Thursday, May 31, 2012

biking in toronto

I am loving the warm weather lately and have been dying to get out on my bike and cycle around town! Toronto has opened up their roads to many bike lanes making cycling a more pleasurable experience. If you are nervous about the rules of the road with biking, here are some tips

Toronto is a great city to visit as it holds many attractions. We have fabulous shops, delicious restaurants and luscious gardens. I recommend renting a Bixi Bike allowing for you to go directly from each location quickly! It not only is a cheap ride but it is a wonderful way to view the beautiful city!






Thursday, May 24, 2012

amalfi coast of italy

One of the most stunning places in the world is Italy's Almalfi Coast. My family and I visited years  ago and had an unbelievable time. Take me back there . . . 



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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

the house penthouse

This Penthouse suite designed by Emily Summer's is a handsome getaway in the clouds of Dallas Texas.



Interior Design by Emily Summers



Sunday, May 20, 2012

lemon salmon

The perfect summer lunch is my mom's famous lemon salmon. Pair it with a nice white wine and a balsamic vinaigrette salad.


Images & Food Styling By Sara Russell Interiors

Salmon Marinade
- Lemon zest
- Grated fresh ginger
- Lemon juice
- Dijon mustard
- Orange juice
- Fresh garlic
- A pinch of brown sugar



Saturday, May 19, 2012

may long weekend

The roads have had lots of people traveling north yesterday and now the lakes are filled with boats! I hope you are all on a dock somewhere enjoying the lovely sunshine with a tasty drink in your hand.



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Thursday, May 17, 2012

delightful pools

The warm weather is finally here so make sure your pool is ready for a long summer of entertaining! 







Wednesday, May 16, 2012

vintage & painted brick

A selection of vintage images on a painted brick wall takes my breath away.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

cute save the date

Summertime is wedding time so make sure you send out your "save the date" early! Play around with fonts, paper and make it unique!

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Monday, May 14, 2012

DIY chevron rug

I am seriously loving chevron these days but am finding it hard to get a great deal on a rug! I came across The Little Green Notebook blog and found a great DIY for a chevron rug. All she used was an inexpensive rug from IKEA, tape, latex paint and a brush. 

The total cost of this project was $36 and 3 1/2 hours!








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Sunday, May 13, 2012

happy mother's day xo

This morning my family and I made brunch for Mother's Day. What a perfect day to eat outside on the patio! Crepes are an all time favourite of mine, berries are always a must and of course top off the brunch with fresh orange juice and champagne!






All images by Sara Russell Interiors