meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in


  • How beautiful are these garlands of glass and prism suncatchers
  • From Halifax to Hollywood and One Night In Miami – Eli Goree (Men’s Health)
  • And I guess we should start talking about movies! Speaking of One Night In Miami, here’s the story of Kemp Powers who wrote the stage play and then screenplay and is also Pixar’s first black writer/co-director for Soul. (NYT)
  • Like Goodreads but for movies? (Letterboxed)
  • The great bicycle boom of 2020 – Throughout lockdown, rusty bikes were dusted off in garages around the world and sales of new bikes surged. The question is now: can it last? (BBC)
  • It’s called the Chub Stool and I love it (The Design Files)
  • When Did This Become The Rug? There are a million Moroccan Berber knockoffs but — like the Amazon coat before it — one particular brand and pattern is winning. (NYT)
  • The Cabot Trail Relay is cancelled (again) and my heart breaks – very much the best way to run! Probably also why I find this race is fascinating! (via Lee – World Athletics)
  • I only cook rice in the oven, it’s how my mom does it: If You’ve Failed at Cooking Rice on the Stove, Try Your Oven (Bon Appetite)
  • 9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2021 and Beyond (Harvard Business Review)
  • 23 Great Cabins & Vacation Homes because we all want to escape to cabins and vacations homes (Sunset)
  • How I Learned to Surf in Middle Age – The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning,’ (Outside)
  • Meet Biden/Harris Campaign Creative Director Robyn Kanner (design\milk)
  • Now I want to go to Michigan and get a Holland Mill Bowl
  • How to Build a Life (The Atlantic)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in


  • Field Mag / HiHeyHello Magazine are drool-worthy (via Malcolm)
  • Now, insoles are smart – we’re turning into walking/running robots (The Runner Beans)
  • I love that everyone is jumping on the Alexi Pappas Bravey train, she’s one of my favourite athletes and I can’t wait to read her book (A Cup of Jo)
  • ‘You can almost taste the typeface.’ – Burger King Rebrand (Fast Company)
  • I finally watched Bridgerton (meh) and all is not magical in the buzzy period drama (Oprah)
  • You often feel tired, not because you’ve done too much, but because you’ve done too little of what sparks a light in you. (A Fabulous Fete)
  • Pandemic Dressing Takes a Dark Turn: Hate Wear (NYT)
  • Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries (The Guardian)
  • When you can’t fix your kids’ problems anymore (Motherwell)
  • The Beatles: Get Back – I am excited to see this, everytime I hear the Beatles, I am reminded of how much I love singing along… which I just did while watching this sneak peek. (Collider)
  • My worst nightmare is freezing to death in cold water but yet there is something about cold water swimming (wild swimming) that intrigues me (NYT)
  • An object of Desire: A Hanging Laundry Rack (Remodelista)
  • Fran Lebowitz’s ‘Pretend It’s A City’ Is The NYC Trip You Can’t Take Right Now (NPR via Sarah)
  • Left Behind: Persistent Frustrations in a World Designed for Right-Handers (99% Invisible)

Until we meet again, xo

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Every Street of Halifax

To lift my spirits and have some fun while we wait for vaccines, I decided to set ONE goal for 2021: Run Every Street of Halifax (peninsula)! I am not the first to attempt this, nor will I be the fastest, but with just one week in, it has already proven to be a fun adventure, especially when others join me.

I bought a map and will highlight every street as I go. According to Wikipedia, the peninsula measures 3.3 km at its widest and 7.5 km at its longest but there are probably hundreds of kilometres to cover.

My only three rules are:

  1. I have to run at least a block of every named street but will aim to run the full distance (alleyways and unmarked lanes do not count)
  2. I am including Point Pleasant Park, Needham Hill, The Halifax Common, Citadel Hill and other marked trails but not including private military roads for obvious reasons!
  3. The north, south and east boundaries are the harbour, and everything east of Joseph Howe Drive will count for the west.

Let me know if you have any big goals for 2021. If you want to run or walk Every Street of Halifax, join the fun – your fitness tracking stats will thank you.

Happy trails!

FIRST TEN DAYS

meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in


  • The Art of “Shoe-Shi,” Shoe-Shaped Sushi (Vice)
  • Building A Secret Cabin (so sweet!) (swissmiss)
  • And Return of The A-Frame… aka, my forever obsession/dream (Cabin Life)
  • I strongly dislike the word chowder probably because as a kid I hated my mom’s fish and corn chowders (no offence). I want to fix this and maybe start with this Southwestern Corn Chowder (Cookie + Kate)
  • Meet The Musician Turning Random Internet Drama Into TikTok Bops (BuzzFeed)
  • I found a few pieces by this writer that spoke to me: Your Creative Work: Sacred or Essential? and When you can only handle one child—and that’s okay (Motherwell)
  • Is it too early to start on my 2021 Christmas list? I wrote about Jill’s Ooni (formally called Uuni) way back here but now they have a multi-fuel option which is very exciting.
  • Japandi Is The New Minimalism and 6 more interior design trends (Food52)
  • Nothing is more exciting than when some of my favourite podcasters unite Samin Nosrat + Earlonne Woods (NYT)
  • The Counting Crows finished strong in 2020

Until we meet again, xo

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hello 2021

I’m not here to announce my resolutions (drink more water) or deliver a long list of goals (finishing my rug hooking project), and I am also not here to reflect on 2020. I just want to thank all who purchased a calendar! These desktop calendars have become a passion project that I love making, and I am happy to say today I made a donation of $335 to Shelter Movers Nova Scotia.

As a group of women (because 100% of all of the orders were from women), we supported another woman.

Thank you and happy 2021! xo


Did you know $200 sponsors an ENTIRE MOVE for a woman and her children fleeing abuse.