Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rosemary and Bitter Oranges

"I loved spending time there, joining Nonna Valentina in her domestic activities or simply standing next to her dressing table, watching her write notes and letters."

Monday, August 26, 2013

good things

1. A little mention by Kid Icarus.
2. Top of the Lake.  Made me crave some canoeing.
3. Fika's iced coffee.  Heaven!
4. First outdoor run in forever.
5. The fresh watermelon lime juice at Seven Lives in Kensington.

Friday, August 23, 2013

incoming mail

Many thank yous go out to these sweeties for the delightful mail this week..

Larissa.  Jennifer.  Britt and Chris.  Lois.  Phillipa.  Jenn.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dear Annelise

I picked up this letter ages ago.  I adore how the letter just folds, gets taped and become the envelope.  It tells of Germaine's tales of living in Ecuador.  She writes to her friend Annelise in England.  Her letter opens with "Many happy returns of the day."  How lovely!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Italian writing set

In June we were in southern Italy shooting a few weddings.  This gorgeous writing set was the party favour at one wedding on the Amalfi coast.  It included handmade paper, a glass pen and turquoise ink.  It's my favourite party favour of all time!

P.S. You can see some photos from the wedding here.

Monday, August 19, 2013

good things

1. A few days away in my hometown, Welland.  (The postcard above shows it in all its glory in 1956.)
2. Backyard blackberries.
3. Biking in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Port Colborne.
4. Espresso + a cream puff in the shape of a swan at a little bakery in Niagara Falls.
5. Vivian Maier documentary.

Monday, August 12, 2013

good things

1. Blue Jasmine.
2. Woody Allen inspired postcard-writing.  See #1.
3. Yellow watermelon.  (Amazing blended into smoothies!)
4. City beach day.
5. These sketchbooks.

Friday, August 9, 2013

incoming mail

It's a red, white and blue week in my mailbox!  Mail arrived from Hawaii and Alaska.  Thanks Merissa and Jennifer!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

good things

1. Day on the islands.  (Picnic, reading on the beach and playing frisbee!)
2. Our Amalfi trip photos are on our blog!
3. Orange is the New Black.
4. Shot the cutest country wedding this weekend.
5. Blueberry party at the Drake.

Friday, August 2, 2013

outgoing mail + the flea

Got down to some letter writing last night.  These letters are making their way to Hawaii, Vancouver and Toronto!