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About gailingis

Gail Ingis a tough blonde from Brooklyn, writes history and romance. Gail’s early days began and ended with writing, drawing and music. After graduating from the New York School of Interior Design with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design and Master’s studies in Architecture and Design Criticism at The New School (Parsons), she worked in interior design and architecture, and founded a school of Interior Design. She resides in Connecticut with her scientist-writer husband. Currently, she sits on Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Board of Trustees, and serves as the curator of art exhibitions. Prior to her debut as an author, she illustrated a book for Deborah Galiley, "Seeking Paradise" that can be found on Amazon. Also a professional artist, her varied paintings are an extension of her illustration work in design. Gail spent long days and nights dallying in Coney Island, the inspiration for her project of beach and boardwalk scenes. She is a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers.)

Have I got a Red for You!

Roses are red . . . We’ve all heard that little ditty numerous times. But have you ever wondered what makes red such a powerful color? Why does red make a bold fashion statement? Why does it look great as … Continue reading

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Women of Conviction

It’s downright painful to think about the women who fought for their vote and their freedom in the early nineteenth-century, going forward. Women were kept in the kitchen, away from the real world, but they were cunning, seeking education, politics, … Continue reading

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Red shoes magic

I have a pair of red shoes. When I put them on I feel like Dorothy. Remember her? She was the little girl in the Wizard of Oz. When she clicked her shoes together she was magical. Swept away by … Continue reading

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PRAIAS – COAST OF THE ALGARVE

I haven’t been to the French Rivera. I haven’t been to the cliffs of Amalfi. I have driven, toured and run the soft sparkly sand through my fingers at the Algarve. The Algarve is Praia eo Camilo (Lagos)150 kilometers/90 miles … Continue reading

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HOOT N’ HOLLER

Square dancing . . . do you know how to square dance? The name comes from what my son says is four couples arranged in a square. I learned how to do this kind of dancing when in high school. … Continue reading

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Victorian Dress Reform

Reformists emerged in 1840 for women’s suffrage. Then according to history from 1850-1890s, suffrage, and the Victorian dress reform movement, women’s education and moral purity were happening simultaneously. From the middle to the late Victorian era, many reformers proposed, designed, … Continue reading

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The Headscarf

Headscarves are fashionable. Especially on a bad hair day. I’ve been practicing wearing them. With my long hair, a bad hair day can crop up anytime, like in damp weather. Whenever I saw anyone wearing a scarf on her head it … Continue reading

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