Lebanese Garden

Early mornings at my parents' backyard always feel like an official new day. The day wakes up with you. The bees quietly collect their nectar, birdsong breaks the silence of the air, and droplets from last night's rain drip softly on the sleepy petals beneath. The morning dew enhance the fragrance of the fresh rosemary …

Summer Picnics

As the world starts opening up again and we slowly integrate into a new post-pandemic lifestyle (which is yet to really be seen), there is one thing that I truly enjoyed during the spring and summer edition of quarantine life. Picnics. Even before we were all forced indoors, picnics are stamped as some of my …

Flower Child

“We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. If it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring that we used to gather with our tiny fingers. What novelty is worth that sweet monotony where everything is known and loved because …

Farewell to Winter Sunsets

I am a lover of all seasons. But I tend to have a love-hate relationship with Winter. Aesthetically, I think Winter is absolutely breathtaking. There is nothing more serene than a quiet snowfall, or the way sunlight sparkles over fresh, untouched snow. There's nothing more comforting than cozying up to a knitted blanket and a …

October Snapshots

October 2020. A bittersweet month. A milestone month. An unexpected month. A month when, a year ago, my best friend asked me to marry him. The month we were supposed to have our Fall wedding at a rustic restaurant physically surrounded by our close family and friends. Instead, it has become a month nearing the …

September Snapshots

Does anyone else feel a shift during the month of September? To me, the shift feels deeply internal, almost like a cosmic pull. September is my birth month, so maybe that's when Virgo energy is in full frequency as the sun and moon live in its constellation. Or maybe that’s just the magic of September. …

Take The Summer Off

I have to say, this summer is one for the books. Truly one of the best. Certainly, the highlight of this summer was getting married and the enjoyment of planning our mini wedding. A "fun project", as my Mom put it. And it's true. I'll always look back at planning our wedding as being a …

Appreciating the Now

As you may have noticed, it's become a ritual here to wrap up my seasonal reflections in photos. And although Springtime in Canada is normally delayed well beyond what the calendar suggests, the mild weather lately has been a good enough reason for me to officially bid farewell to Winter on my blog (apologies in …

Cozy Christmas Decor

Today marks four years since we signed a lease and moved in together. The evening we received our keys, we got a little Christmas tree for our new place symbolizing the start of a new chapter in both of our lives: we were both moving out of our parents' house for the first time, and …

Bittersweet Farewell to October

The Fall season has been pretty extraordinary this year. So much so that I want to savour it in this blog post, especially since it's been snowing and already below zero cold since Monday. Switching my leather jacket to a winter parka was a quick adjustment I wasn't ready to make so suddenly. I was …

August Treasures

This post is but a mere photographic collection of my August and her simple pleasures.

Camping Between Seasons

The cusp of Summer and Fall always feels bittersweet to me. It’s the turning point between my two favourite seasons, so I always feel a bit wistful when one has ended, yet excited for the other to follow. Freckled shoulders and tan lines showing signs of a summer well spent, start to fade just as …

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