I started kindfolio for personal inspiration and to be creatively free outside of the technology sector, which I worked in for many years. I have always loved art, fashion and the humanities. I have completed college diplomas in apparel retailing and graphic design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology. Traveling throughout North…Read More
Green Beauty. Fabulous Aventurine.
Sadly I lost my wonderful friend, Brenda, to cancer. Every time I see an inuksuk, a crystal store, a beautiful bird and many other things too long to list I think of her. She loved crystals and knew so much about them. On one of our visits she told me I needed some aventurine. I…Read More
Giving Style. Good Spirit.
I am a horse, dog and cat owner. Growing up we always had pets as part of the family. Life is richer with four-legged friends. When Horseshoes for Hope came on my radar, I ordered their bracelet right away. Its clean lines in titanium and stainless steel combined with quality workmanship make this a lovely piece. Better…Read More
French Connection. Puppy Love.
Paris is one of my favorite cities. It feels like a movie set. The bistros. The pastry. The wine, and the always-interesting fashion. I fell upon an Agatha boutique around the corner from my hotel. Instant love for the Scottish terrier called Leon, the brand’s leading icon. I also fell in love with the founder’s vision…Read More
Hampton Classics. Total Treasures.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show is a must see for those who love equestrian events. The venue is absolutely beautiful. The hunter courses are filled with beautiful jumps and exceptional greenery, and the jumper courses are colorful and grand. It’s plain fabulous. In vendor row, I picked up the wanderlust necklace from Jet Set Candy and…Read More
Black and White. Formal Bling.
Black and white are my default colors for accessories and clothing staples. I never regret choosing either one. They’re timeless and versatile. You could say ‘safe’. I choose ‘fabulous’. Don’t get me wrong. I love color and patterns. I just always feel polished, capable and comfortable in black or white. A white cotton shirt, a…Read More
Smooth Silk. Soft Leather.
It’s been a while since I’ve created a post. Priority family responsibilities took over for some time followed by breaking my wrist ice-skating. The life balance has now returned. The summer sunshine is beautiful and I am looking forward to fall and the leaves changing color. On a recent trip to Europe, I had the…Read More
New Year. New Adventures.
Who dares, wins – Latin: Qui audet adipiscitur, is a motto made popular by the British Special Air Service. Boutique Academia has beautifully captured it with this necklace. It’s weathered bronze and aluminum stamped discs on a gunmetal chain deliver style and meaning in a versatile piece. I purchased one for my sister and my…Read More
Give Thanks. Express Gratitude.
This post is dedicated to those we love, those we have with us, and those we’ve lost. A dear friend who we had to say goodbye to at far too young an age gave the side-by-side necklace to me. Her spirit and memory lives on in everyone she touched. I am grateful for the wonderful…Read More
Wise Owl. Animal Love.
Many of my favorite jewelry pieces are animal themed. I am a true animal lover – horses, dogs and cats have always been part of my life. Feeding the birds, squirrels and chipmunks is also family tradition. Wearing animal themed jewelry makes me feel joyful. This owl ring was discovered after cleaning up from one…Read More