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Month: February 2016

Valentine’s Day: A Romantic Night

Valentine’s Day: A Romantic Night

Dinner out? Dinner in? Cooking or take-out? Entertaining or entertained? What’s your plan for Valentine’s Day? Assuming you aren’t ignoring it altogether. Ah, don’t do that!  Executing a memorable Valentine’s Day soirée doesn’t require a glitzy venue with a multi-course menu, or a big budget. Dinner […]

Valentine’s Day: Glamour Guide

Valentine’s Day: Glamour Guide

On Valentine’s Day, try a Big Effect -Little Effort beauty strategy. Use your favourite bath, skincare, and makeup products—this is not the time to test new things and risk a  reaction just when you want to look your very best. So unless it’s something minor like a […]

Valentine’s Day: Aperitivo

Valentine’s Day: Aperitivo

From Afternoon to Evening  After your nap or brisk walk, light the fire and turn on some Jazz. A cappuccino and a biscotti will warm the walkers and wake the sleepers. As dusk falls a classic aperitivo stimulates the appetite for the Valentine’s Day dinner ahead.  Mix up a b Pamplemousse Aperol Cocktail: 1 oz. Aperol […]

Valentine’s Day: Lunch à Deux

Valentine’s Day: Lunch à Deux

The problem with breakfast in bed, is that it doesn’t work up much of an appetite for lunch. But you did lift a novel, right? Valentine’s Day lunch is a treat. Perhaps a bagel with lox (smoked salmon), cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, red onion, and capers, […]

Valentine’s Day: Breakfast In Bed

Valentine’s Day: Breakfast In Bed

Valentine’s Day is a holiday I can really get behind—roses, chocolate, champagne, sparkly things that come in little blue boxes—what’s not to love? Here is some inspiration for a dreamy morning of fine eating and drinking. Oh, happy happy day if, on February 14th, you can sleep in […]

Link Lov’in

Link Lov’in

VOGUE INTERVIEWS ADELE ( Link ) THE COCKTAIL PROOF LIPSTICK DIRECTORY ( LINK ) Cindy Crawford’s 14-year-old daughter KAI GERBER  joins the Alexander Wang “bad girls club” for Spring Summer 2016  ( Link ) CHANEL LES BEIGE FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ( Link)  ( Review Link ) ( Buy in Canada: Link ) VANCOUVER MAGAZINE WINE AWARD RESULTS! […]

Rose Power

Rose Power

The rose was the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love. Roses have figured in poetry, literature, music, and art and have come to symbolize love, beauty, virtue, passion, and romance. No wonder more than 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day every year. Roses […]

Vintage Redux

Vintage Redux

A pussy bow or pussycat bow is a style of neckwear often associated with women’s blouses and bodices. It takes the form of a bow tied at the neck, similar to those that used to be tied around kittens’ and cats’ necks. –Wikipedia The pussy […]

Genius Brownies

Genius Brownies

Okay, I know you—you made the World Peace Cookies from my last recipe post, and now you’re scouting around for another Valentine’s Day chocolate contender from your kitchen. Ya, ya, you’re just auditioning these candidates for the big day on Sunday. How noble of you. So here is a […]

An Ode To Effort

An Ode To Effort

In some parts of the world Downton Abbey is (sob), a fait accompli—a rose-coloured memory of the British historical period drama of genteel manners set amid the grandeur of a lost time. The aristocratic TV soap-opera followed the lives of the Crawley family and their servants, with the joys and […]