As November is quickly waning the thought of a holiday some place warm is ever-so tempting. I’d love to spend a few weeks exploring volcanoes down south, be it in Nicaragua, El Salvador or Guatemala. Morning hikes followed by afternoon swims, with plenty of tacos and fresh fruit for sustenance. They’re only dreams at the moment, but even dreams can keep you warm as winter approaches. What’s your ideal holiday?
hiking | one | two | three | four | five | six | seven
beach date | one | two | three | four | five | six
I spent last weekend in Chicago and had the most wonderful time. Like Toronto, Chicago has a lakefront that spans across the city, except it’s done a far better job with its urban planning. You won’t find an ugly beachfront here, or glass towers that look identical… Even the condos have an architectural touch to them!
For some culture, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of my favourite spots in the city. When the bf and I visited a few years back I was so excited to see Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, and the infamous American Gothic by painter Grant Wood. But there’s so much more to see, it’s most definitely worth a visit!
[All photographs by Tanya Blake]
Days like today I’d do anything to be somewhere warm on vacation. Even a cabin somewhere in nature would suffice, like this beautiful, quaint Australian cottage. The White House is located in Daylesford, an old gold-rush town about 115KM north-west of Melbourne. Today, the Daylesford-Hepburn region is best known for its mineral spas, accounting for 80% of Australia’s mineral water springs. Sounds like the perfect spot to relax!
Source: Mr & Mrs Smith
I can’t believe how quickly the Holidays have arrived. I’m even a little ashamed to admit that I’ve skipped everything festive this season. It’s been a rather chaotic Autumn and to be frank, I’m just grateful to escape to Paradise come Boxing Day! The thought of a beach has me splurging on a few Springlike additions – including some sporty items. The bf and I have planned an active few weeks, though lazy afternoons reading sound wonderful too. What are your holiday plans? x
1. Aubin & Wills cotton sweat shorts, $90; 2. See By Chloé leather sandals, $250; 3. Rebecca Taylor camisole, $315; 4. Lanvin bikini, $825; 5. Richard Nicoll striped silk crepe de chine dress, $730; 6. Camilla and Marc dress, $660; 7. Mother low-rise skinny jeans, $210; 8. + 9. Zoe Karssen T-Shirts, $110; . 10. Alexander Wang sneakers, $385; 11. Chan Luu leather wrap bracelet; $170.
I’m dreaming of Paris this morning! My boy-bff Greg sent me this lovely video for Education First. The video, directed by Gustav Johansson, is the first in a series of city & language videos. Be sure to check out the one for Barcelona and London too!