5 Pieces In My Wardrobe I Can’t Live Without

Today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is an instant language.” —Miuccia Prada It seems no matter how much clothes we collect, there are always pieces we gravitate to, wear over and over again or repurchase.  The pieces I’ve chosen below are staples in my closet; items I’ve created a relationship with.  I buy…

New Year Minimalism: Home Decor, Beauty, Food and Fashion.

“ Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”    I love the holidays and the excessiveness of it all – The eating, the shopping and glittery everything. There comes a moment however and even before the year ends that I start to crave simplicity.  By January I find myself gravitating toward a lighter palette of nudes, whites…

Non Dairy Cream Of Mushroom Soup

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ―  Albert Einstein One of my favourite things about Wintertime is comfort food cooking.  The slow cooker takes centre stage on the counter and the crock pot gets to shine. It’s…

Welcoming 2020

For auld lang syne, my jo, for auld lang syne, we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne. It is just after 4pm on December 31st.  I’m sat on the couch accompanied by my kitties; Merlin sleeps peacefully purring next to me and Salem under his beloved Christmas tree.  He’ll miss the…

The BEST Beauty & Skincare Products From 2019 (IMO)

The following products are in my humble opinion, the best products I’ve tried in 2019 – This list also includes oldies that I continue to buy year in and year out for their amazing results.  I am including drugstore and high end products for every budget.  This one’s a long one so without too much…

Tumeric Roasted Cauliflower Soup

“To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup.” It seems the rain has subsided to a drizzle. Its 10:04 pm and the rain came down, fitfully, fiercely most of the day.  I was grateful to be in the dry warmth of my car after running from my…

What I’m Loving – Vancity Artists, LED Face Mask and Vegan Cocktails

Crow Coasters From East Vancouver Artist Donal Hebner  My sister gifted me these coaster during our annual “sissy’s Christmas”.  My sister Steph and I get together every year a few weeks before the Christmas crazy-ness and have dinner and drinks and exchange gifts.  Vancouver has a flock of hundreds of crows that spend their days…

The Deep Dark Woods -A Photo Essay On Grief

Nature is neither cruel nor kind. It is utterly indifferent to suffering In the Pagan traditions, there is a right of passage called The Dark Night Of The Soul.  It is a time that we take to confront the dark aspects of our selves, many times propelled by a difficult period in our lives.  I’m…

Christmas Time Is In The Air Again – Mulled Wine Recipe

Sunday, December 1st.  A grey day.  The house perfectly silent. I climbed out of bed, donned my fluffy robe and head to the kitchen.  With the heat slowly warming the home and a pine scented candle lit,  I busied myself in the kitchen making breakfast; Oatmeal with cinnamon and almond milk and all the toppings…