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Mish Mash Friday no.22

I've been trying to get back into the groove of things here on the blog- since I got back from NYC. I've had a hard time concentrating and not much motivation to get to my computer and tell you about all the wonderful things I want to share. I can blame it on the weather or perhaps I have too much going on in my little head that I'm having a hard time focusing and organising my thoughts. So this post was supposed to go up last week and instead it's up this week!

I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful people I got to hang out with and chat with while in NYC. I thought it would give you some amazing people to discover over your long weekend...

So here is how I spent most of my time in NYC... you can also check out my Instagram for a few photos!!!

I got to NYC on friday afternoon, I was hoping to do some blogging and pinning on my 9 hour bus ride, but the wifi was intermitten and driving me crazy- so instead I made pompoms (15 I think) and 6 ended up on 2 necklaces I made for my Cousisn's daughters who I spent that afternoon with. It was nice catching up with my cousin- felt a lot ike when we were younger... miss those days.

1- On saturday I took it real easy, I had lunch with Andrea who introduced me to Jolyne. Man was the grill cheese yummy. I think Andrea is one of my first bloggy friends and I would have never thought a year ago that we would have met in NYC. It was too short of a lunch and I would have loved to chill a while longer- I guess I'll have to go to Glasgow then!

2- I ended up spending the afternoon with Jolyne who I felt like I knew forever. We shopped, talked and laughed. You must check out her shop- it is simply awesome! All the stuff I like, handmade, modern and vintage in one stop.

3- I just had to stop into this shop and got some toys for kids, a sweater for my husband and notebook (so I can get organised) for me. Now why haven't they opened up shop here yet!

4- That evening I went to the Petite Parade Fashion Show to watch the Diesel fall collection. I ended up seeing more heads than anything but I did get a glimpse of June Ambrose and her super duper cool kids June and Chance. I then rushed over to Playtime to meet up with Marie-Laure which you might remember from the DIY posts she did for us this winter. We had a lovely evening and the best vietnamese food in China Town. I'm pretty sure if we lived in the same city we would see lot's of each other! You have got to check out her new blog- it's all about DIY's project, each new one is the cuter than last!!!

I spent all of sunday with the Babyccino girls Courtney and Esther and the cutest babies checking out and chatting with all the amazing designers. You can see my round-up here.

5- Monday morning was spent with Marie-Laure and Sandrine at playtime. It was really nice getting to know Sandrine better and finally meeting her. I love her work and her blog too- this is one you'll want to bookmark.

6- I spent the afternoon walking around Soho to check out a few stores. I had not realized Sweet William had a shop in Manhatten and was really excited to have a look. I was bummed out when they didn't have any Bobo Choses left in Miss E size but found some other goodies I'll be sharing with you next week. I also ended up at a trunk show where I met with some fabulous designers- Jennifer that you know from this weeks Show & Tell post. And finally I ended up at the Crewcuts offices where I met with the designers and had a really lovely chat. Did you see their cute new video yet?

7- Tuesday was spent at ENK and I discovered yet some more brands, all of which I'll be sharing in the next few months. Yes that many!!! Or perhaps I should strart blogging twice daily. It was really nice chatting with the Anais and I ladies and so many more...

8- I almost went to ENK only to get to meet Anabel- she is as sweet as they get. It's one thing seeing all these beautiful collections and items on the web and then an other when you get to actually touch and feel them. Fournier is one of these collections where it's so much more amazing in person!

Then I headed home with my head full of ideas and inspiration, a heart filled with lots love and new friendships. It was a long 9 hour bus ride, I got home at 4 am and was woken up at 6am by the happiest kids in the world!

Have a wonderful weekend!



Mishmash Friday no.21

Oh it's been a long long time since I did a Friday Mishmash post... the last one was in July and it was a good one! Maybe unconsciously I was worried I couldn't top that one- well I'm over it!

March 1st might means spring for some- not us Montrealers, March can be brutal and in my case the most depressing, you'll see me jumping up and down April 1st! Ok, I'll stop being such a downer, I know spring is just around the corner and when I think of spring I think dresses. I love the spring and summer months because we can finally wear our dresses again!

So today, my friday list is dedicated to wonderful world of dresses... some handmade, some you should make, some to inspire you and some I'd love to buy!

The origami style dress you see above is incredibly amazing! When I saw this on Mari's Blog Small for Big, my head started spinning- the details, the add ons, the colors, the styling... I will say no more, find out all about it here.

I wish I was invited to this Birthday party! I might just have to "copy" this dress, love the stitched detail way too much!

And how cute is this fabric for a dress- It works so well!

I am totally obsessed with this dress, I wonder if they ship to Canada?
Actually I have a love for donkeys these days... you should check out this Pinterest board of mine!

And  love every dress this french company makes. Miss E has a lovely black one I bought second-hand and I can't wait for her to wear again.

I've got my eye on a few dresses in this Etsy shop...

I think I need a bigger budget for dresses! How about you? Do you love dresses or are you more about shorts and t-shirts in the summer months? I probably spend the most on dresses and tunics for Miss E- probably because she can wear them the longest- from dress to tunic to top!

In case you missed it I'm collaborating with J.Crew on their kids "The small stuff" Pinterest board.

I also blog every Monday on the Sweet and Sour Blog, here are a few of my most recent posts: Yellow Mellow & Shops to Love on Etsy.

And as always I'm over at Babyccino, lately I've been talking about Montreal designers- it's all here.

Next Friday I'll be heading to NYC for Playtime- will any of you be there? If you see me- pleaaaase come say hello!!! Have a great weekend



Mishmash Friday no.7

Alright, I didn't love my "linky love Friday" title so I changed it up a little... I feel like my Friday list is always a little bit of a mishmash of different unrelated things... It's no different this week!
Hope you have a very happy Friday! Via Petite Alma...

I love this little movie for the making of Coco Mag on Vimeo. It make me smile every time...
I discovered Siaomimi via Paul et Paula. I think I could buy the entire collection, it's right up my alley!
I would love one of these ceramic girls for Miss E's room... Not sure which I like best! It's not too clear on these photos but the heart is cut out. Love it! I first saw these cuties on Pinterest, but you can find out more about them here.
And here's the bed to go with the ceramic dolls... Miss E is going to need a big girls bed pretty soon! Also from my Pinterest Via Summer-Ize.
This is the most innovative and intriguing teddy bear I've ever seen... Go check out the video on Kickcan & Conkers, the whole concept is so interesting.
Now if only I had 112$ to spare, I would buy Mister M this Stella McCartney military hat... They've put together a cute Christmas selection with items starting at 25$.
I don't know about you but I'm having a hard time finding a card to send out... So far this is one of my favorites! Actually, There are a few cute ones in this Etsy shop.
I think next week is going to start to feel a lot like Winter Wonderland around here!!!
Have a great weekend!