I am seriously in love with Donna Hay, and her new cookbook Seasons is amazing. I want to make everything in it.... but (being honest) most of the time I just like looking at all the pretty pictures. The photography is incredible!
I have a few of her cookbooks and I always use them for cooking inspiration and ideas.
No, not a baby.... a record player! My parents gave me this old one of theirs, it's not the best quality record player, but I couldn't be happier.
I propped it up on this old antique beer crate, and I think it looks pretty snazzy ; )
I just adore the unique static-y sound of vinyl... nothing will ever been able to replace that.
What's even more exciting is that I found this amazing record shop on St. Denis street in Montreal called Beatnick Records, and bought a bunch of used records for around $3 to $5 dollars each.... too much fun! I'd passed by this place a million times before but never really had a reason to go in.
The guys working there were a blast and I can't wait to go back.
So now, your suggestions... which old classics should I add to my collection?
I've been away from home for the past 2 months, and tonight I am thrilled to be heading home!
For the last 4 weeks I've been living in the Canadian Arctic. It has been an incredible experience to live among the Inuit, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been immersed in their culture.
But life up here is harsh, and I am ready for the luxurious comforts of home.... Like good coffee in the morning, high speed internet, my queen-sized bed, and all the glorious activities the city has to offer.
But I will certainly miss seeing this at night.....
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Next time I write you I'll be back in Montreal! And for your weekend, here are some links:
My husband loves subway maps. He collects them. We have tons of them at home from all over the world. When we travel to a new city, we always use the subway system. It's such a great way to explore a city and experience its day to day life.
I seem to have acquired a love for subway maps too. I love their bright colours, their web-like shapes, and the foreign names of their subway stops.
So anyway, this post is for my hubbie, who had a rough day today and could use a little pick me up : )
Montreal : )
This website compares all the world's subway maps on the same scale.... it's absolutely fascinating to look at!
This was our last full weekend up in Kuujjuaq. One more week of work and then we get to go home.... can you tell I'm homesick?!
I didn't do much this weekends, except study (we're in study mode for the next month for our medical licensing exam). But I did manage to snap a few pictures to show you. First off we saw an incredible "double rainbow" after a sudden, unexpected rainstorm. It was incredible.
Also I bought some adorable handmade Inuit mittens....
and I haven't taken them off since ; )
Seriously they're the warmest things ever. I have never owned anything made with fur before.... I've always felt morally against it... but up here it feels different. Hunting is an essential part of the culture, and every part of the animal is used. Somehow this feels better. Plus I like to support the local woman who spend hours stitching these things by hand.
I hope you had a lovely weekend, and that you have a smooth start to your week.