Happy Memories Lemonade Stand

It’s hot out. You’re thinking nothing could possibly quench your thirst and give you some sort of respite from the never-ending heat. Oh look! Your friendly neighbour has set up the perfect spot to gather and get to know one another. They’re serving pink lemonade (your favourite!), have umbrellas set-up to protect you from the sun’s rays, and there’s good music playing.

Jolly good! Does it get any better than this? Happy memories are being created, right here! As an introvert, I like to have something in my hands, like a drink or something to snack on, when I’m getting to know someone. It’s too hot out for coffee (my favourite beverage), but lemonade? Oh, yes please! My favourite colour combination is mint and salmon, which I used in the image below, in several variations. I can just picture huge trees with lots of green leaves on them, dogs and kids running around in the backyard. . .lots of laughter, and a cool breeze.

 Sigh. I often dream of that kind of a weekend, as I sit here in my apartment in Vancouver. I so crave a lively home surrounded by people I love.  I hope to have my family living close to me soon. 

Happy Memories Lemonade Stand

Vancouver’s Much & Little: Home Goods Store Tour

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Vancouver has a style all its own. Vancouver is a young city with very few historical building, and a mostly grey and glassy downtown.

The buildings downtown have to fit in with a rigid style, so that the gorgeous mountain and ocean views can be appreciated — basically, it’s all glass. This doesn’t mean that Vancouver’s residents don’t enjoy classic décor, or only like stark interiors. I also love injecting my décor with pieces that look older than they are — vintage-style furniture and accessories. There’s no doubt that Vancouver is fresh and innovative – reflected in the modern building styles and interior spaces – but the combination of vintage and modern is what makes it unique.
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I’m on a mission to find unique, interesting and quality home goods and furniture in Vancouver — especially moderately priced products. There are quite a few pockets in Vancouver, where home goods stores seem to congregate. Main St. has several of these pockets, dotted along the long North/South street. One of the most approachable and unique home goods stores that I came across in the Main St./Broadway area is Much & Little. …continue reading