We’ve officially been back from our trip to Europe for just under two weeks now, and it’s safe to say that Lisbon (in particular) has captured both of our hearts. Truth be told, though Portugal has always sounded appealing, it wasn’t terribly high on my list of places to visit – but that changed literally the moment we landed. The food, the winding streets, and the people are beautiful (truly. inside and out) and it was an experience we won’t soon forget.
If you’re planning a trip to Portugal anytime soon, and you’re looking for some recommendations, read on as I’m sharing where we stayed (it was incredible), what we ate, where we went, and what’s still on our list for next time. Because, as turns out, 4 days in Lisbon isn’t nearly enough. Continue Reading
I really don’t want to be that person. You know – the one that starts celebrating fall long before it’s time… But it just so happens to be my favourite season of all, and I can’t help but begin to notice just the slightest hint of crispness in the air each evening as of late. And while I’m still donning my summer sandals and linen dresses for as long as I physically can, I have to admit that I’ve found myself, on more than one occasion, wrapped in a cosy blanket as I sift through my inbox each morning, and the shift has me undeniably excited. With that in mind, for this month’s “currently coveting” post I’ve naturally been drawn to pieces that will transition from summer to fall with ease. Following are a few things I currently have my eye on, for both my home and my closet.
If you ever find yourself looking for a fun, out of the norm, activity for you and your girlfriends, you’ve come to the right place. I recently had the pleasure of attending a “Braid Workshop” hosted by my friends Gaby, of The Vault Files, and Aylin, of Cabello by Carolina, and it was honestly one of the very best ways to spend a morning. We sipped on freshly squeezed juice and nibbled on chocolate laden muffins, all while learning how to tackle a handful of Pinterest-worthy hairstyles. Bonus: we all left with a favour-like box filled to the brim with goodies so that we could *attempt* to replicate said hairstyles at home.
During this particularly busy season of life, it was so wonderful to slow down and catch up with a group of women who I hold in such high esteem – all while partaking in an activity wonderfully reminiscent of a third-grade sleepover. In true Gaby and Aylin fashion, there was absolutely no detail left unthought of, and I have the visuals (captured by the incredible Heidi Lau) to prove it. So if you’re ever looking for a fun, out of the box, activity with your nearest and dearest, this may be a good place to start. Continue Reading
I vividly remember stumbling across this home tour on Sacramento Street back in February, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since. It is, admitedly, a little more modern than the homes I’m typically drawn to, but it’s the colour palette in particular that I can’t get enough of. Lately I find myself straying away from the cool, crisp, white homes of years past, in exchange for those of a warmer ivory variety. The black, the ivory, and the rich wood tones in this particular place are striking a chord with me, and I simply can’t get enough. Continue Reading
A free monthly desktop wallpaper brought to you by my sweet friend Saffron Avenue. Enjoy!
Happy August, my friends! Angela here, from Saffron Avenue, sharing with you a new downloadable wallpaper design for your desktop or mobile! I recently tried a new abstract art technique called ‘dirty pour’ or ‘liquid acrylic’ and was able to create this marbled beauty! It is a great addition to your tech device, and I encourage you to download one of your own below. Continue Reading
I apologize for the radio silence around here while I was away in Europe. I had every intention on popping in a time or two at least, but alas life took hold and I just went along for the ride. While I was still pretty active over on Instagram (you can follow along here, if you’d like), it felt good to disconnect a little more than usual, and really and truly live in the moment.