Friday, August 26, 2016

Friends, Food, Laughter...

Yup, we have great family& friends...they are all ours and taken!  Last week-end, we were invited to a friend's condo near the water.  It was a beautiful day with gorgeous sunset, lots of laughter with friends and great food.  You can't ask for more!  The icing on the cake was watching planes landing at the airport from the condo. 

My week end through the iPhone lenses.


 
 
 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Windows to the world

When we added on our family room, my one and only inspiration was a picture of a church window with paisley design from a magazine.  The first couple of photos below, were what I really wanted and the family room addition was planned around this window.  The focal point was to be the window.
Researching the exact window, it obviously was an original window in a church and now made into condos. I tried with so many different window companies to have it custom made to no avail!!!  So we settled for the window/door that we currently have...deflated?!



This is our window in our family room.  Nothing like the paisley design but it is still a focal point in our family room.  I also wanted Transom windows above the sliding doors.  Due to structural issues with the porch the idea was scratched.  Thus, I installed a mirror above the sliding doors and added strips to elongate the look of the doors in lieu of the transom windows.


 
Morning coffee view...
 
 
Dusk view... 





Some inspirations that I had saved when we were planning our addition.  Windows that is to die for!  Who would leave the house if you had windows like this to the world.  You don't need art work when you have windows like these...











 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Qubec City via Montreal

It was a random unplanned vacation with our friends.  How lucky are we to have wonderful friends that we can laugh with and enjoy a relaxing vacation.  Even though it wasn't a planned trip, what a trip it turned out to be! 

It began with us driving to Montreal.  I have been to Montreal before a few times, mostly to visit the famous miraculous St. Joseph's church or to see friends and relatives.  We never had a chance to really relax and tour Montreal. 

You know there are places that feels like an oasis in the middle of the city.  Well that is exactly what Point Claire Village felt like, not too far from down town Montreal.  With lake Saint Louis as the backdrop we couldn't have asked for more.



As you walk along the cobble stone streets by the water, there are amazing quaint restaurants and boutiques for eye candy.  I had to restrain myself from buying.











 

 

 
Today's city guide is devoted to Quebec City!   We love traveling and have visited several European cities, but Quebec City deserves a special mention for the history and the hip vibe.  If you squint you would think you are in Europe.  I will let the pictures speak for itself... 






  

 
We stayed in a beautiful apartment inside the wall in old Quebec City with ceiling to floor windows. It was an enjoyable stay as we started the day off with a relaxing breakfast before a hectic day. And ended the day with after dinner drinks, laughs and conversations into the night.
 


 
Enjoyed meals at beautifully decorated Bistros...in addition in sidewalk cafes listening to local musicians playing instruments or singing.

 
 We had purchased some CDs from a guy playing trumpet on the street.  We drove back leisurely listening to old songs on trumpet, windows down, along the river, stopped for food and test drove our retirement life!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...