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…

February Faves

I haven’t written one of these in a while so I’m so excited to share with you what I’ve been loving this past month.   Disaronno Wears Missoni Last week I came home from work and my fiancee pointed to the bar where he’d left a bottle of Amaretto he’d bought for me. Right away…

January Favourites

I’m cozy on my couch.  Outside the window, tree branches are weighed down by the snow.  We’ve entered February with a series of rare snow storms and it falls peacefully. I could watch it for hours. Below are the things I’ve been using and loving since January. iMovie I recently had the house to myself for 5 days while my boyfriend…

The Ritual of Bedtime

At night the energy  turns inward. The home is quiet, lights dimmed and the flannel duvet on the bed invites to restore and dream.  Before I turn the day off the ritual begins. The Ritual of Bedtime. These are some of habits I’ve adopted over the years.  They put me in a deep state of relaxation.  The…

November Favourites

“Winter is the season of the imagination more than any other. The landscapes are magically transformed by the snow. That magic extends into everything about winter; the stories, the spookiness, the ghosts in the chimney, the silence of the snow.” It’s been a stormy month on the coast.  It rained 25 consecutive days in October and it…

September Favourites

Here are the things I’ve been loving in September.   The Scent of Harvest Season – Yankee Candle Car Fresheners  I don’t know how they do it but if you closed your eyes and held this car freshener to your nose, you’d immediately be transported to an orchard bursting with ripe red juicy apples.  Apples,…

Yankee Candle and Lush Haul

Our lymbic system is where emotions and moods are stored.  These emotions can be tied  to scent.  I’m sure you’ve walked past someone on the street with a cologne that immediately reminded you of someone you knew years ago or smelled a soap that took you back to your childhood. Not only is the scent a reminder…

The Bell Witch Manor Shop Has Arrived!

I was never one of those children who were afraid of the dark or of ghosts.  I quite liked talking to them. I played with an ‘imaginary’ friend until the age of 5. At 6 I began calling myself a Witch.  I would spend hours in my backyard stirring concoctions in a plastic bucket cauldron, each…