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…

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…

A Hawaiian Island Inspired Beauty Ritual

Your body is a temple. Worship it.  West Coast winters can be grey and gloomy.  Cloudy mornings and afternoon rains with no end in sight.  It’s around this time each year that I day dream of being in Hawaii.  One way I bring sunshine into my life is with this beauty ritual inspired by 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…

What I’m Loving – April 2019

Shauna Rae Youtube channel  It sounds strange, even morbid to say I am a “fan” of true crime so I’ll just say it’s a topic that has interested me for as long as I can remember.  I came across this Youtube channel recently and was pleasantly surprised at how Shauna Rae conducts her investigations on…

What’s In My Makeup Bag – (My 5 Minute Makeup Routine)

If you’ve visited my home and have been inside my bathroom, you will have quickly realized that when I say I love makeup, it’s no joke. My husband and I have separate bathrooms.  His, practical: One body and face wash in the shower. Toothbrush, hand wash and cologne on the counter.  Let’s just say my…

What I Loved In February

It’s 9pm and I’m seated in my living room.  My black cat Salem sleeps peacefully next to me, face nestled on a soft chenille throw, purring contentedly, kneading the air.  Out the window below the street lights cast a yellow light on the wet pavement. There’s another snow fall in the forecast for tonight. I’m…

My Beauty Secrets Revealed: A Beauty tag

Talk us through your skincare regime… Skincare in my opinion is the most important thing to looking youthful and fresh. In the morning I follow 4 steps:  Cleanse I use CeraVe Foaming Cleanser for oily skin.  Peel : I use the Alpha Beta Peel pads by Dr. Dennis Gross. They are a simple two step…

What I Loved In October

Last night we turned our clocks back and as I write this the sun has long set. I served dinner at 6:30, the city sparkling outside the windows, candles burning on the table. It really feels like the dark half of the year now.  A storm came in yesterday and dumped 75mm of rain on…

What I Loved In September

Today is October 1st and as in Northwestern fall fashion, the fog and rain greeted me as I pulled back the blinds this morning.  Oh how I love October! The following are the things I loved in September.   Autumn Nightly Baths I think the thing I most look forward to with the coming of…