Colourful Corners and a Visit to The Cross

April 3, 2012

As I mentioned in my last post, we were invited to The Cross on Friday to see what’s new in their Yaletown store for the Spring and to mingle with other local bloggers and media over tea and some of the most delicious banana bread I’ve ever tasted! Although I was feeling a little bit under the weather, I was very glad that I made the trip…the store was full of beautiful vignettes, juicy bursts of colour, and unexpected pairings everywhere I looked. Owner Stephanie Vogler gave us a sneak peek into what inspires her with home decor these days and we got to view this charming behind-the-scenes video for a photo shoot that they recently did with Janis Nicolay for Poppytalk. And they sent us home with the most incredible goody bags ever…thanks so much girls! Of course, despite my promise I did of course forget my camera but I did manage to snap a few pics with my iPad to share…

The rest of my weekend was full of rain and cloudy skies, although the kids and I did make a visit to the movies with friends to see Mirror Mirror, which was great. We also made another trip across the border where we hit Target before actually managing to find some sunshine to walk around in. The kids liked the ice-cream part but Rachel is a far better antiquing companion than my three young-uns! I really must stop complaining about the rain so I will instead focus on some colourful corners like these…can’t you just picture yourself with a coffee and a fresh magazine? While the children play outside? I can!

Finn Rocker from Anthropologie

Janis Nicolay for Style at Home. Home of Shereen de Rousseau. Design by Nancy Riesco.

Design*Sponge. Home of Erin Hiemstra. Photo by Bonnie Tsang.

Matchbook Magazine via Decor8

Better Homes & Gardens

SF Girl By Bay. Photo by Bonnie Tsang.

Home of Old Brand New via Decora tu Alma

Lonny. Designed by Victoria Thompson.

Better Homes & Gardens

This weekend we’ll be driving to Kelowna to spend Easter with Brad’s brother’s family and we’re hoping to spend a day up at Big White with everyone too. Our son Gabe is turning 9 in just over a week and we thought a snowboarding lesson would make the perfect gift….he’ll be a natural, judging by how good he is on a skateboard. What do you have planned for this Easter long weekend?

 

 

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2 ana {bluebirdkisses} { 04.03.12 at 9:50 am }

I ADORE the Cross. I am really sad that I didn’t get to go in during our last trip out last weekend. But at least they ship to Toronto! yey for that
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3 Jen { 04.03.12 at 9:56 am }

The Cross is one of my favorite stores, I used to visit on my lunch hours when I worked in Yaletown…lovely post..I’m with family over Easter so I’m very excited and can’t wait for the sun to arrive!
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4 Angela { 04.03.12 at 1:48 pm }

Oh wow! What a great looking place!
I’m really enjoying the inspiration I find through your blog, so thank you. It makes me want to go re-decorate.
I have a little vintage Etsy shop that you might like. If you get a chance, I’d love for you to take a peek. :)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Surfaced Or you can just click through my wee blog to get to it.
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5 Jessie { 04.03.12 at 3:25 pm }

Beautiful photos, as usual! I’d give a limb for a built-in day bed like that…hopefully I might be able to just incorporate one into my home one day instead of having to make that sacrifice though! :)

6 Birch + Bird { 04.03.12 at 4:28 pm }

The Cross is such a great store and it’s been fun crossing paths with Stephanie and their PR guru, Megan Close, more than a few times this past year! Glad you all enjoyed the post and, Jessie, please don’t lose any limbs on account of us ;)

7 jan | poppytalk { 04.04.12 at 11:04 am }

Was really nice to see you again! It as a nice event – so many lovely things!

8 Birch + Bird { 04.04.12 at 12:12 pm }

So great to see you too, Jan! I know, almost too much eye-candy to take in at once!

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