Seeking joy & beauty at home


August to me always signals a change of pace. Yes, the weather here in Toronto is still hot and often humid, so it for sure still feels like summer. But we all know that the summer days are numbered and so I find August brings the urgent need to stretch our days before it’s all too late and we cocoon indoors.

COVID has changed how we live and especially how we interact with friends and family who are not in our bubble. Having an outdoor space is prime as it allows us to safely see our loved ones in the privacy of our own backyards.

I am taking every opportunity to dine outside whether it is simply the two of us or we are having friends over.

Last Saturday we threw out an invite to two gorgeous friends who only ever see each other at our Christmas Eve party. It was fun to have them both together (albeit apart) in the summer evening sunshine!

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