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 …

Our Unofficial Engagement Shoot

When we were finally able to see, hug and squeeze our families after not seeing them for months, we did all of the things. We caught up on life, we BBQ'ed every day, we sat under the moon in the backyard, we shared thoughts, ideas and plans, and during all this, an unplanned "engagement shoot" …

Outdoor Therapy

In yesterday's post, I highlighted the beauty found indoors while nestled at home. Today I'm highlighting the soul-soothing benefits of the outdoors even (or, especially) during a pandemic, social unrest or straight up uncertainty about the future. Our condo does not have a balcony since we chose extra closet space and a kitchen pantry instead. …

The Best Sunsets of My Life

I haven’t seen a sunset in over a month. That's 31 days of Spring without a sunset. For a lot of us right now, it's an unusual new reality. Sunsets are a daily occurrence that some may take for granted, but not me. I’m that quintessential sucker for sunsets. Why? Because even though I've seen …

Tourists in Our Own City

I always find it interesting when I get this feeling of new found discovery in my own city. You know that feeling of amazement you initially feel as you stumble upon a new street, a new neighbourhood or just a new view for the first time in a foreign place? Well, sometimes I get that feeling just 20 km away …

The City Says Hello

Public transit is the perfect place to observe a city's human interaction, or in the case of Toronto, the lack of it. Being a daily commuter and active pedestrian, there is one particular thing I observe every single day in the city of Toronto, any time of the day: everyone is glued to their phones. Texting, scrolling, swiping, reading, …

Vintage Fashion and Shoes

Bettie Page. Pin-Up Girls. Rockabilly. 1950s. Dita Von Teese. Las Vegas. Those are all words that describe the retro-chic fashion store Tatyana Boutique that finally opened its doors in Toronto this past month. Gracing its presence along the fashionable strip of Queen Street West, Tatyana Boutique provides the modern woman a touch of retro class. The boudoir decor and …