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…

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…

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….