Wednesday, September 30, 2009

today's favourite colour Pantone 221c

This beautifully saturated shade of red is gorgeous. The cool tones remind me of the fall season and how elegant it can make a woman look... Especially in a lipstick or a beautiful scarf, much like the inspiration photo from Corrie Bond. Oh how I wish I was travelling somewhere exotic with an outfit like that! 

Photo from Corrie Bond

awake but still dreaming

I am so sorry for being missing in action yesterday. This week has felt quite like a dream so far, going here and there, trying to squeeze everything in. I really wish my week was filled with a beautiful garden like this instead. That would not be stressful at all, would it? 

Photos from Chateau R Greenhouse

Monday, September 28, 2009

glammin' in the rain

I wish I looked as glamorous as these two women in the rain this morning going to work! But instead I was covered in a jersey hoodie and got soaked. Oh! What a beginning to this week...

Photo from The Sartorialist

Sunday, September 27, 2009

bonjour, my love

Two of my favourite bloggers come together. Dream come true!
Sartorialist + Garance Doré {click to read article!}

Photo from The Sartorialist book signing

Saturday, September 26, 2009

{re}think my footprint

So I'm not the person to usually talk about tech stuff. To be honest, I like something that works, is semi-up to date, and looks nice, and that's about it! With that, I was on a search today to find an external hard drive. My computer wouldn't even save anything, it was completely full! I stepped into Best Buy and I got so frazzled. I immediately had to call the boy to see what I wanted. Portable? Desktop? External? I had no idea! But's almost like I heard a choir and spotlights came on. There it was on the shelf in a beautiful green box. Fabrik's {re}drive. It's eco-friendly and energy efficient..AND it looks pretty! It's made from recycled aluminum & bamboo. Too good to be true right? No!! It's gorgeous, matches my decor and the price was very affordable. Score! Happy savings all around.

Photos from SimpleTech

raindrops on roses

Today called for rain...and the weather man was right! It's grey and rainy here in the city. On an evening like this I would like nothing better than to curl up with a good book, cup of hot chocolate with coconut rum, or even watch a favourite movie. Or should I dare to run outside and jump into the puddles? Nah, maybe another day!

Photo from unknown

cloudy with a big to-do list

I have so much to do this weekend! I'm staying in the city, and wanted to relax, but the list just keeps growing...*sigh. Maybe I'll squeeze a little creative time in, or baking? What are your plans for the first weekend of fall? 

Photos from ffffound

Thursday, September 24, 2009

girls 'n bows

I first spotted the adorable yellow bag at Glassford Hill Girl, and had to investigate this further. Did they come in other colours or fabrics? YES! They had midnight blue leather and also an adorable black patterned one. How cute are they, for fall paired with a great pencil skirt, leggings and boots! 

Photos from Etsy

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

greetings on a wednesday

What a way to start the morning! I just got an update e-mail from Linda & Harriett and wanted to share some adorable cards. I think the hedgehog is my favourite! Wouldn't it be cute to mix and match the envelope colours for an even more personal touch?

Photos from Linda & Harriet

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

far far away

I am dreaming of a place far, far away. Thankfully I have been able to travel quite a bit this past year, but I can't help but wonder what Paris is up to these days...Fall, in Paris? Oui mademoiselle!

Photos from unknown, foto decadent & desire to inspire

the blustery day

Happy first day of fall! Even though the last days of warm weather are hanging on slightly, I had the tug to make home made soup last night. Corn & potato chowder it was, and SO delicious! {will post the recipe later!} What are your favourite fall things to do?

Photo from unknown

Monday, September 21, 2009

fall & found

I might be ready to admit that fall is here, with one of these lovely handmade finds from etsy! I am so excited to learn how to knit this fall. I would love make a big cozy, caramel brown scarf! And imagine those silver leaf earrings complete with a crisp white collared shirt and brown riding boots, or that flower camisole underneath a boyfriend blazer?  Follow the links to find more great stuff from each vendor! 

cambridge scarf: yarnovermovement
silver-leaf earrings: meiguidesigns
fabric flower camisole: dearlillie

Photos from etsy

to get you in the mood

Tomorrow is officially the first day of fall and I just can't believe it! Well, that's not entirely true, I went to the market early saturday morning and it was a wee bit chilly, and there was a brisk-ness to the air. So I knew it was coming...I even threw on a scarf this morning and really enjoyed my hot coffee! Seeing this beautiful kitchen actually got me a little into the fall season, with the dark rich colours we always see in the fall wardrobe, and with the elegance of the old-world. Makes me want to don a silk housecoat and pearls!

Photos from StudioIlse & ffffound

Saturday, September 19, 2009

bonjour weekend

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far! I was busy all morning, filling my belly with yummy breakfast and antique shopping. Of course my goal is to always find something stuffed in the corner where no one looks, and guess what? I found a few super cool things! I will post later this week {boo to forgetting my camera this weekend...} But speaking of super cool things, I have a new favourite blog I wanted to share with you. A fellow Torontonian named Celine {who I most recently found out is taking the letterpress curiosity workshop, which is fabulous} has a blog called Bonjour! It's beautiful! She also has a flickr link that contains some of the cutest, colour filled photos I've ever seen. It's definitely inspiring and I encourage all of you to take a peek, and promise you won't be disappointed. It may even brighten up your weekend?

Photos from Bonjour!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

starting to look alot like

Fall!! It was only 10 degrees this morning! I even had to bust out my blazer and toe-covering flats. The hot Starbucks definitely helped, but I can't deny the blustery breeze is in the air. I would love to have this outfit. The perfect fall colour combinations, red, cream, black and white. It might make the fall season better...right? 

Photo from The Sartorialist

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

for the love of the city

Today, as by my previous post, I don't have much to say. Sometimes that's ok. So here is a photo of the view from my balcony. The lighting was gorgeous, no smoke, no mirrors, no filters. Just a beautiful sky! I might try this more often, just posting a random photo I have taken, purely for the natural beauty & enjoyment...whatya think?

moments that make you smile

a casual pub with friends
memories at the cottage
the scent of paper & books

I wanted to share some small things that make me smile. 
Just because... 
Hope your day was good!

Photos from myself & ffffound

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

wave around like you just don't care

Today was a hard, awful day. So what am I going to do? Drink a beer, blast some tunes and think of nothing else. 

Photos from ffffound
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