My mother is a trip! At 89 years old she still ROCKS a pair of fashion jeans and platform shoes.  I will never forget my mother in the 70’s wearing hot pants with go-go boots cleaning her house or bell bottom pants, platform shoes and a midriff top pulling weeds in the front yard. Yes, I had one of those mom’s. Another funny story I remember was being called out of class to Mrs. Bakers office, the dean of the school, only to have her hand me the telephone and hear my mother on the other end asking me if I had taken her favorite skirt, which I had. I couldn’t believe she did that and I told her so, only to get in trouble by Mrs. Baker for talking back to my mom.

In honor of Mother’s day, I’d like to introduce you to my mother Vera Davis, an 89-year old fashionista. In our video interview, she shares her take on staying young, dating, 40’s fashion and being a mom.

My mother AMAZES all that meet her with her fashion sense and the desire to always be put together. Women decades younger than her get exhausted just thinking about trying to keep up.

From head to toe, she continues to ROCK her style!

Interviewing mom

I wanted to prepare the perfect “Clean Drink Happy Hour” cocktail for my mother and ALL the mother’s out there that just sometimes need BUBBLY in their WORLD.


Blackberry Bubbly cocktail


  • 3/4 oz. blackberry simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz. Hendricks Gin
  • Champagne to top off
  • 2 Fresh blackberries to garnish

Preparing the Blackberry Simple Syrup


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of stevia – We like Stevia In the Raw
  • 2 cups of blackberries


Place all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil, then stirring occasionally on simmer for about 20 minutes. Strain mixture into a container while pressing the blackberries to release their juice. Place the strained syrup in the refrigerator to cool before using.

…and now for the Blackberry Bubbly

Drop 1 or 2 blackberries in your flute, add the blackberry simple syrup, gin, and top with champagne.

Poached Egg Fashionista Drizzled with Avocado

  • Avocado Drizzle Ingredients
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 avocados
  • 3/4 cup water

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.

The remaining ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 slices of bacon, chopped
  • Fresh spinach leafs
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced


Place eggs in poacher cups. Lay spinach leaves atop of eggs. Bring poacher pan to a boil and place egg tray in. Poach eggs for about 5 minutes for a runny yolk, or longer if a firmer egg is desired.  Cut tomato into 1/4″ slices and place on plates.  When the eggs are done, flip them out onto the tomato slice and cover with the avocado drizzle, then top with crumbled bacon.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.