She is an amazing woman who lives in Paris and writes a blog.
Witty, talented, creative, funny and her strength will surprise you as she bravely faces ALS head on.
Be warned that she does not mince words.
She has been living with and battling ALS for several years...it is a terribly debilitating disease and Ellie has enlightened and educated readers about the various challenges that she faces with this condition.
Quite recently her health has deteriorated...and the lovely and gracious Vintage Contessa who met Ellie when she visited Paris, has posted a couple of items for sale to help Ellie...
one of which is a Chanel handbag.
If you prefer to donate on a Go Fund Me Page her friend BFF Yolanda, wife of David Foster and one of the Real House Wives Of Beverly Hills has set one up here.
Ellie needs your support...and prayers.
On our recent trip to Vancouver we explored some new venues...
I though you might like to see a few snapshots.
Pottery Barn Kids window display had ballerinas and a tea party theme.
Meinhardts, West Elm, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Williams Sonoma, Indigo,
Diane's Lingerie, Lords Shoes, Ming Woo Kitchen Shop, Anthropologie and many more...
Emma Bridgewater HUGE teapot for sale at the consignment shop Turnabout Home.
You would need to use your muscles to pour tea from this pot!
After perusing South Granville we walked towards Granville Island
on our way we popped into a few shops
Granville Island Florists
Heather Ross is a Vancouver based artist and she has just released a new bookNatural Eclectic."
Her studio is a mix of her paintings and natural and vintage finds.
It is small but well worth a visit.
The Imported linen towels were very tempting...
Fullhouse is a large home decor warehouse that features mid century modern
mixed with a few choice new items.
I love this vintage Dansk ice bucket that they have used as a planter.
Kay Bojesen monkey
larger than any of the other monkeys I have seen by Bojesen.
We walked through Granville Island and the market.
Ate a tasty lunch at SandBar restaurant before hopping on a little ferry to cross False Creek to Yaletown and walked back to our hotel.
We had a fun filled weekend with good friends, lots of walking and a wee bit of shopping.
The weather was fabulous and the views spectacular.
We are back into our usual routines...
with a lovely weekend away still fresh in our mind
which reminds us of why it is so important to take time off and get away
time to relax and to recharge our batteries
explore something new and different
and enjoy the scenery
if you cannot travel far
go to a local event or peruse a new shop
visit an exhibition
walk in a different area of town
buy local produce from a farm market stand
have a coffee somewhere new
try something new
try being a tourist in your own home town
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~