Raise your hand

A few days ago, I had an incredible opportunity to talk to a class of McGill University social work students about living with anxiety and depression. I’ve been upfront about my struggles here on the blog, but writing about it…

Montreal Ink

I did it for the first time when I was 33. It was a Friday, and I was with a couple of girlfriends. And while it wasn’t exactly a spontaneous decision (I’d been thinking about it for a while), I…

Gaining Perspective

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about perspective. In the olden days, as I like to refer to them, I think I had a hard time discerning what was worth making a big deal about and what wasn’t. I was…

The six makeup brushes you need

One of the questions I get asked most often is which make-up brushes, among the eleventy billion available, are the most important to have.   Don’t be intimidated by the massive brush selections you find at most beauty product stores….

The winter coat round-up

This time of year is rough. It’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and there’s an endless, frigid winter right around the corner. Also, we’re at the tail end of leather jacket and cute ankle boot season, which makes…

Fashionable at 50 plus

This is Elly. She’s my amazing mother-in-law, my children’s super-star grandmother, and a GREAT dresser. You may have seen her around here before. I had to feature her here in Style 101 because she’s great at adapting the latest fashion…

Leather jacket

Stuff I like to Wear

I thought we should start things off by letting you know how I like to dress. My personal style is pretty simple. I like to keep things clean, a little edgy and (hopefully) chic. You can almost always find me…