading

Self Care

Take real care of yourself.  All of us need to do more of this. So Suzy Says. This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake  

Pink Bubbly

Billecart Salmon Brut Rose is yummies rose champagne I’ve enjoyed. Thank you Valentina for sharing this delectable  rose Champagne, perfect for summer soiree.  So Suzy Says.  


Glossier’s Cloud Paint Duo – choose two of the sunset-inspired shades – and blush away with this gel-cream formula.  Made to work across a wide range of skin tones, the sheer, light formula means it’s hard to go overboard. Get your glow on.  It’s the perfect summer makeup; throw it in your beach bag and go, gorgeous. … Continue Reading

Brazilian Beach Secret

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is a key tool in getting your bottom ready for a bikini.  Also comes in a body cream and oil combination.Summer, bikinis and fun — here we come.  So Suzy Says.

Travel Recovery

  Upgrade your skin to first class with Summer Fridays’ Jet Lag Mask which will soothe thirsty, stressed-out skin by steeping cells in a nourishing mix of vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants, and gently exfoliating extracts. Pack this beauty tool wherever you’re traveling – even if it’s to and from work.  So Suzy Says.

Bouncing Ball

Take the Muscle Driver Rubber Medicine Exercise Ball to the beach this summer and you can; rest your neck and lower back on one of them. Or, if you’re feeling more active, use them to tighten your core or strengthen your arms all while luxuriating in the sun. Great gift idea. So Suzy Says.

Boy Basic

lululemon’s 5 Year Basic Tee Updated Fit is a great buy for your man/boy.  No matter what he does, it’s stylish and hides any sweet sweat.  Thank you Geraldo for the fashion tip. So Suzy Says.