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6 Things to Consider When Hanging Art

Just splurged on your first original work of art at a gallery or market. Or you’ve brought home a stunning new piece to add to your growing collection.  Now, you are wondering “where is the ideal place for hanging your art?”

Perhaps you have moved and as you are unpacking the boxes you realize that your art will look different in the new home. The colours of the walls are different. The windows face east rather than south. You’ve purchased some new furniture. The whole look of this home is unlike anywhere you have lived before. Continue reading 6 Things to Consider When Hanging Art

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How to Staycation in Toronto in 2020

When planning a vacation you are probably thinking: location, location, location!

Then suddenly a pandemic hits and you’re being told to stay “home”. And in Melbourne (AU) as a stage 4 lock-down is underway, you are are restricted from traveling more than 5 km from your  home. This Interactive: See where your 5km lockdown limit ends will help you to see just how far you can go.

But after staying home with the kids for 4 months, you desperately need a break…

You may not be able to visit Melbourne or many other cities in the world at the moment but you can take a staycation in your own city and open your eyes to the wonders around you – just as a tourist would.

If you live in a city, you can create a staycation that is made up of day trips in and near the city  – or you can include accommodation and feel like you really are a traveler. Continue reading How to Staycation in Toronto in 2020

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How Hostels Are Surviving COVID-19

quote: "it's not the jouney but who you travel with"

“Hostels are built on the idea of community and sharing. Travellers never know from one day to the next who’ll they meet or where they might end up.”” These are the words of Alexandre E. Petri. But based on own experience, I couldn’t have said it better. And that’s why I love staying in them when I travel. But now I wonder – will it ever be the same post-COVID19? Continue reading How Hostels Are Surviving COVID-19

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Seriously? Swedish Death Cleaning?

I had been planning to do it for a long time now. And I had already been doing it– sort of, unintentionally, and very slowly. COVID-19, however, gave me concentrated periods of time at home – something we rarely find ourselves with. And so I decided to tackle my “Swedish Death Cleaning” – seriously.

Thanks to this unexpected Coronavirus lock-down, I was self-isolating at home: not going to work (temporarily laid off); not attending art and dance classes (cancelled); not seeing the grandkids several  times a week (social-distancing); not planning our Europe trip or my sister’s visit to Toronto (too risky). Within a few days our universe had turned upside down as governments all over the world, including Canada, declared a “state of emergency”. ‘Time on my hands’ became an opportunity to take my “Swedish Death Cleaning” seriously. Continue reading Seriously? Swedish Death Cleaning?

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Advanced Skin Anti-Wrinkle Serum – Free Trial is Not Free

Skin Balance Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Cream

The free sample of Advanced Skin Anti-Wrinkle Serum is NOT FREE.

It was a mistake. I clicked on a Facebook ad offering FREE samples of anti-wrinkle cream. I then gave my mailing information and supplied my credit card details to pay for the postage. A few days later my “fountain-of-youth” product arrived. So did my credit card bill. Continue reading Advanced Skin Anti-Wrinkle Serum – Free Trial is Not Free

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Clutter

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.

From discord, find harmony.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”.

– Albert Einstein

Clutter is an understatement for the chaos in my life right now. So I decided to tackle it head on. And the unexpected moving of my office this month presents the perfect opportunity. But I had no idea that dealing with the clutter would be so difficult. It is so emotional.

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My Feng Shui Year – 2016

I need to change my life and I plan to use feng shui to do it…

I am so glad that you’ve decided to join me on the journey to find my new “karma”. Anyone who knows me will tell you that it is likely to be a bumpy ride. You may even find it’s a roller coaster, rather than a speedy highway or a tranquil forest trail

I woke on January 1, 2016 and decided my life would be different! Just how different – you might ask? We will have to wait until January 1, 2017 to really find out – but they say “life is not a destination, but a journey” – so welcome along for the ride. Continue reading My Feng Shui Year – 2016