Oh no…Notre Dame de Paris is burning…

  Notre Dame, (Our Lady), situated in the heart of Paris on the Ille de Cite,  is over eight centuries old.  April 15, 2019, the day of this shocking fire, will become a historic date in the life of this magnificent cathedral.  What took over 200 years to build was almost lost in a couple of… Continue reading Oh no…Notre Dame de Paris is burning…

What’s your decade…

This past weekend my daughter came for a visit bringing her trusted steam cleaner.  Still,  in the Spring cleaning mood, I was grateful for the opportunity to have my area rugs cleaned.  The carpet cleaners in my city don't do this service in your home, they want you to roll up your carpets and bring… Continue reading What’s your decade…

Spring…at last!

I'm not one to complain about the weather because there isn't anything that can be done about it...we are not in charge.  In fact, I love winter and the beauty that freshly fallen snow brings to the landscape.   Is there anything more beautiful than hoar frost on your favourite tree on a clear sunny… Continue reading Spring…at last!

Treasure…or ephemera?

  Over the past month, I've written about organizing (using the Marie Kondo method), the passing of Karl Lagerfeld,  and a walking day in Paris.  During this time I also read a book, "The Paris Seamstress", written by Natasha Lester in the historical fiction genre I love.  As I was reading, the storyline had me… Continue reading Treasure…or ephemera?

The World According to Karl…

February 19, 2019... Karl Lagerfeld has died...   When I opened up my newsfeed early Tuesday morning,  I was shocked to see that Karl Lagerfeld had died in Paris.  In retrospect maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised.  At 85, he was not a young man... but he was always, always current, relevant.  There was an eternal… Continue reading The World According to Karl…

The Edit…

  Marie Kondo, at 34, has become a media darling, first with the success of her 4 books on "how to organize your home" and now has a popular series on Netflix.     Using her method of organizing called KonMari, Kondo asks her readers/clients to keep only the objects that "spark" joy.  She suggests… Continue reading The Edit…

Love Story

As we move along on our journey, we realize, like the dictionary meaning, that love comes in many different forms. Our personal love story is a reflection of our life experiences...starting with the unconditional love parents and their children share,  moving along to the first, intense brush with young love, (that emotional roller coaster), to the… Continue reading Love Story

Forging Beauty…

    My first trip to Paris in 1988 put me into a state of sensory overload!   That taxi ride from the airport into the core of the city left me in awe.  The architecture was so exceedingly beautiful and foreign to anything I had ever seen, the trees towering over the expansive boulevards and… Continue reading Forging Beauty…

It’s Hollywood…

The HOLLYWOOD sign...with a life of its own, a symbol of the Hollywood film industry representing The Golden Age of Hollywood...has stood on the side of Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills, since 1923.  Originally intended as an advertisement for a real estate developer, the sign read HOLLYWOODLAND,  and was to stay up for only… Continue reading It’s Hollywood…