Hi again. I’m back. Hope you all had a great week. Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Spring? The International Day of Happiness? The last two weeks have been completely stressful for me, and I needed a full break from the blog last week, but I didn’t actually use my extra downtime for celebrations. Hmm…maybe I should have. I probably could use another week off, but I actually really missed blogging. So, I’m back at it, since it makes me happy to plan andÂ write my posts and to connect with my blogging community.
Let’s start the week off with a bang, shall we? Today’s homes are all rentable places to stay via One Fine Stay.
Scotts Alley – Manhattan apartment, One Fine Stay
Woodland Creek – Catskill Mountains, One Fine Stay
Mettacahonts Creek – HudsonÂ Valley, One Fine Stay
York Lake House – Hudson Valley, One Fine Stay
Purdy Hollow House – Catskills, One Fine Stay
Egerton Crescent – London, One Fine Stay
Argyll Road II – London, One Fine Stay
So who wants to go on vacation now?
I love it when people send me photos of white things. The two photos below are of The White CompanyÂ – a beautiful UK-based store that has everything from linens to kids’ toys to clothing. Michelle sent me the first photo agesÂ ago (around Christmas time last year, I believe), and my brother-in-law Jeff sent me the second one from St. Pancras Station in LondonÂ a couple of months ago.
Thanks to Michelle and Jeff for snapping these storefront photos. I’ll have to make sure to see them in person one day soon!
Okay – it’s time to take a break from all these beauty–related posts I’ve been writing. Let’s get back to design and architecture! I’m taking you to London, Ontario today…
When I first moved from Toronto to London four years ago, I have to admit that I really didn’t like it. It’s not that I’m one of those “Toronto is the center of the universe” people but I didn’t really get a great vibe from the city and I found it really hard to meet people. Fast forward 4 years and I now find myself really enjoying my time here. I love that I live in the downtown core – close to independent shops and cafÃ©s, and there certainly are a lot of interesting things to see.
The architecture of the houses in my neighbourhood continue to surprise me. The houses that have obviously been well-taken care of have amazing details. Even the not so well-loved houses have great architectural details and I like to imagine who has lived in them and what stories each house might have to share.
Like I said in my last post about London architecture, many of the original houses in the city are made of yellow or red brick. I think they look equally striking in black and white.
houses in London, Ontario
Photos by me using my iPhone and the Camera+ app.
The arrival of the sunny warm weather in the last few weeks has meant that I have been spending a lot more time outside. On my walks around the neighbourhood I have begun to really notice the amazing architectural features of the buildings around me. I have started to bring along my camera and I have been snapping away. With all the traveling I have done these last couple of months, it feels really good to shine the spotlight on some local gems for a change.
architectural details in London, Ontario
Photos by Jordana.
This little guy would fit in perfectly with my existing menagerie. Hmm…something to think about.
Perching owl wall hook, 2 for $12, Urban Outfitters
Note: For all the readers in London, Ontario – did you know that Urban Outfitters is going to open up at the corner of Oxford and Richmond? While I’m not exactly a frequent shopper at Urban Outfitters, I do think it’ll be great for the downtown core. What do you think?