Retro or Ruffled? Guide to Swimwear Trends Spring/Summer 2012

If you’ve been a reader of A Beautiful Life for a while, you’ll know that I am a.) a beach girl at heart and b.) can’t resist collecting piles and piles of bikinis.  I know it’s still January and it may be snowing where you are, but those who are lucky will be getting away … Continue reading

It’s How I Feel

A Pinterest round up of some of my favourite graphics right now. First of all, it’s FRIDAY, so.. And this…I don’t rant often but seriously who doesn’t feel like this sometimes?  I’ve had to dig deep recently to overcome some challenges in my life, and I’m more ready than ever for anything that rolls my … Continue reading

Artist Profile: Fashion Illustrator Inslee Haynes

Talk about talent! I’ve been on a mini art spending spree, acquiring two new pieces including this print by the talented artist Inslee Haynes.  She has a terrific eye for style, and after I stumbled across her work, I had to buy one of her pieces.   Based in New York City, Inslee creates fun fashion based … Continue reading

Wish List: Full Length Gown

Hope everyone’s had a great start to 2012.  My first post after a short hiatus. This week, I’ve been dreaming about formal, black tie gowns.  It’s because I’m heading back to Hong Kong later this spring for my cousin’s wedding!  I’m really looking forward to visiting with family and friends, as well as shopping of … Continue reading

It’s Not A Glass Slipper

…and I’m not Cinderella but these pretty sparklers by Enzo Angiolini sure make me feel like a princess. I’ll be dancing the night away in these platform pumps to celebrate NYE with loved ones and dear friends. At midnight, I won’t need to worry about my coach turning into a pumpkin.  Instead, I’ll be welcoming … Continue reading

The Hound & I: Winter Photo Walk

Hope you all had a great time over Christmas and Santa brought you what you wanted.  We brined a 12 lb turkey for Christmas eve dinner, and we’ve eaten most of it.  The brining took some extra time and preparation but given how moist and flavourful the turkey turned out, I highly recommend it.  We … Continue reading

Joyeux Noël

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  I’ll be taking a few days to spend some time with the family and hopefully heading up the mountains to get in some snowboarding.  We’re making our turkey dinner on the 24th, and the 25th will probably include sleeping in and hiking with Nala in the … Continue reading

Champagne, Lace + Sequins

6 more sleeps until Christmas! Are you excited yet?  All my shopping is pretty much done – the only real thing left to do is to help make the turkey.  I’m quite happy to also report the mini tree and poinsettias  are still alive.  Maybe they will make it to see Santa after all. I … Continue reading

Take Me Back To Provence

My hubby accused me of being a bit of a magpie, meaning that I instantly gravitate to all that is shiny and beautiful.  And this I can’t deny.  I am a Taurus after all, ruled by Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty.  My blog isn’t called A Beautiful Life by luck. For me, Provence perfectly … Continue reading

Friday, I’m In Love

Happy Friday friends! It’s another gorgeously sunny late Fall day, and I’m heading out shortly on a forest walk with Nala.  Don’t have any set weekend plans other than sushi date night with my man and catching up on A Dance with Dragons (the latest book in the Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and … Continue reading

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