How To Hygge In The Summer

7 days of sunshine is what the weather report was as of yesterday.  Guess they were wrong, again!  I can’t imagine having to predict the weather on the Pacific Northwest Coast.  It’s temperamental, stubborn and indecisive. It’s a grey rainy June morning and I’m feeling very Hygge even as the Summer Soltice nears. If you’re…

Journal & Catch Up

I haven’t journaled in a while.  Today I called a friend I hadn’t spoken with in over 7 years.  It was good to catch up.  The sun’s been shining and I even got a little tanning session in late afternoon yesterday between launching my business and making dinner. The business I’m launching is one I…

Movies And Shows Filmed In The Pacific Northwest- Chapter III

I wrote the last chapter of my Pacific Northwest movies and shows in 2018.  With the amount of filming done in this area, these blogs could go on for a long time.  I’m sticking however to shows and movies I’ve watched.  For me, these are about immersing myself in the atmospheric environments these shows create. …

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…

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…

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…

A Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

This weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada and Autumn has officially landed on the coast bringing rain and yellow and orange leaves underfoot as I walked to work this morning.  It’s one of those grey balmy days here in Vancouver. Wet but without that sharp cold bite you get on clear days. We have two turkey…