We had a record 10 days of sunshine on the west coast this November. It was perfect weather to bundle up and walk along the beach.  As we get back into the rain, I thought I would post these beach shots so I can remember the sunshine.


My niece visited BC earlier this month so we headed over to Vancouver Island to spend some time with her and her super cute kids. Yes, my grand nephews. The weather was clearly just FINE for a visit. And my son loved running around on the beach, with and without his cousins.

I haven't done much shopping this fall. But I did pick up this boxy orange sweater at Banana Republic on sale. I had some money remaining on a gift card, and it was on sale + another 30% off. I LOVE the colour. And it is so soft. So I bought it. Still playing around with how to layer it. But so far very happy with my purchase.



Thanks to my Dad for the outfit pictures. Although he was clearly more keen on the view. Can't blame him really.

  • Sweater: Banana Republic
  • Blouse: Plum
  • Jeans: Levi's
  • Blazer: Winner's
  • Pin: Stella and Dot
  • Shoes: Converse

This is what I heard my girlfriend say when she invited me to a charity event..."blah, blah, blah, Fluevog, blah, blah...". My answer: "Yes". Who says NO to a fundraiser held at a Fluevog store. For the record the very smart organization that partnered with Fluevog for their fundraiser was Carousel Theatre for Young People. […]


My girlfriend Alexis (Wave the Stick)  tagged me in an old fashioned old-school meme to post 5 random facts about me. She was tagged by the lovely and talented Elan (Schmutzie.com), so who could blame her! 1. I am unemployed. I finished my last contract this summer and am now looking for the next contract or […]


Last month I attended the awesome and inspiring G is for Goddess event hosted by the lovely Suzanne Siemens and Madeleine Shaw of LunaPads. The event was also a far too rare night out with a girlfriend. I will have more to say about the thoughts inspired by the fantastically funny and honest speaker Taryn […]


Long time readers will know that I make no secret of my love for polka dots. I also have a love of pencil skirts. So how could I pass up on this super fantastic black and white polka dot pencil skirt?  You are correct. I could not pass it up. I picked up this new […]


My husband and son headed off on a Beaver Scout's camping trip earlier this month. I was left to my own devices. What did I do? I headed off to the Nicole Bridge warehouse sale of course! I picked up a great purple dress, a black cardigan, peach t-shirt and some much needed underwear. I […]

I have been thinking about fall trends, and reading various articles in magazines and blogs on the topic. I think Sylvia over at 40 + Style does a fantastic job of summing of the trends as they relate to the over 40 set. Go ahead and read it, then come back. I will wait. Since Sylvia […]


I was recently invited to the Vandusen Botanical Garden's First Annual Garden Party and Croquet Classic. Interestingly I had just visited Truffles Café for tea with some colleagues, but I had not been in the gardens themselves for some time. A summer afternoon Garden Party seemed the perfect excuse. I pulled out a long time owned, […]


As we move into the Labour Day long weekend, I feel like I spent this entire summer wandering around on vacation. I didn't of course. I spent the first half of the summer working to a big deadline and finishing a contract. Then I spent a couple of weeks wandering around Ontario from cottage to cottage and city […]


Last spring there was a lovely event in Vancouver called G Day for Girls. It had some great speakers, experiential groups, and artists all geared at helping girls ages 10-12 as they transition into adolescence. Looking at the agenda for the day, I was jealous that there wasn't something like that for me and other adult […]

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