RIP Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois, the French-born American abstract expressionist sculptor died yesterday in New York at the age of 98. An artist her whole life, she only came to prominence in her 70s. Her work… Continue reading

That’s So Sassy!

In the not new but new to me dept., Cassandra sent me a link to a collection of scans of old issues of Sassy that appeared on Style Rookie last April. Tavi says… Continue reading

Fire in Little Hipstertown

Some bad news and good news. There was a conflagaration in our hood on Victoria Day. There was a second storey fire in the row of storefronts housing The Australian Boot Company, Deluxe… Continue reading

R.I.P. Will Munro

So sad to hear about the death of Will Munro. He brought so much life into Toronto’s art scene. Some remember him more as a night club impressario, what with Vazaleen and all.… Continue reading

On Target

Went to Target yesterday. Lots of the Liberty of London collection clothes left over in the clearance section. But most of it, while beautiful, was made of a creepy polyester material. I did… Continue reading

Healing Stones Week: Lapis Lazuli

I heart Lapis Lazuli because its such a cool shade of blue, but look closer and you’ll discover little gold flecks. Physically, it is said to improve sleep and cure insomnia and it’s… Continue reading

Old Photos of People Dressed In Old Timey Costume

I picked up this old, hand-tinted photo at the Roncesvalles Area Yard Sale on the weekend. It’s entitled “The Last of The Blossoms”. It’s not an accomplished photo, but I bought it because… Continue reading

Healing Stones Week: Aventurine

The Aventurine turtle pendant pictured above is probably the most powerful pebble in my gemstone pharmacy. I don’t wear it all the time, but whenever I do, I always feel better. Aventurine is… Continue reading

Expert Advice: Rejuvenate Your Hands

Went to the Clarin‘s Fall launch event on Tuesday. So many cool new products, but more on that later. Lionel de Benetti, Clarin’s head of global research, was there and he made an… Continue reading

Healing Stones Week: Turquoise

According to my Great Grandmother’s Book of Talismans, “The Turquoise is more frequently used for Amulets than any other stone, as much for its mystic virtues as for its beauty.” It is said… Continue reading

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