Pearl & Pine says “Yes” to the wedding dress exhibit

Residents of Pearl & Pine Retirement Residence in Burlington were treated to a Valentine’s Day themed exhibit of vintage and antique wedding gowns on Tuesday. A variety of styles and fabrics representing bridal fashion from 1860 to the 1980s was showcased and a sweethearts table set up with audience members’ own wedding photos was enjoyed […]

Come to the City, go Home with Diamonds

“Come to the city, go home with diamonds” is the slogan my clever daughter came up with after our day at the Cityline studios in Toronto. We were there as audience members for Cityline‘s Holiday Open House show which airs tomorrow night in prime time. That’s my daughter on the left, rocking the sequins and cane.  She writes […]

Holiday Hat Season

With Remembrance Day, over my thoughts turn from my first book, Dear Harry (a compilation of my grandfather’s World War I experiences) to hats. While putting the finishing touches to my upcoming book on childrens’ clothing, I’ve also been dealing with family illness and my husband’s surgery. But the holiday hat season is gearing up and I’ll […]

What to do in Cuba When it Rains

Some years ago my daughter and I hired a professional chef to work my husband’s surprise 50th birthday party. Chef came to the house , prepped the appetizers, salads, and hors d’ouvres, and ─to my husband’s horror ─ ran the bar-b-que. The party was a dancing-under-the-stars success. I highly recommend the idea. But what does this […]