About The Lady & The Rose

Welcome to my blog! Willkommen auf meinem Blog! Bienvenue sur mon blog!

Dear wanderer,

You have found yourself in my world and can’t seem to make sense of these random portals. Take a look at the navigation glossary and continue on your way! 🙂

Navigation Glossary

  • World of Costume: Anything to do with costumes, be it for dress-up or period dramas or Disney (and fantasy too)! Check sub-pages for costumed movies, TV series, music videos, promos  & commercials, as well as costumed performing arts (ballet, opera, musical theatre, stage theatre). I’ve also included royalty portrayed in film and historical fiction in this category.
  • Beauty: Make-up, skin & hair care, self-image, and more.
  • Fashion: Dresses, hats, shoes, accessories – historical to present day.
  • Travels: Tourist(y) sites & info in Canada & Europe (including the UK). Includes royal residences in Europe.
  • Lifestyle: My thoughts, opinions, activities, recommendations, and more.

What do all these topics have to do with with each other?

Although this blog is dominantly a period drama source, I believe that all my interests (costumes & costume dramas, health & beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and travel) are related. They all have to do with beauty:

  • makeup, health, and inner beauty: the beauty of making ourselves beautiful inside and out
  • costumes & fashion: the beauty of historical, theatrical, and formal clothing and accessories
  • costume dramas & historical fiction: the beauty of an imaginary world or a time we wish we’d lived in
  • philanthropy & environment: the beauty of caring for or supporting the disadvantaged and the earth in which we live
  • travel, culture, languages: the beauty of discovering new places, cultures, and languages in the world

How it all began…

This was and still is my space to perfect my writing skills. I started blogging for the Duke of Edinburgh Award – Skills section (2006 – 21 July 2013).

The blog name was created in 2013 and refers to me (the Lady) and my favourite flower (the Rose). The Rose also symbolises Christ, without whom I would not be here today.

Prior to deleting Facebook, I kept my friends updated on upcoming period dramas by sharing Enchanted Serenity’s Facebook page posts. After I deleted my account in 2013, I created my period drama pages to keep myself updated on all the past and upcoming historical/costume dramas. Now I dedicate the majority of my blogging time to my period drama posts.

Due to my TCK upbringing, I use Canadian/British English spelling and words.


Other blog: Little Europe in Vancouver: An online European community/guide in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Twitter now run by another user.

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I was The Glosse Posse Beauty ‘Expert’ from April 2013 – May 2014.