I LOVE jewelry! but sometimes it doesn't cut it. It is also not easy or wise to travel with jewelry. Enter my collection of scarves. I also LOVE scarves. I am fortunate to have been given some beautiful ones and inherited a few very unique ones. When we travel we tend to have basic, solid … Continue reading How to wear scarves – silk, cotton, and velvet
I had hoped to be sharing finished items for my fall wardrobe, but things have gotten in the way. Instead, I thought I'd share one of my favorite things to do: Daydreaming with fabric and patterns. One of the places I visit, if I can when I visit the Chicago area is Vogue fabrics. This … Continue reading Fall Wardrobe Planning – in the sewing room.
I visited my brother, in northern Illinois, earlier this month. We had fun hanging out and going out on Lake Michigan on his boat I managed a trip to The Art Institute of Chicago, which I shared here. Explore Chicago's Art Institute My brother lives in the original farm house at Tempel Farms in … Continue reading Enjoy the Tempel Lipizzans Horse Show
Recently I visited my brother in Northern Illinois. He lives and works on a beautiful farm just north of where we grew up. I took the opportunity to take the train into Chicago to explore Chicago's Art Institute. The Art Institute of Chicago is my favorite of all of Chicago's many places to visit. That's … Continue reading Explore Chicago’s Art Institute
A Modern Gillie Adventure Things to See in Vancouver This summer I am staycationing in Vancouver. I have lived here 17 years and there are some awesome things to see and place to that I have yet to experience. A couple of weeks ago I explored the Queen Elizabeth Park (Places to See in Vancouver … Continue reading A Visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery