Canada · Restaurants · Travel

An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

My partner and I took a road trip across the border into Canada this weekend, for an early anniversary getaway to Vancouver. Next to Paris, it’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and I was thrilled to experience it together.  We stayed at the Worldmark, The Club resort, the Canadian, on Hornby Street,… Continue reading An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

Crafting · Paper Crafts

Sewing Vector Icons – Small and Large Sets

As any creative knows, the right image can make or break a project. I love having the perfect pieces that reflect my personal style and color palette. Often, I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for, so I make them myself. That’s how these two sets of sewing vector icons came into being – I… Continue reading Sewing Vector Icons – Small and Large Sets

Inspiration · Travel

Finding Strength in Failure – An Unexpected Journey

There’s a difference between knowledge and experience, and sometimes you run smack into the divider between the two. Confusing them can lead to failure, but if you push past the discomfort, you may find that there is also strength in failure. My recent solo trip to England and Paris really tested the limits of what… Continue reading Finding Strength in Failure – An Unexpected Journey

Crafting · Patterns · Sewing

Good Mews Cat Appliqué PDF Pattern

I originally created this elegant cat appliqué pattern when I wanted something special for a quick “poodle” skirt to wear to a sock hop. Dogs aren’t really my thing, but cats are! “Good Mews” – this appliqué design can add style and personality to your next project, as well.I kept the design simple, with the… Continue reading Good Mews Cat Appliqué PDF Pattern

California · North America · Travel

An Abundant Weekend in Santa Monica

If you’d asked me a year ago what I thought about spending a long weekend in Santa Monica, California, I probably wouldn’t have been very excited. I grew up in the LA area, and going back as a tourist has never made my list. Anything can change with the right enticement, however.  For me, that… Continue reading An Abundant Weekend in Santa Monica

Paris · Restaurants · Travel

Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

I have a little tradition when I’m in Paris. Every morning, I seek out a different bakery and buy a croissant (or two). With just 10 days to spend in Paris, I knew that at most I could only sample a baker’s dozen of croissants. This time I wanted to take notes in case I… Continue reading Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

Crafting · Paper Crafts

A Travel Journal for England and Paris

*Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. For big trips like my recent one to England and Paris, I like to take along… Continue reading A Travel Journal for England and Paris