Sunday, June 26, 2011

a fascination with fascinators

I officially declare this fascinator thing a frenzy. I have to admit that when things become trendy I want to run away, but I just watched this little video that really calmed me down and gave me an appreciation for how a beautiful fashion icon like Princess Kate can shape a culture. It is a phenomena. Don't get me wrong. I love fascinators and have been making them for years, but I have always enjoyed hatting the strong, independent hat wearers who have had the courage to be seen even before the media decided that it was O.K. Thanks Princess Kate for being a strong minded leader of beauty and thanks to a all my loyal customers of the past 17 years who have all been royal princesses in their own right.
Here's the link to this video featuring one of my best customers- Beauchapeau Hat shop in Niagara on the lake.
You can see the video by clicking here

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

When The Sun Shines in Lunenburg

When The sun shines in Lunenburg there is no more beautiful place on earth. We haven't had much of it lately, so on Sunday the whole town was out celebrating. First stop- ice cream shop

Sitting outside on our favourite chairs we happened to meet our good and most adorable friend, Lucy with her dad, Marcus. She was carrying her pet lasagna noodle.

We all headed down the street to the Dory shop where Tony has been working on the two schooners being built there.

Not the worst view in the world.

Dusty and Lucy seemed to have their own agenda.

The white box you see is one of the cabin houses that Tony built.

And here's my ruggedly handsome boatbuilder himself.

Next stop- Picton Castle, which is now docked in the harbour. The town feels so festive now. The Picton Castle sails around the world, but calls Lunenburg home.

There's no heading down to the waterfront without Dusty insisting that we go into the Fisheries museum. Doesn't seem to matter that we have probably been there over 50 times since moving here. Good thing we have a season's pass. Of course, one needs to be donning an organic cotton and hemp jersey hat when hammering trunnels into a plank of wood.