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On Trend at Tulipe Noire

Michael Kors Lace Dress 

Step into the Holiday Season with elegance, romance and style in this Michael Kors lace dress at Tulipe Noire. Simple and whimsical with a nod to the past yet ever so on trend.

Sheer lace and flirty bell sleeves instill this tactile dress with modern romance. A built-in slip promises full coverage. A versatile piece for day or night, it looks chic with both slip-on sneakers and platform shoes.

• 100% Polyester
• Lining: 100% Polyester
• Dry Clean
• Imported

Price $250

Tulipe Noire
(250) 370-5000, 1887 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC
Open Monday -Saturday 10am – 5:30pm
& Sundays 12 – 5pm

Why Buying Beautycounter From Your Facebook Friends Is Actually Worth It

An article from my favourite Magazine today! Beautycounter is beautiful, safe, high-performing product for the whole family! Time to switch to Safer? If you want to learn more contact me at & SHOP –

It is worth it!

Victoria Moorhouse
Nov 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Another day, another one of your
Facebook friends is swearing they have the secret to a better, healthier, happier life through a product they’re selling and promoting on your feed. Before you hide their notifications, listen up. Despite the rants that drive you crazy and the endless baby pics, the social media platform is a booming market for beauty products, and if the brand in question is Beautycounter, you might want to go ahead and DM that friend (or let’s face it, former acquaintance).

The green beauty brand, which offers direct sales careers where consultants earn up to 35 percent of commissions, has garnered up over 100,000 followers on Instagram and has the Gwyneth Paltrow goop stamp of approval. And it’s worth looking into if you are searching for toxin-free alternatives to your skincare, body care, hair care, and makeuproutines. Since its inception, Beautycounter has partnered with major retailers like the aforementioned goop and even your beloved Target to expand its reach.

There’s also the very important fact that the products perform. While we can’t attest to trying every single item, we’ve experienced huge success from the makeup department’s high-performance and easy-to-use formulations. One standout is the Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage, a very light and barely-there tinted moisturizer that gives you that coveted no-makeup makeup look with a dewy finish and protection from the sun with an SPF 20. We prefer blending it out with our fingers or a makeup sponge. Another must-have, in our opinion, is the Touchup Skin Concealer Pen, a formula infused with anti-aging ingredients that dispenses through a click-pen and covers redness, zits, and dark circles.

In terms of pricing, you’ll have to put aside a little more cash than you would at the drugstore, but the quality is there. The Dew Tinted Moisturizer goes for $45, while the skincare products range from $24 to around $68.

So next time your friend from high school invites you to an online shopping party, maybe go ahead and click accept on that RSVP.

BEAUTYCOUNTER Christmas Coffee Morning

Beautycounter Christmas Coffee Morning

Jody Hollis
Beautycounter Christmas Coffee Morning with…Kate & Campbell and Thorn & Thistle
Thursday November 30th, 10 am-1pm
2559 Orchard Avenue
Oak Bay

Enjoy coffee and treats while you start your Christmas shopping early! Featuring – Beautiful gifts of makeup, skincare & bodycare by Beautycounter. Kate & Campbell greeting cards, prints and porcelain. Seasonal flower arrangements and wreaths by Thorn & Thistle.

We hope you can join us!

A Powerful Mindset – Event Style

The Art Of Creating A Powerful Mindset For Growth & Change
So excited to present the Living Hollis Style – 30 Days of Heath Challenge Group #3 with this exciting 50 minute Workshop by Pamela Sylvan.

left to right – Pamela Sylvan and attendants from her “Glow” Conference at Parkside Hotel

About Pamela Sylvan
After 25+ years in marketing, training & developmet and sales in the corporate world, time spent as a PR Professor, crafting stories as a newspaper columinst, magazine editor and radio host and owner of a boutique PR agency, Pamela has seen those areas where people time and time again get stuck and power down because of fear, indecision and energy drains leading some to give up entirely on their dreams and aspirations.

This 50 minute mini workshop, we will chat about the simple belief you have about yourself. A belief that guides a large part of your life and results, in fact it permeates every part of your life. Much of what you think as part of your personality actually grows out of this ‘mindset’. Much of this may be preventing you from fulfilling your potential grows out of it. It’s now time to discover this belief and use it to make use of it in your daily life and your journey to a healhier you! Get ready to understand you, your spouse and even your children and you will see how you can now unleash your potential!

The ‘GLOW‘ events, are created from a set of powerful and courageous experiences and ‘be-seen-ology’ PR and individual development strategies designed to guide anyone ready to elegantly level-up and become the best version of themselves while successfully taking their brand or message out to their audience, tribe and beyond. Pamela is trained in methodologies that shines a light on the how and why you do anything. It’s the grand connection to your flow and glow!

The Art Of Creating A Powerful Mindset For Growth & Change Workshop
March 29, 2016 – 10am – 11am
Space is limited so if you are interested contact me, Jody Hollis, at for more information and location.

Siesta Key Style

If traveling to Florida and you are close to Sarasota, you should make Siesta Key beach a destination stop (rated #1 beach in the USA). The beach alone is worth the trip but Siesta Key village also has a wonderful relaxed vibe worth checking out. The best part is you can easily walk the beach right to the village or take the free trolley car service. The little funky village has great food, evening entertainment, and is a fun and relaxing place for adults or the whole family. I like how you feel that nobody is in a rush, people are active but chilled out and friendly.  I have been to Siesta Key many times as my parents have called Casarina on Siesta Key beach their winter home since I was 10. I was just visiting a few weeks ago and the beach was as beautiful as it has always been and the village is still as clean and lively as I remember. Below are a few pictures taken of the beautiful beach.


The sand is like flour and the water is clear and warm. It is always fun to join in the action at the public beach by the village as there are tons of activities – morning yoga classes, sandcastle building contests and beach volleyball to name a few. The beach facilities are also top notch as showers, washrooms, and picnic areas have all been beautifully redone.  Here is a great website to learn more about whats happening in siesta key public beach.

Most accommodations on the beach provide private access to the beach, pools, tennis courts and BBQ facilities. I have noticed that many beach accommodations have greatly increased their security.  There are more security staff and new swipe cards for tenants to make sure only owners and renters have access to the private beach, the facilities and into main building accommodations.


3 Places You Have to Check Out in Siesta Key!

Café Gabbiano – Italian Restaurant & Wine Club  

Just a short walk from the beautiful beaches of Sarasota, Café Gabbiano brings Italy to Siesta Key. It’s serene, casual ambiance imitates that of the paradise surrounding it. With 4,000 square feet to spare, Café Gabbiano offers intimate, private dining in our wine rooms as well as comfortably cool, outdoor seating on our climate controlled patio.Your host, Marc Grimaud, welcomes you to the world of wine with over 200 in the collection available on site. As Café Gabbiano’s certified sommelier, Marc specializes in bringing a world class selection of wine to the cellars of Café Gabbiano and carefully pairs your meal upon request. General Manager, Peter Tracy, has spent the past 28 years in fine dining delivering an excellent guest experience through attentive, personal service. Our menu is brought to you by a talented team of chefs who expertly create each meal according to family recipes. We use only the freshest ingredients and introduce new dishes, inspired by seasonal treasures, to showcase the skill of our chefs. This culinary team has created a delicious and unique dining experience coupled with service provided by a friendly professional service team. Join us and experience Italy’s best loved food on Siesta Key.

Sun Garden Cafe – Siesta Key’s Best Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant 

Enjoy seriously good food in our casual family friendly garden restaurant. We choose only the finest locally grown produce, fish caught in our waters, farm fresh eggs and artisan foods from around the world to create our original cuisine. Thank you Sarasota for voting us BEST BREAKFAST, BEST LUNCH, BEST OUTDOOR DINING & BEST BACON for 7 years straight! Critics and locals agree, there is nothing like us anywhere. We invite you to be your own judge. Looking for healthy options? We have it. Looking for hearty traditions? We have that too. Kick back with banana pancakes or kick it up with a Sun Garden original omelet or savour the delectable treats baked fresh in our bakery everyday. Either way, you’re sure to find paradise…..Open for breakfast & lunch daily / pet friendly! Well behaved dogs are always welcome!

LELU coffee lounge – caffeine and cocktails                       

Serving simply perfect espresso & coffee in any form. Cappuccino, latte, mocha, cubano, ICED or BLENDED, and fresh fruit SMOOTHIES. Open seven days a week for the people of Siesta Key/Sarasota County! We serve Specialty Sandwiches (along with a full menu) for Breakfast and Lunch. I brew some of the world’s greatest coffee from some of the best roasters local to Florida. You can find mostly medium to dark roasts here as well as organics and flavours. My signature flavoured coffee is a 100% naturally flavoured coconut coffee, available NOW. To add to the fun, LeLu is also a full bar/lounge specializing in after dinner (or before dinner) coffee drinks and martinis! Choose from over 20 different Cordials/Congac/Brandy, including Bailey’s, Tia Maria, Godiva, Kaluha, Remy, & Martell. We serve Keoki Coffee, Mexican Coffee (Tequila and Kaluha), Spanish Coffee (Tia Maria & Rum), & Irish Coffee just to name a few. Come in today to enjoy the tropical, laid back atmoshpere at LeLu Coffee Lounge! Sun, sand, surf, and coffee…it’s what life is all about!

placestogoPictures left to right (Cafe Gabbiano, Sun Garden Cafe, some of my family enjoying Sun Garden Cafe and Lelu – our morning coffee spot)

Product Style R+F

A friend of mine from Encinitas California introduced me to this wonderful women, Tracy Willard. I was so moved by her story of how a skincare line called Roden + Fields (R+F) altered her life for the better, I couldn’t wait to share it.  And…the skincare line is now in Canada. R+F not only dramatically changed Tracy’s appearance but it also provides her a lucrative career that she loves.

I was a reading my Canadian Living magazine and was pleasantly surprised that one of the R+F products, AMP MD, has already been featured as the go to product for tone and texture. I can’t wait to try it.


Tracy’s story

When I turned 40 I thought my skin was a lost cause, and I didn’t want any photographic evidence to remind me! I chalked it up to genetics. I had freckles, fair skin, and my dad’s crinkly eyes. I refused to be in pictures. Then I found Rodan + Fields.

Rodan + Fields was my skin’s savior! Now at 46 my skin has an even youthful glow and honestly – I love how it looks in pictures. I still have my dad’s eyes when I smile but those expression lines don’t “stick” anymore. My lines and wrinkles have diminished and my skin is firm and soft. So I’m happy to say “Cheese” for the camera.


The real transformation in my life however, has nothing to do with my skin. Starting my own business as a consultant for Rodan + Fields truly transformed our financial situation and my vision for the future. It took us from financial ruin, at times depending on the food bank for food, and mounting debt to a life of financial and time freedom.

Now my passion is helping others achieve the same results: FREEDOM! As a former teacher, I love training and working with our team of hundreds of entrepreneurs across the US in building businesses in part-time hours to fulfill their goals whatever they may be – a little fun money to transformational residual income. I love sharing the gift of Rodan + Fields!

RODAN + FIELDS LUANCH INTO CANADA: The first step in our global expansion!

On February 5th 2015, Rodan + Fields launched into Canada providing the opportunity for Canadians to leverage the brand, clinically proven products, and huge vision of become a global powerhouse in anti-aging skincare! I’m especially excited for friends in Canada, who get the opportunity, much like I had when I joined Rodan + Fields, to be one of the first.

Rodan + Fields Begins Global Expansion: Yahoo article

Video of the cute docs talking about their transition from Proactiv Solution to Rodan + Fields:

Introducing the Best Spent Minute In Anti-aging: The Redefine AMP MD System!

While I love the Rodan + Fields regimens and their philosophy of using the right ingredients, in the right formulations, in the right order, morning and night to deliver visible results for my skin – I still wondered if I should take some more “aggressive” or “invasive” steps to really tackle my aging skin. Then the doctors launched their patented REDEFINE AMP MD SYSTEM.

The AMP MD helped me get the most out of my skincare routine. It is a non-invasive micro-exfoliating roller used with the Redefine Night Renewing Serum. What will it do for you?
Conditions the skin’s surface using micro-needle tips
Increases the appearance of firmness and elasticity.
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Improves skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores with a proprietary blend of retinol and peptides.

Now I can take a firm position on aging! Every night I look forward to “rolling”. I love the way it feels and the results I see and feel when I wake up. It really is the “BEST SPENT MINUTE IN ANTI-AGING!”  Cost: CAD $230.00

As I said, I love sharing the gift of Rodan + Fields, so if you are interested in R+F information, R+F products or a career with R+F in this amazing industry, please contact me.

Tracy Willard
Elite Leader
Rodan + Fields
Tel: 406.570.6762

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