A Room of One’s Own

A Room of One’s Own

“A woman,” said Virginia Woolf, “must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” While we can’t help you earn a quick dollar or write that languishing novel, we can help you with this part of Woolf’s admonition:...
The Home Library

The Home Library

When you grow up with a librarian mother, it is perhaps inevitable that you will love books. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve sitting under a big tree on a summer’s afternoon with a fresh stack of Nancy Drew mysteries! At the moment, my book...
Parisian Pleasures

Parisian Pleasures

Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant – Honoré de Balzac I have been struck by a passion for all things Parisian this week! I think it has come from reading Parisian Chic by Inés de la Fressange (highly recommended). I feel a need...
Pool Party

Pool Party

What’s your favourite season? Mine is definitely summer. I love the long days and the warm evenings, the sundresses and sandals. To get me through the wet and cold of winter, I love to imagine myself poolside. Not that I own a pool myself, mind you… But...
In Praise of Yellow

In Praise of Yellow

The daffodils have bloomed! I was so struck by their glorious freshness earlier this week that I immediately started a new Pinterest board in celebration of yellow. How filled with spring this colour is, how cheery and hopeful! If you do nothing else this weekend, pop...
Magical Spaces for Children

Magical Spaces for Children

Once upon a time there were two little girls. One had a big mane of strawberry blonde hair and liked nothing more than to curl up with her favourite books. The other was as mischievous as her short curly hair. Their mommy loved to encourage them to play, to use their...

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