Welcome to my second of three posts on my favourite things. You can read the first one over here.
I love Anthropologie. It isn’t just a clothing store, it is a lifestyle wrapped up in a beautiful little box. I first stumbled upon it when I was 16 years old, on a trip to New York City. I was amazed – I’d never seen anything like it! It took 3 years for Anthro to come to Canada, so you can understand my frustration during that time. Needless to say, it fueled a lot of trips to New York. Now there are 3 in the city and my mom and I make an Anthro trip every couple of weeks. If my home could look and smell like Anthro, I’d be happy.
Or as I like to call it, hunting & gathering. I love to spend my time browsing craft shows, clothing stores, and independent boutiques, and rummaging around thrift shops, garage sales, and flea markets. To me, it is more than just a shopping trip. I’m a hunter/gatherer. I also keep a keen eye out for neat items that someone might be giving away for free. On my walk home one day, I found a solid wood shelf that was in perfect condition, just sitting on the sidewalk. A perfect salt & pepper shaker or trinket shelf.
I love glasses. Especially funky, out-of-the-ordinary ones, which I am happy to be seeing more and more of these days. The reason I love them is they pack such a punch; they can carry their own personality and style while still being practical and useful objects. My current favourite pair are some bright yellow square plastic frames I re-purposed from Anthropologie.
I love the bohemian aesthetic. Draped fabrics, flowing dresses, flower head pieces, messy hair, grass stained feet – sounds perfect. I feel I was probably a hippie in my past life.
I love music. It’s one of my passions in life. I don’t know how I could ever live without it, and I hope I will never have to. My favourite genres are folk and bluegrass, with a little electro-pop if I’m in the mood.
I love food. I really love food. A lot. Especially pasta. And garlic. I don’t really know what else to say here other than ‘food is wonderful’. I have an entire Pinterest board crammed with food, which is a torture device when I’m looking at it hungry. Never look at food photos when you’re hungry.