Dec 8

Scenes from the Last Few Weeks

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There’s no denying my affinity for all things Christmas, but like most folks I know, the last few years I’ve found myself to be overextended in every sense of the word. Despite closing shop between Christmas and New Years each year, I’m oftena shell of a human by that point, and have legitimately been bedridden come New Years for the last three years in a row. I still haven’t quite figured out the secret to the madness (case in point: I’m currently on week three of a cough and cold situation), but will let you know if I ever unveil it. Until then, I will simply be over here soaking in the twinkly lights, and back to back meetings, with a pep in my step and a good attitude, all while pretending like this lingering cough doesn’t exist. That said, I am admittedly looking forward to this weekend, as I will be sneaking away with some of my blogger friends for a little R&R at one of my very favourite spots in the world, where nobody will need me for a thing. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to for the last little while. And if you have any tips on slowing down to truly savour the holiday season – which is still my absolute favourite, despite the madness –  please let me know! I’m all ears.

{Above: the first snow of the season, during a recent trip to Montreal}

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{one benefit of working for yourself: really great work views in a city that isn’t your own}

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{decking our halls (our home tour is coming next week!)}

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{sage, approving of my vintage rug selection}

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{finalizing the bedroom design for a very lucky little girl}

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  1. Peg Allegretto says:

    Love, love!!! xoxo

  2. KarenJ says:

    I’m not sure why the holiday season is so crazy for so many people. I love it but I also make an effort to NOT let it get crazy so that I can still love it. I’ve pared down my list of gift recipients for starters and try to buy throughout the year to avoid shopping now. If I have to go (and who doesn’t) I’ve found that the absolute best time to shop is around 6:00 pm for some reason – DESERTED. I also limit social engagements in December. I’m here in November and January (and the rest of the year) so why does everyone insist on getting together in the weeks before Christmas? Just focus on family and what’s important to you. It’s not like life stops come December 30.

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