Ocean Park festival…

Today was Ocean Park Day, which is the annual festival in our little neighbourhood shopping area. Not even the rain can stop me from sniffing out cotton candy and hot dogs!

One of my must-see shops is Romancing The Home, a gorgeous little home decor shop. Today they were hosting a Pop-Up shop of Festive Nest artisans products. I was delighted to meet Angela, from La La’s Land (below). Festive Nest hosts vintage artisan sales in a barn on a local farm, and I’m dying to go to the next one!

These are the lovely ladies of JJ & Whiskey–one of my all-time favourite clothing stores. I’m so lucky to live in a close-knit neighbourhood, where we all know each other!

Just thought I’d show you the flip flops I bought there last week. The black ones with the olive-yellow straps. So comfy!

After a hot dog, some butter chicken & rice, and a big hot latte, I had to come home for a nap!

grazie molto…

If you speak Italian, you’ll know I’m very grateful. It was a good week for Nicole Jane Home, and we were lucky enough to be posted on two blogs. Yippeeee!!! The first blog, Think Shabby, is beautiful, but I can’t understand a word ’cause it’s in Italian. Well worth a look, though–the photos are gorgeous and it’s all about Shabby Chic, which I love!

The second blog, timesunion.com, is authored by Janet Reynolds in New York. She blogs about “filling your home with the right things”–amen! Janet graciously covered our 60% cushion sale. What the heck…here’s a big Grazie Molto, Janet!

have a seat…

I’m obsessed about chairs right now. Could it be that I’m SICK TO DEATH of my living room furniture? Absolutely. At least once a day, I sit in my living room and imagine white couches, lush carpets and floor-to-ceiling French silk drapes. Then reality slaps me back-and-forth across my face as two muddy-pawed pooches escape from the kitchen and make a run for their favorite perch draped over my living room chairs, like a couple of kids looking for the ice cream truck…sigh.

Oh well…here are a few of my daydreams…

photo courtesy of Jon Jensen Photography

photo courtesy of Sarah Richardson Designs

photo courtesy of http://www.shabbychic.com

photo courtesy of Design Inc.

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