Category Archives: Memories

T-shirt dress for all seasons

When I bought this T-shirt dress at Drizzle & Shine, I knew I’d be able to wear it anytime of the year. My daughter Jean wore hers as a tunic with jeans and I decided to try it too. Perfect … Continue reading

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Velvet and lace and a pencil skirt

Pencil skirts are so elegant and this one is so comfortable. It’s made by Blue Canoe–an American company–and I love this shade of burgundy. I’ve bought several things from Blue Canoe while in Seattle in September. It was an instant decision when … Continue reading

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Exploring Seattle

While visiting my daughter in Seattle in September, I couldn’t resist buying a new wardrobe at her eco boutique Drizzle & Shine. Here’s one of the four skirts I bought. It’s made by Synergy and I have mentioned this fair-trade … Continue reading

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Gray Synergy Top = comfort + style

Synergy  Organic Clothing is a fair-trade company in Nepal where the employees earn a living wage. I bought this organic cotton top at Jean’s eco boutique, Drizzle & Shine. A lovely shade of gray with dolman sleeves and beautiful hand-stitching on … Continue reading

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Schafer Baillie Mansion on Capitol Hill

The Schafer Baillie Mansion is an exquisite Bed and Breakfast on Capitol Hill in Seattle–walking distance from Drizzle and Shine, my daughter’s eco boutique. I wore my new gray Synergy top (fair-trade, made in Nepal) that I bought at Jean’s … Continue reading

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Highland Park and Olympic Sculpture Park

September in Seattle is still vivid in my mind and these photos bring back happy memories of a month that passed too quickly. The weather was nothing short of fantastic. Only two days with some drizzle, not even enough to frizzle … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park

Volunteer Park is just a stroll down the avenue from my daughter Jean’s eco boutique Drizzle and Shine. This is my favourite purse from her store. Love the fringes! On the way to the park we passed an elegant century-old mansion, … Continue reading

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In the Pink

Rose Quartz is one of my favourite stones; I love the translucent, pale shade of pink. This top from Germany has a wrinkled look with lace cap sleeves. Pink like cotton candy that goes perfect with my pink polka dot … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Day’s Dream

Every time I see bales of hay or straw in a country field I’ve wanted to do this. At age 64, my dream finally came true. Climbing up on this huge bale was so much fun! Not a big dream, but it was … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday

Another song starts playing in my mind. Remember Cliff Richard? Well, he was my teenage idol. I went to see the movie and bought the album, played it till it wore out and got burned into my brain. We’ll be … Continue reading

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