the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: January 2019

Another Chance

Another Chance

Since much Canada and the mid-western United States is currently in the grips of a deep freeze—technically a  Polar vortex—with record-breaking low temperatures, it seems a bit unfair to show you the flowering Rhododendron in our yard on the west coast of Canada. The pink cherry blossoms at […]

A Spot of Decorating

A Spot of Decorating

A few months ago, when we thought we’d be in our house for another couple of years, (not ),I did a spot of decorating, as Paddington would say. I came across a folder with the iconic CC’s from my days as magazine publisher/editor/crazy young entrepreneur. Inside […]

Natural Nail

Natural Nail

Something new at the drugstore caught my eye: Nailtural Natural Nail Polish by SensatioNail has popped up on the shelves of Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada. Natural nail polish? I’m intrigued. We are well and truly accustomed to carefully reading the labels on the foods we eat, the skincare and […]

A Taste For Tweed

A Taste For Tweed

This past summer, whilst everyone else was buying beachwear, I was acquiring tweeds. I wasn’t looking for them per se, I just kept finding them: wonderful vintage tweed suits,skirts, jackets, and even a full-length coat at the thrift stores I frequent. Despite it being the height I summer, […]

Style Reset

Style Reset

Well, we’ve passed the halfway point in January, month of 31 long days—actually short days and long nights—with nary a holiday in sight—well except for, of course, National Cheese Lover’s Day on the 20th With the effects of turning the calendar to a new year still […]

Reading

Reading

Don’t you love reading in bed? I look forward to it every night (no matter how late). I’ve got a towering stack on my bedside table and on the lower shelf are a few I’ve read, and a few I haven’t yet. This is what […]

500

500

This post marks a milestone on the blog—it is the 500th  Cue the cheering; cue the champagne! It’s a good moment to stop and look back at 500, and look forward to 500 more. And to say a big Thank You for coming to this space […]

The Colour Question

The Colour Question

Oh, the trials and tribulations of grey hair! To colour or not to colour.? That is the question. Some women do, some do not; some try to transition, some give up and cut it. It’s all so vexing. Of course there are also those fortunate ones […]

Sense of Place

Sense of Place

Even though I wasn’t born here, and didn’t grow up here either, I consider British Columbia my home. Maybe because I love it so much. Sorry, Saskatchewan. I arrived in my late 20’s, and knew I’d never leave. But a serendipitous art find at my local […]

New Attitude

New Attitude

In the same spirit of simplification as my newly revised skincare routine, I’ve turned my attention to hair care. I admit to being a bit of a hair snob in the past: I wouldn’t think of buying drugstores brands yet didn’t pledge allegiance to any high-end one […]