White in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands, although actually part of Spain, are located only about 10km off the coast of Morocco. This archipelago is made up of several islands including: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. Very cool.

El Auditorio, Tenerife

A few years ago, my friend Shannon and I had the most fabulous vacation in the Canary Islands. In our too-short holiday, we managed to tour Tenerife and Gran Canaria with our friend (and local Gran Canarian), Ignacio. We ate great food, met many nice people, and enjoyed visiting small towns, driving around in our little rental car, and brushing up on our Spanish. We also managed to jump our way across the two islands – at the Dunes at Maspalomas, Parque Nacional Teide, in Mogan, and at one of our gorgeous hotels, the Reina Isabel in Las Palmas. One of our favourite photo shoots was at El Auditorio, the Tenerife Opera House.


Shannon & Jordana Jump for Joy at El Auditorio


Symmetry at El Auditorio, Tenerife

9 dots, El Auditorio, Tenerife

El Auditorio from another perspective

Perfect point, El Auditorio, Tenerife


If you’re looking for a beautiful vacation destination chock-full of adventure, I would encourage you to consider the Canary Islands. They don’t disappoint.

All photos by me.

J is for Jumpology

I would love to be in Manhattan right now so I could go check out the Philippe Halsman Jump exhibit in person. These photos are full of joy and easily put a smile on my face!

Philippe Halsman and Marilyn Monroe, 1954

Sophia Loren, 1959

Janet Leigh, 1951

Grace Kelly, 1959

Dick Clark, 1952

Audrey Hepburn, 1955

The Philippe Halsman: Jump exhibit continues through Friday May 28th at the Laurence Miller Gallery, 20 West 57th Street, Manhattan. You can read more about this exhibit here and here.

Photos courtesy of the Laurence Miller Gallery.

Many thanks to Jeff for bringing this exhibit to my attention – I do love to jump

The Friday Five: Easter Goodies

This week’s Friday Five is egg-citing! Although pastel colours are taking over the stores at this time of year, there are still plenty of white items to get you in the spirit of Easter celebrations. 

Ostrich Egg, 7x8 art print, $25, Sharon Montrose at Etsy

Salt, pepper & spice shakers, $18, Rou Designs at Etsy

Ukrainian Eggs (pre-dye) via Design Sponge


Egg Platter, $19.95, Crate & Barrel

Egg photography, House & Home

Photos courtesy of Crate & Barrel, Design Sponge, House & Home, Rou Designs, Sharon Montrose.

Maria the White Mare

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Con Brio Farm. It was a glorious morning filled with horses, dogs, and equestrian fashion. Although there were many lovely horses in the stables, I fell in love with Caroline’s beautiful white mare.


Maria strikes a pose!

Maria's "good side"

Isn’t she a beautiful creature?

All images by me.

Please note: You can read my full article about my visit at Fashion in Motion.

Floating on Air

No, it’s not my birthday. This picture by Pia Ulin is too good to hang onto until July (my actual birthday month!).

It's all about the balloons

Or, if I just installed this balloon lamp, it could feel like my birthday year-round!

Kyouei Design balloon lamp

Balloon Lamp How-To

Balloon Clusters

Photo courtesy of Emmas Design Blogg, Minimalissimo.

Smiles Wanted

The new way to take photos.
Photojojo‘s Fuji Instax Mini develops mini photos instantly.

Fuji Instax Mini Instant Camera

 This camera is picture perfect! White, simple, and  under $100! What’s more, Jojo is my nickname. Call it fate.

Even better news: Creature Comforts is currently hosting a Fuji Instax giveaway!

 Photo courtesy of Photojojo.

Paris: Institut du Monde Arabe

On my last trip to Paris, I went to the Institut du Monde Arabe for the very first time. What a sight for the eyes! The architecture is intricate and so geometric. 

Grand Entrance, Institut du Monde Arabe Institute du Monde Arabe

Building detail, Institut du Monde Arabe

How many squares do you see?

From the inside out.

The outside of the building is gorgeous and from the cafe terrace one has a beautiful view of the buttresses of the Notre Dame.

Buttresses of Notre Dame

Photos courtesy of Jordana.