the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: November 2016

The Beauty of Advent

The Beauty of Advent

Today, Sunday November 27, marks the first day of Advent – the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. It’s a day to put up the Christmas tree, string the lights, and pick an Advent Calendar. Chocolate? Perhaps, but not necessarily so. Your countdown choices could just […]

You Can Make It Yourself: Meringues

You Can Make It Yourself: Meringues

‘Tis the season of pumpkin, mincemeat, cranberries, and mixed peel. But as a flavour respite to all that heavy, spicy goodness, a lighter delight— the resplendent meringue. It’s a heavenly golden cloud of a confection that is at once sweet, yet subtle. It has a crisp outer […]

Layering Skincare

Layering Skincare

The most common question asked about The Ordinary, is how to use it. There are a lot of products to choose from in the line and it can be confusing to figure out how to tailor a regime suited to your skin and specific concerns such as […]

In the Bleak

In the Bleak

It suddenly feels like winter. It’s bleak, it’s grey, it’s dark. Winter is a challenging season.   So whilst buying groceries, instead of the usual weekly bouquet, an orchid found its way into the cart. Its complex beauty is an instant mood-lifter.  

Camel

Camel

Camel is a classic—ageless, timeless, season-less. Coco Chanel, The Queen of Beige, paired it with black. A camel coat is iconic, but a camel cape is a chic and functional head-turner. I made it myself. In wool. Capes are dramatic, they move as you do. The silhouette is […]

Anything But

Anything But

True to their name, The Abnormal Beauty Company likes to do things differently. Deciem recently introduced a new line, The Ordinary, to their evolving repertoire. They bill it as Clinical formulations with integrity. The concept is simple: functional, effective products at reasonable prices. It only seems extraordinary because we have […]

Petite Perfume

Petite Perfume

Do you have a favourite scent that you wear every day? Or do you have a wardrobe of perfumes to choose from? If you spritz on your fragrance before you dash out the door and hope it lasts from dawn to dusk, we regret to inform […]

Exotics

Exotics

Exotics are no longer a rare breed in the handbag world; most major design houses have an upper echelon of purses made from exotic, and sometimes rare, skins. Whether crocodile or alligator, lizard, ostrich, or python, these bags are highly sought after and command higher […]

So Long Leonard

So Long Leonard

Sad news. Leonard Cohen has died. He was 82. I saw him perform in Victoria in 2010. He was magnificent. Suzanne, Bird On A Wire, Hallelujah, So Long Marianne — he sang them all. As only Leonard Cohen could. A profound loss.   Post Photo: AFP / Thomas […]

All Eyes

All Eyes

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning at the New York Hilton Midtown, all ears were on Donald Trump‘s victory speech as the new President of the United States of America, but all eyes were on his radiant wife Melania, in a stunning Ralph Lauren silk jumpsuit. The […]