Poor Pony is not having a very good Valentine's Day! She's fine, but we did have to cancel some cool plans this weekend to keep an eye on her. At least her new collar/cape is very amusing. The saddest little flower.
Here is some pretty imagery I have been collecting for the past little while, because as far as I'm concerned, love and hearts are worth celebrating every day -- and at my house, we do. No one has a monopoly on love, so just let it flow.
Clockwise from top left: Love Always banner by Nice; the most beautiful veil in the world by Twigs & Honey; heart-shaped umbrella; heart cats of unknown origin
Fuego set from The Loved One; silk bow dress by Gillian Tennant; swan photo by Elle; Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony heart sunglasses
Previously Owned: Oh yeah, lots of people have mentioned Lush -- I haven't had much luck with Lush, though.
erin jane / atlantic treefox: Yeah, it's worth a shot! The shop does say she makes things specifically for sensitive skin!
Michelle of The Feather Den, Annie, Natalie, erica-knits, Kate, Cassandra, jlee, JustChiffonandDandy, Sarah, julie, Jane Flanagan: I agree! She does beautiful work and I'm looking forward to receiving my soaps and trying them out.
Danielle: It's true, the scents are a big problem. I also hate that so many of them are anti-bacterial by default.
Stephanie: Yes, you're so right about that! At work I have to use whatever anti-bacterial liquid soap they put in the pumps and I am constantly having to moisturize. Not so much at home, though.
Bite The Beat: Yes! Everything is better in small batches.
Rizie: Very wise, girl!
Siubhan: Oh, indeed! I'm hoping to learn how to do it myself.
Wishcandy: Yes, I don't like shower gels too much myself -- they really make a mess in the bath and leave a film on the tub when I'm in a hurry!
erin: I'm sure the scents are delicate and lovely. They must be!
amy w - over and under: Oh no, that's too bad!
Hwasoon: Thank you for doing beautiful work! I can't wait to get my soaps.
BH: Oh, thanks so much! So nice to hear.
Anonymous: Thank you! I have a Toronto tag on my posts, so when I talk about anything local they should be easy to find! But I will do my best to post more Toronto-related content! I'm glad you enjoy it.
sweetie pie press: I completely agree! I see no reason for spending more than $6 on something that is on your face for about thirty seconds at the most.
kater: Ha! Nooo, don't do it!
Victoria / Cats Dreaming in Keylime: Nothing better than clean, it's true.
Anonymous: Hi Alyce! I wrote a post here that mentions a few of my favourite places: http://fieldguided.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-tronnow.html I also have a tag called "Toronto" that should pull up most of my Toronto posts. If you'd like more information or more ideas, please feel free to email me!
Kitty Stampede: Oh yes, pear is such a wonderful scent! The funny thing is I don't like eating pears as much as I like the smell of them.
Denise: It's relatively new to me as well, but I love it!