Weekend Anthology ~ January 2016

Morning ritual c/o the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in PSP
Morning ritual c/o the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in PSP

Every year around this time I get the itch. The Palm Springs itch. The Coachella itch. The incredibly strong pull south to the desert itch.

Every January, the Coachella line up is released, a flurry of tickets sell out and I’m left yearning for days of sun, music, dancing and friends. After the festival, we usually spend a few more days with poolside drinks and patio ceviche or coffee at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club or mini-excursions to explore the other nooks and crannies of the Coachella Valley. When I’m old I will own a vacation house in PSP – I swear.

This year to help with the itch I’m taking part in my first EVER DIY challenge as I participate in the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge at the Edmonton Renovation Show. Upcycle a door for charity? Kick 2016 off with a major creative outburst? Pay homage to my love of desert modern architecture? Why not! Thanks for the nudge Karen Seen & Heard in Edmonton, so far playing with paint and sandpaper and an old closet door has been oodles of fun. (More later this month…)

Besides usual life/work/mamahood/winter juggle, I’m (like you) scanning the interwebs for good reads, big laughs and life hacks/advice.

Currently….

I’m missing the Albert Frey designed Tramway Gas Station come Palm Springs Visitor Centre.

Loving this new Canadian typeface.

Re-reading this comic advice on apologizing over and over #sorrynotsorry

Giggling at The Pretty Secrets’ bloopers (see 2016 intention #5)

Thanking the universe for friends who let me beta test their new natural body care products like the Amazing deodorant from Element Botanicals (Rosemary, Lavender & Comfrey keeping my pits under control)

Referencing this Essential Guide to Skiing the Rockies ski infographic from the Fairmont

Filing this wine tasting ‘how to‘ away for future use

Reading a explanation for Edmonton’s numbered restaurant names from Eat North

Feeling proud of the Southern Gulf Islands (holla Saltspring, Gabriola, Galiano) for their showing in the NYT 52 places to go in 2016

Watching my friend Catherine Roscoe Barr of The Life Delicious give fab advice on self-love and ditching the all-or-nothing mentality.

What are you reading on your laptop/tablet/phone these days?

2 thoughts on “Weekend Anthology ~ January 2016

    1. Awww shucks, thanks Karen. I was just working on my upcycle project last night. So fun and SO MUCH painter’s tape. 🙂

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