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Anthropologie love

Am I ever glad Anthropologie doesn't ship furniture to Canada and charges duty etc. for the items they do (meaning I will never order online). Here are several reasons why....


GenWoo's tissue garland

We have a new advertiser on the blog, Genie of Etsy shop GenWoo, and she lives here in Ottawa! She makes the cutest tissue garland (or as mobiles, among other things) and they are so adorable. Perfect to use for decorations at a party, or for no reason at all! The one below is my favourite colour combo. I would love that to decorate the library nook on my third floor that doesn't exist yet. ;)


Dinner at Whalesbone

On Sunday Jeff took me to Whalesbone for my birthday dinner. We had never been (embarrassing since it is the only cool fish/seafood restaurant in this city) and it was awesome! My only disappointments were that they do not have A/C so we were HOT. So very hot. We sat at the back right in front of the kitchen (cool spot though) so my silk Rick Owens shorts started sticking to my legs.

Thankfully my sister warned us about the temperature situation and since it was 35 degrees out I wore the lightest outfit I had. Another bummer was there were no cocktails. I am a sucker for a funky cocktail. I had beer instead. Anyhoo, minor details. I highly recommend this place. Here is what we had...


I started with the special - a tomato salad that isn't on the menu I brought home so I don't remember ingredients. Fab!

Jeff started with 1 lb mussels / coconut / lime leaf  / chili / garlic / peanuts / thai basil (the sauce was divine!)

 My main was the mackerel / eggplant / smoked tomato puree / putanesca / basil

Jeff's main was the steelhead trout / carrot / cauliflower / burnt honey / apple / fennel / dukkah

I always make room for dessert - banana cream pie. OH YESSSSSSS.

Jeff got the churros with chocolate sauce. YUMMY. 


Material Consequences

Arantza is a textile designer and artist who sent us an email recently about a project she is involved in during London Design Festival:
Material Consequences is an exhibition and pop-up shop (Sept 10-15) that will be launched at Nancy Victor Gallery in the heart of Fitzrovia during the London Design Festival. We are four designers behind the event presenting collections across interiors, fashion and art. Such gorgeous pieces!!

Pinaki Editions by Arantza Vilas

Karen Henriksen

Stephanie Ray

Katherine Pogson



We received an email from Lashem of Mossy Tree Mercantile and I had to feature her beautiful art created from nature. Now this is bringing the outside in. These ones are the prettiest IMHO.