the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: July 2016

Demand Curve

Demand Curve

Do you covet a Birken? Crave a Kelly? SMART READ from The Economist: Demand Curve; Why Doesn’t Hermès Want You To Buy Their Amazingly Expensive Bag?  By Brooke Unger Read it here: (LINK) Post Photo via The Economist

So Summer

So Summer

Scenes from a summer Homemade LEMONADE  (in an Ampersand Gin bottle) RECIPE Patio Gardening: Tomatoes ripening on the vine. Blackberry bounty in the back yard Chapoutier Rosé is the perfect summer libation BIG NEWS FOR A SMALL PLACE POST PHOTO: Asian Big Horn Beetle

Staying Power

Staying Power

Like the swirl of a couture gown, the stunning new Essie Gel Couture nail polish collection introduces 42 luxurious shades from the atelier to the after-party. The chic twirly bottle is inspired by the swirl of fabric. Atelier – couture neutrals First Look – couture pastels Fashion Show – couture brights […]

Manuka Mask

Manuka Mask

Did you know there is an incredible beauty product lurking in the grocery store aisle? One that is totally natural; has an expiration date of Infinity; and has a host of impressive skincare benefits: it clarifies and hydrates; soothes psoriasis and eczema; diminishes acne; heals wounds, burns and infections; and […]

Braille Wine

Braille Wine

Michel Chapoutier was the first wine producer to introduce Braille on its labels after a blind friend and singer, Gilbert Montagné, lamented in a television interview that he could not shop for wine without having someone accompany him. Knowing that the musician was a big […]

Julia & Fred

Julia & Fred

Canadian indie-rock band, Fast Romantics, have nabbed the 2016 Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (Socan ) Songwriting prize for their single JULIA. The song was written by founding member, Matthew Angus. I turned on the bedroom light but she was sound and sleeping so I went […]

Ruffles

Ruffles

A ruffle, a frill, a ruff; a furbelow; whatever you call this ornamental gathering of fabric on a garment, ruffles are one of the biggest fashion trends right now. These undulating strips of fabric showed up for Spring, and they seem to be charming their way […]

Bangs

Bangs

I know, we are just getting into the swing of summer, and fashion is already parading out fall. You might not be able to afford your favourite Fall/Winter Chanel couture, le sigh, but If you want to get a jump on the new beauty trend for autumn, get […]

You Can Make It Yourself: Crackers

You Can Make It Yourself: Crackers

There was a big sale on my favourite cheese, Gruyere. And if you give a girl a piece of cheese, she’s going to want a cracker to go with it. (If you have kids and have read If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, you will get […]

Sewing Chanel

Sewing Chanel

The next best thing to being there, is the video footage from the Fall-Winter 2016/17 Haute Couture Chanel Show. Karl Lagerfeld paid tribute to the creators of his creations by transposing the ateliers of Maison Chanel, housed on Rue Cambon, to the Grand Palais for the cleverest of […]