Today was a grand day for gallavanting. Sunny and hot. I slept in and landed at Rebecca’s Restaurant at 1300. My favorite destination for lunch in Mahone Bay. The menu is always refreshing. I had Sweet Potato soup, Shrimp and mushroom Risotto cakes with a side salad and for dessert traditional Nova Scotia Strawberry Shortcake. It was made with the best tea biscuit I’ve had since my grandmother’s for sure. The new location is brillant. On Edgewater Street, it has loads of parking and seating.
Right Next door there is a newly opened shop, called Sprig Apothecary, it literally had at all my favourite things for sale. Succulents, lotions, beautifying products, and pretty little pots. So I added a little succulent to my growing indoor garden and some beauty products to pamper myself. It was fun, like a day at the spa, my style.
Down the way I stopped at Have A Yarn, and found some new color ways. It’s a new company RavensWood Fibre Co. A local company!
Another new shop on Main is a sweet little interior design shop. Here Nor There. I picked up a seagrass basket, and a macrama plant holder. The plant holder I’ve been ages waiting for and it’s perfect.
I dropped in to Birdsall-Worthington Pottery for a gander and found beautiful hand made earrings.
Finally ended up at Peacocks Antiques and found some awesome vintage clothing, stay tuned for those outfits. Including a perfect birthday dress for July.
Chocolate peanut butter cake:
Skirt: Eve Gravel
Shoes: Hush puppies
Tops: secondhand finds
Hat: secondhand finds
April13,2017 vacation Day 5 Still sunny, still hot. I started The Nest by Kenneth Oppel. The main character is a boy called Steven, in his words he tells the story. His parents, sister, and new baby are the people in his world. The new baby has a congenital defect. His stories and dreams reflect his struggle to understand. What I like about the book so far is the discussion about wasps, bees and nests. I’m totally in the category of nesters. Even on vacation I’ve made a nest with chairs and cushions. In the nest is yarn, music, and books. I’m having a hard time chronicling my adventures in the past few days as Wifi is not always available. As a chameleon adapts, so do I. So my posts are sporadic.
Today I made this copper nest ring. I can’t claim the design because the design is from a local designer Carla Dunham.https://www.instagram.com/carladunhamjewellery/?hl=en I purchased the materials at Michaels. The beads are from my vintage collection.
I’m calling it my Superpower ring:)
1970’s Diane VonFurstenburg
Part of my 333 wardrobe.
When I take a day off, I try to make it a recharge day, usually away from home so I don’t get caught up in chores. Here’s what I’m doing so far:
Testing out my “pirate boots” because I’m wondering if I should keep them. I’m still minimizing shoes and coats. They need it be comfortable all day. So far so good.
Turkey chilli from my new fav hangout, McGill’s restaurant café. It’s friendly, cosy, and tasty! Accommodates my knitting…
And free wifi for bloggers like me:)