Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Music for the road

As I mentioned in my last post, I went on a whirlwind road trip at the end of the summer. Our souveniers were mainly photos, a poster of the various wildflowers found in the Sierra Nevada, a giant pine cone from the forest floor in Yosemite National Park... and playlists we listened to as we crossed the country. For those of you who will be hitting the road over these coming holidays, here are some songs that kept us company along the way. I thought maybe you'd enjoy them, too. Whether you're heading home to a familiar place or venturing somewhere new, I wish you all the best over the holidays!

A Horse With No Name - America
Tender - Blur
Pale Blue Eyes - The Velvet Underground
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) - Talking Heads
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Oh My Bride - The Deadly Snakes
Bernadette - The Four Tops
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
California Dreamin' - The Mamas &The Papas
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Gloria - Patti Smith
Care of Cell 44 - The Zombies
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Lay Down In The Tall Grass - Timber Timbre

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Online shop opening!

Tomorrow is the opening of my online shop, and I am excited to share what I've been working on with you! Since my last real post here I have quit my job and gone back to school, and in between I went on a whirlwind road trip that began here in Toronto and took me all the way to Big Sur with stops in Utah and Arizona.

We camped at the Grand Canyon, slept in the car at rest stops along the 80, drove down the Pacific Coast Highway and Scenic Byway 12, and loved watching the slow changes of scenery as the cornfields changed to mountains and then valleys, redwoods and finally the Pacific Ocean. It was downright magical. The colours and endless stretches of scenery really left an impression on me, and my first necklaces are inspired by what I saw and loved. I hope you like them!