Anchor’s Away

Good Morning!

I just got back from a week with my family at our cottage in New Brunswick.  My cottage is pretty much my favourite place on the planet, and I always hate to leave. While I did get lots done for my #oakpointporchproject while I was there (post coming soon!), I’m now back to real life and already miss the smell of the ocean air . Sigh.

Now, when I think of the ocean I often think of nautical. And what is the classic symbol of nautical?  Most certainly the anchor. Today I’m sharing a little anchor themed round-up.  From home décor to jewelry, there is no shortage of adorable anchor-donned products. I hope you enjoy!

anchors away!

While I love all of these items my favourites have to be the bottle opener and the adorable earrings.  So great.  You can find this round-up and more fashion ensembles here on my Polyvore.

Anchor’s Away!


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Last Week’s Loves: First Summer Edition 2013

Good Morning all,

This past weekend my mom and niece arrived from New Brunswick, for my niece’s first trip to Toronto ever.  We spent the day at the Science Center on Saturday and a hot and sweaty day at the zoo yesterday.  I have to say, it’s pretty fun to be a tourist in your own city every once in a while.  And along with the first weekend of summer, the summer heat has also officially hit Toronto. But I guess I can’t complain considering how long summer took to arrive. And speaking of summer, today I’ve got the first summer edition of my last week’s loves…Enjoy!

1. I love lemonade.  It screams summer to me….although I love it so much I make it year round.  I also enjoying hearing about new ways to make it.  This week over at Oh Happy Day, they shared 3 awesome lemonade recipes, ginger, watermelon-mint, and blueberry-lavender. Yum.

2. Summertime always brings about nautical decor musing for me….maybe it’s me yearning for my cottage on the ocean, or just a love of the classic vibe that nautical decor brings with it but I must say, I do enjoy.  This past week Lonny did a little round of Sailor Made items, including this fabulous bulkhead lamp from Design Within Reach.

3. I love discovering summer weekend getaways locations, and so I LOVED reading this post from Jenny from Little Green Notebook about her girls weekend in Colonial Williamsburg.  Being from Toronto, I hadn’t really heard much about his little gem of a place….but it sure looks fabulous.  A smidge far for me to go for a weekend, but the colonial decor and antique furniture might be enough to get me there despite the distance. I highly recommend you check out this post….visual loveliness all around.






And speaking of getaways…have you been following Jaclyn from Lark and Linen’s photos from her recent trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy?  I traveled in this area of Italy about 11 years ago (really, it’s been that long??) and it appears to be just as beautiful now as it wast then. And, as usual, her pictures are gorgeous.

Ah summer.  We better enjoy it, who knows how long it will last.