Category Archive: Autumn

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

weekend comfort

Chicken and leek pot pie. Hot chocolate and all the marshmallows. Books and bed and bed and books. Walks in dappled sunlight. Pie pumpkins in a row. Blankets, slipper socks and no alarm.… Continue reading

cold comfort

Today was a day for bundling. Leaves skittered across sidewalks and lawns, and the wind made cheeks bright. Mitten, scarves, flannel shirts and quilts all came out of hiding. I zipped between appointments… Continue reading

petite bliss

photos by: michelle marshall for la princesse au petit pois


I took a walk, along with Number Two, to my favourite waterfront spot in town. With only a trace of sun and the wind biting, coffee and chai were the best hand warmers.… Continue reading


Today’s an at home day. A catch-up day. A day of comfort, soup and banana bread making and plenty of hot chocolate taken decadently to bed with a book. I hope your cocoon… Continue reading


Yesterday, Zoë and I went for a walk in the woods, back to the land where our farmhouse once stood. It’s always a bittersweet retreat for me. The land calls me back with… Continue reading


Yesterday in moments … photos by: bliss {in images}

autumn welcome

photos by: bliss {in images}

weekend replay

This past weekend I jumped at the opportunity for a spontaneous cottage getaway. Bye bye laundry and other seemingly important must-dos! I joined close friends and their (perfectly brilliant) little one as she… Continue reading

in the air

There’s a hint of fall in the air. Just a bit. Have you felt it? A chill woke me the other night and I climbed out of bed, moving slowly in the dark,… Continue reading

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