The amount of time we’ve spent staring out the window in the past few days is a little ridiculous, haha. We admit it–we’re completely mesmerized by the Bay packed full of ice. It showed up in a steady stream over the weekend, like a parade in which only ice floats participated. (There were probably a few seals and birds, too). Yesterday morning, the Bay was … Continue reading The Ice is in.
Hands up if you feel as sad as we do when local small businesses announce they’re closing down? And it felt like we were sad more than usual in 2016. We’ve seen the downtowns of quite a number of cities–nationally and internationally. Guess what? St. John’s is still our favourite. Sure, the brightly coloured rowhouses and view of The Battery have something to do with … Continue reading Christmas Shopping Done Locally
It’s January. Again. Is it a sign of age when you start thinking each year goes by faster than the last? January’s a good month for cleaning up–the files on one’s laptop, for instance. Which is how I came across the forgotten photos in this post. Let’s all remember how nice our weather was back in the Fall. (It’s easier to do when you ignore … Continue reading Stages of Many Colours on the Baccalieu Trail
Here’s what we recommend when you love travel but can’t quite afford the long-haul international flight and four weeks of accommodations: Take a local road trip. It’s been much too long since we’ve ventured outside North America, but such is life when unpredicted expenses pop up one after the other. To feed our restless wandering souls, we took a few days off recently to drive … Continue reading Trinity Baycation
On very rare occasions, the stars line up and place a bunch of your favourite spots in the same immediate area. Such is the case with “the steps by the War Memorial” in downtown St. John’s. Now, don’t get us wrong, downtown is FULL of lovely places. If we both made a list of “Five Favourite Places I’ve Ever Been”, downtown St. John’s would make … Continue reading The Steps by the War Memorial
For the past four years, we’ve spent many a day decorating cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. We’ve designed and decorated some pretty intricate-looking treats. Despite this, we were nowhere near prepared for how beautiful traditional henna is. Last month, we had the chance to meet the lovely Parinita and try henna for the first time. Rather than attempt an explanation to those of you unfamiliar with … Continue reading Local Love for Henna Body Art
As a hairdresser, you would think I’d listen to my own advice: don’t bleach it too much, use treatments between each lightening process, use thermal protectant, don’t use super hot water, etc… Unfortunately, I’m stubborn and didn’t listen. As a result, my hair is fried to shit. (Okay, it’s not THAT bad…but it’s bad.) Let’s go back to last year this time when I had beautiful, healthy … Continue reading How Powder Room D Wigs are Saving my Hair