This past weekend I had a blast checking out all the wellness exhibitors at the 2016 Toronto Yoga Conference with my sister (aka: my Best-y). We sipped fresh coconut water, nibbled on Made Good Granola Minis, and browsed through hundreds of lovely yoga lifestyle products. From jewellery to cookbooks, and of course yoga mats and apparel, there were so many items I wanted to bring home – and many of which I did!
Welcome April! Welcome Spring! Boy am I ready for you! I absolutely love witnessing the change of the seasons, and as Winter melts away it seems there is so much to look forward to. Every day I can see the earth waking up after (too many) months of sleep; tulips and crocuses are pushing through the thawing ground, and I hear the faint call of birds in the AM before I slide out of bed.
Spring is just around the courner, can you feel it? Despite the recent refreeze we’re enduring in Toronto, I’m thrilled to actually see natural light before 8am, and to hear bird songs coming from the sleeping trees. Tulip and crocus leaves have started to rise through the earth of my tiny front yard – it feels like spring is ready to pop!
In recent years, my sister has been trading messy egg decorating techniques such as wax-masking, multi-die dipping, and intricate brush work, for single colours and minimalist designs. Like this Bumble Bee Easter Egg, her new approach has made decorating a lot more fun and creative!
Every year at Easter my mother, sister, and I gather round our dining room table to gently unwrap and display dozens of intricately decorated eggs. Each egg is unique, with colours and patterns that inspire new decorating ideas year after year!
In recent years, I have grown into a serious coffee lover. But it’s about so much more than a rich brew – it’s the whole cafe culture that has me hooked. I love to sit and sip a good latte (bonus if it’s topped with intricate, frothy art), while listening to chill music, watching other people chat or read in peace.
Thus far, 2016 has been a (happy) whirlwind to say the least! I expanded my yoga teacher studies with prenatal training (update to follow), my hubs started a new design job downtown, and we’re packing up our bachelor apartment and moving into a house in the East End! So much excitement, and naturally I’m working on some fun DIY plans like this DIY cat scratcher and these fun terrariums.
National Ballet of Canada dancers rehearsing Swan Lake. Photo by Karolina Kuras
Another exciting year of point shoes and pas de deuxs is about to grace Toronto as well as other cities worldwide! Karen Kain, former ballerina, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, (and ahem… my idol), has just announced the 2016/17 Season. It’s also the company’s 65th anniversary!
Happy February friends! We’ve made it through January (phew!) and now it’s time to snuggle into our Hallmark month of romance XO. I love Valentines day even though my husband and I usually opt for homemade dinner, and never buy each other gifts. I love that there is a holiday were we get to focus on what love means to us, and we get to think a little more deeply about how we share love with our nearest and dearest!