We’re already a week into April (and a quarter into 2015 – yikes), but I really wanted to offer you a free downloadable desktop calendar for this month! Expect a new watercolor themed calendar every month for the rest of the year.
Click on the calendar image to open it in a new window. Simply save the image and use to personalize your desktop. Enjoy!
There’s no doubt that winter can be a long and especially sun-deprived season. As the magic of the Holiday fades (and it fades way too fast in my experience), the reality of the cold months ahead begin to weigh on the spirit. When it’s not glittering and whimsical, winter is a relentless beast!
I’m relieved to say that winter is finally easing up, but this doesn’t mean you can’t get a jump on summer by planning a little vacation down south! If the beach is calling your name, grab your swimwear out of the depths of your closet – behind the knitted sweaters and long underwear – and book yourself a getaway. Ah, sweet escape!
After a much needed, week-long vacation in Varadero, Cuba, I’ve put together a few practical tips for you to keep in mind when travelling south. Now go enjoy the sun!
This past weekend, my husband and I went to see a performance by the National Ballet of Canada, here in Toronto. This is quite possibly one of my favorite things on earth! As a recreational ballet and modern dancer for most of my life, dance remains an important part of my identity and I feel so fortunate to live in a city that supports Canada’s ballet culture!
Saturday’s performance included The Man in Black (A full-on Johnny Cash Tribute performed in cowboy boots), presented with the modern Chroma (set to a score by Joby Talbot and includes unique orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes), the classical Allegro Brillante and the playful Carousel. So much variety in one night! Of this diverse ensemble of works, it is Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, (which made its company premier in 2010), that kept me engaged long after the curtain closed.
Bring me to the beach! There’s nothing like exotic pink flamingos to get you dying to trade-in your parka for a seaside escape. Here are some of my favourite picks for fun vacation-to-summer pieces that flirt with kitsch without going overboard.
Valentines Day is a day marked with all sorts of gestures and declarations of love! Perhaps the most iconic, and indulgently cliché, is securing a lock to Le Pont des Arts in Paris! When I visited Paris, I thought this was just grand! An ordinary bridge which has become a place to fix symbols of love. Here are some of my favorite pics of this special place.
“[Le Pont des Arts]… glitters like gold sequins as the thousands of locks left by decades of lovers catch the light of the afternoon sun.
These locks mark a moment when love was declared to last forever. And this is something unmistakably beautiful.”
When I was a kid I remember my mum would help me and my sister to hand make cards for our classmates. I loved it! My favourite was using the potato stamp – a real potato with hearts carved into it – with squishy globs of pinky-hued paint. Each card was different and special, just like this fun DIY wrapping paper by Sugar & Cloth. Read More
I’m so very glad you’re here! Whether you have deliberately dropped by, or have happened upon Rather Luvly by pure happy chance, maybe you are here for a reason.
I’d like to think so.
So, what is the Rather Luvly blog about? It’s funny to try and offer a description for a blog which has only just begun. I suppose Rather Luvly is a soul searching project; the remedy to an itch that’s been driving me crazy for over a year. There’s been a whispering in my subconscious to create something of my own – something worth sharing. Read More