Spain

So funny story….Kyler was in charge of planning our honeymoon and I wanted it to be a secret until we arrived at the airport. He accidentally told someone at a party that he was planning on taking us to Spain without telling her it was a secret. Of course, she immediately came over to me to say goodbye and tell me to have fun in Spain.

That’s how we ended up in New Zealand actually! Kyler was so upset and adamant that it had to be a secret that he changed his whole plan. But lucky for us, we managed to make our way over to Spain this year after visiting Morocco and had a grand old time.

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Sevilla Cathedral Spain travel Montreal lifestyle fashion beauty blog

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Morocco & The Sahara Desert

I’ve been dreaming about travelling to Morocco since I was around 15 or 16, around the time when I discovered my two favourite books of all time: The English Patient and Le petit prince. They just painted this picture for me of the vast beauty and solitude of the desert. I became fixated.

 

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Granted, I know very little about northern Africa. And I know the Sahara is huge and spans several countries, and The English Patient was set in Egypt, not Morocco, but there always seemed to me to be something about the spirit of Morocco that echoed the reflective, lyrical spirit of these books I love.

And I think you can see the Moroccan influences creep into certain aspects of my design and decor sensibilities. The colours, the patterns, the metals…There’s just something about Morocco that speaks to me.

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Happy New Year!

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Christmas holiday cozy outfit red Zara turtleneck sweater Simons leg warmers sheepskin slippers tree living room decor

2017 was a bit rough for me, but I’m thankful for a lot, not least of which is this blog. I had been toying with the idea of starting one at the beginning of the year. Then, due to my freelancing workload going down, I found myself with a ton of extra time on my hands that I tried filling with painting, playing with makeup, going for bike rides etc. And eventually figuring out how to get a small corner of fulfillment in my life by going back to some of my favourite hobbies (I have many) that I had put by the wayside in the past couple of years, namely writing and photography. Continue reading “Happy New Year!”