here we go




Trying to get geared up for a refresh / renewal / come back… it’s been a tough 6 months or so to get in the head space for blogging; with moving around and waiting for renovations to be done. The good news is we’ll be moving into our house very soon so I’ll be able to set up my space for blogging and get back into it with full force. I know it’s a lame excuse, but I’ve always been someone who needs everything organized and all the proper ‘equipment’ before I can dive into something. A few things that I’ll have to go back and cover are photos from my amazing adventure in Morocco { from October, can you believe how time flies !! } and some before ~ inspiration ~ during ~ after photos of the house! Eep, I simply can not wait. In the mean time, I stumbled across this video by Aimee Song. I really enjoy following her blog and Instagram and I thought this was a great little vid. My favourite part -

quote aimee song

Always learning and growing is a great place to be. Looking forward to getting back at it { now, how many times have I said that! } so stay tuned!!

xx

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friday

on the menu – fig cheesecake – from Sacramento Street

the official Martinique wallpaper

away we go! vacation ideas for every { astrological } sign

the Coolangatta home of Leah Batholomew

just dreamy; the MiH jeans fall lookbook

Elizabeth Cole Strieker Earrings – love

Miss Moss’ lost in the light playlist

DIY seashell candles from Design*Sponge

inspired by: this TED Talks video by Amy Cuddy

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june how-to

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For your next party: 10 Ways To Make A Cocktail Stick

A Cup of Jo shows you how to give a reflexology foot massage

Making aged mercury glass candle holders with A Beautiful Mess

The tool kit for sexy bedhead

Brush care 101 from Garance Doré

How clever are these hanging laundry baskets!

A hand-carved stamp project with Emmadime

Who doesn’t want to make their own piñatas ?

Hellllooooo June! Can’t believe you’re here already. Don’t you think that the beginning of the month is a such great time to get inspired! Speaking of such things, I can’t wait to share more details soon on a course I am taking that starts this coming Monday. It’s called Fibre Arts with Natural Dyes and it’s sure to be an amazing experience in something that’s totally new! xx

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in your space: jessie webster

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I love this sneak peak inside the Silver Lake home of Jessie Webster via Design*Sponge. Jessie Wesbter is a kick-ass photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors. She’s also the woman behind the blog Sweet Thing where she shares photography as well as her love for fashion and interior design.

Silver Lake was one of my favourite neighbourhoods in the Los Angeles area and Jessies home & decor make me love it even more! I am defintley going to keep her quote in mind:

“what I love most about my home is the original charm.”

I think that is something that’s easy to forget, yet so simple to incorporate when developing you homes style. xx

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home-grown: vintage crawl

vintage crawl

Put on your walking shoes. Well I suppose all shoes are meant for walking, aren’t they! But, hey, maybe you’ll pick up a new pair along the way ; )

For one night only it’s the Vintage Crawl Toronto! A late-night party across the city’s west end where shops from Kensington Market to Roncesvalles keep their doors open from 7pm til midnight with treats, sales and deals at the ready.

Here are the participating shops and a handy map to plan your route!

1. Sub Rosa 16 Kensington Avenue
2. One Heart Design 77 Kensington Avenue
3. Anice Jewellery 167 Augusta Avenue
4. Pretty Freedom 165 Augusta Avenue
5. Armed 1024 Dundas Street West
6. Bridge + Bardot 1138 Dundas Street West
7. Penny Arcade 1177 Dundas Street West
8. I Miss You (Dundas West) 1315 Dundas Street West
9. Dalston Grey 1317 Dundas Street West
10. 101 SUPERmarket 1418 Dundas Street West
11. The Chief Salvage Co. 1493 Dundas Street West
11. Friends Electric 1493 Dundas Street West
12. Life of Manek 1504 Dundas Street West
13. Reservoir Vintage & Bright Brown Vintage Pop-up at Henhouse 1532 Dundas Street West
14. Print Fine Vintage 834 A College Street
15. Mrs.Huizenga 28 Roncesvalles Avenue
16. Door Number Two ‘Garage’ at 294 Roncesvalles Avenue
17. Common Sort (Parkdale) 1414 Queen Street West
18. Philistine 1394 Queen Street West
19. House of Vintage 1239 Queen Street West
20. 69 Vintage 1100 Queen Street West
21. Thank You 1080 Queen Street West
22. Chosen Vintage 960 Queen Street West
23. Magwood 886 Queen Street West
24. V Queen West 702 Queen Street West
25. Cabaret Vintage 672 Queen Street West
26. Silver Falls 15 Ossington Avenue
26. Tusk 15 Ossington Avenue
27. I Miss You Vintage (Ossington) 63 Ossington Avenue
27. Emporium by I Miss You Vintage 63 Ossington Avenue
28. Rescue Vintage 102 Ossington Avenue

vcto map

xx #vcto

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what to wear no.06

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It’s official, my countdown is now totally on!! I am beyond excited to be heading to Coachella this year { remember the promise I made my self last year } along with various other spots along the Californian coast line. A bit of a dream trip many years in the making. We’ll have one night in LA and, if I had it my way { well technically I do, I just don’t have the outfit } here’s what I would be wearing -

Sass & Bide – The Big Go sequin-embellished cotton jersey tank
Current/Elliott – The Stiletto cropped low-rise skinny jeans
Acne – Donna textured leather ankle boots
Rag & Bone – Floppy Brim Fedora in purple
Bing Bang NYC – Crystal Shard Ring Rose
Chanel – Le Vernis Nail Colour in Emprise
Super Sunglasses – Panama Glasses
Theory – Tivona stretch-crepe blazer
Zara – Cut Work tote bag

Here’s wishing! xx

by your side

And we’re into the new week already. Sheesh, things have been very busy lately. I feel like I have so many ideas for things I want to write, post, create… I just wish there were more hours in the day!

The November issue of Lonny mag is out, eep!

How to make a simple whiskey sour

Bloggers dish on holiday decorating

A flick about art, music, and culture – Hencho en Mexico

The ideal bookshelf for the home chef

Stitch the Stars; a cute calendar gift

A simple rustic workspace

Why not keep your ice in a vintage bucket?

A new name to know – LAVEER

Tuesday Tune

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resort life

I am in love with everything about Figue. Stephanie von Watzdorf has designed a year-round-vacation-ready collection meant to be worn any place any time;

Figue (pronounced fig) is a new luxury collection for women created by Stephanie von Watzdorf. Named for the ancient fruit Stephanie enjoyed as a child in Italy, Figue is defined by a global gypsy-meets-jet-set spirit—bringing together the urban energy of Paris and London with the natural beauty of the Mediterranean and Stephanie’s passion for travel. Figue’s core items consist of tunics, kaftans, shirtings, dresses, denim and accessories in colorful, global-inspired prints. One-of-a-kind items—such as reclaimed military jackets, embellished with hand beading, and found limited-edition jewelry and bags—recreate the experience of finding those unique treasures on one’s travels.

Her website is brand new and I don’t doubt that it will be getting a lot of traffic with these amazing vacation inspired style pieces.

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socially conscious textiles

Proud Mary creates sustainable relationships with global textile artisans to create their beautiful line of ethnic-modern home and personal accessories. Their gorgeous new Fall Collection is now available and includes pillows, totes, clutches, and rugs all hand made in Guatemala. Love it!

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the new gypsies

I recently stumbled across these fantastic images on born to be wild

In September 2009 V Magazine published a fashion story featuring Kate Moss called ”Kate and the Gypsies”. The story was shot by the British photographer Ian McKell who has been following the ”The New Gypsies” for over ten years. Le Journal de la Photographie

Ian elevates fashion photography, with the inquiring edge of documentary, in his book The New Gypsies which can be found here.

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in your space : erin considine

There’s just something so inspirational about workshop spaces, isn’t there? Ringo, have a banana features jewelry designer Erin Considine; snapping shots of her doing her thing in her little sun-washed studio…

On another note. I keep trying to keep up with posts but the time just gets away from me! I am going to try harder, but the end of summer has brought about birthdays, baby showers, and unexpected vacations { not that I am complaining } ! On top of that, I am about halfway through season one of Friday Night Lights and it’s that time of day ; )

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