A Different Look At Domestic Violence–Stop The Violence

What happens when as a boy he was taught to never hit a girl.  He was taught to never say hurtful things to the woman he loves.  What happens when he is the one getting abused?  Don’t laugh, it happens.  Keep the conversation going. It’s not just a “girl” or even a “child” thing.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, stop the violence.

Keep Austin Fashionable–Fashion X Austin: Men

Austin, Texas has the motto “Keep Austin Weird”, but now Austin can add another motto–“Keep Austin Fashionable”.  It highlighted its fashion side showcasing men’s wear at Fashion X Austin: Men.  The beautiful event was held at a private estate in Central Austin where Cadillac showcased its newest models.

The night was perfect for the occasion with the mild summer breeze and beautiful venue. There was great food provided by Catering With A Twist, refreshing drink provided by Goose Island, Deep Eddy Vodka and Rebecca Creek Whiskey, fun people and most of all great men’s fashion.

Below are a few images of the wonderful event.  All photos were taken by Ivan Miller or Occhio Appello.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Fashion Week In Big D

Bigger, better and bolder–that’s how Fashion X Dallas opened its fashion week.  The show is being held at the Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) in the Arts District.  All guest were given an opportunity to be photographed on the red carpet.

There was champagne and hors d’oeuvres  in the VIP lounge where you could get up close and personal with the designers that were presenting.  Each night will bring a different group of designers to meet and greet.

Fashion X Dallas featured up and coming designers the first night.  The final night will feature winners and runner-ups from the hit television show Project Runway: Mychael Knight, Melissa Fleis, Laura Kathleen, Anthony Ryan Auld, Daniel Esquivel, Jeffrey Sebelia, Korto Momolu, and Michelle Lesniak. If you are a fan of the show, you will probably have a favorite.

The gallery provided an opportunity for some shopping with pop-up shops featuring everything from jewelry, clothing, accessories and more.  Some of the designers showing their work were Laura Ginsburg Pierson, Mitchel Primrose, and Marcus Andrews among others.

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Fashion X Dallas offers a wonderful, exciting evening. You can learn more about the event and still buy tickets at: http://fashionxdallas.com/

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–why not do it with style?

Welcome to This is Your Best Year!!!

Welcome to thisisyourbestyear”!  You and I are on this journey together.  Together and collectively, we will give suggestions on living life to the fullest.  This is a blog for women who thought that when they reached this age, life was over.  This is for all of those women who thought their mothers were old at this age–well they may have been, but that’s not the case anymore.


We will discuss everything from health, beauty, faith, life, children, grandchildren, exercise, careers, retirement, starting all over again in love and/or career. We will talk about learning the word no, taking time to be who we are.  With this blog we will have fun, we will talk fashion, food, travel and all kinds of products–in other words, we’re going to talk about us.

You can always email us at  thisisyourbestyear@gmail.com and see all the things we are doing by visiting us at thisisyourbestyear on these social media sites–Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.  We are also on Twitter at: thisisyourbestyear@mariciajohns.

Let’s get excited ladies, and stay tuned.  Remember–“THIS IS YOUR BEST YEAR”!