Life is short – we know this and are told time and time again yet until someone really close to you passes do you ever really fully comprehend just how quickly life can take a turn. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I shared the recent passing my Granny. She was such a joy to be around. I remember her laughing, always laughing and in good spirits. Her nickname for me was Miss Hollywood (since apparently I loved the spotlight as a young girl) and I always enjoyed that nickname (who wouldn’t!). She lived a great, full life and was surrounded by family as she went however I miss her already. She taught me many things throughout my life and this past weekend was spent reminiscing about her. I figured I would share the top 5 nuggets of wisdom that I will surely pass down to my children one day:

  1. Cashmere is always a good investment.
  2. Travel is more worth it than that new piece of clothing.
  3. You can do anything with confidence.
  4. Spend money on good champagne.
  5. Laughing is good for the soul.

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Chic Granny.


A board that was full of fabulous pictures in memory of her along with a lottery ticket because you can’t win if you don’t play.

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This was a gift from my cousin to my aunt (the canvas) that was appropriately on display with a bottle of her favourite liqueur. She always liked a little something sweet after dinner.