Brrr, it’s cold out there! Well, have I got something for you. I’ve made another contribution to The Wonder Forest blog about how to keep those winter blues at bay! Here’s a sneak peak at my contribution:
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!
Here comes a new year people! Can you believe it? Sayonara 2015 – just like that. Time sure flies, and that’s why it’s so important to reflect on your year gone by, to notice the moments you felt most alive, and to dream up all the ways you can keep that magic flowing into the year ahead. Noticing is the thing. Becoming an observer of your state of happiness so that you can gift-yourself more of the meaningful moments you deserve in the year to come!
Christmastime brings about so many festive delights, one of my favourite being a good old fashioned Christmas Market! Bring on the street carollers, the wreaths hung on lampposts, the strands of lights sweeping between brick buildings – I love it all.
Well Luvlies… December is upon us – let the festive latte drinking and holiday planning begin! We’ve had an unusually warm November this year (not complaining) but, I must say I’m the kind of girl who wishes for a very white Christmas every year! Nothing beats the crunch of snow beneath your boots, or the glitter of freshly fallen snow under the street lamps at night.
Have you ever been a-wassailing? With plenty of established (and emerging) wine regions, you’ll find small towns all over Ontario celebrating Wassail this time of year – a Medieval English tradition which pays tribute to the harvest before the arrival of winter. Merrymakers would travel from house to house, with a song on their lips and a glass in their hands! Apparently this cheerful ritual would ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year – Frankly, I like their methods.
This one’s coming a little late friends – but better late than never! And since this month’s watercolour inspired calendar features poppies, I’m pleased to be sharing it with you in time for Remembrance Day.
The coming of Fall can bring about more change than the simple turning of the leaves. As I’m layering on the blanket scarves and contemplating woolly socks and ankle boots, my thoughts are turning inward. When the chill sets in, I begin to embrace the the stillness that exists between the adventures of summer and the hullabaloo that is the Holiday Season. It feels like a repose – a time to collect myself.