cold case

Winter is here. And with it comes the start of ski season.

To make the cold weather more bearable, I’ve recruited a new ski bunny to join me on the slopes and she asked me to make her a list of what to wear on and off the hill when we go away for a week in March.

The thing with skiing in the Maritimes is the weather is very unpredictable and usually pretty wet. Our winters are windy with high precipitation and it gets cold! Not a dry cold like other parts of Canada but an under-your-skin damp cold.

Fun right? Not always, which is why if you’re going to face this climate, you best be prepared and bundle up.

I’ve had the same ski jacket for more than ten years so I’m on the hunt for something which will keep me warm but look good and I have been eying the winter jackets from Fjällräven Canada.


I love wearing a light padded jacket with a shell on the slopes. The shell keeps the wind away and I stay toasty with the padded jacket underneath. If the sun comes out and the day warms up, off goes a layer! The Iceland Anorak is a great choice for every day wear – plus, I love the side zips and the big front pocket.

So with my new jackets picked, here are my On The Slopes and Après Ski essentials for our ski holiday:


  1. Fjällräven : Women’s Keb Eco-Shell Jacket
  2. Fjällräven : Women’s Keb Padded Jacket
  3. Burton : Women’s anon. Insight Goggles
  4. Smith : Women’s Holt Helmet
  5. Helly Hansen : Women’s Warm Freeze 1/2 Zip
  6. Helly Hansen : Women’s Warm Pant
  7. Smart Wool : PhD Slopestyle Medium Wenke Socks
  8. Fjällräven : Gear Duffel
  9. Smart Wool : Women’s Isto Sport Sweater
  10. The North Face : Women’s Sally Pants
  11. Fjällräven : Keb Fleece Balaclava
  12. Burton : Women’s GORE-TEX Mitt + Gore warm technology


  1. Fjällräven : Women’s Iceland Anorak
  2. Oakley : Women’s Forehand Sunglasses
  3. Lululemon : Women’s Studio Pant III (Lined)
  4. Fjällräven : Kiruna Beanie
  5. Fjällräven: Totepack No. 1
  6. Sorel : Women’s Out N About Leather Duck Boot
  7. Towsen : Après Ski Sweater

Happy trails!

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bare feet, bare legs

Bare feet, bare legs. Quite possibly my favourite combination.

April is just around the corner and although Spring does not come early in these parts, a girl can still hope. After all, it’s been an easy-peasy-winter – a pathetic lack of snow means if we can’t enjoy the best part of winter, lets skip damp and cold April showers and move on to sun and sandals.

I am always on the hunt for the perfect denim mini skirt and I just snagged one from Urban Outfitters (G) for 40% off however, I really love the mini pencil from 7 For All Mankind. My go-to flip flops are the Havaianas (not usually as bold as the cactus print) but this year I am eying a pair of Birks … anyone care to chime in? Let me know what’s on your summer wish list! Here are some more great some items:


A. Striped Bermuda Shorts (Zara) / B. Hidalgo Embroidered Blouse (Roolee) / C. Mini Pencil Skirt (7 For All Mankind) / D. Short Cotton Shorts (H&M) / E. Slim Cool Cactus Thongs (Havaianas) / F. Ecuador Huarache Sandal (Nisolo) / G. BDG Denim Button-Front Skirt (Urban Outfitters)* / H. Board Shorts (Boden) / I.  Striped Cotton Jumpsuit (Mango) / J. Linen Beach Pant (J.Crew) / K. Anais Thong Slide Sandal (Madewell) / L. Arizona Soft (Birkenstock) / M. Linen-Cotton Fit & Flare Stripe Dress (Gap) / N. Chambray Chino Roll-Up Short (Banana Republic) / O. Silk Pleated Dress in Hibiscus (J.Crew) / P. Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals (Anthropologie)

hello from away

Guess where I am?

Hint:Sunday RiverI have a bit of a crush on Maine… It’s a lot like home but a little more rustic. In full disclosure, every time I come to Maine (which has been many many times), I imagine myself working as a layout designer for L.L.Bean. They pump-out a lot of catalogues and I think it’d be a fun gig.

Here is what I am L.L.Loving lately at the Bean:LLBEAN

A. Therapeutic Dog Couch / B. Maine Guide Wool Parka, PrimaLoft / C. Hunter’s Tote Bag, Zip-Top / D. Coleman Triton Instastart Two-Burner Propane Stove / E. Boardworks Raven Stand Up Paddle Board Package, 12’6″ / F. PrimaLoft Packaway Vest / G. Moon Beam Clock with USB Port / H. Lakehouse Bed / I. All-Weather Deep Seating Chair with Stripe Cushion / J. Backcountry 3-Person Dome Tent / K. Bean boots / L. Mariner Dress / M. Washable Wool Blanket, Herringbone / N. Women’s Winter Walker Snowshoes / O. Waterhog Mat / P. Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins / Q. Stowaway Snow Tube Set / R. Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater, Washed / S. Katahdin CT Sleeping Bag / T. Comfort Trail Pants / U. Wool Hooked Rug, Black Whale / V. Woodlands Screen House / W. Heritage Chamois Flannel Sheet Set, Plaid / X. Soft-Knit Cotton Pajama Set / Y. Peterboro Woven Laundry Basket / Z. Wool Hooked Throw Pillow, Lobster

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leap for joy

Who decided to add an extra day to February every four years. Why not August?

It is leap day and the more I think about it, the more it blows my mind. I.don’ If you were born on February 29, 1980 – today you are NINE! That’s messed up.

I feel like I need to talk to a leaper and get their take on the situation.

Anyway, if today is your birthday. Have a happy one. You certainly deserve it! To celebrate leap day, lets send some love to the colour green, which I am loving these days:Green Leap

A. 3″ Chino Short / B. The Cambridge Satchel Company Mini Push Lock Crossbody Bag / C. Crystal Chandelier Necklace / D. Garmin 235 / E. Green Falbala Round Neck Puff Sleeve Chiffon Blouse / F. Warbler Olive Jacket / G. Skinny Skinny Sateen Jeans / H. Silk Composition Tank Top
I. Teardrop Bangle / J. Vans Slip-On SF / K. Lorelle Sunglasses / L. Wrap-Front Cami Dress in bowling green / M. Leather Laila Wedge / N. Leather Tassel Keychain / O. Chuck Taylor All Star Lovejoy / P. Cameron Dress in Swiss-Dot / Q. Sleeveless Shirt Dress / R. Womens Better Sweater 1/4 Zip Fleece / S. Summit ankle boot

And speaking of Green, Saoirse Ronan was rocking the green as my favourite for Best Dressed last night!

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5599371as) Saoirse Ronan 88th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, America - 28 Feb 2016

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5599371as)
Saoirse Ronan
88th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, America – 28 Feb 2016

Did you watch? I did. I wasn’t planning to but 1:00 am arrived and I realized I forgot to go to bed. I am dealing with an Oscar hangover and am disappointed with my poor score of 17/24 for predictions. I am shocked about Stallone, Gaga and the Shorts but loved when Jacob saw the droids. I still love Brooklyn and am happy for Leo… there, I said it – Like Ethan and Christian, he owns a piece of my heart.

Claire Danes is surprised as Leonardo DiCaprio takes her hand to kiss in scene from the film 'Romeo + Juliet', 1996. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

Claire Danes is surprised as Leonardo DiCaprio takes her hand to kiss in scene from the film ‘Romeo + Juliet’, 1996. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

Movie detox.

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plaid: a fad or rad?

Love it. Do you? Plaid is everywhere this season and here are some of my online favourites:


A. Schoolhouse Electric Jack Chair – Windowpane Plaid / B. Loft plaid Dolman dress / C. Lands’ End Women’s Tartan Plaid Wrap / D. West Elm seersucker oversized plaid duvet cover / E. Joie Day Dreaming Plaid Loafers / F. L.L.Bean tartan Christmas fir wreath / G. J.Crew Boyfriend shirt in rockport plaid / H. Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater Novelty boot / I. Steve Madden ‘Ecentrcf’ Slip-On Sneaker / J. L.L.Bean Woolrich wool tartan tote / K. Madewell oversized boyshirt in Edina Plaid / L. Navy and gray plaid chunky circular infinity scarf / M. Banana Republic Plaid Sweater Dress / N. Madewell openweave scarf / O. Woolrich Seven Springs Blanket / P. Timex Expedition Plaid Scout Watch / Q. Kate Spade woodland plaid trousers


And… What’s the Difference Between Tartan and Plaid? Read this.

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