One of my end of summer goals is to continue to eat well all the time, at every meal. It means so much to me to put good stuff into this system of mine (and that of my hub). Tonight I'm trying out a hearty rigatoni dish - its getting a little cool at night. It should be quick and easy which we'll need because we are starting the house hunt tonight. Other good dishes I've tried recently include:
A third French movie rental to round out my summer goal of feeling French through film. Dans Paris by directeur Christophe Honoré is a slow-moving examination of a man who battles depression after a break-up. Surrounded by his womanizing, younger brother and wanting-to-please retired father, Paul works through his melancholy.
I think our real estate hunt will be kick started this fall and I'm already thinking about decorating (a house not yet owned). Here is my bathroom inspiration from Design Sponge's Best Of Bathrooms post.
The Hub turned 35 this year. In addition to a backyard dinner party, I gifted him an original piece of artwork created by our carpenter-painter friend Gavin Hammond. Inspired by the lakes and trees of northern Ontario.
They are finally finished! Two dressers: mahogany veneer and pine. I used all natural supplies to strip and refinish both pieces: soy-based stripper, natural degreaser, tung oil, linseed wax finish and milk paint. Not only do they look beautiful but they smell good too!
The Hub surfs. He loves to surf. He just got laser eye surgery to make his surfing better. But I'm in my soft-core thirties and when I had the chance to learn alongside the Hub in New Zealand three years ago, I declined. But if I did surf, wouldn't this be really surfer chic? Found at a new favourite blog called Aubrey Road.
The Hub and I unanimously agreed: being in T.O. affords us the luxury of seeing live music on any given night. Take Tuesday night for example: headed down to Queen West to the legendary Horsehoe to see Providence, RI, alt-rockers Deer Tick.
Despite how much I've travelled - overseas or by land - I still always fret when it comes to packing. I just adore these sketches by the uber-creative lady over @ Bugheart. Her fine lines and organization guarantee just the right stuff will be packed.
My second French film rental of the summer: the 1965 Agnes Varda film - Le Bonheur (Happiness). A story of a young carpenter who while happy with his wife and two young children, begins an affair with a woman who works in the post office. As he rationalized his love for both his wife and his mistress, I wondered is this what makes the French different when it comes to love?
My heart is heavy b/c the Hub and I aren't in a good place @ the moment. I'm hoping that he accepts my invite to explore limestone and turquoise water this weekend, and perhaps we can mend things by sleeping outdoors. Image found over at my favourite Poppytalk Handmade marketplace.
Can you imagine? It would come pretty close to feeling like a bird. I'm guessing that it is somewhere in the Alps but maybe you know? I would love to find out just where in the world this is. Found at Museum of Happiness.