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Happy Anniversary—to Us!

From left to right: Photographer Renee Comet, Editor Janet Kelly, Managing Editor Nancy McKeon and contributor Walter Nicholls at MyLittleBird’s opening party on March 10, 2014. / Photo by Beata Wolniewicz.

THE PHOTO on the front and above was posted on March 10, 2014, taken by Beata Wolniewicz, at the launch party for MyLittleBird. See how bright and shiny LittleBird Janet looks in her white blouse and pearls? And how LittleBird Nancy glows in her black-and-white sweater-jacket (which is, I’m happy to report, a bit too large now). Seven long years later, we could use

MyLittleBird Cocktail

the ministrations of whoever did the airbrushing on Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, below. But, thanks to all of you, we’re still plugging away at

We thought we should commemorate our seventh anniversary by doing a short compendium of some of our favorite posts and, even more important, your favorites, as determined by all those spooky algorithms.

If your favorite isn’t here, you can blame a few lost brain cells on our part—although, as Green Acre columnist Stephanie Cavanaugh points out, she has written more than 230(!) columns and simply can’t remember them all. Mary Carpenter has written a similar number of Well-Being columns on a wide range of topics (and has produced some of the most competent Covid reporting around). And art director Kathy Legg has wrestled how many photos into our media library? At least several thousand. And then in her “spare” time, she has managed to write a piece or two on top of that.

Enough. Time to take a well-earned stroll down Memory Lane while we still have the brain cells to do it. All you have to do is click on the link above or below each pic.

—MyLittleBird staff

Jane Fonda, My Aging Hero


What’s in Her Closet? Nancy Pelosi


Dina Merrill Hartley: 1923- 2017

Dina Merrill Hartley/ photo courtesy of Hillwood Museum.


Bad Dreams Can Be Good for You



Green Acre #57: 10 Fast and Fabulous Tips

Precenting Post-Vaccine Effects


The Benefits of Sitting on the Floor


The End of Alzheimer’s



Roses, Rhododendrons and Romance. Oh My.

Carleton Varney designed the carpet that leads from the registration lobby to the Casino Club. He chose Brazilliance wall covering for its drama and color. / Photo by Kathy Legg.


Elder Orphan? C’est Moi!



What We’re Wearing … for the Pandemic


$20,000 a Year for Beauty? Um, Maybe Not!



What’s Right and Not So Right About Eileen Fisher

I think the crop of the pants keeps this Eileen Fisher outfit from being too droopy. Left: The Short-Sleeve Vertical Striped Sweater is $148 at Neiman Marcus. The description calls the sleeves “caftan style,” making it unclear how they would fit under a jacket. Middle: The nicely cropped Tencel-Linen Tie-Waist Lantern Pants are $178 at Neiman Marcus. Right: The cotton Mandarin Collar Snap-Front Channel Jacket is $258 at Neiman Marcus.


Keeping White Shirts White 

From left to right, bright white shirts from Cos Stores, Ganni at Farfetch and Everlane.

12 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary—to Us!

  1. Andrea Harnett says:

    Congrats! Good to keep seeing you, Janet.

    1. Janet Kelly says:

      Hi, Andrea,
      Thank you. Happy to hear you’re still reading. Appreciate that!

  2. Joan Ebzery says:

    Big congratulations ! I really enjoy my little bird!

    1. Nancy McKeon says:

      Joan, thank you so much!!

  3. Barbara Kreger says:

    Happy Anniversary to Smart and Fun People

    1. Nancy McKeon says:

      Awwww, shucks. Thanks!

  4. Carol says:

    I missed a few of these, will enjoy reading them. Thank you ❤️

    1. Nancy McKeon says:

      And the LittleBirdies thank you!!

  5. Congratulations on your anniversary!
    Favorite posts were Dina Merrill and Eileen Fisher!

    1. Janet Kelly says:

      Thanks, Judy!
      I think the post on Dina Merrill resonated with a lot of readers. And Eileen Fisher, too.

  6. Bonnie Casper says:

    Congratulations! Cheers! Here’s to many more years!
    Bonnie C

    1. Janet Kelly says:

      Thanks, Bonnie. And thanks for reading—appreciate it!!!

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