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 Рat 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

Shutters

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.

Ottawa Must-See Shop: Zone

I can’t say enough about the fabulousness of Zone. There are a few locations of this hip store in Ottawa and Quebec but my favourite location (of the ones I have visited) is the very accessible store on Ottawa’s chic Sussex Drive. I stopped in for a visit last week and fell in love with so many fabulous white objets de la maison.

Milk containers, $5-$12

Compact, $4.50

Ibiza Lantern, $20

Chair, $338; Table, $195

Lamps, $92-$295

Cushion, $90

Torre & Tagus Vase, $38

Lace accessories, $9-$16

Teacups

Garden set, $460

For more information, visit Zone.

All photos by me.

The Friday Five: Travel Accessories

As I’ve been travelling for the last two weeks, I thought I would devote today’s Friday Five to lovely white travel items.

1. First on the list is a beautiful travel journal. Jot down addresses of those special restaurants and sketch your beautiful surroundings in one of these lovely little books.

Leather Journal

¬†2. Next up is a soft¬†sleep mask. For the flight, for the hotel…I never travel without one!

Lambie Sleep Mask, $10, My Bath House

 3. Third on the list is a go-with-everything watch.

I.D.E.A. Hexagon Watch by &Design, $70, at Unica Home

4. A camera. Of course!

Canon Camera, $199

5. A fifth fabulous travel item is a beautiful wallet to carry all your cards, currency and id.

Lincoln Road Neda Wallet, $195, Kate Spade

What are your must-haves?

Images courtesy of Lonny Magazine, Marie Claire, My Bath House, Next Tag, Unica Home, Zappos.