Peace…

Recently a friend asked if I knew why I was so into Christmas this year.  Without thinking I started rattling off something like, "the sadness of closing the store had dissipated and was replaced by the desire to create a warm and welcome environment for family and friends".  But in the end, I've come to believe… Continue reading Peace…

Perfume 101, Liquid Gold!

Egyptians have been making perfume since 3,000 BC. They believed that fragrance had a positive effect on their health and well being.   Although "perfume" was originally used in religious ceremonies, later made available to royalty and the wealthy, and today everyone can wear the fragrance of their choice.       There are only… Continue reading Perfume 101, Liquid Gold!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!

        Suddenly the holiday season is here!  Shopping centre parking lots are full and lineups at cash desks are long.  Tempting seasonal treats spill out into the aisles of the speciality food markets and all the chocolates....ooohhhh...and the shortbread!!!         Another sure sign of the season is the pop-up… Continue reading It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!