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…

Celebrate A New Beginning…

  Turning the page on the past year often leaves me in a melancholy mood...why I'm not so sure... In years past, New Year's Eve was marked by a sparkly, elaborate party with good friends, an occasion to bring out your best party dress (that hopefully still fit after all the Christmas indulgences) and your… Continue reading Celebrate A New Beginning…

Joyeux Noel…

        I'm sure most of you are running on high (caffeine or whatever other vices you may indulge in!) just to get all the last minute preparations done ... the gift shopping, wrapping and, the worst of all,  the grocery run.  The lineups, the scramble for a parking spot and that nagging… Continue reading Joyeux Noel…

“O Christmas Tree”…

Bringing cut evergreen boughs indoors over the winter months goes back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans who were convinced that the fresh greens kept evil spirits and illness away.   Believing this to be a pagan celebration,  it took centuries for religious leaders to accept the tradition of setting up a Christmas tree.  German… Continue reading “O Christmas Tree”…

These are a few of my favourite things…

  "Brown paper packages tied up with strings."   Over the past couple of weeks,  I have been pestering my grandsons for their Christmas lists.  Two are teenagers, and one is an almost teenager, and it's most important to me to get just the right gifts...no disappointments from Mimi on Christmas morning! I was wondering… Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things…

Escape from “Toxic”…

I wasn't surprised when I read that the Oxford Dictionary has deemed "toxic" as the 2018  word of the year.  I'll admit that I have allowed myself to get caught up in all the negativity that is dominating every aspect of our lives.  Whether it is the highly polarizing political climate or the wrath of… Continue reading Escape from “Toxic”…