Oooooh! A brand new year! 2018

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I know. Tulips and sundresses in January! - but honestly, I am just so thrilled that our Vancouver Cherry blossom trees are budding already and I am leaning with excitement into Springtime. Here's to the light! Over the holidays I managed to get out for some wonderful snowshoeing in Whistler for some fine anti hustle and I was reminded how very much I love being outside in this beautiful place of space.  When I am in my studio, I want to be outside - and then when I am outside, I want to be in the studio (because creative ideas are easily born in the freedom of nature)

Funny that.

This Summer I am hoping to find myself a most beautiful yellow canoe (a kayak will do fine too) to paddle about our flickering green rivers.  I am my very best self when mingling with the elements.   2018, I am thrilled to make your acquaintance.  I would like a year of laughter, even more family togetherness and a healthy dose of clowning around. Everything is within reach. (along wth that yellow canoe - then all my asking is done)

Speaking of the studio - this morning I am sipping a Matcha latte and humming various tunes to myself and I thought it might be lovely to share a roundup of some of my favourite inspirations with you.

A heart sweet love story.  Makes my heart beam. Oh, and this too. A perfect pairing.

I made a brilliant loaf of seedy bread and can testify it is off the charts spectacular

The only skincare I ever use. All natural, cruelty free. 

New fave instagram accounts - so adorable! - simply gorgeous

Looking forward to this film - and how perfectly stunning is this apartment? Mine is tiny tiny but I am also on a pilgrimage for color.

 

The best illustrated books of 2017.

And Oprah.  Long may she reign. The best is always last....

I hope your 2018 is something else!

Love,

Maddie