Monday, October 31, 2011

Rooftop Garden

This garden is perched high up on the rooftop where you can see a lovely view of Porto.  Walking through this garden, you can smell all the different herbs, marvel at all the fresh vegetables, watch the chickens cluck around a duck who's beautiful feathers make him look like royalty.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

G's Apartment - Porto, Portugal

I had the pleasure of visiting here...having a nice coffee, homemade cake, trying arbutus for the first time (wish they had it here in Canada...), and lovely Maidera wine.  As you can see from some of the photos, a lot of Portugese packaged goods have wonderful retro illustrative designs on them.

Obrigado, G (annnd C ofcourse...heeheee)!!!! xoxo

Friday, October 28, 2011

Porto Scenes

... exploring, exploring ...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Portugese Breakfast

My sweet tooth just couldn't resist...sometimes, when you're travelling, you just need to give in.  I love that you get your own cinnamon shaker....mmmm....

Bom apetite!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Planeta Tangerina

While in Porto, we checked out a wonderful exhibit by Planeta Tangerina at the Dama Aflita Gallery. Planet Tangerina consists of the following illustrators: Bernado Carvalho, Madalena Matoso and Yara Kono. 

Have a look at their beautiful collection of children's books here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

C, J, M, and M's Apartment - Porto, Portugal

In Porto, I was lucky enough to get to stay here....

...and have Super Bock beers and home cooked bacalhau (yum! yum!)....

Obrigado, C, J, M and M! :) 

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Jetlagged and back from 2 lovely weeks in Porto and London.

Here are some nice snail mail surprises that greeted me when I returned home....

Birthday card and candies from M from Germany....

Cambodian candies from J, who's traveling around South East Asia at the moment.....

Thank you both so much!



Here's a small glimpse into my trip.....will be documenting/blogging here, and also uploading pics on my Flickr very soon!

Many thanks to everybody for suggestions on where to go! xoxo

Sunday, October 9, 2011

See You Later, Canada!

I'm off to Porto and London for a few weeks!

I will leave you with this emotional tribute outside the Apple store today....

Steve Jobs - you are dearly missed.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lovely Wrist Worms From Berlin :)


More beautiful hand knitted wrist worms and other goodies here.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

September -- October

I think I've almost completely recovered from a most annoying cold....
However! Here are some things that definitely helped made me feel better....

Lovely souvenirs from Kyoto:

A sugary New Orleans souvenir:

A cozy quilt thrifted from the antiques market:

And a very special card: