vendredi 26 octobre 2012

The grass is always greener...

when you live in a small town!

I think we have everything we need here and yet
I sometimes wish there would be more choice
in terms of places to go, art exhibits and expressed creativity in general.
(I spent the first 27 years of my life in Paris so that probably doesn't help)

So whenever a creative person opens a little gem of a business,
I get pretty excited.

Such is my feeling when I go to the new flower shop named Bellaflora.

Her owner Kyla is sweet and talented.
I love her incredible eye for flower arrangements and decoration.

She taught a moss string plant workshop a few weeks ago.

My friend Myriam, my mum and I went there to learn...the ropes (that's right!)
about making these hung little planet looking plants.

 All you need is a potted plant, some thick moss and a solid string.

Kyla taught us a lot of things that evening:

  • Plant care and their different needs (it can works for a succulent plant, an orchid, a begonia...etc)
  • Technique of square not / macramé
  • Technique of moss and plant arranging to make it look round and pretty.
  • how to make the best chutney ever to serve with her platers of cheese and fruits.

This is why I loved it so much:
  • I admire my plants everyday!
  • All of us had so much fun watching our creations!
  • They are baby proof!
  • I want to make more with my friends!
  • I now want more green in our house!

These pots are NOT baby proof but they will host some basil that I'm going to try to keep over winter...
...wish me luck.

the shop is situated
at 621B Herridge Lane
in Nelson B.C.

jeudi 18 octobre 2012

Leef Peeping

This morning 3 things happened simultaneously.

I was waiting to get my car at the mechanics,
while reading the Nelson Star cover article, 
when I learned a new expression:

I like it.

I find this idiom funny too and I don't know if it's only because of how it sounds to my french ears.

Anyway, it made me want to finally edit some pictures I took last Sunday.

I was on my way to meet a friend and her new born, but we missed each other.

I'm still glad I went because I took these amazing shots of my beloved town.

lundi 15 octobre 2012


Here it is,
freshly published !

This was made possible thanks to Chantal
and her amazing skills.

I am very excited about it,
Soon I'll have my brand new business cards and stamp
(watch out for me stamping everything
including my own hubby...what?)
which means I'll be able to ship away my designs!

There is an Etsy store
aaand a facebook page too.

Ok now I have to figure out how to put little permanent buttons on this blog...

samedi 13 octobre 2012

Little ritual among friends

One of my favourite things in life is to take the time to sip some tea.
Simple, right?

It's even better when a friend comes over to share a cup.
(made by Kalika)

Usually I go for a yummy tasting tea,
either green tea _ turkish recipe (with date, rose and berries)
aka "the best tea in the whole world"
or herbal with camomile, orange blossom and linden blossom

But on a chilly autumn day,

My friend and I thought we could hang out
while drinking some healthy brew.

We went for a home made mix of reishi slices, red clover, astragalus...and linden blossom.
Way to boost your immunity, I tell ya'

jeudi 11 octobre 2012

Family visit and adventures

My mum and her partner came for a week visit.

 it was the occasion to explore the surroundings
with new eyes.

 Visit our dear friends from the Lardeau river

Grant & Leslie's place is welcoming and beautiful,
surrounded by wildlife,
it left us in awe.

I think they might come back to visit us soon...

mardi 9 octobre 2012

Rivière Noire

There are so many talented people in the world,
it's overwhelming sometimes.

The last example is this song,
which leaves me dreamy and transported
each time I listen to it.

I now wished I could understand Portuguese and Bambara,
would anyone be able to translate the lyrics for me?