Country Strong

What a great weekend so far… My family was in town to jointly celebrate my dad and my birthday’s (they are a day apart). ¬†Which meant I got some time to do some birthday shopping and have some downtime with everyone. I’m not a city girl- I mean I think I’ve adjusted well but my…

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Skinny Jean Challenge

Cindy Cupack (writer of Sex of the City) put it best when she wrote that, the “Hey Baby” weight was the weight you had to be at to date again or to have random men on the street call out to you… My girlfriend and I have instituted the Skinny Jean Challenge- every woman has…

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Shift Work

So often I have told people the reason I wear so many dresses for work because it’s easier. It’s one main article of clothing, there are no bottoms having to be mixed or matched to tops nonsense. Quite simply put on and add accessories and you are out the door. This spring we are seeing…

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Got Gold?

I’m preparing for a long weekend of sled skiing- for those of you unsure of what this is, it is using snowmobiles to access backcountry areas for the purpose of powder skiing. As much fun as it is, the smell of gasoline, the obnoxious high pitched whine of the engines and potential avalanche hazards does…

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La Maison Simons

When I worked in Quebec there was always one store that I couldn’t resist visiting and exporting vast quantities of goods back to Western Canada. Simons is a department store that set up shop in Quebec City in 1840 and has flourished since but mysteriously enough did not expand out of province, until I discovered…

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Spring Fever

What happened to that pesky groundhog last week? I heard mention that there was ” No Shadow”, hence spring to follow in 6 weeks…. Yet I glance out of the the house to the frozen snow covered landscape and crave an end. Obviously my beach theme and drinking wine isn’t helping so today I turn…

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