Journal

Calling all Apple Bodies; this is for YOU!
I'm shining the spotlight on the Apple Body and sharing my style tips to make the most of your shape (which happens to be my shape too). Apple body ladies have fullness around the middle and a less defined waistline. The measurement around the tummy...
Rainforest Refresh: Yellow Point Lodge Part 3
A trip to the coastal islands is never complete without a hike in the forest. With 68 protected acres to explore, Yellow Point Lodge is certainly ideal for forest bathing. A conservation covenant means that these majestic trees and rainforest can be enjoyed...
Yellow Point Lodge Part 2: Exploring the Coastline
Hope you enjoyed reading part 1 of my adventures at Yellow Point Lodge on Vancouver Island.   This self serve resort made it easy to keep ourselves busy. There was so much to do and see and those Kayaks were calling...
Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate at Yellow Point Lodge: Part 1
My lovely girlfriend Barbara has been talking about her visits to Yellow Point Lodge for years. Luckily for me, when she got word of a new, bigger cabin coming available, she invited me along to this magical place. Thank-you Barbara!...
What to Wear if you're a Rectangle
Fashion is an adventure of self expression and meant to be fun. I'm sharing my style tips and fashion picks for making the most of your figure type, but please know these are suggestions only, of course you can wear whatever you like. As we age our...
Live Long and Prosper!
Did you know that socializing is the most important step you can take towards living a longer life? Science tells us that engaging socially and forming close relationships does more for our well being and longevity than even eating healthy and...
Turn Back the Clock!
I can't believe 15 years have gone by! Since the beginning, it's been all about quality, sustainability and being locally made. And here we are all these years later, still staying true to our roots while evolving with the times. Who...
It's Not So Complicated: Age Acceptance
If you've seen Something's Gotta Give, It's Complicated (both are movies) or watched Grace and Frankie (the TV series) you may have noticed that women over 50 and beyond are having a moment. These real and likable characters have captured our...
What to Wear for Pear Body Shapes
Since as many as 64% of today's North American women identify themselves as a Pear Shape, we asked Diane to give us her designer's perspective on how balance and flatter a Pear body type. (Of course you can wear whatever you want...
Diane's Top Favourites
For all you short and curvy gals out there, Diane shares her personal favourite pieces and her tips on how to dress for an Apple body. (She's a 5'2" Petite Plus sized lady and knows a thing or two about...
Show Yourself Some Love
Alright, Ladies! It’s a hot one out there… get those arms into a cute SLEEVELESS tank top and relax. You’ll thank us when you are cool and comfortable. Ask yourself this, “Who am I covering my arms for?” Answer: My...
The Cream of the Crop
Crop Pant Comparison ~ Warm weather is here and so maybe it's time for a different pant size or a style refresh. We've got you covered with our 4 best selling capris and crops for a fab fit. All you have to do is pick...
Steveston Part II ~ London Farm
Our Steveston Village tour continues along the river with a visit to the historic site of London Farm. You'll first notice the Victorian farmhouse with it's lovely front porch that is the centerpiece of this property. With mature shade trees and picnic...
Daytripping Destination ~ the Village of Steveston
Have you noticed the beautiful scenery in our recent photoshoots? We've shown plenty of west coast sea views, piers, beaches and cool architecture too. It may have seemed like we were working at multiple locations since we had such a wide variety...
Why buy our leggings?
You might think that all bamboo leggings are pretty much the same. So what makes are ours different and worth the price?  ~ Firstly, our brand is completely made in Canada (not just designed by a company in Canada and made overseas). ~ Our...
6 Easy Pieces - Packing Puzzle Solved!
Take it easy this season with a customized capsule wardrobe that streamlines your style as well as your suitcase. A single colour will lengthen your legs and add the illusion of height. Mix and match to make a modern travel wardrobe - with these on board...
Pick your Perfect Pants
After 14 years of glowing reviews, our ultra-comfy pants are the most complimented items we make. Bespoke fabric and enduring quality are only part of the story behind these best-loved styles (pun intended). Whether you are commuting from the kitchen...
Fashion's Golden Autumn Glow
Diane loves to walk in her neighbourhood that's filled with historic trees showing their beautiful fall colours. There's practically a botanical arboretum including many varieties of mature oaks and maples just steps from her door. What a stunning backdrop to take a few photos...
Be Gentle with Yourself
Body positivity is an act of self love. It is appreciating who and where you are in the moment and not subscribing to society's conditioning and expectations. We've been told for so long that only a certain age and size...
Metallics: Time to Shine
Diane first fell in love with this mandala print with delicate gold edging and has been hooked ever since.  Her design inspiration was kindled by innovative 1950's designer, Alfred Shaheen, whose introduction of metallic cotton prints took the fashion world by storm. Together...
Dressing to Disguise your Belly
If you are feeling self-conscious about your middle you are not alone. Many women after 50 experience weight gain on their bellies. This means your waistline may be less defined as you become more of a rounded Apple body shape. Thankfully, there are...