On The Subject Of Style

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On The Subject Of Style
Ineffable.  I like the word.  I like what it means. I like what it implies. “Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.”  Impossible to describe, to articulate. But there is a connotation about ineffable that suggests something not just so big as to beggar expression but also something that is possibly supra-natural or sacred, ‘the ineffable mysteries of the soul’, for instance.  Something that is unique, mysterious and different in an

Making Friends, Easier Than You Think

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Making Friends, Easier Than You Think
It doesn’t take much to get a party underway. It’s particularly interesting when it happens among strangers, who only moments ago, had no idea they’d come together with such fervor. How many of us instinctively say yes when invited out of the blue to play a round or two of Scrabble?  This friendly yet uncommon request would normally trigger an insurgence of excuses from us in order to escape the moment. And that’s the issue

Did You Hear The One About The Chairs?

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Did You Hear The One About The Chairs?
It started with a guy who had a blue chair he’d made, left over from a relationship. Then he got married, but his wife didn’t want the chair. So he hauled it out to Kitty Islet/ McMicking Point, at the east end of McNeill Bay, thinking someone would take it. But no one did. Instead it became the go-to place to sit and have a think. Until a storm blew the chair away. Then, another

Passion and Power – A Night Of Flemenco

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Passion and Power – A Night Of Flemenco
Sizzle, heat, passion, power.  This is how many would describe a recent performance held at Dance Victoria Studio. I would add electrifying! The occasion was titled, ‘Cherish: An Intimate Evening of Flamenco’, a Dance Victoria fundraiser, a passionate, cabaret style party created to celebrate all things Spanish.  The produced effect was mesmerizing.  Upon arrival, guests were welcomed with Sangria and the opportunity to meet, greet and mingle before flowing to the upper level of studio space. The atmosphere filled

Le Chateau, Still A Fashion Go-To

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Le Chateau, Still A Fashion Go-To
Throughout my teenage years, Le Chateau, a Canadian retailer founded in Montreal in the late 1950’s, was my prime choice.   When not wearing my school uniform, jeans sweaters and tshirts were my go to choices.   Now don’t get me wrong,  although casual, this simple attire had to look good and feel good and Le Chateau provided the choice that I needed.  Their selection also sat at a price point I could afford at that age.   As I

Slipping Into Nightly Comfort

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Slipping Into Nightly Comfort
Rest is the elixir of life. It’s the life blood that streams through exuberant health, incredible well-being and the ability to enjoy amazing clarity, energy and even courage. One of the precursors to great rest and sleep is the bed and bedding one chooses.  If you’re lucky enough to select the where and how you sleep, your accouterments can be the basis of incredible slumber. I’m a sucker for beautiful bed design and fashion.  Sumptuous