In celebration of my 30th birthday, I am sharing with you 30 Loves. In 30 years I think I have a fairly good understanding of who I am, what inspires me and what I love. And when you love something, you want to share it with the world so that they can love it too…kind of like the love of God. So here you are, the first 5 of 30 things to love. Think of it as your goodie bag!
** Note: these are in no particular order…**
1. Arvo Part “Spiegel im Spiegel” Probably, my all-time favourite piece of music…enjoy it as you read…
2. Perfect Foam– have you ever noticed that the art of making coffee has gone the route of so many other arts, mass produced for quantity not quality. Here in Europe few establishments have filter coffee, only espresso drinks and I have rediscovered the cappuccino. It’s not about how full the cup is with coffee, but the consistency of the smooth foam on top. Something to aspire to.
2. Tofino– My favourite place on earth. I have said before why I love it so much- it’s just you, the ocean and a good book. Despite, what some might think, I am a girl of simple pleasures and would far rather a week at Middle Beach Lodge than a week in Hawaii. It’s where I rejuvenate, connect and dream and it is where I want to create memories for my children.
|Sunset captured from the Lodge
|My kids love the water…even when it is cold.
|The main lodge at Middle Beach
4.OPI, Privacy Please I am a girl who always likes to have her nails painted but only with natural, healthy looking colours. Last year, I finally found the perfect colour and it is what I wear, almost everyday.
5. The Giver by Lois Lowry: When I read this book as a child thoughts went through my head like, Am I allowed to think like this? What if? That is kind of like our world. It was the book that taught me to think. It was the book that moved me from simply reading a story to exploring an idea and I have been in love with ideas ever since. The plot is engaging but evokes abstract thought in a way that no other children’s book I have ever read, does. I recommend it for all adults and young readers alike.