Friday Finds + 5 Things

Oh guys, what an amazing week! Warm weather and even good amounts of sun led me to believe we might actually get a nice spring this year (It was as though it was just waiting for May to arrive!)  Here are a few things that made this a good week:

  1. I’ve spoken about my engagement photos before, but we actually got a a bit of a preview on Wednesday – and we are so pleased with them. Can’t wait to get the larger photos to share a few with you (I promise they aren’t all cheese!)
  2. I’ve been doing a lot of research (via internet!) and it seems that a Clarisonic must be mine soon. Thoughts? Please discuss.
  3. I’m feeling mighty ready for our wedding – even if I still have at least 20 things left on my to-do list. Ah well.
  4. I found a wooden planter! And some hooks to hang it over my balcony! And then I found some herbs! I have a herb garden!  (Next up – tomato and strawberry plants)
  5. I’ve started watching HBO’s Girls, and ladies, it’s an AMAZING show. And a little fyi: do not watch this with moderately to very conservative people. Just sayin’.

And as for my Finds?

I’ve mentioned Kinfolk before, and I’m sure many of you are already aware of how beautiful their quarterly magazine is. I’m especially smitten with their monthly dinners, and have my fingers crossed to receive the a seat at their Toronto dinner.

The Kinfolk dinner series is about inviting people to gather and take advantage of the rich community that already exists around them, opening up and drawing close to the people that share a common place. We aim to encourage collaboration amidst local artisans and small businesses. Our plan? 12 dinners, 12 cities, once every month.

Have a look at some photos from their latest dinner in San Francisco.  The pictures were shot by Laura Dart (who is oh so amazing in her own right)

Lawrence has released a few new items in their store, and I’m in awe of the model’s hair… What a mermaid!

I’m really enjoying this Colour Blocked Terra Cotta DIY on A Beautiful Mess. Elsie did a great job.Speaking of plants, don’t you love these hanging ones from Mieke Willems?  The crochet hangers are adorable.

I’m really into these watercolours by my friend Mariel – She also has a great line of bags and is working on amazing necklaces. Yeah she’s awesome.

And for a little bit of Toronto love? How about a beautiful blog: Two after Twenty by Janice Lee is full of dreamy photos and features on various (coffee) spots around Toronto and of course, food.  Check it out for loads of inspiration – it’s fun recognizing a few common loved places here in Toronto.


Have a great one guys!!



8 Responses to Friday Finds + 5 Things

  1. Emily / The Best of this Life May 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    I love your friend’s watercolours, they are so dreamy and ethereal. Yay, you got an herb garden!! I’m planning one in our sunroom…I just don’t know how we’ll get around Aiden’s curiosity… BIG MESS! Have a great weekend xo

    • Noémie May 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      Yes we did – I’m really excited about it. We had one last year but it stayed indoors on our window ledge – we used it everyday and it was nice to have a bit of greenery in the house. Oh dear, Aiden would probably want to get his hands in those plants, especially if he isn’t suppose to be in there!! Good luck! ;)

  2. Maria May 7, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    I wouldn’t try the Clarisonic before your wedding. It made me break out even more. I’m sure it works for some people but would avoud trying it before the big day :)

    BTW, love your blog, it’s beautiful and a great read.

    • Noémie May 7, 2012 at 9:06 am #

      Ah! I’ve heard such good things about it too :( I might just get it from Sephora, and if I hate it I’ll just return it. I still have 6 weeks left before the wedding, so 2 weeks in won’t be so bad right?

  3. Janice // twoaftertwenty May 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Oh wow, thank you for the little feature in this post :)

    Love your blog as well!

  4. Lindsey May 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    i had never heard of Girls…we don’t get hbo as far as i know on our satelite..womp womp…
    BUT i had today off and definitely just watched four, yes four episodes online and im caught up…and addicted! such a good show!
    and i also would be a wee bit concerned trying the clarisonic system so close to the wedding..your skin is pretty amazing to begin with lady!! maybe just book in for a couple facials before the wedding…much more relaxing to have someone pamper you rather than you doing all the scrubbing lol

    • Noémie May 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

      Yeah we download everything too – And yeah I’m obsessed with that show. …And I bought the clarisonic to give it a try. haha I realllllly wanted it!

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