Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

It may be your last

Next year we may all be living in the past

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Pop that champagne cork

Next year we may all be living in New York

No good times like the olden days

Happy golden days of yore

Faithful friends who were dear to us

Will be near to us no more

But at least we all will be together

If the Lord allows

From now on, we'll have to muddle through somehow

So have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday Musings

Sometimes there are people you love because you learned to love them a long time ago, because when you say, "Remember the night we went skinny-dipping in dean's pool?"she does. From the Book "Every Last One." by Anna Quindlen

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Music This. Spells. Winter. To. Me.

I love the Civil Wars cover of Leonard Cohen's "Dance me to the End of Love" and other ridiculously amazing versions of Leonard Cohen songs are The Once's versions of "The Anthem" and "Coming Back to you" that you can find in my post here and finally my all time favorite cover of Hallelujah NOBODY ELSE CAN HOLD A CANDLE TO not even Leonard himself (forgive me) is JEFF BUCKLEY'S on his album Grace go listen to it on youtube right now it will make you cry!

Beautiful Angel

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ART art I want you...Janet Hill Canadian Artist

The gorgeous paintings of Ontario artist Janet Hill  reminds me of an faded photograph. I think you'll agree this is some glamorous Art. 

Pirate Jenny



General Custard

Still Life - A Wild Bunch


 The colors are rich and bright. The furniture evokes mid century design. There is a dreamlike quality bathed in sepia. I adore them and not only are they inspiration for interior design palettes but they evoke a kind of warm fuzziness that make me want to curl up on the couch and read with hot tea.

The Fox in the Bed


The Party in the Next Room

 The prints are very reasonably priced at her Etsy Shop and in my opinion a must have for a lounge room. In case you're wondering I do not get a commission I just really love these paintings they fit right in to what I want to evoke when someone comes to my home.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I love this woman's Tumblr


If you like tranquil inspiring photos you must see A Well Traveled Woman  The vimeos she shares could cure anxiety they are so relaxing, beautiful, artful, inspiring and peaceful. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Musings

Meditation by ~Lady—-Vengeance
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions. ~Deepak Chopra
☯ॐ♥N ҉ A ҉ M ҉ A ҉ S ҉ T ҉ E ♥ॐ☯

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pretending Portals by Noemie Goudal

This week on my Art Post I take you to the wonderful fantastic world of Noemie Goudal London based photographer.


Les Amants Cascades

Les Amants Jetee

In this case it is a cliche "pictures speak louder than words" situation. This artist uses props to make a fairylike ethereal worlds that transport you to another time and place filled with childhood nostalgia. What do you think of them? For more go to  her website

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tree houses brought to a whole new level

I found these incredible Tree Tents on Cool Hunting the other day.

Tree Tents provide an intriguing model for sustainable wildlife housing. Standard setups for Tree Tents start at £8,000 from Luminair

It does fulfill some childhood fantasies without a "childhood price". It would have to be a permanent set up to be worth it to me but can you imagine at one tenth the price of my house I would have this impossibly cool pretty private getaway because you couldn't exactly pack your family into it.

I love the spherical design and it has a two-fold purpose: to provide even load distribution for the suspension system and allow for natural rain runoff. Luminair also conceived of options for a wood stove, water and renewable electricity into the design. It could be my cottage on the East Coast!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ART art I want you... Nathaniel Mather

It's strange I feel like I have seen Artist & Illustrator Nathaniel Mather's  art before but I don't know when or where?

Meeting for the first time

Ode to Rufino
Maybe parts of it are just part of our collective unconscious.

Spring Shower



For a piece of "wearable art" I love this T-shirt! I want it! Great message to stare at on Pajama days only 14 USD on Etsy;)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An APP that will bring out your inner teen

 I'm so amused...

Thanks to Johanne Goddard from "A Cup of Jo" for discovering a great and maybe the funniest APP ever: RunPee (insert teenage boy laugh track here) tells you when to run to the bathroom without missing anything major and tells you what's happening in the movie while you're away.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Musings


Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
CARL JUNG, On the Psychology of the Unconsciousness

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monday Musings on Thursday

"There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."

John F. Kennedy

Friday, November 16, 2012

Farewell BIXI

When BIXI started a few years ago I wondered what all the fuss was about. When I started to work downtown I saw all kinds of people riding around and I thought they were kind of annoying speeding by me on their bikes. It was really strange after living in the suburbs for the past six years to work downtown and to have my whole city re-arranged with these highways bike paths with flocks of people on their bikes.

Last year I decided to make activity part of my day rather than going to the gym or my basement to do a work out tape. It all began with taking my own bike to the train every morning during my morning commute.

I  realized much to my delight that I loved riding my bike as an adult as much as I did as a teenager or young adult (I used to be a bike courier in my twenties). I felt so FREE! SO much more in touch with nature and the world and young and nimble again. I love how on a really really hot day you still get a breeze when you ride a bike. I just love how mobile it makes you and how far you can go in so little time. It just brings me a feeling of such ELATION!  + it burns more calories than walking.

So... at one point last May I got the bright idea to get a subscription to BIXI for my walk to work from the train and I joined the "annoying" ranks of BIXI users. It was a revelation! It opened up a new world for me. I was able to run errands on my lunch hour. Bring my husband the lunch he forgot since he had a working lunch that day and was unable to meet me at lunch time. Soon I was finding all kinds of reasons to take it to a friend's house or to go meet my daughter for dinner after work.

Unfortunately for me the season ended yesterday. You are still able to get a bike at some stations but many of the stations just had a sad flashing yellow light because the station had been DE-activated. So it is risky to take one because you may not be able to bring it back anywhere. For the Winter season BYE BYE BIXI. I miss you acutely already.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Musings

“When we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” * Marianne Williamson . / ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Jodie Kidd for Ghost 1996

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Layla Grace's 8th Anniversary.

Layla Grayce is celebrating their 8th anniversary by offering 15% off the entire store with promo code LG8YRS until October 31st.

I have wanted this  Chalkboard Rococo decal forever. I think I'll get it this month.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Musings

Seriousness is a kind of disease: it is the cancer of the soul. It is only through love and laughter and a tremendous joy in life that you start feeling the presence of something that is beyond.When life becomes an adventure, a dance of ecstasy, then only do you move beyond the confinement of the body and the mind and soar high towards the infinite

Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Big Daddy.

Thank you for loving me unconditionally and delighting in who I am.

 You're even better with age.

I'm crazy about you.

 Thank you for the fun times and the laughs.

I hope we have many more years together.

Happy Birthday S!