My friend Leslie, writer of the Hostess of the Humble Bungalow blog, is a warm, gracious, kind, and lovely lady who I met over the blogosphere several years ago, that I have been reading for years. Fun fact: she was one of the very first followers of A Well Styled Life and my earlier pursuits in knitting.
I love her blog, capturing snippets of her dreamy lifestyle – gardening in her home in Victoria on Vancouver Island, getaways to her pied a terre here on the Island. It was one of her posts that drew me to our vacation spot. And, it just so happens we are visiting at the same time this week, and were able to connect!
I was absolutely delighted when she and her husband invited us to join them for dinner and sunset on the deck of their cottage, with stunning views of the islands. After a long day exploring the island, visiting the little harbors, and walking the coastline with my family, I freshened up at our cottage.
My daughter Vanessa got a kick out of my velcro rollers and towel ensemble, which I explained is a generational beauty trick! Do you wear rollers? FYI – I swear by these velcro rollers. My ultra-fine, thinning hair needs all the help it can get and a few moments in these rollers while I shower, gives it some nice lift.
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I must admit, for a woman who writes a style blog, I didn’t exactly pack enough clothes for this trip. Perhaps I expected to do more shopping than I did, or I didn’t anticipate as many evenings out that we enjoyed. But nevertheless, I was feeling a bit casual for the evening.
I wore the only dress I brought, comfy sandals, and my new belt to give the illusion of a waistline that I have been doing everything I can to obliterate on this vacation:) Hey, life is short and it’s to be enjoyed! This belt is what I discovered to replace the one I learned here, is now vintage.
Leslie served a lovely antipasto platter alongside a delicious rose from a charming boutique winery, followed by a delicious dinner. We sat visiting like old friends and watched the boats go by.
This view and deck remind me so much of our beloved home we had for so many years on Vancouver Island.
This is the second time I’ve met Leslie and we forgot to get a photo together this time as well!
We are off on another ferry ride this morning to spend a few days visiting my brothers. I can’t wait! I haven’t hugged them in far too long.
Thanks for reading ladies, and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.