I live a simple but enriching life; stylishly, with thought, care and humour.
“I just hope whatever I put out there, someone finds it useful, inspiring or thought provoking. ”
Q&A with Pamela
Q: What is this website about?
This is not a vanity site. I wanted to create content that had some purpose from a regular person (me) perspective, who has had a lot of life experience. I am over 50, have lived in 2 countries and 7 different States. I ran my own company. I have fought 2 rare diseases, still am, and I survived Breast Cancer. I owned a Designer Fashion boutique. I play tournament poker. And so on…
So…I am creating content for the person who is creative, open minded and endlessly curious. Fashion & Style take center stage here, as I submerge myself into slow fashion: styling, shopping, and re-imagining clothes then sharing it with you in ‘Style’.
Taking up the other stage space here are my editorial pieces in ‘Thoughts’. I will share some thoughtful ideas and opinions on a variety of topics: lifestyle, health, social issues, personal experiences and so on.
If you see a Pdub signature, it is my nickname, all of my friends call me that.
Q: Favorite Celebrities?
Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Blake Shelton, RBG, Jason Bateman.
Q: What are you reading & binge-watching
I’m on a suspense-thriller binge right now. Right now it’s ‘All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda. Binge watching: Mrs. America, Ozark, Morning Show. So good.
My guilty pleasures are any Real Housewives & 90 Day Fiancé. Just pure magic. I’m doing a lot of #stayhome binge watching.
Q: Last movie you watched?
Since we are in this Pandemic my movies are obv on the small screen, and I’m watching a lot…just like the rest of the world. But the last one? That would be ‘Becoming’ – Michelle Obama. I cried.
Q: What are you listening to?
Music, I am listening to Lizzie, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, and of course tons of 80’s.
Podcasts, I am listening to ‘The New Abnormal’ (political), Coffee Break French’ (learning French), ‘Life is Short’ (life musings)
Q: Favourite Designers or Brands?
My always: Raquel Allegra, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten.
My current: Jacquemus,Ji Won Choi, vintage YSL
My daily: NSF, Raquel Allegra, my tie dye creations
Q: Do you have a favorite quote?
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional – Anonymous I know, I know it’s so cliche but so fitting.
Q: Any pet peeves?
I try not to let things bother me, but I must admit. I do get annoyed that people are not practicing good physical distancing during this COVID 19 pandemic. 6 ft people, 6 ft is not that hard, pay attention.
Q: Well tell me some of your favorite things then?
My cats, and my husband obv. Watching people do things that they put a lot of work into like a dance recital or a parade. It makes me cry every time. I love FaceTiming with friends & family. I like cool comfortable clothes. I really like the days when I’m not feeling sick. I cherish a necklace and a note that my Dad gave to me before he passed. I have an unhealthy love of Organizing stuff.
Q: What are some fun facts about yourself?
I love playing tournament poker. I’m a dual citizen Canadian/ American gal living in Canada. If something is wrong, I speak up. I use the wrong word a lot. I think I’m funny, but my husband thinks I’m hilarious. I’m very tall but I don’t play basketball. I am a boss at naming 80’s tunes.