Today I visited a bridal store with a newly engaged friend – a completely new experience, but who doesn’t like champagne while shopping before 1PM? The store happened to be named Fabulous Bridal, how fortuitous I thought and slightly contradicting since it was in Covington. ‘Fabulous’ (and also ‘fierce’ if you worked backstage during the opera season) is a word that is thrown around a lot these days. I have imbued it into one of my personal mottoes, as in ‘life is too short to be anything but fabulous’ not to be confused with the wise adage of my father ‘never refuse cash.’ Obviously it’s not just a dress that will make one fabelhaft but the feeling and attitude – but it sure doesn’t hurt either.

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