Venezia

Here’s a quick outfit post inspired by the azul waters of the Adriatic sea and Venice. I’m wearing a hi low skirt from Zara, a crochet satchel from six and a snakeskin-print chiffon blouse from H&M. I love snakeskin and fell in love with this leather arm band complete with snakehead buckle from Florence. I bought it at the famous…
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Bobby’s Bicycle

I admit it. I’m having bicycle withdrawl. For five months, my bicycle (he went by the name of Chuck) took me everywhere I needed to go in the medieval and modern town of Utrecht. Now that I’m back home in Toronto, I’m looking for the perfect Dutch bike to fill this void. But yesterday, I had a twinge of hope when I…
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Carnival in Venice

Wherever you look in Venice, vendors and ateliers sell masks. Some are traditional, like the Plague Doctor or Casanova, while others are modern and purely decorative. In the old days, masks were made of paper mache, so that they could easily be worn for disease prevention, or to Carnival festivities. I’ve always been fascinated with masks, and a few from…
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DIY Damask Stencil Drawer Chest

I love IKEA. But I don’t like cookie-cutter furniture. When I moved into my spacebox I knew I had to add a personalized touch to my first piece of Swedish furniture. Here’s a visual guide to creating this colourful damask stencilled chest. Follow the full how-to after the jump.
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A Visit to Venice

Venice might be sinking, but my memories will never drown of the beautiful Italian port city. Maybe I have an affinity for canals, but Venice and Amsterdam hold a special place in my heart. On my first day in Venice, I settled in and took in the breathtaking views of the canals and the sea. The city is very picturesque,…
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