Ahhh summer. Time to explore the city by foot, to eat outside as often as you can, and to experiment with this season’s trending apparel (rompers get a pass, but I’ll skip the crop tops thank you). Adult onesies aside, summertime is just plain good for the soul – And theres nothing better than finding yourself in the middle of a perfect summer moment while suddenly being filled with gratitude for it.
Well friends, we’re officially half way through 2015 – Time flies! And to be honest, I usually have mixed feelings about this, come the 1st of July. On the one hand, summer has finally arrived, and in Canada we usually spend the better part of January – April in serious anticipation of these warmer days. Yet we also come to the realization that a new year is approaching, and we only have the two to three months ahead to fulfill a years worth of summer-time resolutions.
We’ve been a little aggressive with our weekend/holiday planning this year, and despite feeling like we’re always on-the-go, I don’t think I’ll regret it one bit. So, with July’s Free Calendar, I’m also sharing our summer bucket list below!
The Rather Luvly Bucket List of Summer 2015!
- Go camping at Sandbanks Provincial Park
- Pet the manta rays at Ripley’s Aquarium
- Buy peonies at the Toronto Flower Market
- Attend the Gatsby Garden Party at the Spadina Museum
- Celebrate Canada Day with Beaver Tails in the Capital
- While away the hours In The Country with family & friends
Ahh… the pineapple! This lovely fruit is enjoyed fresh, cooked, juiced, and preserved all over the world. And of particular importance over the summer months, we have the pineapple to thank for the piña colada!
Fun Fact: The pineapple is a “true fruit” made up of lots of little “multiple fruits” (aka. coalesced berries). Basically each pineapple grows from a cluster of fruiting flowers which fuse together into singular pineapple! Who knew?
So, besides being delicious (and botanically fascinating), this funky fruit also adds a tropical twist to your summer wear. Here are my favorite Pineapple Picks for some rather luvly pool-side lounging. Cheers!
Summer is in full swing and that means gorgeous gatherings of flowers are absolutely everywhere! From patio boxes, to store-bought bouquets, the options are endless and the hues are just heavenly. If, like me, you take the beloved idiom “stop and smell the roses” to heart, you’re going to want to check out this years’ Toronto Flower Market, where growers and florists gather to bring you the best blooms of the season.
The Flower Market is open once a month – since May and until October – so you can get your fill of fresh Ontario flora. I fully encourage buying flowers for no particular reason other than they will undoubtably make you happy every time you look at them. For this reason they also make a wonderful gift – just because.
Today is hot and sunny, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! People about-town are sporting their shorts and flipflops, sunhats and shades. I am sooo ready to feel the sun, sit on the patios and drink the fruit cocktails!
This months water colour themed calendar is inspired the sunniest fruit there is – the pineapple! And simply because I’m celebrating summer (and digging the pineapple trend), I’m sharing a bonus wallpaper!
Sending tropical vibes you way,
We are days away from the month of May, and a 3rd of the way through 2015 which seems unreal. We’re beginning to revisit the patios, rediscover picnics, and frankly remember what sunshine feels like! The Springtime is also a great time to travel, when off-season prices are still in effect and the heatwaves of summer are still at bay.
This time last year my husband, Mano and I took a two week vacation to France, starting in Paris and ending in Provence. So, not only is this month’s calendar Francophile inspired, but our posts for the month of May will be as well! Quelle joie!
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!