While I was in Anaheim this summer I thought I should visit the Kiyonna showroom and do some shopping. I figured it was unlikely I would get that close to it again. As my regular readers know I am a reluctant online shopper.  I like trying things on. I am also nervous about knowing my […]


While writing my Spring Trends series I did a lot of thinking about what is on my spring shopping list. Originally, due to current budget situations, I had no list. Well I had a list of one - Motorcycle Jacket. Which I have been scanning thrift and vintage shops for since late last year. But […]

I love getting my hair cut (in this case a trim). I always feel like a million dollars with a freshly massaged scalp, a little less weight on my head and a nicely blow dryed coif. I made a bit of a tactical error with my hair over the past few years. First I decided to […]

Since I am (what I like to term as) a "Former Ad Guy", a pop culture junkie and a child of the 60s,  Mad Men should have been required viewing. But I initially resisted.  I ended up catching my first glimpse of Mad Men Season 1 when it came out on DVD.  And I've been hooked ever since.   It […]

A few days after we returned from San Francisco we were invited to a house party.  An adult - no kids allowed- house party.  The grandparents happened to be in town so we had free babysitters.  It was a fun night out and a perfect opportunity to wear all my new goodies.    And try to capture […]

The last week of August was spent wandering the hills San Francisco.  Actually as we were travelling with a 4 year old it seemed we were doing a tour of the playgrounds of San Fran.   My travelling strategy has changed significantly since I visited San Fran for my honeymoon 7 years ago.  Gone are the days of […]

I have to admit my fall shopping list is pretty slim.  I have a few things that need replacing and as my strategy is now quality over quantity I am not rushing out to buy lots of new trends this fall. Here are the goodies on my list: Wedge desert boots. I've been in love […]

I had lunch with a friend a few weeks back and she indicated she really appreciated my seasonal shopping lists.  And while we are now in the middle of summer I thought it might be worth addressing what was, and is still on my list. My big goal for this summer was coloured pants.  I […]

Last week I was asked to speak at the Vancouver Mom Top 30 Mom Blogger Gala.  It was the perfect night to debut my new Kiyonna dress.  I was recently asked to be part of the Kiyonna Blogger Brigade and picked this Harlow Faux Wrap Dress in red.  I have wanted a great red dress for […]

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