the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: May 2016

Out Of The Ordinary

Out Of The Ordinary

Delving further into the delightful depths of obscure white wines. An Albariño from Spain, and a Fiano from Italy. Albariño (al-ba-ree-nyo) accounts for 90% of all plantings in the Rίas Baixas (ree-ahs-buy-shuss) region located in the Galicia area of northwestern Spain. The unique flavor profile of Albariño wines makes […]

Linklovin’

Linklovin’

HELENA CHRISTENSEN: THERE ARE NO RULES ANYMORE, A 60 YEAR OLD CAN LOOK BETTER THAN A 20 YEAR OLD (Link; Link)   MATURE MAKEUP LOOK FOR SUMMER CELEBRATIONS BY LISA ELDRIDGE (Here)   TO BOTOX OR NOT TO BOTOX? THAT IS THE QUESTION. (Link)   […]

Chance It

Chance It

Greyson Chance’s new EP Somewhere Over My Head is out. Now 18-years-old, the American singer-songwriter and pianist is making a bit of a comeback. Chance rose to fame at the age of 12 when his precocious performance of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi went viral–the video garnered close to 55 million views on YouTube and […]

Décolletage

Décolletage

Décolletage is a charming French word derived from décolleter. Décolletage is a plunging neckline on a woman’s dress. Without décolletage there would be no cleavage. This French word comes from a verb meaning “expose the neck,” and that’s exactly what décolletage does: it’s a low neckline on […]

Life 101: White Teeth

Life 101: White Teeth

When people meet you, what do you think they notice first? Your hair? Your body? Your clothes? Your handbag? None of the above, actually. They notice your smile. Flashing a smile makes a powerful first impression. You don’t need Chiclet-white perfect teeth, just a genuine, warm smile.  It […]

Happy Mummy

Happy Mummy

Wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day! We have a trio of well-well-loved stuffies. They are adorable and precious in their raggedy, thread-bare imperfection. You can’t buy any that look like this; it takes a child–the devotion of a child–to leave such a mark of love. They are […]

Non-Green Thumb Gardening

Non-Green Thumb Gardening

I have two plants. If you are a gardener, you may laugh now. But to me, this seems like a big commitment–I already have two children, can I take on the care and feeding of plants? I’ve seen other perfectly healthy flowers come home with me […]

Just In Time

Just In Time

It was an exciting day at the mailbox. An order from Hudson’s Bay arrived as well as one from Amazon. If you live in Canada, you know about Bay Days. In essence, it is a huge, store-wide sale with the lowest prices of the season. I […]

Ageing Gracefully: Julianne Moore

Ageing Gracefully: Julianne Moore

She is beautiful, talented, smart, and one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, but Oscar-winner Julianne Moore is worried. She says she thinks about what she would do if she no-one would hire her. Apparently, she thinks about this a lot. Although Net-A-Porter editor Jennifer Dickinson can’t imagine that […]

In the Sun

In the Sun

What is the #1 cause of wrinkles? Genetics Smoking Age UV exposure It’s #4.  Those glorious, warm rays from the sun that we love are actually our skin’s worst enemy. But despair not! You can still enjoy the sun and save your skin. You just have […]