Tag Archives: nature

CROSSING THE LINE in Black and White Gingham

Last trip to Seattle I packed only black and white clothes. It was so simple to take a minimal of pieces and yet still have enough different looks to mix and so easy to match. Of course, knowing I’d be … Continue reading

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Central Park: the North Woods

Right in the heart of Manhattan, a park so big, it feels like I’m in Northern Ontario. Except for the people, it looks like we’re alone out in the wilderness. Finding the park should be easy, you can’t miss it, … Continue reading

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Thrift shopping: dressed up, dressed down.

The splendour of the blossoms have come, trees and shrubs garbed in delightful colours. Northern Gold Forsythia has prolific yellow flowers, the same shade as in my blouse that I bought in a thrift shop in Seattle. The blouse is a slightly … Continue reading

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I’d rather be inside where it’s cozy and warm, and I can look at this breath-taking view without having my breath taken away! The forest looks sugar frosted. Let me take you through a walk in the woods behind my house. Bundle … Continue reading

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Missoni ZigZag

November is gone with the autumn wind and an icy winter wind has blown in from the north. I’m glad we had a number of milder days to wear one of my favourite autumn coats that I bought several years ago. … Continue reading

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Faux is the way to go

I’m finally old enough to wear leopard. Yes, leopard used to be for old ladies when I was growing up. I had leopard-print PJs as a teenager but never wore leopard-print in public. Now during my *ahem* mature years, I’m … Continue reading

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Life is a Beach

One last trip to the beach before the cold winds blow. We have to endure a long, frost-bitten winter here in southern Ontario. So I take every chance I get to relax and enjoy warm weather. I was made for … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned Picnics and the Simple Life

A Sunday afternoon picnic. It’s such a simple pleasure in life. I packed up a tasty little lunch in my watermelon picnic basket. ♥ Avocado and cucumber sandwiches. ♥ Hummus and radishes sandwiches. ♥ Strawberries and grapes for dessert. ♥ Lemon … Continue reading

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Elisa Cavaletti and my new lace shrug

I bought this white Elisa Cavaletti blouse and lace leggings in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany last summer. The design is unique, embellished with dazzling mismatched buttons and the quality is superb. A very unusual “V” shape high low style The lace leggings … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Although my favourite summer colour is white, I love to add pops of colour, like turquoise. My dear friend Josep-Maria featured me on SENSE CORBATA/NO TIE – a fashion blog with mature stylish women from around the world. Turquoise purse and sandals … Continue reading

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