Monday, October 29, 2012

a ferry ride

This past weekend the Bf and I took Friday off work and went for a long weekend away on the Sunshine Coast.  We had a full days drive including two ferry rides.  I don't know about you, but I love taking the ferry! I'm staring out the windows, leaning over the railings, and have to walk the whole ship to see out from every angle.  We made a couple of stops along the way too.  We walked around a couple of small towns, and found a lunch spot that looked out to the seaplanes.  
Even though it was a pretty gray weekend, we had a nice relaxing time.  It's hard not to when you're surrounded by such pretty views.
More views to come from our lakefront cabin!  Coming soon, stay tuned!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

freshly baked: white bread

And by oven, I mean breadmaker.  We've had it for so long and I kept saying 'let's make some bread', then, well, just didn't make any.  And I may have become a bread snob, freshly baked bread is the only way to go.  Just wait till I figure out to make all kinds of fancy breads.....garlic, olive, rosemary...oh my!

I want to thank all of you for your support and kind words from my last post.  Whether it was comments, facebook messages or tweets, I am truly touched and feel so well supported.  Thank you.

Monday, October 22, 2012

a real life story

I've been trying to decide whether or not I was going share this story on my blog.  I've been back and forth as to the line of privacy, and I came to the conclusion that it's something I need to share, in order to help myself process all that's happening.
Someone close to me has been diagnosed with cancer.  And I'm really scared about it.
I'm keeping it together, for the most part, but some days it's really hard.  Today was one of those days.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

polka dotted

Wow, what a week! Work has been a bit crazy the last two and a half weeks.  I've been on a blitz of no days off and long hours in order to get everything done and looking it's best and for some big events (including TopShop opening today!).  
I've been a bit of a hermit due to the lack of sleep and crazy work schedule, so last weekend when we had a friend in town, it was nice to dress up (not in black) and go out for a fun dinner at The Eatery. It's one of my favourite sushi places in Vancouver, both for the food and the crazy decor.  
I'm looking forward to a weekend off and plan on catching up on things around the house (ie. giant mountains of laundry and dishes) and my fave TV shows.  Thanks goodness for having a pvr!
Happy almost Friday!

Follow me on Instagram and see some photos of opening day at TOPSHOP Vancouver!! 

blouse: Joe Fresh, jeans: AE, Boots: Sample Sale, Necklace: Stella & Dot

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

happy thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a great long weekend! Mine was filled with....well, lots of work actually.  But, I managed to squeeze in a little family time, and some turkey.  Saturday was a great day to get outside, so the Bf, Kea and I went out to Sasamat Lake for a hike.  We did a loop around the lake and stopped in a sunny spot for a picnic lunch and let the pooch go for a swim.  
It's moments like these that I really feel thankful for our little family.
Oh! and a shoutout to the rest of the fam.... I'm so thankful for you guys too! Love you! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

favourites - fall trends

cozy knits
Fall is fully upon us now, as we get into October, and I find that fall fashion is sometimes easier to shop for now compared to end of August/start of September.  I take a lot of my style inspiration from everyday people on the street, bloggers, and magazines, so I take my time observing and letting it all soak in before taking the next step.  Now, I may be a little different in my next step, but, I'm all about my favourites.  It's important to have your seasonal staples in your wardrobe, but I update those pieces with my absolute favourite trends.  These are a few photos of inspiration.  Thoughts?

p.s. You may have noticed, I'm all about favourites, so a new feature on the blog is going to be all about my favourites! It could be about trends, books, decor, food, it really could be about anything.... perhaps those close to my heart... ;)
the colour burgundy
leather everything
peplum and stripes
photo 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6