Category Archives: Summer

Lazy Days of Summer

We enjoyed a day trip on the country roads of Southern Ontario. It’s so relaxing to stay off the highway with no particular place to go, just breezing along at a slower pace, no rush, stop when and where we … Continue reading

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Hot Fun in the Summertime

Georgian Bay has beautiful beaches, in fact, Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world, just minutes from Collingwood, Ontario, where we enjoyed a few amusing days at the annual Elvis Festival. It was great to get away … Continue reading

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Road Trip to a Lavender Oasis

We took the road less traveled on this amazing summer afternoon to a lavender oasis in Southern Ontario. My love affair with lavender started many years ago as a child and was rekindled again when I started buying lavender products: from … Continue reading

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Wearing Florals to the Florist Shop

If you’re one of my followers, you’ve seen this jacket already a few times. This shade of blush pink is almost a neutral because it goes with so many things I wear. I’ve worn it with blue jeans, white jeans, … Continue reading

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Summer Magic

Summer has left us once again, but has given us many happy  memories to cherish. My BEST surprise when my daughter Jean came to visit in June. Canada Day with our grandchildren. Car shows with my family Visitors from Germany, … Continue reading

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Fifteen Favourites for Summer

Five favourite casual outfits for summer Peep toe shoes from Jean’s eco boutique Drizzle and Shine Five favourite summer tops Top from Jean’s eco boutique Drizzle and Shine Mesh top from Jodie Five favourite summer dresses Thank you Terri for … Continue reading

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White Bell Sleeve Cardigan and a Pop of Orange

I’m feeling the same joy as when peplum made its debut on the fashion scene–bell sleeves are so feminine and I’ve bought several tops this summer including this lovely white cardigan. Shopping malls and restaurants always have air-conditioning, so it’s … Continue reading

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Clothes make the man

And in this case … the WOMAN. What we wear is an expression of our personalities, our likes, our moods. It reflects our attitudes and values. My mom had a profound influence on me, she always looked her best whether … Continue reading

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Summer Staycation

This summer we are not venturing far from home. This is my little place to escape. Sunlight flickers through the trees, the romantic songs of birds sarenading, soothing sound of leaves rustling in the breeze, the fragrance of the forest … Continue reading

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Detour to Niagara-on-the-Lake

If you’re ever in Niagara Falls, Canada, take a little detour to Niagara-on-the-Lake. This charming old town is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Niagara River. I wore my white linen blouse, a wrinkled look with … Continue reading

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