16.7.12

toronto kinfolk

On Saturday Geoff and I were lucky enough to attend a Kinfolk dinner, hosted by John & Juli at their beautiful Georgian Bay cottage. An idyllic summer’s day, filled with new and old friends and incredible food.








Beautiful botanical prints in the guest cottage.


Eloise & Elodie: baby BFFs.



The sun was setting as we sat down to our main meal.


A little Coriander Girl representation, always lovely.


Salad by Sarah of My New Roots.


Nikole & Michael made the trout, and Thom & Nikaela made this arugula and blueberry salad. Yum. Emily made strawberry ice cream and chocolate cookies but I was too full to have a sandwich. Regrets!


We came home with so many treats including the Mjolk book (below), beeswax salve from Herriott Grace, cutting boards from West Elm, and a charcuterie board from the Domestic Curator. Geoff spent some time yesterday rubbing the salve into every wooden item in the kitchen and our apartment smelled amazing. He does most of the cooking at our house and was so thrilled to have these new tools.



Here we are; Geoff took this group shot with his Polaroid 360—the self timer on it is broken so he and sleeping baby Eloise are the only two not in it.

Just gushingly grateful. Thank you all so much (Julie, Nikole, John & Juli, and Nathan & Katie in spirit, wish you were there).

70 comments:

  1. Had such a blast! Thanks for the road trip and hope to see you and Geoff again soon.

    Much love,
    Sarah b

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    1. It was so wonderful to meet you, dear Sarah! x

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  2. gorgeous photographs...I miss summer nights like this - you may have just inspired me to host a dinner party. Also; I am such a sucker for those baby kimonos...super cute!

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    1. Ooh, how nice! I hope yours will be lovely.

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  3. Super lovely - each and every one of you! ;)

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Charlyn! Hope to see you soon.

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  4. beautiful. i love the blue light in these shots. summertime dinners captured in a color.

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    1. Thank you! The blueness was unexpected. I almost thought it was a processing error, a happy accident.

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  5. Oh my! GORGEOUS photos! It was such a dreamy, beautiful day (even though it was so very hot)! It was so much fun meeting both you and Geoff - look forward to more visits!

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    1. Yes it was! It was so wonderful to meet you!

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  6. OOOHHHHH arugula is ROCKET!!!!

    this has been bugging me all weekend!

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  7. Oh wow, this looks like it was an amazing time! I love the aesthetic kinfolk has.

    Xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, I agree. So beautiful, calm.

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  8. How fun & lovely pics!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  9. what a fun experience! Lovely photos

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  10. Wowee! Looks like it was amazing! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  11. looks amazing!!!

    www.wehaveobsessions.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  12. Anonymous16.7.12

    Ahhhhh! What I would have given to have been there and sat next to Sarah B (major internet girl crush) !!!!!

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    1. Haha, aw, then maybe I shouldn't tell you that I drove her there and back? Wink!

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  13. Wow...looks like a great day out.

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    1. Ugh, it was so nice. Wish I could make it to a lake more often...

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  14. what a lovely experience- you'll remember it forever.

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    1. Thank you! And I will, I know it.

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  15. Ahhh such a nice, manageable size for a dinner! (And Toronto wins in the swag department.)

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    1. Oh man, I heard how big the Brooklyn one was and I couldn't believe it! This one was pretty different from the others, I think.

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  16. andreanne16.7.12

    kinfolk, coriander girl, my new roots, herriott grace... too many great projects in the same place. sounds amazing!

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  17. What an amazing spread and location - a privilege for sure!

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    1. Oh yes, I was very grateful to be invited.

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  18. Oh Anabela, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this post. You have a way of capturing moments through images and filling those images with so much depth and beauty. Thanks for this little peek - I hope there'll be a Kinfolk event in Australia one day.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Hila! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I always think it's funny that I have a way of taking pictures that make it seem as though I was the only person in the world, all alone, but that's just my style, I suppose... too scared to take a bad portrait maybe? Ha.

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  19. I was talking with somebody about the "great bands of the world" (like the beatles and radiohead...) and I was saying that, apart from the individual talents of each member, they were so incredibly lucky because they found each other!

    You guys must feel so happy and lucky that you found each other too!, it must be so fun to hang out with people that shares your views and your aesthetics (and collaborate on projects with them!). This wouldn't have happened in other times and without computers and internet. Lately we complain so much about how technology is taking over our lives, but in this case it brings real like-minded people together... I believe is pretty awesome!

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    1. Wow, what a lovely comment! I do feel very lucky. There are times when I feel a little down about living in Toronto (I always crave something a little bigger, a little older, a little more beautiful), but ultimately I love living here because I love the people that I know. I feel so grateful to be connected to this bunch, for sure.

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  20. Ohhh I was wondering what your instagram photos were of! Also I was going to ask if that was Eloise on instagram but didn't want to be a creepy person who recognizes an internet baby. HAHA!

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    1. Haha! Internet baby! Don't worry, you wouldn't be alone in that... I'm pretty good at remembering weird details which can make me feel so crazy sometimes. I think we just don't ever talk about these things, but everyone does it!

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  21. Looks like fun! Those spreads look so delicious, mentally noting for my next party. I love those botanical prints up in their cottage, so nice.

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    1. I love those prints so much! They are gorgeous.

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  22. It was so fun hanging with you and Geoff all day Anabela! Your photos of the day are stunning! Wouldn't it be great to spend summer hanging out on a cottage patio and snack on food all day?

    xo

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    1. Yay, it was so fun to spend the day with your little family! A summer highlight, that's for sure.

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  23. That looks like it was an amazing feast. That food makes me really hungry! Amazing people and amazing food make for a good night. Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

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    1. You're welcome! It was a truly amazing feast.

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  24. what a perfect night!

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  25. I'm so glad I found your beautiful blog! Those pictures are stunning! The one with the adorable babies made my heart melt! x

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  26. Goodness gracious this looked like a wonderful evening.

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    1. It was indeed. Everything is so much better lakeside...

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  27. Oh this makes me miss Ontario SO MUCH. and that food spread, looks delicious, how jealous am I of that cottage.

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    1. Oh yes, there are so many awesome things about Ontario summers. All the lakes!

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  28. everything looks fantastic... great images!

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  29. Oh! I was so bummed I didn't get to go to the Toronto dinner, especially since it was the closest one to Michigan. The photos look amazing.

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    1. It would have been so great to have you there!

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  30. How absolutely beautiful!

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  31. It makes me sad that this dinner wasn't open to more readers of the mag. It looked like such a wonderful time! Such a shame since it's been the only one up on this side of Canada.

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    1. Hmm, well, they might have more of them, although I can't say for sure. I believe that past dinners were in restaurants with room for many, many more people rather than at private residences as this one was. I'm definitely grateful that I was invited.

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  32. ooohhh, the foooood looks amazing!
    you should extend these dinners to Europe, I'm sure you would make many many people very happy!

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    1. Maybe they will! I don't have anything to do with the planning, though! I was just a very happy guest.

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