Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nova Scotia

In August, we got to visit Nova Scotia once again. It feels now like a little tradition, in a way, to visit each summer. And we are very lucky because is a place like no other and going has been quite easy as Alex visits customers there every summer so we just tag along. So, is really not like a vacation because most time Alex is working but for Amelia and me is a great opportunity to explore, relax and enjoy the city and then, when Alex finishes his work there, we always take a few days off to explore together. 

Some years we have gone to Lunenburg and last year we visited Cape Breton. This time we stuck close to Halifax and we went to Peggy's Cove, which is one of my favourite places in the world (well, that whole coastal drive along the Atlantic is).

It doesn't mater how many times we visit, I honesty never bore of Nova Scotia, is one of the most beautiful places I know (the landscapes, the ocean, the lighthouses, the little boats, the colourful houses, the weathered fishermen towns!) and always feel so peaceful when I'm there, beside the Atlantic ocean. 

Most of the photos I took where with my phone so if you want to see more, please visit my Instagram account! you will need to scroll down a bit as I posted more of those when we were there! Here, I'll share with you the photos I took with my regular camera the day we visited Peggy's Cove, which was a super windy and rainy day, the perfect weather to visit the place if you asked me ;) 

The first batch of pics, though, was taken at the Bas-Saint-Laurent which is here in Quebec, while on our way to the Maritimes . I hope you enjoy them!

If you ever have the chance to visit Nova Scotia, don't doubt it for a minute! You'll love it.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

New York

It has been a long while! Such a hot and busy summer this was and I hope it treated you well and that the beginning of Autumn is bringing lots of lovely things your way.

Can you believe September is almost over? I hardly believe it, with time going so fast and also, with such unusual high temperatures. Normally, abut this time of the year the leaves on the trees would have turned orange and brown and yellow but this time, the colours are late, just starting to show up. My tomato plants are still giving so much fruit and well, is not that I'm complaining about the chance to enjoy a bit more of warm weather but I worry about our planet and the way we are making it act weird and off. 

We have enjoyed our summer so much, travelling a bit and enjoying the backyard, relaxing and focusing on family projects. It has been a lovely summer! And I wanted to show you some pictures from our trip to NY earlier in June. 

It was super hot and humid over there and just the second time I had  ever visited. The first time was more than 10 years ago and we stayed there just for a couple of days, hardly seeing much else than a few landmarks (it was super fun thought!). I enjoyed it so much this time around, having a lot of days to take everything slowly and  having the chance to truly explore the city. Still, so much stuff left unseen, unvisited! So that makes for plans to go back in the future!

My favourite parts were exploring little streets, the Museum of Natural History and as half of our stay was very close to Central Park, spending the days in such interesting place was great. Just taking it easy, bringing lunch to the park and exploring little roads, and bridges and lakes and looking Amelia enjoy the playgrounds. It doesn't sound like much but just the quiet of being in another place, with nothing else to do but enjoy the views and explore, was amazing. Liberating. 

Much of the pics of this half part of our trip were taken with my phone so I invite to check my Instagram account to look at those ones (you'd have to go back a bit though, as I posted them while in NY).

The other half of our stay was in the Nolita neighbourhood and oh boy, that was cool. The restaurants and little shops. I was so full all the time just by trying a bit of this and that in different restos, and snack places and pastry shops and ice cream shops. But I loved it, haha! it was so good. 

We also got to visit the Etsy hq's! that was super interesting and it felt like I had come full circle in a way, having Etsy being such an important part of this creative adventure for such a long time. I'll make another post with pics just from that visit!

But now, the photos! 

Such nice memories...I just love going out of town with my family and having these experiences with them, gosh, there's just no better company than them. And Amelia, well, she's just the best, she's so enthusiastic and full of wonder, is contagious :D

Hope you liked the photos and thank you for reading my blog!