Tuesday, 19 August 2014

One Year!

We're back from our trip! I'll post some details and photos soon.

Eric and I celebrated our first anniversary on Sunday. It's been an incredible year full of laughs and love and it flew by! I can't tell you how much I look forward to the years to come.

Here are a few more of our wedding photos if you'd like to see. It makes me so happy to look through them and remember that amazing day.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Go East!

We're heading to Newfoundland and the Maritimes tonight for a two week vacation. We start our trip in St. John's where friends of ours are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. From there well head to Halifax to visit with Eric's sister and tour around Nova Scotia,  PEI and the Magdalen islands.

I did a similar trip when I was about 16, but I can't wait to go back and take full advantage of George Street! I won't be posting while I'm away, but you can follow along on Instagram if you'd like annapalmiere.

In the meantime, here are a few past warm weather posts:
Homemade sunscreen
Banana 'ice cream' sandwiches
Summer Beauty Favorites
Summer Reads
White Wine Sangria


Have you seen Blake Lively's new lifestyle website, Preserve? I was skeptical at first- thinking it might be totally out of touch- but it serves as great gift guide and place for inspiration. I also think their idea behind giving back to communities is pretty cool.

Goodbye disposable income!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Backyard Dinner Party

We had beautiful weather this weekend so when we invited a couple of friends for dinner, I thought we'd take advantage of it by sitting outside. I set a table in the backyard and bought fresh fish from Catch. They tweet what's fresh each day and you can order it for that evening by calling the restaurant. I grabbed prawns and oysters for the appetizers and made Bon Appetit's Butter Basted Salmon with Hazelnut Relish for the main. We sat out drinking champagne and white wine until the sun went down.

It's nights like these that make summer so awesome.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Stampede City Sessions

Based on the same idea as Austin City Limits, Stampede City Sessions is a show filmed here in Calgary featuring up and coming bands. I only just heard about it, but I'm completely obsessed! It's such a great way to showcase new artists. You can read more about it in this Avenue Magazine article or check out who has appeared so far on the Stampede City Sessions Vimeo.

Speaking of Avenue, their Insiders Guide to Folk Fest is worth a read if you're heading down this weekend. Have a good one!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


Trailers for the movie adaptations of three of my favorite books have come out.

Both Wild and This is Where I Leave You will premier at the Toronto International film Festival this week. I'm looking forward to seeing both of them. Although the movie version of This is Where I Leave You seems a bit more light-hearted than the book, the cast is incredible!

The third is for Gone Girl which comes out in October.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Drift Accessories

At a Market Collective a couple of months ago, I saw the cutest bracelet ring at Drift Accessories. I had already bought a couple of other things, so even though I loved it, I walked away. I immediately regretted the decision and got in touch with designer Natalie and though she had sold the piece already, she agreed to make me a new one. It has quickly become my favorite way to add something fun to any outfit.

You can find out where Natalie will be selling her jewelry by visiting her Facebook page here.