New York, New York…Part 1

  New York, New York... Is there anyone who says (sings)   it better than Frank Sinatra?  I don't think so! I was in New York this week.  Although I've been in Manhattan on numerous occasions, this is the first time in many years that I've been in the Big Apple strictly for pleasure.  Four… Continue reading New York, New York…Part 1

Fall Gardening…

  Last week's snow was a cruel joke and an abrupt reminder that summer is definitely over.  It's time to prepare and protect the garden for the windy and cold winter months ahead. I wish I had thought ahead this summer and planned to do up my front planters to look as inviting as these… Continue reading Fall Gardening…

The Ruth in Truth…

  As Gloria Steinem said, "She's the closest thing to a superhero I know." And she's right.  It doesn't matter what gender you are, what your politics are, or what religion you are, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the crusader for equal rights for all. RBG became a Supreme Court Judge in 1993 winning her US… Continue reading The Ruth in Truth…

A Blank Canvas…

  A blank canvas hasn't been drawn or painted on yet — it's clean and unmarked... dictionary definition   Everyone's blank canvas has a different connotation.   An artist sees a stretched canvas on their easel with a palette of paints, a writer sees a ream of paper with a cup of freshly sharpened pencils, a… Continue reading A Blank Canvas…

One Year…

This week's post marks the one year anniversary for the Après CC on Whyte blog.   The premise of the blog originally centred around 'beauty'.  I realize that I have (on multiple occasions)  strayed from that topic but, hopefully, there was a positive (or beautiful)  message in there somewhere. My inspiration was... There have been weeks… Continue reading One Year…

The Fashion Bible…

Vogue ... with its highly recognizable font Every August the faithful followers of fashion impatiently await the arrival of The September Vogue.    Its the highest grossing edition of the year with over 80,000 copies sold in the first couple of weeks on newsstands.  Inside are 100's of pages of fall fashion and advertising to entice readers into running… Continue reading The Fashion Bible…

Aging​…

Today I've been thinking of the first line from the Rolling Stone's song, "Mother's Little Helper"... "What a drag it is getting old". Isn't this the way we would like to see ourselves...the age we feel...not necessarily the age on our identification?   One of the reasons I hate to have my picture taken is because… Continue reading Aging​…

Diptyque…

    The name Diptyque is from Ancient Greek (diptykhos) and refers to a painting or sculpture composed of two panels...from Wikipedia   For me, a "must go to" stop in Paris is the Diptyque Boutique at 34  Boulevard Saint Germain (the original location)...a short walking distance from where I stay on the Rue Jacob.… Continue reading Diptyque…

Bountiful…

As you all probably know by now, my cooking skills are limited, and I can safely say the kitchen is not my favourite room.  I do, however,  love to garden.  A couple years ago I had two raised vegetable beds made.  Since then I've been growing vegetables and herbs.  My favourite way of eating these… Continue reading Bountiful…

Here comes the bride…

This past Saturday I held a bridal shower for my niece; a tradition going back to the 1800s.  Relatives and friends of the bride would give a party for the bride-to-be if she did not have a trousseau either because her parents could not afford to give her one or if they did not approve… Continue reading Here comes the bride…