travel

travel: grey days in paris

i woke up this morning to grey grey everywhere. 

i live for the sunshine. sunlight makes me smile and close my eyes and sink into the warmth radiating into my whole being. 

however, after spending a full week in the grey cold days in paris, i have new special spot in my heart for the absence of sun.

the weather then was much like it is now, low 40s, without a sunbeam to warm the white of the architecture. i snapped lots of photos of the stark contrast of white buildings and grey skies. 

i hope these little snippets from my time traveling in march help you cheer you on this chilly chilly october day.  

love, laila

sacre coeur in montmartre

a glimpse of sun, just after dawn.

artist studios at montmartre musee

detail of carvings at notre dame

hello! braving the cold and exploring the streets of paris!

travel: upstate ny - an apple picking kind of day

this past year, you may have noticed,

there weren't any posts about the farmers market.

instead, i joined a csa with my good friend julie.

and one weekend, we went on a trip

to upstate ny-

and visited the farm that grew our veggies.

along the way, we stopped to pick some apples.

it was a perfect apple picking kind of day.

this was back in... 

october.

 

enjoy the apples and veggies!

& happy new year!

+ remember when i used to make monthly desktop images for you all?

january 2013

(click to download through my flickr) 

kicking the year off right ;)

love,

laila

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travel: farmer's market - my favorite vegetable

photos from my trip to the market last week.

+ a little soundtrack for you too.

'vegetables' by the beach boys.

it is gray and rainy today 

so i don't think i will be experiencing 

the bounty of gorgeous fruits & veggies

this week.

such a bummer, 

but outdoor markets are much less appealing 

when it is pouring.

enjoy these photos though - from a sunnier day

and think of all your favorite vegetables!

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pst! all this veggie themed inspiration is headed somewhere...

an update!

i was asking over on ravelry - would you prefer a spin-along?  or just an entire update of misc. fun fiberyness with the punchy colors of late summer vegetables!

batts, rovings, yarns- all freshly picked from your favorite farmstand.

coming soonish. 

xo! 

laila

travel: a weekend in warwick - the town + thrifting

i recently spent a weekend in warwick, and it was exactly what i needed in terms of a vacation.  great food, laughs and lots of nature + country charm!

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thanks to this $500 rolltop library card catalogue, 

i have been lusting after any + all

i can dig up 

 on ebay and etsy searches!

oh if only we had been driving a pick up truck

and i had that kind of cash to spare! 

it was in an awkward spot, hard to snap a good pic- 

so this is the only image. 

but man, oh man. 

trust a girl, it was fantastic!!

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