the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: May 2019

Week-End Wine

Week-End Wine

The forecast is for sunny weather for the foreseeable future, so stock up the fridge with rosé. In this case, I’d advise you to ignore the label and buy the wine anyway. The  Wine for Yoga Lovers Sangiovese Rosé has a ridiculous label with ridiculously good wine inside.  I […]

The Garden

The Garden

The garden is in spectacular bloom. In all the lush freshness and tender green of Spring. It’s a cornucopia of colour. And a million shades of green. Petals from the huge Rhododendron have fallen into the pond. The wisteria is outstanding. I wish photos came […]

Lip Shine

Lip Shine

Oh, the irony! We spent years trying to banish shine; matte was our motto. Fast forward decades and we are doing everything we can to bring back that youthful Glow. Why? Because matte is flat whereas shine reflects the light, illuminates the face, and makes it […]

Hair Gloss

Hair Gloss

Have you ever stood at the mirror, scissors in hand, in utter exasperation with your hair? That was the drastic scenario in my bathroom recently, but being both inept at cutting and a coward, I laid down the shears and phoned my hairdresser. Anti-ageing skin-care […]

Victoria Day

Victoria Day

It’s been a long weekend in Canada, and today we are celebrating Victoria Day. Queen Victoria was the first Queen of Canada, sitting on the throne when this country was founded in 1867. Victoria, British Columbia is named after her, as is the capital of Saskatchewan […]

Inspiration

Inspiration

Where do you look for fashion inspiration? For me, it used to be fashion magazines. Albeit before—but even long after—the advent of the internet, Instagram, Pinterest and so on— I loved paging through the glossies. I never missed the massive Spring and Fall issues of Vogue. […]

Cooks + Books

Cooks + Books

What happens when you love books and you love to cook? You collect cookbooks of course! We are moving soon, but rather than packing them, I decided to pin my cookbook collection. A good diversionary tactic, wouldn’t you say? You can view them here. There are […]

Mums ♡ Chanel

Mums ♡ Chanel

Happy Mother’s Day! If your Mum is still with you, sadly mine is not, give her a hug, a kiss, or a phone call. And to all the Mum’s, and Grand-Mums, I trust you got all the love, attention, and gratitude that mothers deserve every day. […]

The Duo

The Duo

Do you tailor a systematic approach to skin care or do you a mix-and-match a cocktail of products to target your concerns? It used to be that beauty advisors recommended using facial products from one cosmetic line, saying they worked better together. Perhaps it was Clinique’s 3-step […]

Dressing For Bed

Dressing For Bed

What do you wear to sleep? A fellow shopper and I were recently bemoaning the fact that there are no full-length gowns anymore. Not to mention peignoir sets or robes that skim the ankles. You can still find such beauties in the vintage stores if you’re […]