the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: January 2017

Chanel Suits

Chanel Suits

High on my Fashion Bucket List, is a Chanel tweed suit. Ideally vintage. Alas, I did not inherit one from my mother; and I know there isn’t one lurking in my mother-in-law’s wardrobe either. So when Karl Lagerfeld brought suit after elegant suit down the […]

Lyrical Luminescence

Lyrical Luminescence

Alejandra Ribera, award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter has a devastatingly beautiful new album, This Island. In it she explores all the unexpected places she finds, and celebrates, the light. There is this infinite potential that lies in that moment between suspension and release. I wanted to put a sonic microscope […]

Whitney Wallet

Whitney Wallet

My MaxMara Whitney handbag collection expanded recently to include the baby of the family—the Whitney mini. I hadn’t really hopped on the mini bag trend, but I have to say, I absolutely love this bag! Especially since I am not one who carries their life in […]

Solo Semillon

Solo Semillon

Semillon has woefully been something of a second-fiddle grape—usually the supporting actress rather than the leading lady. The varietal is commonly a blending partner in the popular Sem-Sav—Semillon blended with Sauvignon Blanc—and Sem-Chard—Semillon blended with Chardonnay—wines which are so popular. However, this under-appreciated golden-skinned grape has star qualities of […]

Rice Pots

Rice Pots

Cooking rice, like cooking eggs, is one of those elementary kitchen skills that everyone knows how to do, but doing well is actually a challenge. To solve the problem rice presents, some have resorted to electric rice cookers to achieve plump, fluffy grains while others have […]

January

January

So it’s January. I was at the post office the other day returning a pair of gorgeous YSL heels to The Real Real that sadly didn’t pass the Cinderella test. Next door, the little vintage clothing shop I love had a sign on the door: […]

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Knots are nice, but so is scarf jewellery. Palladium Hermès scarf ring with logo etched at center. From The Real Real Shown with Hermes scarf: J’aime mon carré

Follies of the Sky

Follies of the Sky

Every Hermès scarf tells a story. FOLIES DU CIEL (Follies of the Sky) is a beautifully whimsical depiction of some more unusual, yet invariably historical, modes of aviation.” Madness on the part of the aeronauts who risked their lives, and mad expenditures on the part of the subscribers and […]