T H I R T Y

T H I R T Y

A  young lady who I've had the pleasure of getting to know this past year is turning 30,   which got me thinking about my thirties. Oh my gosh, it seems like forever ago. My twenties were a blur, fun comes to mind, and I was having a lot of it! I was just getting [...]

Cost per Wear

Cost per Wear

"What do you think of these shoes?" he asks. I think it's a trick question, I respond with "in what way?" He continues with, "I love them, they're super comfortable, but they need some glueing on the heels." I take a glance, they need more than glueing, they require a complete overhaul, definitely not worth [...]

A Bowl Of Summer

A Bowl Of Summer

Summer isn't summer without the first taste of potato salad. My mother made the best, and it happens to be one of my personal favourites. I've probably consumed buckets of it over the years, full disclosure, it's incredibly addictive. With a few simple ingredients, it's hard to nail down what it is about this creamy potato [...]

#NEWWAYS

#NEWWAYS

These are interesting times, to say the least, self-isolation brings "new ways" for us to socialize. I've experienced virtual coffee mornings with the girls, also happy hour, a holiday dinner and a workout, (which I tried today for the first time) not to mention, a family dinner. Connecting with my family "face to face" during normal [...]

VEGAN?

VEGAN?

It's interesting to find myself here, yes, I'm writing about being vegan, to be clear, I'm not. But, I'm learning a lot about the diet, it's a bit extreme for me, but I'm all in as far as trying new food. My youngest son became vegan last December, Christmas was interesting, to say the least. [...]

Pass some over!

Pass some over!

It's another holiday season, I'm not religious, but  I still like to partake in a variety of seasonal festivities. Regardless of which holiday I'm celebrating, for me, it's about bringing people together and enjoying good food. Unfortunately, during these times of self-isolating brings new challenges, like "where are my dinner guests?" It's not ideal being [...]

HOME SWEET HOME

HOME SWEET HOME

Hello? Is anyone out there? We just returned from a walk, it was eerie, to say the least. All restaurants, shops and cafés are closed, some boarded up. It feels like the after-effects of a  bomb gone off. We are the only few survivors, except for a restaurant down the street, which is offering wine [...]

IKIGAI

IKIGAI

Ikigai is a Japanese concept for "a reason for being," it's a lifestyle that strives to balance the spiritual with the practical. In a nutshell, what gets you up in the morning besides your alarm clock, what are you passionate about? With the current state of the world, it's hard to get excited about anything. Quite [...]