A New Year Detox With Products Inspired By The Ocean.

I’ve been feeling inspired by the healing powers of the ocean. I live in the Pacific Northwest and see the water from my window every day. These products are all inspired by the minerals and plants found in the sea. Many cultures have counted on the cleansing powers of the ocean for thousands of years….

Autumn Harvest Blackberry Crumble

This past August my husband and I went blackberry picking. My plan for the berries was to make my Blackberry Cordial with Brandy. We picked so many however that I ended up making 6 bottles of liqueur and still had 3 full bags of berries which I froze. I made this crumble as dessert for…

A Wintertime Journal Entry

“All hail to the days that merit more praiseThan all the rest of the year,Forgetting old wrongs with carols and songsTo drive the cold winter away“ December 26th, 4:02 pm. The skies to the west are a pale yellow as the sun sets slowly into the cold Pacific. We slept late and brunch was chicken…

Red Wine Mushroom Stew (Vegan)

“Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it…” It’s 4:28pm and it’s already dark. Thick clouds creep slowly toward the city. There’s a storm forecasted for this evening and into tomorrow with high winds and heavy rain: Autumn on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Monday is the Winter Solstice. I celebrate each year with a…

Greek Lemon Orzo Soup (with Turkey)

“Soup is cozy.”― Adrienne Posey I’ve had a piece of turkey in the freezer wondering what to do with it. My Greek friend has told me many times about her Lemon and chicken soup but I’ve never gotten the recipe. I figured I’d make my own version tonight. I’ve never tried the “real” Greek soup so…

Best Of Luxury Makeup 2020

“I believe all women are pretty without makeup – but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful.” I made it a point to change nothing in terms of my skincare and makeup during this entire pandemic/lockdown time. I love makeup way too much to have put it away and not use it just because I was home for…

Cozy Autumn Vegetarian Pot Pie

“There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.” It’s been very grey and rainy for the past two days. I find it hard to wake up in the morning when it’s so dark. Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year on the coast; the mist carried…

Things I’ve Been Loving In November

I hope you’re all doing very well. These are the things I’ve been loving in November What’s In My Makeup Bag I am a collector of makeup. I approach makeup like any artist would painting. I love being creative and I love how makeup can not only transform my appearance but how I feel. It’s…

Making Traditional Christmas Orange Pomanders

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol I love looking at photos of Victorian…

The Importance of Moving Slowly And Cultivating Peace.

“Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: Slow down and Let Go.” While the world seems to be moving in every direction I’ve been cultivating inner peace by moving slowly. Purposefully noticing and being present in every task I’m doing. Being in the…