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Busy Sunday

I didn't blog anything last Sunday and was feeling a bit guilty not blogging again today since I'm supposed to be studying for my French test so I decided to whip up something quick so as not to disappoint those stopping by today. (Things will be back to normal for me in about a week and a half so thankfully my funk won't last too much longer). I did take break for a couple hours today to check out the annual Third World Bazaar in Manotick. They always have awesome homewares from around the globe, and I always manage to come home with at least a few items. This year I picked up an amazing Thai teak cube/side table for $125, a concrete statue for $75 and a cute felt placement for $4. (Check out a couple of my previous trips to the bazaar here and here).

I've got some more goodies to share. My parents just got back from a lovely vacation in Greece and despite everything being super pricey there (my mom only bought herself one top, which is an all-time low for her), she spoiled us kids with a few small items. Here's what I got: a necklace, bracelet, bag of amazing sesame-covered peanuts, bar of olive oil/chamomile soap you can even wash your hair with, and a perfectly suited for me pillow cover.

Here is a shot my dad took from their hotel in Santorini. GORG!!!

And speaking of Santorini, as I was tweaking my photos we received an email from George, who coincidentally is the general manager of a hotel there called the Santorini Astarte Suites. It's a little 9 suite boutique hotel with lots of privacy and seems to be a favourite for honeymooners. Their views are equally breathtaking.

Reader Comments (10)

Your mom has excellent taste! Oh, those pictures....It feels like a vacation from here.

Wow! Beautiful Photos!

I always appreciate your faithful posting. Hope the studying goes well and thanks for my daily fix! Your blog is the best.

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

That was so sweet of your mom! What a beautiful country :)
p.s. I ADORE that cube table!!
~Sarah Bosserman

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Bosserman

Very fun goodies from the market and from your mom from Greece. It's difficult to imagine that a place such as Santorini really exists! But I've been there and let me tell you, it is every bit as beautiful as the photos!

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

Lovely pictures indeed :)

I'm from Greece, I'm glad your parents had a good time here, it's such a shame everything was pricey.
It's not hard to believe though, everything here is a bit(!) overpriced these days.

Love love looove your posts Kim

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissFahrenheit

Hello from Greece! Indeed Santorini is an awesome island with its "wild" beauty! Many newly wed couples go there for the honeymoon. I have been there 4 times and I would go again. It is a place that is worth visiting. Kisses to all of you!

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

What a fantastic vacation spot - Santorini has been on my list and is inching its way up to the top

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

That sculpture is off the hook-! Especially love the cube too.

24 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterholland

Love the cube table. And these amazing pictures of Greece...I love how blue looks even more blue !
By the way, bon courage pour le test de Fran├žais ! (I'm reading your blog all the way from France)

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