the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: May 2018

Salmon Burgers

Salmon Burgers

During my sewing hiatus, (See An Apron) meals were less than planned affairs. No cookbook was cracked open whilst there was sewing to be done. My mother, a seamstress, always used to say, You can’t cook and sew at the same time. She was so right. So I […]

An Apron

An Apron

I’ve been sewing. It’s been taking all my concentration and creative energy. Thus blogging has (temporarly) fallen by the wayside, as has cooking. My children are orphans because Mum is in her sewing room. Again. Still. But here I am— I’ve (finally) finished my projects! […]

In Royal Fashion

In Royal Fashion

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle is over, and the couple now begin life together as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It was an event at once highly public yet also personal, and historically and culturally significant. But at its core, it’s a real life […]

Rosé Ready

Rosé Ready

With the Victoria Day long weekend just around the corner, you’ll need two things: Sunglasses (see my post Sensational Sunglasses) and chilled Provençal Rosé. Here is a charmer: Famille Sumeire Chateau Coussin Sainte-Victoire Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016 The Sumeire family has lived in Trets, next to Mont Sainte […]

Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell

Women-of-a certain age are certainly busy these days. Along with Maye and Isabella and a host of other ambitious beauties, 88 year old Nathalie Kay Tippi Hedren, stars in the latest Gucci campaign, The Fortune Teller, showcasing its new timepieces and jewellery. The American actress is celebrated for her work with director Alfred […]

Sensational Sunglasses

Sensational Sunglasses

Greta Garbo made this accessory a legendary part of her mystic. Anna Wintour is rarely seen without wearing hers. Likewise for Lagerfeld. Sunglasses instantly evoke a cool and glamorous image. An iconic symbol of celebrity, sunglasses are more than just eye shade. If the eyes are the window […]

Spring For Buttons

Spring For Buttons

The simple button has moved from the seam lines to the front lines this season. There has never been an easier way to update your wardrobe than with a beautiful button. Or a row. You might not know how to sew a dress, but everyone knows […]

Beauty Bowl

Beauty Bowl

What inspires you in the kitchen? A cookbook? An ingredient? The season? In this case, it was new bowls. I added to my collection of Villeroy & Bosch Artesano dishes (see Setting the Table) with the elegant rimmed soup bowls. So, of course, I had to […]

Facial Roller

Facial Roller

It used to be that ageing gracefully was pretty much our only option. Other than ageing un-gracefully, I guess. Times have changed, and attitudes are shifting. Older women are no longer invisible in the media, they are now a positive force to be reckoned with. Science has taught […]