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…

Day Off And American Thanksgiving

A luxury yacht cuts through the water, slowly moving up False Creek readying to dock at the marina.  I watch it out my window.  The rain hasn’t stopped since yesterday and it falls in that typical misty weeping we get in Autumn.  I wonder where they’re coming from; whale watching on Howe Sound?  Perhaps up…

Home Sweet Autumn – Weekend Journalling

Autumn winds begin to blow , coloured leaves fall fast and slow. Whirling, twirling all around, till at last they touch the ground. September is an unpredictable month on the coast.  2 years ago we were sun tanning on the beach in 24 degree weather very near the first day of Fall.  This year 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…

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…

March Favourites

These are the things I’ve been loving in March. Fresh Flowers – Spring is definitely in the air . The sun has begun  to peak out more and more from behind the late winter grey sky.  Bringing fresh cut flowers immediately  brighten my home.  Tulips are some of the first flowers that appear at my local shop.  A vase…

Cozy Homes From My Favourite Movies

One thing about being an introvert is that we not only internalize everything but we also have very vivid imaginations.  Whenever someone is telling me a story, I usually visualizing it in my minds eye like the scene from a movie.  Because of this I feel that my love of cinema has to do strongly…