Yes, I admit, I’ve been absent without leave from blogging….I can give you excuses but I’m sure they wouldn’t be of interest….let’s just say life has gotten in the way!!!!  I wish I’d been doing the tango with my mystery man, but alas, not the case!

Interestedly, several of my friends and followers asked me, in the same day if you please, if I wasn’t blogging any more…that gave me a knee jerk reaction that I actually have people who are interested in what I do.

What has been going on, teaching, of course…83EB0CEB-342D-4612-A048-DD3C0F961479

Columbia College Chicago Fashion Show Production class venue visit at the Chicago Hilton with the fabulous Robert Neubert sharing his expertise on event planning.

Preparing and doing lectures, ✔️ just did my Hooray For Hollywood on Oscar Sunday for The Blue Island Historical Society

Sarah Bernhardt as Elizabeth I dressed by Couturier Paul Poiret early 20th century.


Up next the story of The Little Black Dress.

Of course working on my monthly nenasnotes The Fashion Book Club and the brand new nenasnotes The Fashion Film Club, happily yes ✔️✔️!

The February book selection and March film


March selection…5C3FE5C5-67D1-4543-A339-58CB8D14596F

In addition, I am continuing my twice monthly The Randolph Street Market
 blog posts, the most recent fashion feature is on Gloves and the collectibles post is on American Pottery, especially Roseville Pottery ✔️ and ✔️!


I am also doing a monthly fashion book review for The Fashion Map.  A blog you must put on your list especially if fashion is your passion.


The last in-depth post I did here was on the first of my new series of book discussions at my Independent Bookseller The Book Stall next up in April…


Finally got my home back to being my home and have been doing a bit of entertaining, one of my favorite things to do….

I’ll try to post more on a  regular basis….if you have topics you might like me to delve into don’t hesitate to let me know.

Until next time….stay well and know Spring is on its way!!!!!!!  Cheers, my dears….




6 thoughts on “ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE!!!!

  1. Abra Wilkin March 8, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    Great photo! Glad you’re back and smiling. Missed you, Miss Ivon!❤️

    • nenasnotes March 8, 2020 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks…have had some “health” issues. Need some inspiration for some posts….
      Hope you and Mr. W are doing well.
      Miss you and hope to catch up soon. Hugs…N

  2. Alberta Dean March 8, 2020 / 11:15 pm

    It’s always a pleasure reading your blogs, thanks!

    • nenasnotes March 8, 2020 / 11:19 pm

      Thanks so much Alberta!

  3. Marcia March 9, 2020 / 11:28 am

    You are making me dizzy with all you do! You are amazing! Hope to attend your fashion book event. 😘🍷

    • nenasnotes March 9, 2020 / 12:41 pm

      Most of it done in the comfort of my home at my own pace…no need for dizziness! Hope to see you at nenasnotes The Fashion Book Club.

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