the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: November 2017

The Season

The Season

I don’t really begin to think about Christmas ’til December. Whilst the retail shops have been in full Christmas regalia since the day after Halloween, I don’t see any need to rush the holiday along. The first step is hanging the wreath. It’s not an […]

Go For Glow

Go For Glow

There is a fine line between glowy and shiny. “I’ll be matte when I’m dead,” said beauty guru, Caroline Hirons, 48, in a recent YouTube video. The glory of cream-based products for older women is that they add a youthful glow by reflecting light and bringing vitality and […]

Retinol Reform

Retinol Reform

It used to be the case that if you wanted to put your face on an serious anti-ageing regimen, you went to a dermatologist for a Rx. But this is no longer the only option. Now there are many retinol products available at the beauty department and […]

The Sparkle

The Sparkle

Young women the world over gave a little sigh today, as Prince Harry announced his engagement. Bride- and Duchess- to-be, Meghan Markle, was all smiles beside her fiancé as the happy couple greeted the press in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace. Of course what […]

Velvet Crush

Velvet Crush

Velvet is one of the season’s biggest—and best—fashion trends of 2017. Reigning the catwalks for two consecutive Fall seasons now, velvet is having a major renaissance. It isn’t just for clothing either; it’s showing up on shoes, boots, handbags, jewellery, scarves—the list goes on. The rich and luxe […]

Beaujolais Update

Beaujolais Update

RE: ORIGINAL POST ~ BETTER BEAUJOLAIS Dear Susan, Thank you a lot for your good words ! I’m very happy you were pleased with our wines. Since last week, our  MORGON CHANAISE 2015, has been named by the Wine Spectator in the list of their 100 Wines […]

Better Beaujolais

Better Beaujolais

Since 1951, the third Thursday of November marks the release of France’s Beaujolais Nouveau, a celebration of the harvest in the Beaujolais region just south of Burgundy, and a race to taste the newest vintage. Yet the fanfare, and the wine, have lost some of its […]

Making the Most

Making the Most

It is reported that the average woman uses 16 beauty products every day —skincare + make-up— and this routine takes her approximately 25 minutes to complete. At first, this sounds like a lot, but the number of products could actually be low considering skincare has moved well beyond […]

Cinnamon Swirl

Cinnamon Swirl

It was a day coloured with endless gradations of grey— in other words, a rainy westcoast Sunday. So baking seemed like the best thing to do. Raindrops pounding down is of little matter when you’ve got a cinnamon swirl bread in the oven, and the […]

Good Measure

Good Measure

Sophie Conran elevates the everyday to something elegant. Beautiful white porcelain measuring spoons in her stylish swirl pattern.   Makes the perfect holiday hostess gift. Or a Christmas present for the cook who has everything. Bet she/he doesn’t have this. Pretty and practical. How perfect. […]