Monthly Archives: August 2010

Today’s heroes: Henson and Frog

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FIner Things in life

On Saturday we took a trip to Finer Things, one of my favourite places in Halifax. Alas, the Scandinavian 1960s couch and chair set I had my eye on for the last year is gone. Also, I’ve been looking everywhere … Continue reading

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Sally Draper meets Haley Mills

“Maybe she wants to look like Haley Mills,” Don Draper’s nurse friend says optimistically after Sally chops off random bits of her hair. Yes! Exactly. I too had an obsession with Haley after watching The Parent Trap at a friend’s … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth in your face

I am a Queen Elizabeth fan. Not everyone shares my view, as I learned after writing about her visit this summer (how to meet the Queen; why you should care about the Queen; and what the Queen eats for lunch). … Continue reading

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Coney Island dresses up

On Saturday we took a trip to Coney Island. After recovering from the haunted house ride, we went to eat peanuts on the beach. While we were expecting good ol’ Americana kitschy weirdness, we didn’t expect to stumble upon hundreds … Continue reading

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Dress (and dance) like Elaine

We’re in New York, so Seinfeld references actually seem appropriate. Yesterday we drove on the adopt-a-highway and passed a Penske truck. Today, I read that the Elaine Benis look is back: floral dresses, socks with shoes, those round glasses which … Continue reading

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It’s up to you, Liza Minnelli

This week, thanks to some tech support, all my browser bookmarks are gone. Five years of favourite sites, recipes, fashion, news, how-tos and worst of all, travel, including all the links I’d been meticulously saving for our trip to New … Continue reading

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