the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: September 2019

Loving Life

Loving Life

According to a recent UK study, here are the 20 BEST THINGS ABOUT GROWING OLDER: Retiring Getting more choice over how to spend your time Having more time for travel Having more time for family Not caring what people think Going on more/longer holidays Being […]

Best Blush

Best Blush

It’s always nice when a beauty product you love wins recognition. The Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Cheek Colour has been voted BEST BLUSH at the Woman&Home Beauty Awards 2019Judge Ruby Hammer says, I love the texture and how easy it is to use. There’s a wide shade selection, it’s […]

From Tree To Table

From Tree To Table

We have a unique, and rather rare, dining room table: it’s a live-edge Arbutus. British Columbia’s noble Arbutus (Arbutus menzeisii) is Canada’s only native broad-leafed evergreen tree. Found in the dry southeast regions of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and parts of the lower mainland, these distinctive, sun-loving trees […]

Pink In the Afternoon

Pink In the Afternoon

When Lisa Eldrige bought Audrey Hepburn’s Cartier lipstick holder from Christie’s, she guessed that the lipstick inside was the iconic shade the actress wore in the movie, Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961). Apparently, it wasn’t.   Revlon recently confirmed on their Facebook that it was indeed […]

Bolder Brow

Bolder Brow

Moving from barely-there summer makeup to a more intense autumn palette means more than just swapping colours. The seasonal shift to a bolder lip requires a bolder brow to balance the look. My thick brows were a casualty of the 80s trend of pencil-thin arches, […]

Finds

Finds

My weekly meander through the thrift store…. VINTAGE PATTERNS ( $1.99 ea) The adhesive price tag that stuck to the envelope really annoys me.  FABRIC ($7.99) What should I make? DIANE FREIS SET – Jacket, Skirt, Top -( $25.99) Look at this wonderful print! Vintage […]

Seasonal Shift

Seasonal Shift

When I was a young girl, the best part of the new September school year were new clothes and new pencil crayons. Now, in this, my 57th year,( I actually had to use Google calculator to figure this out since I never think about my […]

Iconic Houndstooth

Iconic Houndstooth

The sartorial sophistication of HOUNDSTOOTH through the ages. Take some dressing inspiration for this autumn season. POST PHOTO: Tatjana Patitz, French Vogue, Cafe de Flore, Paris, 1985; Photo: Peter Lindbergh SEE MY POST: Houndstooth

Houndstooth

Houndstooth

The French call it Pied de Poule and the English know it as houndstooth—but whatever you call it, this classic yet modern textile pattern is eternally stylish. And this autumn, the fashion press is calling houndstooth print a major trend for Fall 2019. SCOTTISH HERITAGE Houndstooth first appeared […]