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Back to reality

I am back from 9 days in Mexican heaven, and have sadly returned to Canadian winter....without my freaking suitcase. I have never had this happen to me before, and never imagined how irritating and what a nuisance it is. Not a great way to end a fantastic holiday (by the way, I highly recommend Puerto Vallarta as a FAB holiday spot, having been there I think 6 times now). I am in desperate need of some cheering up so I thought some awesome photography by Toronto photographer Derek Shapton would do the trick. 

Reader Comments (14)

Welcome back, and sorry to hear about your suitcase...

Love the first picture - but not crazy about the tile floor.

7 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarta

Fun post! I've arrived without my luggage on more than one occasion and believe me, it's much better when it happens after returning from a trip than arriving at your vacation destination!!!

7 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

Learn to do one bag travel and never risk losing your luggage. I just returned from 7 days in Mexico, north of PV, with one personal bag and one carry on . It was all I needed.

7 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbel Fernandez

Welcome back!! Well at least you won´t be needing your summer outfits for the moment... ;)
Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

7 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCata

Two things...is that Charles Pachter, the great Canadian artist, in front of his house in the fourth photo from the bottom?

Where did you stay in PV...would you recommend it?

Love your style.

7 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Silly question: What make and name is that lamp in picture 7. I have been following design blogs for years and it appears (in variation) in every other post but I have never known the make. Thank you for assisting me in my quest.

8 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChantal

Thanks everyone! (my suitcase is still MIA dammit!)

Cheryl, not sure about the artist. As for PV, my parents have been renting a condo at the BayView Grand the last several years (I shack up with them in the second bedroom) and it's AWESOME. It's not a hotel though so none of that all-inclusive stuff (but the apartments are fully equipped with kitchen/laundry etc.)

Chantal, it's a Serge Mouille 3-arm wall sconce. (Unfortunately it's a very pricey light fixture).

8 Mar 2013 | Registered CommenterKiM

Do you know where the dining room rug is from (yellow pattern)?
I love the Freedom rug you had a giveaway for, but am located in Canada (Calgary) so couldn't participate in the contest. I'm looking for something like along the lives of that for a rug. Suggestions?

8 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAna

Ana - hope it's OK that I answer :)
The yellow-patterned rug is from IKEA:


8 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarta

Wow, these are all absolutely gorgeous. I love the living room with the "patch" rug.

8 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

Thanks Marta - I didn't know that was from Ikea. (LOVE IT!)

8 Mar 2013 | Registered CommenterKiM

@Jerry - That space is by Prototype Design Lab, and the rug is by Calle Henzel Studio: http://www.byhenzel.com/contemporary.htm

11 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPDLab

Thanks PDLab! (You guys always rock!)

11 Mar 2013 | Registered CommenterKiM

Hi! Great photos! Does anyone know the maker of the table in the 2nd and 3rd picture?

11 Mar 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

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