the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Long Week-End

Long Week-End

Happy Victoria Day!

For my full post on Queen Victoria see here.

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 whales from our ocean-side deck chairs. Ah, yes, the long week-end.


  • The Cera-Ve RETINOIL SERUM is now available in Canada. I bought mine at Shopper’s Drug Mart. $25.99 Beautiful stuff.



  • A gorgeous dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s famous Bitch Perfect lipstick is Eva’s Nude from L’Oreal. I read about it here and dashed out and bought it. Currently on sale at Shopper’s Drug Mart for $6.99; the CT is $39. I’m going back for a back-up.



  • A fantastic natural mineral sunscreen for the face. It’s sheer not greasy, doesn’t leave a white cast, and is fragrance free. The anti-oxidant formula is good for your skin and lovely under make-up or on a bare face. I read about it here and bought it here.



  • Loving Loving  this new, natural foundation that truly feels like second skin by SAPPHO. Looks good; feels good; good ingredients. $62. Purchased here.


Also picked up the Sappho mascara.



  • A beautiful matte eyeshadow palette by clean beauty pioneer, Dr. Hauschka. Four elegant matte shades: Sand, Light Brown, Soft Grey, & Anthracite in a silver and black compact.


 It comes with a real brush with an angled brush on the other end.


Currently on sale for 20% off here.



  • Re-visited a wonderful wine I wrote about a year ago from the Jongieux grape: Domaine La Rosière Jongieux 2015
    See post hereAvailable here


Stony, streamlined and bright, this lively jacquère charms with herbal meadow blossoms, green apple and scents of green fig, lemon thistle and nettle. A river stream of minerality beds this light bodied white, one that flourishes in the steep clay-limestone slopes of the French Alps. An herbal lick of lees carries throughout, until lemon zest, white blossoms and light smoked stone ring on the crisp finish. Honest, simple, charming, smashable.

~ Treve Ring, 89 PTS


Wishing you all a beautiful day.