All this dreary winter weather has me longingly flipping through photos of my trip to San Francisco this past summer, and planning even more travels to come.
I realize that depending on where you live, taking the train is not a big deal. Here in eastern Canada, it’s a pretty uncommon experience. I spent some time last week taking the train out and back as part of the shoot for a music video and it was really fun: the sleeping cabins, the lounge car and watching the blur of beautiful fall colours go by. This teeny day trip has me longing for a much longer journey!
A list of ten things that have happened over the past ten days, in no particular order:
1. Hours on the road. Officially caught up on podcasts.
2. Fox sightings.
3. Two lovely weddings which included sparklers, tap-dancing, mojitos and even a pig on a spit.
4. Homemade blueberry pie.
5. The beach – twice, in two different provinces.
6. So many bug bites that I was unable to wear normal shoes for days. Still scratching.
7. Visit to the cottage in the Land Without Internet.
8. Glorious naps.
9. Houses made from bottles.
7. Laundry, laundry, laundry.
8. Simultaneous tea-drinking and blue-heron-watching.
9. Fabric shopping at a price of $3 dollars a metre.
10. Boggle tournaments.
It was a great way to wrap up the summer! Now onto September, and all those emails in my inbox.
I found this store while wandering around Copenhagen. It was in the basement of the building across the street from the Fascinator Store. I carefully climbed down the steep staircase leading down from the street. I had to be careful not to hit my head on the door frame and I am only 5’2. At first, I couldn’t see anything, but when my eyes adjusted to the light I actually gasped with delight. FN92 specializes in gowns and day-dresses from the 1950’s and 60’s. It was a giant happy tulle overload. The owner sat behind the counter and I could hear his sewing machine going. We had a great conversation about the endless stock, much of which survived the second world war, or has been sourced from Hollywood.
What you see in the images is only one part of the store. There is more tucked around the corner and tiny hallways crammed with wedding dresses. You had to be measured in order to try the dresses on, and once I was given the go-ahead I started to load up the dressing room. Unfortunately, even though there was such an amazing selection, I didn’t find anything that I absolutely loved! If you are even in Copenhagen, you should head over and visit the dresses. Just watch your head on the way in.
One of my favourite parts about Copenhagen was Tivoli, a vintage amusement park that is right downtown (and I mean downtown – it’s across from City Hall!). We were there on the solstice and it was light out until the park closed. Some parts of the park have been updated, but the compact space and lush gardens made for a lovely night.