the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: November 2015

Holiday Dressing Inspiration

Holiday Dressing Inspiration

The pre-Christmas season is in full swing. So many decisions—from gifts, to entertaining, to what to wear. A LBD (Little Black Dress) is a classic choice. Or if you are going somewhere really swanky a gown could be delightfully right. But a photo of Linda Evangelista got me […]

Kitchen Chic

Kitchen Chic

Buy Less, But Better is my motto when it comes to everything. Most people have a drawer full of knives. According to chefs, you only need one good knife. And in my case, three. Chopping, slicing, mincing, and dicing is what you do most for […]

City Sojourn

City Sojourn

A day in the city. We used to live in this city, and before that a much, much larger city; and now we live in the quiet and solitude of the rain forest. But oh it was fun to be back in the city for a day—plunged into the […]

Smile

Smile

Christie Brinkley, who is an unbelievable age of 61 and doesn’t look a day over her supermodel days, has just launched a book of beauty advice called, Timeless Beauty. Her top tip? Smile. It instantly lifts the face and it just lights up the room, […]

A Dark Day for the City of Light

A Dark Day for the City of Light

A (another / the latest) horrific terrorist attack on the West. Today in Paris. Je suis Charlie, the world chanted in January. And now #PrayForParis in November. No longer do we wonder “if”, but “when”. We are shocked. We are saddened. However platitudes and candlelight vigils aren’t […]

Skincare

Skincare

Beauty starts with good skin. And, the better your skin, the less makeup you need. The best products for your skin are not necessarily the most expensive. You shouldn’t have to eat ramen noodles for a month in order to buy a face cream. In fact, there […]

Luxurious Lacquers

Luxurious Lacquers

Shades for Fall. Not for the faint-of-heart nailpolish. Brilliant with black. Be brave. Oxblood Red: Essie, Berry Hard Deep Plum: Nars, Fury     Follow my blog with Bloglovin

A Little Lunch

A Little Lunch

Lunch around here usually consists of sandwiches. Sometimes with soup. Or just soup and home-made bread. But pizza is the ultimate offering that gets everyone in the kitchen the minute the buzzer rings, clamouring for the biggest slice (yep, they’re growing boys. Well, one is […]

The Morning After

The Morning After

aka the egg yolk conundrum. What do you do with twenty egg yolks? I’m sure Google knows. Lemon curd? There is birthday cake left over; a giant bowl of sticky, sticky icing; but no Smarties. Hmmm….  

A Celebration Cake

A Celebration Cake

Oh, the excitement of a birthday! It is always a family affair in our home; we’ve never done the birthday hullabaloo with 101 kids and games and party favours. Just a special dinner, a present or two, and a cake. Always a cake, made by Mum. This year […]