Style: Breathe Easy

Fall is the season for changing leaves, transformation and Galas.

Gala events of which there are plenty, always go to support a worthwhile cause.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of them

The Invite
The Invite

CF is a multi-organ disease primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system of children and young adults. Ultimately, most CF deaths are due to lung disease.

I always look forward to going to the Annual 65 Roses Gala because not only does it help fund research and clinical care here in BC and Canada but overall it’s a great evening with good food and a fun crowd where you get to dress up, mingle and dance.

This year we pay homage to the glitz and glamour of the roaring twenties and the Gatsby era. Flowing champagne, glamorous guests (of course) and stunning décor will set the stage for a fundraising event like no other.

If you live in Vancouver and would like to attend there are still some tickets available. Cost is $300 per person.  You can purchase tickets online at or call 604.436.1158gala2

Or you can send a cheque if you prefer. This is not my usual pattern to ask for cash donations but hey; it is such a good cause I decided to go ahead because I know many of you will and it will be extremely appreciated.

There is no cure, but there is hope!

Help us breathe hope into a world with NO cystic fibrosis.  Then we can all breathe easier.

This was from an event last week at the Vancouver Holt Renfrew – an evening in support of CF.  All the Holts across Canada gave a portion of any shopping proceeds from the evening to CF.  I’m with my friend Colleen (who has CF and received a Heart/double Lung transplant 27 years ago – her surgeon was knighted) acting a bit goofy in a somewhat animated photo booth set up in the store.  So it was fun to have a another good reason to shop.

So thank you in advance for whatever you decide to do to help out.  XO

Personal post-it – burgundy lining playbook

……./tablet holder

by Chanel…. spotted out of the corner of my eye – the very last one! It really wasn’t meant for this purpose but now it works out as a distinctive and useful fashion statement.

Not just another frivolous purchase
Not just another frivolous purchase

Not just another frivolous purchase so I convinced myself because l can take it with me everywhere.

Calling out to me at Holt’s encasing three lovely Chanel thin hard cover books on fashion, jewelry and perfume.  The books are beautiful on their own but this quilted leather limited edition accessory deserves to be used for something more than to only encase these books. It can hold any 7 inch tablet.Chanel book holder

So what is the difference between a plain book holder and a playbook holder? I’m glad you asked.

The playbook/tablet is used on a regular basis so therefore the holder will be used to encase and carry it.    A playbook pochette.

And it looks elegant!

Personal Post: what do Elephants, Bears & Missoni have in common?


Besides the fact that I love all three – the Missoni clad stuffed bears & elephants can be found at Holt Renfrew until sold out.

Holt Renfrew says “we have always been slightly obsessed with the iconic Missoni zig zag pattern. The abstract patterns in a rich kaleidoscope of colors immediately signals the work of the Italian fashion house and we can’t seem to get enough.”

Over the holidays, Holt Renfrew partnered with Missoni to create a limited-edition, worldwide-exclusive bear and elephant. They have been designed by Missoni exclusively for Holt Renfrew in support of Orphan-Aid Africa, a non-profit organization with the goal to ensure that orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana grow up in safe and permanent family settings with appropriate care and protection.

Margherita Missoni, Chief Accessories Designer of Missoni, began working with the charity several years ago and has since become the President of Orphan Aid’s Italian division.missoni2

“I began volunteering with Orphan Aid Africa nine years ago, in its early days, said Missoni. “To see the changes and impact we have made to better the lives of children is incredible and rewarding. We are very pleased to have joined forces with Holt Renfrew. The funds raised will further strengthen our cause.”

Your purchase will help Holt Renfrew reach its goal of raising $100,000 for children and families through Orphan Aid Africa.  Bonus: they’re now only $25 so you can buy two.

Short video with Margherita Missoni at