My apologies for all the spasmodic posts.  I have been telling you I have been working on my iPad since my PC died!  Guess what I now have a MacBook Pro (on loan, I am learning its nuances) and I am in heaven!!!  In addition, Facebook decided it wanted a separation from Word Press….I think I have figured that out as well, we shall see, I know a lot of my readers follow me on Facebook.


What have I been up to, well, the Fall semester at Columbia College Chicago starts Labor Day week so I am in syllabus revision mode, doing that wasn’t an option on my iPad.  nenasnotes The Fashion Book Club is fully booked for the next few months with extraordinary authors and books.  This month is NORELL: MASTER OF AMERICAN FASHION by Jeffrey Banks, too exciting for words.


You are going to be very impressed with the Profiles I have to share with you on nenasnotes in the next few weeks and zillions of books to recommend some really good ones. I will continue my Wednesday musings and my collections stories as well.  Not only does Labor Day bring the new school semester (and on my mind’s eye calendar, the new year!) but also brings us a month of Spring 2019 fashion from New York, London, Milan and Paris, I will give you my thoughts on what I see as the major trends.


Can’t get enough of me….Sally Schwartz, the extraordinary guru of The Randolph Street Market has commissioned me to write two monthly posts, one on fashion trends and one on collectibles, for the RSM newsletter.  All new, nothing has appeared on nenasnotes.  July and August have been posted if you are interested go to their website to read Denim, Blue and White, Prints in Fashion and Vinyl (records)! And for more of RSM mark your calendar for next weekend, August 25 and 26 from 10 to 5 each day, a perfect way to spend a special day in the City hunting for treasures. Of course you can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest, just saying!

My photo, taken by my dear friend, Tom Mantel, from my current scrapbook entries, all others from Pinterest photo credit unknown.

8 thoughts on “I’M BACK….AT LEAST I THINK I AM!

  1. Dianne Erpenbach August 19, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Welcome back Nena!!

    • nenasnotes August 19, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks so much.

  2. Abra Wilkin August 19, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    We all look forward to your Fall posts and I love the new photo!

    • nenasnotes August 19, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks….new haircutbis even shorter!!!!! Lots to catch up on, on the blog.

  3. Karen R Ryan August 19, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    Great photo, Nena! Looking forward to posts!

    • nenasnotes August 20, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      Thanks so much Karen….I’ll be back full time within the next two weeks.

  4. Lawrie Weed August 20, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    I am exhausted and enthusiastic about your upcoming posts. You will love your new Apple Macpro

    • nenasnotes August 20, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      I know…me too….I already love it just have to figure out everything I can do with it. Stay tuned !!!!!

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