Evergreen Brickworks

Sweet Summer

DSC_0011 I’ve been thinking a lot about Summer these first days of September. As I’ve mentioned previously, I think we can all get our panties in a knot about Summer leaving us after the labour day weekend yet it’s 35+ degrees out and it feels more like Summer than ever! I’ve read a couple of hilarious protests online including “Summers over! No longer feel pressured to have the best summer ever!” which I hate to admit I sorta agree with. There’s the bucket list I make every Summer which can sometimes be a bit of a daunting list (albeit fun list) of things to do. I think next year, I’m going to try and make less plans to be more spontaneous and actually take the canoe trip we talk about taking ever year.  DSC_0020 This labour day weekend was a blast and a great mix of events. We went to the cottage to get some quality time with the lake and then headed back to the city to visit with my bestie while we laughed our asses off at Oddball Festival.


We decided to cap our weekend off with a nice long walk at the Evergreen Brickworks to really soak in the humidity and the heat. You can even see the humidity on my lens in the above pictures.  DSC_0064 DSC_0049 (1) DSC_0021 DSC_0019 DSC_0040 DSC_0041 DSC_0068 DSC_0067 DSC_0028 DSC_0056



Trimming the tree

In previous years, we’ve had smaller apartments or more or less, shorter ceilings, so we figured that this year, we could step up our “tree game” and that’s exactly what we did. We found our tree at Evergreen Brickworks which I found to have a lot of great options and many different varieties. We went for our standard spruce since I knew I wasn’t getting my white tree.


It almost looks neat without anything on it at all. We actually left our tree like this for a couple of days to allow the branches to fall.


Taking a note from Miss Martha, I strung my lights a little differently than in other years. See her how-to here.


Since I had a lot of smaller ornaments I figured that I would a larger ornament out of two. This added more impact and less awkward.


All you need is a metal hook and you’re set!


In my search for a tree-skirt, I found a lot of tacky looking options and this old wool blanket was kicking around and figured that it added a little Canadiana to our tree.


Although my theme of my tree is a gold, green and white, you can’t go without having Santa somewhere.


The finished product! I love how it lights up our living room. Having a tree really helps bring that Christmas magic to life.


Cold but cozy

It’s cold out there! It all seemed to happen so fast. No longer are the days when you can venture outdoors without a jacket however these pictures were taken last month when I headed with a friend to the Junction Flea at Evergreen Brickworks. I didn’t end up making any stellar purchases however it was nice to breathe the fresh air, try the Whisky Cider and take in the the pretty colours of fall.


Luckily it was still warm enough for cashmere and a blanket scarf. I have to admit, although I prefer the easy breezy summer – I’m into the sweaters and layers of fall. For now.

:Sunnies//Ray Ban Club Masters, Scarf//Zara, Purse//Joe Fresh (old), Sweater//J.Crew (old but similar here), Pants//J.Brand (old but similar here), Booties//Joe Fresh (old)::