Wednesday, October 31, 2012

croissant or pretzel?

I have long been a fan of Paris vs New York and was pleasantly surprised when a postcard set was released.  My Italian teacher had some postcards in her stack of papers in class last week.  For me it was instant love!  I zipped over to the bookstore and straightaway bought a box.

Monday, October 29, 2012

good things

1. Warm chocolate chip cookies.
2. A summery Thursday.
3. Bright striped socks.  (Obsessed!)
4. Last shoot of the season.
5. Pancakes and a matinee.  The Sessions.  Perfect rainy Sunday.

Friday, October 26, 2012

incoming mail

The Empire State building and a horseshoe landed in my mailbox this week.  Thanks Phillipa and Alice!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

motor city

After lunch in Eastern Market on Friday we stopped by Signal Return - an awesome working letterpress shop!  I couldn't pass up these stickers and cards.  This is the place to get the best of Detroit stationery!

Monday, October 22, 2012

good things

1. Detroit.  I've fallen hard for this city.  Seriously.  I'm in love.
2. Motown radio stations.  All the time!
3. We totally bumped into my Italian heartthrob, Jovanotti, on Michigan Avenue!  I now refer to my blue striped socks as my lucky socks.
4. The concert.  Amazing, wild, dance-y, hot.
5. Diego Rivera's industry murals.

Friday, October 19, 2012

incoming mail

Can you guess which one is from Milan?  Thank you Camilla and Laura for the lovely mail!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

one of my favourite ladies

Some bits and bobs from my collection of the Queen:  
British postage, Canadian postage and some awesome postcards.

Monday, October 15, 2012

good things

1. White squirrel sighting in Bellwoods!
2. School is back.
3. Macarons at the Shangra La Hotel.
4. Motown daydreams.
5. Boardwalk Empire is back and beautiful.

Friday, October 12, 2012

incoming mail

Hello world!  Thanks for always keeping my mailbox full Miss Phillipa!  xo

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

cross-stitch cards

My mother in law dug these cards out of a box from the eighties.  Aren't they beauties?  Since fall is upon us they seem to fit this crafty, cozy time of year.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

good things

1. New Canadian heart stamps.
2. Pies: apple and pumpkin.
3. Portraits on a farm in Niagara.  Pretty cornfields and a vineyard.
4. Rapper's Delight.
5. Summer to fall overnight.

Friday, October 5, 2012

incoming mail

Sweet, sweet postcards from Steven, Ella and Gail.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Okay.  I'm down to one espresso a day and sleeping and waking according to Eastern Standard Time.  Hallelujah!  Some photographs from our trip to Puglia are on our blog.  

P.S. These were mailboxes in the city of Lecce.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

good things

1. Home.
2. Jetlag easing up.
3. Cooler days.
4. Souvenirs from Italy: marmalade, honey, espresso, pasta, cute yellow sandals.
5. A full mailbox after two weeks away.