Author: Susan

December 5, 2019 / Life

It’s been awhile since I’ve been here. It’s been a time of loss. First our beloved Goldendoodle, Stoffle, died. He was…

September 19, 2019 / Ageing Gracefully

According to a recent UK study, here are the 20 BEST THINGS ABOUT GROWING OLDER: Retiring Getting more choice over how…

September 19, 2019 / Beauty

It’s always nice when a beauty product you love wins recognition. The Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Cheek Colour has been voted BEST…

September 17, 2019 / Home

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…

September 13, 2019 / Beauty

When Lisa Eldrige bought Audrey Hepburn’s Cartier lipstick holder from Christie’s, she guessed that the lipstick inside was the iconic shade…

September 11, 2019 / Beauty

Moving from barely-there summer makeup to a more intense autumn palette means more than just swapping colours. The seasonal shift to…

September 8, 2019 / Hunting & Gathering

My weekly meander through the thrift store…. VINTAGE PATTERNS ( $1.99 ea) The adhesive price tag that stuck to the envelope…

September 5, 2019 / Beauty

When I was a young girl, the best part of the new September school year were new clothes and new pencil…

September 3, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

The sartorial sophistication of HOUNDSTOOTH through the ages. Take some dressing inspiration for this autumn season. POST PHOTO: Tatjana Patitz, French Vogue, Cafe…

September 3, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

The French call it Pied de Poule and the English know it as houndstooth—but whatever you call it, this classic yet modern textile…