It seems like I blinked and suddenly the Summer months came to an end. Mine was certainly a busy one. From working at the stores, to my own wedding and decor jobs, to my sister's dance studio opening, this Summer was certainly more work than play. Luckily, it's work I love and I can't wait to share what I have been up to! This weekend, we will be celebrating some important milestones--my dad's 60th birthday and my parent's 35th wedding anniversary. I hope you have an exciting weekend ahead, and without further ado, scroll for this week's Feeling Rosie.
To accurately describe how much I enjoyed To All the Boys I've Loved Before, I will tell you right now, that I read it in less than a week and have already bought and read the second installment--P.S. I Still Love you! Yes, it is an "easy" read. Yes, it may not be earth shattering in terms of educational value, BUT who cares when it was written with such honesty and warmth? It was easy to relate to (especially for me, with two sisters myself!), and it was so easy to love each character. It was truly refreshing to read something so elegantly simple--a love story that captures the wonderful awkwardness of your first love. I would absolutely recommend this to my girlfriends. Would you?
For my next Bookmark, I will be reading a book my Mom and Aunt Karen have been urging me to read for years now. The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Society, by Annie Barrows, may not be new to the shelves, but I am told it holds the test of time. Amazon describes the book as "written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways." I can't wait to dive in!
What's the best way to beat this heat? Sangria of course! And what better place to enjoy a cold one, then in the Beaches. The Beaches is one of my all time favourite Toronto neighbourhoods. The houses are freakin adorable, there are shops and restaurants galore, and of course you have the waterfront. It feels like it's own beach town within the big city. So check out how my sisters and I enjoyed our day by the water.
After a crazy, fun, HOT weekend (stay tuned for a post on the Luna Dance Company Open House!), it was nice to use my Monday off, for a whole lot of relaxation. I have been trying to make a conscious effort of being outside as much as possible this Summer. I remind myself of the torture that is our Winter, and I quickly quit complaining about the heat. So, we biked, walked and then ended the day with ice cream by the water. See my Snap Chat story below (ChloeRoseInc), and don't mind our sweaty selfie, it felt cuter at the time...