Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Winter Wonderland

 
 
This past week someone at work pointed out when I whined about needing a vacation that I only had a month to go and I was off for the rest of the year.  I'm taking an extra long holiday this year as I've been pushing myself for far too long.  No plans - just relax.  However, I'm not there yet and my son has being going on about decorating early this year.  But doesn't seem interested when I point out we need to go and get a tree and new lights.  Then he puts it off for another weekend.  At this rate, we may not decorate at all.  Today though we're going to be busy digging out from all the snow we accumulated this week. 
 
Have a great weekend everyone.

 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Love This

This would go beautifully with the black turtleneck and outfit below.

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Black and Camel

My two favourite colours for my fall wardrobe.  I'm on the lookout for a new bag this fall as my old one is starting to look a bit worn.  Then I spotted these and now I'm trying to decide which I prefer and if I want to splurge or find something similar in a cheaper version.  I can be really rough on my purses as I use them every day for months on end, drag them everywhere with me and while I love purses I find it difficult to purchase one.  Once I find one that works for me I use it until it's falling apart.  I need a roomy purse as I lug a lot around with me but not one so big that I'll loose anything I put into it. 



I like the style of the top one, but it might be a bit too small for me.  However the draw string top on the bottom one may not work for me either.  I'll keep looking I guess.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Halloween

Since my son is no longer little and our neighbourhood has only one or two small children, we're boycotting Halloween this year.  It's never been my favourite holiday anyway and my son is more of a Christmas nut.  He's loves everything about the Christmas season - so we decorate for that.  These pumpkins are the closest I will come to decorating for Halloween this year. 

 
Photo from Jennifer MacNeill Photography
 
 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Good-Bye Oscar

I was sorry to hear about the death of Oscar de la Renta.  One of my all time favourite designers and from all appearances a genuinely talented, sophisticated gentlemen.  I like this style.  Without going overly flamboyant and over the top, his style always maintained a sense of dignity and that is something that I not only admire but must admit is very hard to maintain. My heart goes out to his widow and to those who knew him so well.  The lovely hand written letter on the home of page   http://www.oscardelarenta.com/ says it all.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

I love fall.  It's not so muggy hot and of course the changing colours of the leaves are a free art show in themselves.  Every year for many years when we were kids, we went away this weekend to look at the leaves.  As a result we've been all over the Eastern United States and Canada as well.  It was one of those family bonding moments.  I wanted to continue this tradition with my son now that my parents are gone.  However, I didn't take into account that my son might not feel the same way.  He's a big fan of Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings - not to mention Sunday afternoon football.  In other words despite the fact that there is only two of us.  I find myself out buying a turkey and everything else.  My wanderlust at this time of year appears to have skipped him.  He'd rather snuggle up at home on this long weekend and apparently wasn't keen on the prospect of sitting in a car for long hours with his mother looking at leaves.  So once more I'm searching for Thanksgiving recipes and wondering what I'll do with all the left overs.  The fridge and freezers are stocked and the dog is following me around drooling and looking forward to my hours in the kitchen.  The leaves will have to do without me this year.

 
 
 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 
 



Friday, October 3, 2014

What a closet - three stories high

Ok so this is one of my many weaknesses.  A really organized closet - but even I wouldn't dare to dream this high.  I could shop this closet for a month and probably still not see everything.  It's so organized and there is every colour scheme imaginable.  The closet is owned by Theresa Roemer from Texas.  When they say they like everything big in Texas - they aren't kidding.



 
A clear love of Hermes stands out in this wardrobe.
 
 
 
 
 More images on Life in a Venti Cup
 
 

Friday, September 19, 2014

2014 Princess Margaret Showhome

I'm usually way behind in discovering the latest show home but I didn't see any other images on line.  House and Home and Brian Gluckenstein have outdone themselves again.

 
Who wouldn't like a welcoming fireplace in your entry way.  Not too sure about the glass doors but then I like my privacy.  Of course if I had a place like this to show off I might be more inclined.






 
I kill for that stove.



 
I fell in love with this little room.



 
Brian loves fireplaces in bathrooms. 





 
A walk-in closet that would be just my size.

 
Love this little office space. 
 
 
I do laundry all day if I had this space.



 
My sister would go crazy if she had one of these.

 
Hmmmm.  Doesn't bode well when you've got first aid supplies handy.  I could see more potential for this room.
 
 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Getting Ready for Scandal

Next week is the premiere of Season 4 for Scandal.  Besides the great acting and crazy script twists and turns, the look of Olivia Pope always catches my attention.  I drool over every outfit.  For those of us who love the look but couldn't possible afford the real thing, The Limited has worked with Kerry Washington and costume designer, Lyn Paolo to create a line based upon the show. 

 
Are you ready for some great new looks?
 
 

 
The new line launches September 23, 2014.
 
 
Sadly there aren't any stores in Canada and all purchases will have to be cross border shopping.  We suffer so much in the great white north.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Relaxing Place for Coffee in New York

A new coffee shop in New York probably isn't news, but when Ralph Lauren opens up a coffee shop, people take notice.

 
 
Love the counter - very Ralph.

 
Ralph's Coffee
Polo Ralph Lauren
711 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
10022
 
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ralph Lauren's new home line...

I love black and white so this collection truly speaks to me...  Thanks Ralph.











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