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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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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stop, jammer time

I have Christmas on my mind… specifically cute matching pajamas.

My niece and nephew are coming up from New York for the holidays and we love dressing the kids in matching PJs. There is nothing more adorable than letting them each open ONE present on Christmas eve and then watching their disappointment when it’s just PJs. We take some photos and send them to bed.

Here are some of my favourites I found online:


A. Holiday Stripes / B. Navy Moose / C. Thermal & Fleece / D. Scandinavian  / E. Festive Sleep Set / F. Penguins / G. Green Stripes / H. Polar Bears / I. Elf Uniform / J. Oh What Fun / K. Constellations / L. Elf / M. Fairisle PJs / N. Red Stripes / O. Glow-in-the-dark Lights

Oh and I couldn’t resist picking out a new pair for me… after all, ’tis the season for working on your own wish list!


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black and blue

The groom and his boys get centre stage for today’s Wedding Wednesday Navy by the Sea J.Crew style post: Beach BoyssBeach Boys

What are your thoughts on mixing black and blue? I am a fan and to give you a better idea, here are some examples found online:Beach Boy

A. / B. / C. / D.

Click here to visit the J.Crew website and find my other Navy by the Sea posts here, herehereherehere and here

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Happy Easter weekend!

Rare family photo at Sunday River – thank you Cindy! SundayRiver

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