I hope you are all well. Can you believe it's June? School is almost over. We've been making our summer plans.
We are finally settling into the new home.. We are really enjoying the yard as it's been a spectacularly warm spring. I am learning to live in a more testosterone-charged household. I wrote about it for 1010ParkPlace.com.
I have a new favourite summer wine with the Château La Tour de l'Évêque rosé. Delicious!
Love the view from my office.
We've done a tiny makeover on the home front with the installation of a new office door. Before, I saw and heard everyone clomping up and down the 1980s Alexis Carrington staircase.
The temporary screen was inadequate as you could still see and hear everything.
Voila! A 100 year old mahogany church door from The Door Store was installed. It's high gloss black in my office to pair with the chinoiserie lacquered sideboard.
On the flip side, it's showing off its natural patina.
Mr. Dwell's House has sold!
We now just have the one house, although I have my eye on some income properties in Hamilton. I love that town! Not only do they have Locke Street and Aberdeen, but they also have fries on the beach!
I'll be happy to not have house or moving stress for a while, though. It's driven me to absinthe! We went to Bar Isabel in Toronto for one of the boys' birthdays. They know how to serve absinthe correctly, which is not something that can always be assumed. I also ate my body weight in cured meats. I'll chalk it all up to stress.
One of my favourite events of the year is the twice-annual antiques show at Christie Conservation Area, which we attended last weekend.
I loved these cheese and ammunition boxes but could not figure out a home for them.
This year, there was an extra special treat as Carol Tanenbaum Vintage Jewelry was at the show.
I forgot to take a bunch of pictures because I was too busy pawing through all the finds. This little Dior piece followed me home.
There may or may not have been poutine consumed. It was not entirely authentic (shredded cheese rather than curds) but we managed to make do.
This weekend, I braved the outlet mall in Halton. I have trouble with crowds so we got there when it opened. I scored some Tory Burch outlet finds. It was $130 for a dress, pants and a tunic top. Crazy bargains.
My kids got some cute things for summer. And Mr. Dwell did well too. Still, I can only do that every so often. I prefer to shop online.
I finished Pictures of You. After finishing Cruel Beautiful World, I wanted to read more Caroline Leavitt. It's a beautifully told story about the complexity of grief and if you are looking for something to read, I highly recommend it.
How cute are these two? Serena and Sailor have become best friends, and spend all day walking around the house as a duo.
I hope you are having a marvellous start to June and have some fun plans in place for summer.