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
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
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
Happenstance. Positive Energy.
Responding to my daughter’s SOS to get her cherished Pyrrha necklace repaired, I set out for Magpie Jewelry in the Glebe. The service is always excellent, and to my surprise Pyrrha offers a lifetime warranty on the talisman chains. They are the highest quality. Robin was never without her necklace. Her talisman is intention, and…Read More
Summer Jewel. Vintage Thrift.
Vintage pins make great statements. Collectors often have favorite themes like flowers, dogs, musical instruments and fruit. And, it’s always nice to add to a collection. I’ve never set out specifically to pick up a pin. I randomly stumble across them when doing something else. This time my washing machine broke forcing a quick trip…Read More
Spring Bling. Flower Power.
Spring always brings new beginnings, growth and freshness! Less black and more color. Don’t get me wrong, I love black, wool and layering up in fuzzy delight, but it always feels good to embrace silk, cotton, romantic boho dresses and shoes – glorious shoes. You can express yourself with statement jewelry or refined collectibles. Looking…Read More
Garnet Glory. Very Merry.
On this Christmas Eve as I wrap gifts, bake and get ready to celebrate with loved ones, I’m taking this time to remember my dear friend, Brenda. She left us too soon but we are far from empty. She filled us with joy, love, kindness, strength and so much more. I think of her often…Read More
Express Yourself. Big Time.
Watches are one of my favorite accessories. If I leave the house without a watch on it means I was in a rush, didn’t get enough sleep or have an issue or two to face that day. I rarely leave the house without a watch on. My daughter never really had any interest in watches.…Read More
Vintage Sparkle. Let it Snow.
Vintage jewelry is a favorite of mine. As a child I coveted my grandmother’s brooches and beads. They always looked so pretty and added a personal touch to every outfit. There’s mystery, history and the element of daring to be different when you find just the right piece. And the brooches in particular are often large…Read More