Monday, August 31, 2009

Last stop - Campbell River, BC

The last stop on out trip was Campbell River. Salmon fishing capital of the world.

Out on a whale watching boat trip.

Hiking at Elk Falls Provincial Park

The big salmon fishing trip

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Tofino is such a beautiful, rugged and natural place. We really felt like we were in one of the last untouched places on earth. Here are a few highlights of our stay here.
A fabulous sunset boat ride through the area.

Surfing lessons

Hiking through the rainforest

Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park
The longest stretch of sand swept surf on Vancouver Island
breathtakingly beautiful and virtually deserted

Monday, August 24, 2009

A New Attitude

We are on Tofino time!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Butchart Gardens

Besides dragging my kids through Victoria today, I actually made them go to Butchart Gardens. It is not to be missed if you are in the area.

We went there at six in the evening walked around for a while and then stayed for the concert. My boys didn't disappoint though, they did manage to spend at least an hour wrestling on the grass.

1st Dibs Friday Fun - Children's school house decor

What fun would it be to decorate a children's room in vintage school house decor.

Friday, August 21, 2009

We may never come back...

The view as we take the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria on Vancouver Island.

And the view from our hotel in Victoria.

More to come.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Good Cause

I just wanted to put this out there to recognize all the hard work my husband puts into all his philanthropic endeavours. Well done. If anyone is interested, here is one that is close to his heart, Bergen County.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I need a vacation... sneak peek

As we head off to vacation in a couple of days, I thought I would leave you with another sneak peek of some new Mitzvah designs I am working on.

If we have internet access, I will try to post a few photos from our trip. We are off to Vancouver Island, BC. Beaches, rain forests, hiking, fishing, whale watching, what could be better?

Friday, August 14, 2009

1st Dibs Friday Fun - an 18th Century Kitchen

I dream of the day when we have the opportunity to remodel our kitchen. What fun it would be to infuse it with the charm of an 18th century farmhouse style. Here are a few ways to do that.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Urban Outfitters

I wish I worked in an environment like this. Creative inspiration all around. This is repurposing at it's best. Check out this article at about the making of the Urban Outfitters corporate offices in the Philadelphia's Navy Yard.