the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: June 2018

Summer Sun

Summer Sun

Better late than never, as they say. Last year, in her annual best and worst sunscreen review video, Angie from the YouTube channel, Hot & Flashy, picked Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Tinted Face Mineral Lotion SPF 50 as the best sunscreen of 2017. At the time, it wasn’t […]

Taste of Place

Taste of Place

Pender Island is about a 10 mile ferry/sailboat/yacht journey across the water from my house on the edge of the Pacific. So this wine, from Sea Star Winery, is a taste of my local terrior. Sipping it on my own private beach strewn with seashells and seaweed, […]

The Girl with the Blue Nail Polish

The Girl with the Blue Nail Polish

It was a week of shock and loss. With the suicides of Kate Spade, 55 (June 5) and Anthony Bourdain, 61 (June 8). Bourdain’s last cookbook, Appetites, published in 2016, has been on my kitchen counter during the day and on my bedside table at night, since I bought it at […]

The Stack

The Stack

Few designers embody their own aesthetic as gracefully and wholeheartedly as Carolina Herrera.  ~  Lauren Milligan, The Interview: Carolina Herrera, Matches Fashion But what happens when that fashion and style visionary hands the reigns over to another? Even though it still says Carolina Herrera on the label, it is now Wes […]

Lunching

Lunching

I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. It’s awe-inspiring to live on an island with a backdrop of mountains. I didn’t grow up here, but I absolutely love it, and consider it home. […]