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
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
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
Layered Luxe. Sparkling Silver.
There are times when your LBD needs some extra sparkle. It’s nice to be able to add a touch of elegance and a personal statement with your accessories. That’s exactly what my sister did for the Menlo Charity Horse Show Gala, benefitting the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired this past August. She…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
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
Gold and Silver. Double Down.
Statement necklaces are not my usual go to item. I admire them on others but often stick to smaller pieces for myself. Except, I couldn’t resist these beauties from Olivia Welles and they look great. Besides their beauty, what caught me was the necklace name – charmed life. I couldn’t decide between the silver or…Read More