Tag Archives: Grand River

Sunday Best

The doors of this church building make a magnificent backdrop for my Sunday dress. There’s a tendency for people to dress more casually nowadays. Call me old-fashioned, but I like to dress my Sunday best, not to show off, but … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned Picnics and the Simple Life

A Sunday afternoon picnic. It’s such a simple pleasure in life. I packed up a tasty little lunch in my watermelon picnic basket. ♥ Avocado and cucumber sandwiches. ♥ Hummus and radishes sandwiches. ♥ Strawberries and grapes for dessert. ♥ Lemon … Continue reading

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Made in Italy

This cool cotton summer top is made in Italy. It’s loose and flowy, comes with this cute scarf that I can wear around my neck, tied as a sash around my hips or worn as a hair band. The top … Continue reading

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The last time I saw Paris

I’m not referring to Paris, the city of Love (France). Paris, Ontario is a quaint little town on the Grand River, Ontario–a 20 minute drive in the car or a couple of hours traveling by bike. It has charming shops … Continue reading

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Vegan Dinner at Cambridge Mill with DVF

What a special birthday I enjoyed: dinner at the elegant Cambridge Mill Restaurant, sitting at a table overlooking the Grand River, ambiance and wearing my mom’s original Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress from the 70s. Genuine vintage. This timeless dress … Continue reading

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Lady in Pink

Perhaps this would not make a great hit song, but it does make a lovely spring colour. My Mom’s favourite colour was pink. Growing up, we had pink roses on the living room drapes, a pink gingham kitchen, with pink … Continue reading

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Memories of the River

It’s been two years since I lived on the river with a spectacular view of the Grand River  from my windows and balcony, and a serene path meandering along the river bank. From misty mornings, sunny afternoons and quiet summer … Continue reading

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Dream House?

Not exactly. In fact, this is every home owner’s worst nightmare! I showed one of my friends the photos that I took during the house inspection and the next time I saw her, she told me she had a nightmare … Continue reading

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The Olde Doon Mill

Yesterday felt like a pleasant summer day with temperatures in the 20s (Celsius, that is). I’m enjoying the last of the summer days immensely, it’s my most favourite time of the year! Not far from my home is the ruins … Continue reading

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