514 Outfit Post & Links I Love – Black Leather, White Tee
It is temperature drops that truly make me appreciate the warmth and coziness of my new home. A comfortable space that has effectively been made a home, is like nothing else as far as an environment that allows you full enjoyment and healing. Here I go at my own pace, take care of myself and family, and slowly develop the things I thrive for. With a certain feeling of being settled and security, comes the incredible honour of being loved in a way everyone dreams of. Last week, my man proposed to me at home with a beautiful, symbolic pearl and diamond ring. Without hesitation, without exceptions or conditions, with all my heart, I agreed.
I have always considered myself something of a “commitment-phobe”. Not in the sense of staying away from relationships (my past ones were years long), but in the sense of giving everything, it feeling completely right, and allowing advancement to the next stages of life (marriage and kids). I’ve always wanted a large family, but there was always a hesitation. Always something that needed to be fixed, concerns for the fluidity of the future, or an incompatibility that just couldn’t be worked out. There is something so incredibly priceless about being with someone you couldn’t imagine being without. Someone who is as much a part of you, as your personality (and vice versa). Someone you fall deeper in love with every day (even when you want to kill them).
I’m a very lucky lady, and never before has a decision been easier to make. Thank you to everyone who has showed me so much encouragement and happiness over the announcement of the news on Facebook – you make this beautiful moment that much more precious.
Check out the above trailer, independent video game developer Joost van Dongen is getting some serious (well deserved) cred for his racing game which incorporates fine art visuals inspired by Kandinsky and Mondrian. Cool!
Spring hair trends were refreshingly sleek, simple, yet intricate with their detailing. Can’t wait for my hair to grow and try a few of these stunners on for size.
Just watched Pixar’s UP last night, and totally in love with loving one person for the rest of my life (which happens to correlate to my freshly engaged status I suppose). Can’t wait to grow old together.
I wish I was still in NYC to see this exhibit… looks absolutely haunting, subtle, and like an alternate wonderland universe… have you seen Through the Janitor Closet at the Marlborough Gallery within the Chelsea Arts Tower?
OH Canada! How far we have come! In case you ever doubted Canada’s influence in the fashion/beauty industry, here is a worthwhile recap to appreciate of the most iconic brands and names that standout internationally. So very proud of us Canucks!
Chloe Comme Parris is seriously reviving the frosted makeup look for spring. Check it out (and those nails)!
This couch is THE ultimate nesting zone for winter. It’s like a cushy island of warmth…
Wall garden definitely beats wallpaper… just curious as to how they water it…
I would definitely trade it all in to live sustainably here, with my family, and have babies and be happy for the rest of my days.
Christmas is coming, and while I work on a gift guide post, here’s something for the workaholic in your life – creature cups!
“His struggle is against uniformity and wholesale design. If he sounds like a moralist, it is because beauty, quality, and ethics are inseparable”. On Beauty, Quality, Poetry, and Integrity: Anais Nin Meets Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. (1947). Beautiful observations and diary entries.