Saturday, 9 August 2014

3 things

3 things I'm loving right now
1. Anthropologie gets me.
If this store were a person, we would be besties with matching teeny tiny heart tattoos. In the meantime, I will dream shop, mentally decorate my home, and covet all things that come from this adorable shop.
I love things that have an air of whimsy, that are slightly quirky, these Cholet vases hit the mark. I'm especially partial to the deer, it's so simple and sweet, an easy addition to any home... but especially mine.

2.  Ring Love.
Wow is this ever lovely.
Earthy, organic, shiny.
This is just one of many pieces from Colby June Jewelry that totally speaks to my gypsy soul.
Etsy is such an amazing hub for independent artists to make their mark. What I love about this designer in particular is that all the pieces are inspired by nature, and made with a commitment to sustainability. This rock ring is...rock solid... (...went there. Sorry not sorry!)

3. Oh sweet Cambie.
I am nothing if not a girl who loves a good quality blanket. But what's better than a blanket? A few things.
a) A blankie that can double as a fashionable scarf (bonjour, Fall must have?)
b) A product that supports a local business. Cambie is based out of Toronto, my home turf. While the products are sourced out of Peru, owner Camille Byrne works closely with the Peruvian designers, keeping products well made and environmentally conscious.
In a nutshell, there's literally no downside to this foxy blanket.

Friday, 9 May 2014

3 things

3 things I'm loving this chilly northern Friday:

1. How adorable is this seafoam green journal by Jackdaw on Etsy?
It's tiny but substantial- the perfect size to slip in your purse for notes, or to pack away for travels abroad.

2. For all the avid tea drinkers and lip balm lovers out there I present the perfect blend of form and function: Earl Grey Lip Balm!
A blend of coconut oil, beeswax and essential oils gives Ripe Shop the perfect combination for a creamy and soothing balm. 

3. I don't think I will ever get over my obsession with stacking rings.
Vale Jewelry is among a coveted few in the category of dream rings. Simple and streamlined with a defined edginess, I feel compelled to blow le budget.

favourite things part deux

things i like
Oversized wool socks
The lingering smell of campfire on your clothes
Messy Buns
Ridiculous amounts of mascara
The feel of wood floors on bare feet
Book stores
Room temperature tea.
Piles of blankets & pillows
Hazelnut Lattes
Holding hands
The smell of rain, lilacs & green apples
Stacking rings
Disney movies
Interesting words (1. fernweh 2. petrichor 3.sapiosexual)

Old books
Harry Potter
Parks & Recreation
Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
Chocolate Covered Cherries
...Everything Covered in Chocolate be continued...

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

favourite things

Once upon a time ago, I was in love with making lists.

Let's be honest, who doesn't love a good list?
Crazy people, that's who.

Lists keep us organized, on task and, occasionally, grateful.

I was 19, in Switzerland and homesick when I made my first favourite things list.
I wish my list was the kind of list that Oprah builds, you know, the one where all of her favourite things result in free things?
Ya, that would be great.

But no, mine is far simpler.
While I was away, I decided I wanted to remember and remind myself about all of these things that filled me up and made me feel most myself, both home and away.
I closed my eyes and imagined myself in my happiest moments and really thought about what it was about these things that made me happy.

I didn't realize it at the time, but I was making my first gratitude list.

Where I live now doesn't always fill me with tremendous amounts of joy. In fact, often I feel lonely and lost.
The thing is about that though is that it's not up to my location to fix that, it's up to me.

So what does this all mean?

The return of the favourite things list! YAY!

After a 10 year hiatus, it's time to bring it on back and take stock of the simple things.
Be prepared cyber world, coming up soon, the quintessential favourite things list of your truly.

Until then, friends...