The Things I Loved In September

I know it’s already October 6 but you know, life,  it gets busy.  That said I’m taking October off.  You heard it. Off.  No going out. No socializing. No drinking alcohol.  It’s a decision I made in the summer.  Summer is just too busy and can leave us introverts a little burnt out.  I decided…

What I’m Loving – March Edition

It is a gorgeous sunny Saturday.  The sun streaming through my library window feels warm on my bare feet.  Merlin, my cat, is perched on the chair behind me and he nuzzles my neck seeking attention.  The Basil has flourished in the past week; it’s happy on the window sill. Once it’s big enough to…

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’m Loving – June/July Edition

I cannot believe it’s already mid July. Where has time gone to?  Before we know it, Autumn will arrive and then Winter.  Our wedding is in 145 days!. OMG.   Ok, slow down. It’s still only July and as much as I wanted to do a favourites blog for June there was just too much going…

A Ramble and Fall Candle Preview

As August enters it’s 3rd week and  the weather is still hot and the sun is bright, I can’t help but feel a twinge of excitement at the coming of Autumn. Summer’s been so busy and I quite look forward to the slowing down that occurs with longer nights.  June began with the rush of…

What I Got For My Birthday

I had such a great birthday this week.  Family and Friends joined me for dinner at Hapa Izakaya and spoiled me with flowers and cards and gifts.  I thought I’d share what I got as these are some of my personal favourite blogs to read myself; what’s in my closet or my bag or shower….

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…

August Favourites

Summer is winding down and despite the heat wave this past weekend, I noticed the leaves falling from the trees, scattered, brown, crunchy leaves on the ground during my walk to work. The subtle change in the season has begun. These are the things I’ve been loving in August. What I’m Reading – Green River…

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…