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!

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My Favourite Things Pt. 2

Welcome to my second of three posts on my favourite things. You can read the first one over here.

6_anthropologie_s+oimage via august construction solutions

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.

7_shopping_s&oimage via east side flea

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.

8_glasses_s&oimage via bon george

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.

9_bohostyle_s&oimage via mariel hannah

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.

10_music_s&oimage via marlee meghan

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.

11_food_s&odelicious image via notions & notations of a novice cook

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.