What I Pack for A Beach Getaway: A Week In Cabo

We landed at YVR (Vancouver International Airport) at 6:42 PM.  I could see low laying fog hovering over the runway from my seat.  Just 4 hours earlier we were in Cabo San Lucas; blue skies, sunshine and palm trees. It’s always good to be home though.  I spend  today cleaning, doing laundry and taking down…

The Things I’ve Been Loving

I’ve been walking around the house doing random things knowing very well I should be writing my blog. I mean, I’ve been thinking about it for months but haven’t made the time. There’s something about writing for me; sometimes I sit down with a clear idea and it flows easily, today for some reason I’m…

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’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 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…

What I Loved In August

The sun is shining brightly through the windows, even as it nears setting.  September first arrived and the temperature dipped noticeably.  We were up at the house in Cultus Lake this weekend.  Every year my fiancee’s family spends a week at the “cabin”, a palatial home built with the true feeling of the Pacific Northwest…