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!
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.