Author: Christine

FIAT 124 SPIDER: Italian Style in Ottawa

Boomer Flash Back:  1967 European Car of the Year … the FIAT 124 Spider.  To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of this seductive Italian sports car, I’m taking Italian Style to the streets of Ottawa with the NEW 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica from Ottawa’s Capital Dodge Dealership.   Adreanne Budd is the Ottawa’s Capital Dodge FIAT expert and with the flick of a wrist she has the top down (it literally takes 30 seconds) and invites me to get comfortable in the luxurious hand stitched leather seats that fit like a glove. Now, I am no car expert,...

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La Petite-Nation: the road less travelled

When Samuel de Champlain travelled up the Ottawa River in the year 1613, he came upon the peaceful and obliging Weskarini; the Algonquin people of “La Petite-Nation” .  Exploring the tributary, Petite Nation River, the early settlers of New France found beautiful forests and lakes with an abundance of wildlife, fish, berries, medicinal herbs and fertile land for agriculture. The Weskarini survived on hunting, fishing and foraging and later became involved in the fur trade with New France.  Unfortunately, their allies could not protect them against the Iroquois whom had taken up with the British enemies. Upon returning from a trip to the...

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Boomer Rebooted – Finding Your Dream Job

Back in January 2016,  I published a blog post entitled Rebooting the Boomer and featured a photo from the famous 9 to 5 film starring Jane Fonda, Lilly Tomlin and Dolly Parton.  Almost by design, these inspirational ladies have made a comeback with the Netflix exclusive Frankie & Grace (sans Dolly who happens to be super busy on tour) and are proof enough of Boomers Rebooted! In my Rebooting the Boomer post, I discussed the challenges and opportunities of changing careers in the boomer years and the trend for entrepreneurship amongst the boomer generation.  I also came across this research from Trend Forecast:...

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Athleisure Summer Fashions for 50 Plus

I love summer!  Who doesn’t?  But the search for summer fashions can send us boomers into major crisis mode!  What to wear … what to bare? Athleisure  could be the answer. Swimsuits … ahhhhhh … the horror of buying a swimsuit when you’re all pasty white, under those florescent lights in the department store change room!  Not sure how the guys feel .. but for most of my women friends, it can be a nightmare! But then again … who cares, right?  We are past the age of freaking out over every little love handle!  Nevertheless, we all need to find...

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Insight into Luxury Travel to India

Has travelling to India been on your radar?  Intrigued by the culture, food and history of this ancient civilization? Insight Vacations takes you on an adventure with all the luxuries of an Indian Maharajah. After living in South East Asia for many years, I’m embarrassed to say that I never made it to India.  It’s the missing piece in my “Eat, Love, Pray” scenario.  I’ve eaten with the Romans in Italy, succumbed to the lush beauty and culture of Bali but have yet to explore the mystical India of my dreams. The “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1 & 2”...

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