Same Winter

Same Winter | Sage & Oleander

We’ve been pretty lucky here in Toronto in terms of winter weather. It’s the mildest winter I can remember! On one of the less-mild days I took a trip to the beach (funny how that happens). While Hazel played in the waves I was enamored with the muted colour palette. The rocks also had a slight pink tinge, which perfectly matches the hues I am currently obsessed with (soft pinks, mints, and blues). If you look closely you can see blankets of ice covering the rocks nearest the water. They look almost like perfectly placed fondant.

I got a new pair of glasses this past weekend! Very happy to have something new, my old ones have been around for about 3 years now. I’m so happy with the rounded shape and warm tortoiseshell.

Happy February!

Same Winter | Sage & Oleander

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My Sweet

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For my birthday I got a lovely 50mm prime lens and I wanted to share my first shots with you. I chose my sweet puppy Hazel to be my model. She’s the most gorgeous creature I know, inside and out.

I will be sharing more of my photography and hopefully you will join me in my learning journey. I hope to one day look back on these shots as the beginning of a new world I’ve created.

Flower Crown Workshop

Sage & Oleander at Rowan HomespunThis past summer a wonderful new shop opened in my neighbourhood called Rowan Homespun. It is owned by a beautiful woman who creates beautiful, all natural bath salts, skin scrubs, and general body lovelies. Along with her own line, Wildwood, she caries other handmade, all natural, artisanal goods such as pottery, jewelry, sweets, soaps, and more. She also makes doggie cookies Hazel simply can’t get enough of.

Besides all that, Rowan hosts workshops, where she invites talented people to teach a class on their specialty. She’s offered a few exciting ones so far, and has many upcoming for the fall (I’ve already signed up for infinity scarf crochet).

taking a flower crown workshop | Sage & Oleander

For my mom’s birthday in August, I took her to a flower crown making workshop run by the lovely Lauren of Timberlost & Humblebound. Along with all her floral knowledge, she offered us beautiful sandwiches, cheeses, fruits, drinks, and sweets. The two hours we spent in the back room of Rowan felt like an entire day, with our senses full to the brim. We got lost in the mess of flowers and food, and came home with beautiful flower crowns as keepsakes.

I learned so much from Lauren and I can’t wait to put it into practice. Throughout this post are photos from the day. I want to go back and spend an afternoon in that space again very soon.

the mess of the flower crown workshop | Sage & Oleander

taking a flower crown workshop | Sage & Oleander

taking a flower crown workshop | Sage & Oleander

my flower crown | Sage & Oleander

my flower crown | Sage & Oleander