My French Pharmacy Skincare Faves

Beauty isn’t about age A recent walk after the rain took me back (if only in my mind) to Paris. Something about the fresh ozone scent in the Spring air reminded me of the feeling I get when I use French skincare. Clean, free of heavy scents and packed with ingredients that work, it’s no…

Sephora VIB Spring Sale – What’s In My Shopping Cart

The Sephora Spring Sale begins April 4th. I am at the ROUGE membership status which means I get 20% off my entire order. It probably also means I could’ve bought a house with the money I’ve spent at Sephora so far but lets not dwell. The dates will be: ROUGE Members: Can start shopping April…

A New Year Detox With Products Inspired By The Ocean.

I’ve been feeling inspired by the healing powers of the ocean. I live in the Pacific Northwest and see the water from my window every day. These products are all inspired by the minerals and plants found in the sea. Many cultures have counted on the cleansing powers of the ocean for thousands of years….

My Autumn Evening Routine

Evenings in Autumn are my favourite times. After a comforting warm meal it’s a time to wind down, share thoughts about our day with family and take time for ourselves. Welcome to my cozy Autumn Evening routine. I hope you’re all enjoying the season. At sun down I dim the lights and light candles. I…

How To Hygge In The Summer

7 days of sunshine is what the weather report was as of yesterday.  Guess they were wrong, again!  I can’t imagine having to predict the weather on the Pacific Northwest Coast.  It’s temperamental, stubborn and indecisive. It’s a grey rainy June morning and I’m feeling very Hygge even as the Summer Soltice nears. If you’re…

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…

The Many Masks I Wear – My Face Mask Collection.

May has arrived in Vancouver and with it some beautiful days of sunshine.  What a blessing! We’re still pretty much confined to our homes but I have a big patio to enjoy a little bit of the outdoors.  4:30pm has been outdoor Yoga for the past month and a half.  Our place faces NorthWest so…

Makeup For Staying At Home

I’ve been making it a point to keep somewhat of a regular schedule even though I’m mostly at home these days.  It’s good to keep routines like meal times, exercise and sleep; our bodies appreciate it.  I’ve been starting my day as I would any work day;  healthy breakfast, shower, skincare, makeup and wearing something…

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…