Style crush: Margaret Zhang

I have a strange pleasure in looking at all the silly Fashion Week outfits. I love seeing how fashion insiders experiment with new fashions. One person who gets it mostly right is Margaret… Continue reading

I like trainers

In the age of online shopping, a good brand makes purchasing easier as you trust whatever they will deliver meets your expectations. One such company for me is Blowfish shoes, which just work… Continue reading

I like a tall tote

So my hunt for the perfect tote bag continues… I want something with a shoulder strap, thin, not too bulky, a rectangle in portrait mode, lined, with some pockets, no cutesy patterns, professional… Continue reading

Memento Mori

Meditating on your mortality need not be depressing if you use it as a tool to find your priority and meaning, to gain some perspective and urgency. Use it as a reminder to… Continue reading


My latest challenge is to find a replacement for my laptop bag. At the moment I am envisioning a reworking of the standard canvas tote, which is light weight, not bulky and with… Continue reading

I like distractions

I’ve had the worst week in my entire life this week. OK, maybe the second worst? But it is debatable. Top 5 easily. What helps me cope is distractions like Go Fug Yourself.… Continue reading

Older women on the catwalk

Good to see older women on the catwalk. Susan Douglas, …who is writing a book on the power of older women, said “a demographic revolution” was occurring…. “Older women are now saying ‘No,… Continue reading


Has anyone missed the recent Celinaissance? Every time I see Celine and her “best friend” I want to cheer. Celine is the poster child for me for “post traumatic growth”. She clearly deeply… Continue reading

I like Joanna Gaines

Is anyone else out there a Fixer Upper fan? Of course there must be millions. The show is doing so well. For Mothers Day I just bought myself her most recent book: Homebody:… Continue reading