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 ideas and opinions on a variety of topics including 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
Everything on Netflix. Pandemic watching. My library card is the most heavily used card in my wallet. And my monthly book purchases have exceeded my clothing expenses for the first time in my life. Anyways I am reading: ‘Coffee & Condolences’, Wesley Park, ‘How to be an Anti-racist’ by Ibram X Kandi, ‘The Biggest Bluff’ by Maria Konnikova. All very different.
Q: Last movie you watched?
‘The Princess Bride’. I had never seen it before. My husband couldn’t believe it, and I must say I did love it.
Q: What are you listening to?
Music, I am listening to Taylor Swift’s new Folklore album, Christine & the Queens, and of course tons of 80’s.
Podcasts, I am listening to ‘The Jump’ (Shirley Manson discusses topics with various creatives), Coffee Break French’ (learning French), and of course I need to start Michelle Obama’s new podcast.
Q: Favourite Designers or Brands?
My always: Raquel Allegra, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney
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 it does bother me that people aren’t wearing masks when they should.
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.