A Visit To The French Pharmacy

  Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity – Coco Chanel When I was in Paris last Summer I noticed something you don’t see here in North America; On almost every street corner there is a Pharmacie or French Pharmacy. French women are loyal…

The Many Masks I Wear – My Face Mask Collection.

May has arrived in Vancouver and with it some beautiful days of sunshine.  What a blessing! We’re still pretty much confined to our homes but I have a big patio to enjoy a little bit of the outdoors.  4:30pm has been outdoor Yoga for the past month and a half.  Our place faces NorthWest so…

Things I’ve Been Loving

The Chateau Diaries The Chateau De Lelande, a home built in the 16th century is located in the heart of France.  Owned today by a woman named Stephanie it has been lovingly restored and brought back to life over the 15 years she has owned it.  Having spent her life in London Stephanie dreamed of…

Some Of My Faves & Keeping Entertained While Social Distancing.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift which is why we call it the present. With the uncertain time we are experiencing all over the world and social distancing the new norm, I’ve been keeping busy at home planning meals, cooking and freezing food, taking time to exercise and learning all…

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…

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…

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…