After a vacation of heavy meat & sweet eating, I’ve gotten back into my salad loving ways (& feeling better for it).
Throwing in a picture of my kitchen & some new presents (cutting board & pepper mill) in it that make me very happy.
It’s been forever & a day since my last post. I have been so busy with teaching & juicing & pilates that I haven’t had a moment to write. Teaching is such a challenging job but also so rewarding! I loved my substitute teaching placement & hope to work there again soon. Such a great team to work with!! The teachers & the students made me feel so loved!
After my substitute teaching contract was up, I decided that I needed some workshops to spice up my instructing for Pilates. I decided that ZEN•GA was going to be perfect because of its focus on fascia stimulation & mindful movement. I had an absolutely fantastic week in Toronto training with Pj O’Clair herself!
(here she is explaining the movement of the diaphragms with the breath).
I also got to spend time with one of my besties Darrell. We spent the time that I wasn’t in training; drinking tea, eating good food, shopping (a lot!!) & doing my hair. It was a great recharge week & helped me get into my summer vibe.
Some Toronto pics:
Tried some exotic meat that we purchased at the St. Lawrence Market (which was awesome & I bought some yummy condiments… not the only place where I bought food, went a bit crazy on this trip as you will see in next pic.)
Spent a couple nights with my family in Arnprior (a town outside of Ottawa). It was great. Had a quiet morning to myself (only person up before me was my uncle who went out to play golf)… so I hung out with this guy
I decided to apply for a dream job with a blog company… Fingers crossed. One of the desired characteristics was a great sense of personal style. Which got me to thinking about my personal style & why I have been remiss in speaking about it. After all its my sense of style that organizes my plates…
As I get older my style becomes more and more like my mother. I’m drawn to colours that I’ve seen her wear (& decorate with).
Don’t get me started on my dad. He’s fashion blog obsessed… And is so stylish he’s often on them!
you’d be wrong, he’s also obsessed. He is in love with “dead people movies” (what we jokingly call them since they are all black & white, & all the actors are no longer living), and it gives his outfits a real dapper gentleman flair. Like a leading man…
My wedding day was the day that represented my style the most. I had my hand in every detail of the day. Since we got married in Vegas, and we are both poker players I used playing cards as my theme. I made inserts for my floral bouquets, the invitations, the menus, and most importantly…
I told my “girls” to pick a gray dress they loved & to wear that. No style or length restrictions. & I loved the mixed coordinated look that was the result.
a few years of living with my husband & I now get a real perverse pleasure in matching. There’s a real strict matching rule when it comes to shirts with ties & shoes with outfits, needless to say its rubbed off on me (as I often pick out his shirt & tie combos & and have learnt how precise it must be lol).
Style is personal, & it should be fun. Something to make you smile as you head out the door to face the day.
Our Daily Bread… A very thought provoking exhibit at the Rijks Museum:
Stoneboy double checking that we had our passports: