Month: August 2014

Mitford Madness

As fall approaches and shopping for those perfect autumn sweaters heats up (pun intended) …. I’m not just perusing the pages of glossy fashion mags.  I’m also deeply mired in the world of 1930’s English aristocrats, balls and coming out parties, as I reread my favourite Nancy Mitford novels.  Nancy Mitford. National Portrait Gallery. www.hpgprints.com I’m …

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Waiting for Vogue

August is waning. The evenings have a slight chill in the air now…. I feel the urge to don tweed and cashmere… and wear boots.  It’s coming, people. Any day now. The September issue of Vogue. But not soon enough for me.  That’s because I’m doing my fall shopping homework… right NOW. Surveying my wardrobe, …

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Just Enough Wilderness… Adventures in La Belle Province

We love to travel in Quebec. Most years we spend a week in August at our time share condo in a village on the Saguenay Fjord called L’Anse-Saint-Jean.  The 105 km long fjord is magnificent.    www.flickriver.com And the tiny village of L’Anse-Saint-Jean…well, it’s really the perfect place for us.    quebecensaisons.com   It’s quiet, historic, …

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Addicted To Murder

en.wikipedia.org The sun is shining; it’s a beautiful weekend, and I  am inside with my nose stuck in a book. I can’t help it… I am addicted to reading. And if I don’t get the required hours immersed in my book each day…I get the jitters. I feel deprived. Luckily I’m retired now and have the time …

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