my lately | all that glitters is not gold

My word-crafting doesn’t come close to the precision with which the bloggers I admire slam meaning, with literary finesse, right out of the park. I fumble. A lot. It can take hours to tease words from… Continue reading

autumn | bringing the outdoors in

Lately, I’ve been scavenging on our ravine walks, gathering fallen leaves, branches and acorns, snipping rose hips and dried grasses and laying them gently in a worn, cloth bag which bears the ravages of… Continue reading

tea, toast and maritime seashore honey

Kensington Market has been my stomping grounds since the mid 70s. At a time when vintage clothing stores Courage My Love hadn’t yet moved into the Market proper, and Exile had just opened… Continue reading

sunday slowly

It was a weekend with few shoulds or must-dos. A chance to sink into pillows with coffee and a book late into the morning. When hunger lured me from bed there was French… Continue reading

the weekend in bits and pieces

My Saturday afternoon walk came to a perfect end at the row of flower shops on Avenue Road below Davenport. The very ones where Zoë and I spent a morning choosing blooms for her wedding. The flower… Continue reading

summer’s remains: alexander muir gardens

Moving back to Toronto has meant that each day brings something incredibly new—and old—my way. Alexander Muir Gardens, my neighbourhood park, is the same park I ran wild in as a child. I’d leave… Continue reading

my lately

There’s an ancient, sprawling oak tree just beyond our living room window. Its acorns are tumbling like mad, ricocheting off fences, roofs and blanketing every inch of ground. Fall has arrived and we’re… Continue reading

zoë and aaron | part three: berkeley field house

Zoë and Aaron were married at the Berkeley Field House. It is an utterly magical venue, complete with a treehouse and creek running through it, smack dab in downtown Toronto. A bit of city-meets-country, blending… Continue reading

zoë and aaron | part two: allan gardens

photos by: zach hertzman | times & paper

zoë and aaron’s wedding | part one

What better way to usher in fall, than to share with you the crowning jewel of our summer—photos of Zoë’s wedding. When I peek at wedding albums, the “morning of” photos are always some… Continue reading

settling in

There is no way to romanticize upheaval. Some moves simply go more smoothly than others. In our case, the minute we began loading the moving van, it was as though someone pushed a button… Continue reading

we’re moving!

I found an apartment. I found an apartment! There will be no staying put (as I deeply feared). We have walls and hardwood floors and a roof! And a kitchen and bathroom that… Continue reading

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