An Unlikely Guest Emerges…

My mom, Judy (author of Apres CC on Whyte), and I were having one of our daily discussions when I inquired, “What are you writing about this week?” She was at a loss; I made of few suggestions as usual (I can’t help myself), to which she replied, "Guest blogger?” This is not the first… Continue reading An Unlikely Guest Emerges…

Switching gears…

Today we were supposed to be halfway to our final destination in California for a month of sun, sea and miles of glorious sand.  Instead, I'm looking out the window of the cafe at a dreary sky with the odd snowflake drifting by.   After all that talk last week about proceeding despite the Coronavirus,… Continue reading Switching gears…

Pause…or proceed

  Has Coronavirus put us all on pause?  Conventions and tradeshows are cancelled, museums and schools are closed, and travel plans changed due to routing closures.  We've been advised to avoid large gatherings of people.  The pandemic is impacting the whole world, threatening the global economy. Japan may have to cancel or postpone the Olympics… Continue reading Pause…or proceed

“Call me Mrs. Darcy” …

It's been a Jane Austen trifecta for me this week and what better way to spend my time?   Sunday was the finale of "Sanditon", a Masterpiece Theatre (PBS) adaptation of an unfinished manuscript by Austen and on Monday I went with friends to see "Pride and Prejudice" (the 2011 Hollywood version) for a one night… Continue reading “Call me Mrs. Darcy” …

Isn’t that romantic…

  There is a subtle difference between love and romance.  Love is something that grows if we are lucky, over a period of time.  We love our partners, children, family, friends, pets etc.  Love is unconditional. Romance is that fleeting butterfly feeling that often strikes unexpectedly.   Romance is elusive.  In a perfect world, we will… Continue reading Isn’t that romantic…

Closet Confessions…

February is that in-between month...the festive season is over,  and all remnants have been put away, and spring is still weeks away.  Other than Valentine's Day and the award season it's a not much happening time.  I realized that if I was "to live in the present" ( last week's blog), I would make the… Continue reading Closet Confessions…

Living in the present…

Some lessons are hard to learn and often harder yet to put into practice. Tragic events over the past several months have put things into perspective. The ill-fated Ethiopian 737 Max 8 crash, the missile downed Iranian flight, and this past Sunday a helicopter carrying a beloved athlete, his daughter and seven others crashed into… Continue reading Living in the present…

Off to market…

This quote from Richard Branson is almost amusing.   As we know,  Sir Branson has been very successful in business, but I agree that the best pay off for an entrepreneur is to have it both ways. Finding that delicate balance is the tricky part.  When I had my boutique, I confess that it was always… Continue reading Off to market…

Snow falling…

    I often hear people grumbling about the weather,  exclaiming "why would you live where you have to shovel snow, protect yourself from freezing winds and drive on icy roads?"  And I'm sure the airports are busy this week with weather wary travellers wanting to escape, as the mercury drops into the -30'sC.  … Continue reading Snow falling…

Re:Plenish…

  By now, I'm hopeful that most people believe in the science of climate change.  All you have to do is turn on the news on any given day, in any corner of the planet and you will witness some horrific crisis.  Due to extreme heat, wind and drought, we've seen the devastation in Australia… Continue reading Re:Plenish…