the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: May 2017

Off Base

Off Base

When you find something you love, do you stick with it? I am never averse to trying something new, especially when an industry-insider recommends it. So when Guardian beauty writer and YouTuber, Sali Hughes, talked about her all-time favourite bases, I took note. Actually, I took notes: […]

Eye-Wear

Eye-Wear

Nothing changes your look faster than a new pair of glasses. This is only the second set of eyewear I’ve ever had. The first time around I got nondescript glasses that were fine, but definitely more function than form. So this time, I decided to […]

Long Week-End

Long Week-End

Happy Victoria Day! The Narnia-like perpetual winter seems to have finally given way to the warmth and sunshine of Spring/Summer. The patio furniture is out, our guest has arrived, the barbeque is the cooking medium of choice, and we had the suprise and delight of watching […]

Make My Morning

Make My Morning

How do you turn into a morning person? You buy a Gaggia espresso machine. The prospect of a frothy latte and biscotti (recipe) gets me up in the A.M. I have many methods of making coffee in my kitchen: FRENCH PRESS coarse grind coffee + boiling […]

Mums

Mums

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mums. Hope you are being spoilt — you deserve it. I celebrated with a wonderful French bubbly. A beautifully balanced composition of 65% Chardonnay, 25% Chenin Blanc, and 10% Mauzac, produces a poetic Crémant expressing the character of Languedoc. Cuvée Brut Aguila has a registered designation of […]

Classic Tableware

Classic Tableware

Sometimes you want to set an elegant table; sometimes you just need a spoon for cereal. Either way, your flatware should be both beautiful and practical for both formal and casual settings. When I decided to upgrade our tableware, I wanted it to be sleek, modern, […]

Bathing Beauty

Bathing Beauty

In January we moved to a house that has the Pacific Ocean in the back yard, and our own beach-front in a sheltered cove. It’s a little piece of paradise. So although it isn’t even warm enough to go out without a jacket yet, I’m […]

Vintage Vanity

Vintage Vanity

There is a whole genre of YouTube videos called, What’s In My Bag. After you watch a few, you realise that most woman carry—to a greater or lesser degree—the same stuff. However, I would suggest adding one more item: a vintage compact. This accessory is practical (even […]