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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Midweek Sparkle

Did you know that the third Monday of January is dubbed the most depressing day of the year? It’s a combination of winter blah, Christmas debt and resolution hangover. So I am dedicating this post to some pretty pick me-ups. And finally after all the girly accessories- the best mood lifter? A fuzzy, furry friend…

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Warm and Fuzzies

After a few days of warm weather (ok warm for Canadians), the thermostat is supposed to plummet into Siberian winter conditions. This leaves two things, me roaming my house getting cabin fever and craving comfy things I want to wrap myself with. Here are just a few of my favourite winter warm-ups. Bailey’s recipe to…

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