Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Niagara On The Lake - Ice Wine Festival 2012

3 days, 9 vinyards. Lots of sipping and savouring, while making beautiful memories.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery offered homemade cinnamon-cranberry biscotti and fruit skewers dipped in Belgian chocolate with Cab Franc icewine. Heaven!

Breath-taking views at Chateau des Charmes and icewine glazed mini cheesecakes with a red ice cocktail.

Peller Estates homemade icewine marshmallows roasting over an open fire.

The Shaw Club Hotel and the neighbourhood.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Power of Thought

I had a beautiful experience with my Grade 9 Health and Phys Ed class (all girls) a couple of weeks ago. It had to do with the power of thought. There is a Japanese scientist/alternative doctor (Dr. Masaru Emoto) who studied how human consciousness, thought, and emotion affect the molecular structure of water. He exposed water to concentrated thought and photographed the crystals (see the link below, a clip from the documentary What The Bleep Do We Know?).

Love and Gratitude:

Video Clip

The girls and I had a discussion about the power of positive thinking. If the earth and our bodies are primarily water, then our thoughts and feelings have a direct impact on the state of our environment and on our own personal health. We can create our own well-being. I gave my Gr 9 girls waterbottles and markers. They got so excited and spent an entire hour colouring. It was magical.

I love how one girl wrote "Wight (weight) doesn't matter." 


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Woven Storage

I love earthy, natural, woven storage, such as a simple seagrass basket. Inspiration for this month's organizing:

Coastal Living

Pottery Barn

Restoration Hardware

West Elm

Coastal Living

The Elegant Abode

William Sonoma Home

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wishes for 2012

Savour every moment.

Feel joy in the littlest of things.

Surround yourself with the beauty of nature.

Breathe deeply and nourish your soul.

Happy New Year!

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