the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: August 2016

Basic Luxury

Basic Luxury

Cotton balls  are indispensable for a myriad of beauty tasks and tidy-ups. An ordinary bag containing hundreds of these little puffy spheres are tossed into the cart at the grocery market or drug store and we don’t even think about them again until we’ve run out. There are a […]

The Power of Age

The Power of Age

SMART READ: Supermodels Grown Up: How the Fashion World is Finally Waking Up to the Power of the Older Woman, by Kate Finnigan, The Telegraph, August 6, 2016 Take a look at this wonderful article about the supermodels as women-of-a-certain-age. Looking as fabulous as ever and […]

Show Stopper

Show Stopper

DIORSHOW mascara for lashes that steal the show. Most mascaras are unbelievable: gloopy, clumpy, flaky, smudgy dead giveaways. Not pretty. Believable beauty is fresh, modern, polished. Absolutely ageless. PRIME TIME DAYTIME  One coat gives instantly longer lashes. Noticeably more volume but still subtle and natural. Smoothes and shapes […]

Face The Sun

Face The Sun

You’ve got your skin-care routine down to a science — balms, mists, oils, serums, masks, maybe even Retin A — but what about your sun-care routine? First and foremost, the daily application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from the damaging […]

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

Sea-side, Lake-side, or Bed-side, reading is one of the best parts of the lazy days of summer. A FASHIONABLE LIFE  DV Diana Vreeland D.V. is the mesmerizing autobiography of one of the 20th century’s greatest fashion icons, Diana Vreeland, the one-time fashion editor of Harper’s […]

No-Bake Baking

No-Bake Baking

So it’s a scorching summer day, and you want something sweet. But not ice-cream, Oreos, or S’mores, thank you very much. Something elegant. And adult. However, you can’t even imagine turning the oven on. If you are ready to give up and eat a peach instead (not a bad choice, […]

Rose Gold Bubbles

Rose Gold Bubbles

Ah, what better way to wind down a sunny long weekend than with a glass of local bubbly. This one from AVERILL CREEK is a charmer with gorgeous rose gold (yes, really) bubbles. You’ve, no doubt, heard of the YSL Blogger Bag? Well, I’ve dubbed this wine The […]

Wherever You Go

Wherever You Go

Sometimes no plan is the best plan. At least that’s been the case for Canadian alt-pop band, The Treble. From road trips and late night parties; to cross-Canada tours and arena shows; to an upcoming album; the Winnipeg-based group is right on track for unplanned stardom. Teaming up with […]