Behind the Lens: An Instagram Weekend
After a hellish work week with impending deadlines and not enough hours in each day to complete all of the copywriting assignments crossing my desk, I was ready for a restful weekend up north at a friend’s chalet.
Prior to hitting the road, I indulged in a little retail therapy to compensate for my exhaustive work week.
I picked up four Denby Truffle mugs to add to our growing collection of pieces that we started as a newly married couple almost four years ago. Growing up, my parents had the Denby Gypsy collection and, ever since then, I am extremely nostalgic about Denby stoneware. My Dad eventually passed the collection on to my aunt, but I kept my Mom’s favourite mug, which I drink my weekend coffee in. I snagged these Denby Truffle mugs at my local HomeSense for a whooping $7.99. I might go back and pick up a few more, since they normally retail for $45 a pop.
After some retail therapy, I got to work in the bathroom and started styling the space for its upcoming reveal. On Valentine’s Day, Ted surprised me with a gorgeous bouquet of bright and cheerful flowers (which I will take any day over roses), but after a week and a half, they were looking tired. Rather than relegate them to the green bin, I re-arranged the flowers in a small, rounded vase and placed them on the bathroom vanity. An unconventional room to keep fresh flowers, but I’m not one to always follow convention.
On my same trip to HomeSense, I picked up some 100% Egyptian cotton towels and this brushed nickel hand towel valet. Retail therapy never looked so good!
Then it was time to hit the road for my weekend of relaxation. And, treacherous roads. I will admit that it was a white-knuckler of a drive up on ice-covered roads with blowing snow.
Thankfully, I arrived at my destination safely and awoke to this wintery scene in the morning.
The rest of the weekend was blissfully relaxing with rounds upon rounds of Catan…
Walks in the brisk wind and sunshine…
And, endless cups of coffee and my Kobo.
I feel refreshed and recharged for another hectic week.