I am officially on vacation for a week and I plan to spend it on my butt, with a book, in the middle of nowhere. Today I picked up a couple used books from Macondo on Wilson Street, tossed ‘em in my bag and I am all set for summer. The guy working in the store even [...]
OK, I am not a football fan, but I do envy Terry Bradshaw’s new TV gig. He goes around talking about cool people and cool stuff in cool towns for a program called “Profiles” on The Discovery Channel. So it was only a better of time before he showed up in Guelph right? In [...]
It wasn’t my idea, so really it’s not my fault. A friend wanted to go browsing at IF…Footwear Boutique on Quebec Street. So I was just following her lead when, suddenly, I saw these adorable BLUE almond -toe mary janes. They weren’t on sale and I didn’t care. Now they’re mine, all mine.
This goes to show you, again, old ladies know what’s going on WAY before we do. Back in the day, and by that I mean any day in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s you didn’t leave the house without a scarf. Around your bouffant, tied around your neck, as a belt… wear any [...]
Pierre Poutine on Macdonell Street is making headlines, but it’s not because of their veggie gravy – though that stuff is pretty good. Apparently the cell phone used to make “robocalls” directing Guelph voters to the wrong polling station during the last federal election was registered to the (fake) name Pierre Poutine. Now Pierre’s a trending topic on [...]
For a gal like me, a purse is more than a bag with a handle. It’s a friend who compliments all your outfits, and takes all your crap. I picked up my new gal pal at Pretty Chic Boutique on Quebec Street. The colour pops, it’s formal enough for work, but not too stuffy for [...]
I am loving this new cloche hat that I got at On the Verge. I can wear it with black or brown and I instantly score substantial style points. I love it when strangers stop and say “great hat”. If it’s gotta be cold and snowy, you might as well look good right?
My guy doesn’t go for chocolates, so it’s a good thing the Nutty Chocolatier has (you guessed it… chocolate) and a huge selection of other treats for Valentine’s Day. I got a ton of jelly bellies, cinnamon hearts and these heart-shaped “hugs and kisses” which are kinda like Runts candies by Willy Wonka. Treats like this make [...]
You’ll be glad to know that I am back online and that even though I haven’t been writing, I have been shopping and supporting my favourite local shops. But there’s something I gotta get off my chest. I understand that business owners have been frustrated about construction and road closures, and it’s been tough to [...]
I am going to steer clear of the folk songs and tie-dyed sundresses and head to the island stage for some rock and roll.