What I’m Getting For Christmas

I wish I could report that it was something this fanciful, but in fact I’m getting a crown for broken molar. I had a temporary crown put on yesterday. It looks like a… Continue reading

All About Shoe Clips

Twice this week, the topic of shoe clips has come up in conversation. So I thought I should look into it a little bit. Shoe buckles and clips have been used to gussy… Continue reading

Blankety Goodness

I’m devastated that I wasn’t invited to the preview for The Bay‘s Blanket Statement, a collection of coats made from HBC Point Blankets and designed by folks like Comrags, Klaxon Howl, Smythe and… Continue reading

Find of the Month: Woody the Artisanal Woodpecker

I came across this beautiful pin whilst visiting the parents in K-W. First of all, I cannot resist a bird brooch. Secondly I have, of late, become quite interested in the art of… Continue reading

Watch Week: Marcel Boucher Jump Hour Watch

Two interesting things about this space age superstar: It bears the name of imminent jewellery designer Marcel Boucher and its a mechanical digital watch. Boucher got his start in the fine jewellery world,… Continue reading

Watch Week: Old Waltham

There’s something about a watch that looks its age in a distinguished way. Like this nine jewel 1936 Waltham that was part of a lot I won on the eBay. I think its… Continue reading

Watch Week: The Tudors

It looks like a pretty unexceptional watch, does it not? Except that the Tudor brand is Rolex’s more modest sister. Tudor was introduced by Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1946. The most important… Continue reading

Interview With A Beauty Advisor: Carolyn Black

Beauty advisors are our friends. They save us money by steering us away from impulse buys that we will use once and then leave in the medicine cabinet for five years. They point… Continue reading

Watch Week: Seiko, My Seiko!

I actually just got rid of a whole bunch of watches, but in the last week I seem to have acquired four news ones. So I hereby declare this Watch Week just so… Continue reading

Rainy Days

If it’s gonna be rainy outside, you should have a pretty umbrella, such as this 1960s-era ombre number with a bamboo body and lucite handle that I found at the Value Village on… Continue reading

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