The summertime countdown is on — and although I don’t generally adopt a scarcity mindset when it comes to life’s pleasures, we all know summer only lasts so long here in Canada, so we’ve got to make the most of it!
Maybe it’s the sweet sirenesque call of the beach whispering in my ear, but I’ve been having a love affair with the colour mint for weeks now! This refreshing hue catches my eye daily, from jewelry, to bathing suit cover-ups, to throw-cushions, and I simply can’t get enough.
If you don’t recall the story of The Little Prince from childhood, or Le Petit Prince by origin, you’ve likely become familiar with the title this year. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s charming story about a stranded aviator who encounters a little prince in the dessert, has experienced a renaissance of sorts – with the release of an animated movie, and now the world premiere of a full length ballet.
~Special announcement~ My hubs and I are expecting our first baby, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The Melon (as my Dad likes to called him or her) is due late August and we’re busy preparing in true newbie-parent fashion. We’ve upgraded from our bachelor apartment to a two bedroom home (which was totally overdue!), painted the baby’s room a lovely pale grey, and are amassing all things Baby from our generous friends and family. I’m so glad we have people in our lives who know the first-time parenting drill; they are saving me from hours of Google searching “what do babies eat/do/need”!
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“Tea for two, and I love you” is a sweet little rhyme my Grandma used to sing as we would sit down to our freshly brewed orange pekoe. Sharing tea and conversation has been such a lovely tradition in our home – and there isn’t a visit to my mother’s without a welcoming cup of tea to start the day!
Happy May, friends! I hope you’re enjoying the sunnier days and the above 10ºC temperatures – I know I am, and to celebrate the month ahead I have new wallpapers to share! Of the many pleasures brought to us by Spring, spending time in the garden is a personal favourite. My husband and I recently moved into a house, which was quite the upgrade from our former bachelor dwelling. Not only are we thrilled to have more than one room to peruse, we are super excited to be spending time in the yard!
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It’s no secret that Toronto is full to the brim with vintage shops – especially in our belovedly hipster-centric Queen West area. However, I only just learned that there is a twice annual Vintage Crawl that goes down in the city from 5-11pm, and tonight is the night!!! All participating shops stay open late, and some have special sales. I liken vintage and second-hand shopping to the ultimate treasure hunt; you never know what you’ll find, but you’re always certain to have fun along the journey.
Growing up without email (my family didn’t own a computer until I was 12!), you had exactly two options for getting in touch with your friends and family – you could phone, or you could write. I would chat for hours on the “family phone” (I know, I know, stone age right?), but as friends moved out of the city and long distance charges applied, we learned to love writing letters.