the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

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How To: Party

How To: Party

So whether you are the party girl who has sent out bespoke invitations a month in advance (as per Emily Post) and planned the event down to the last canapé; or the type who is just now getting the notion of rounding up a few friends and neighbours for an little impromptu holiday gathering; here are […]

The Perfect Gift: Girl

The Perfect Gift: Girl

Ah, Coco Chanel got it so right—pearls never go out of style. Girls of every age will be thrilled to receive a strand of pearls for Christmas. For a younger girl, perhaps pink-hued beauties; tones of grey will appeal to the fashionista; and a rope of elegant […]

A Special Treat

A Special Treat

You’re always so nice; so be a bit naughty by giving yourself a gift. In advance of the Christmas party season, order a box of high-end beauty products just for you. Include whatever you know you will love and use. Here, the ultimate for glossy hair […]

Pantone Prediction

Pantone Prediction

Pantone has named Rose Quartz and Serenity as the Official 2016 Pantone Colour of the Year.  Or make that Colours, as it is the first time,TWO (!) colours have shared the top spot. So keep your eye out for these two coming down the Spring runways, and popping up everywhere, […]

Wet Not White

Wet Not White

The rain has been pouring down for days. If this was snow, we’d be doomed. Or at least housebound. Which the boys and I have been for the last few days, but not because of the weather, but with the stomach flu. “Under the weather”, indeed. Jay, the […]

Keeping with Tradition

Keeping with Tradition

We received our first Christmas card in the mail today.What a lovely tradition it is to send holiday greetings by post. In the era of the instant email, there is something quite special about a note signed and addressed by hand. My mother used to send […]

The Perfect Gift: Cook

The Perfect Gift: Cook

Cooks can be notoriously difficult to buy for. Usually, if there is a gap in their kitchen gear, they fill it. But here is a gift idea that just might be one of those specialized items that every good cook wants, but just hasn’t gotten […]

Miss Piglet

Miss Piglet

I have an ally in this household of boys: Piglet. She has been with us for many years, replacing her ancestors who somehow got lost or left somewhere when Sam was but a wee one. This piglet is larger than her predecessors, and she ain’t going anywhere, […]

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming

To our mailbox, that is. Most of our shopping has been completed from our computers. One particular gift from Etsy is coming all the way from France. (I shan’t say what it is in case someone is reading my blog).

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

The magic of yeast never ceases to amaze me. The perfect platform for butter. My formula: 3 c. bread flour 1 tsp instant yeast 2 tsp. salt 1½ c. warm water Mix it up. Let it do its magic for 8 hrs. Then form dough […]