Two Thousand & Thirteen

Since I shared some of my favorite outfits from 2013, it got me thinking about sharing some moments from the year that I previously shared on here. So here goes. 2013, you had some cool times.

024_24Meaghan and I started Larkspur. While we no longer work together, I could not have started Larkspur without her. She taught me a lot and she’ll always be a part of it in my heart.

0x700 (1) 0x700 (2) 0x700larkspur-9241Kira shot Larkspur’s very first lookbook. We had been bouncing back and forth between ideas for a theme, when the lovely Kira came up with the idea of having a shoot inspired by Wes Anderson films passed. It was such a fun day, modelling with three of my very best friends.

wimberley1wimberley10I was lucky enough to be given a trip to Austin, Tx as a Christmas gift. We rang in the New Year listening to country music, drinking $2 beers and hearing people actually yell “Yeehaw!” Such a magical city, full of amazing people.

kiraDSC_0632I shot photos of my best friends beautiful apartments. It was fun to play around with my camera, and also get to share how amazing my friends are. Still to this day they are two of my most popular posts.

DSC_0016Spent the summer outdoors with dogs and dear friends (and these two got married! The Cronins!)

DSC_0447DSC_0420-1Larkspur participated in our very first Pop-up shop in Mtl, hosted by Penny Lebo. It was such a beautiful and fun day.

0x700 (4) 0x700 (3)Kira shot our second lookbook in Niagara Falls. The day started off pouring rain, so our original plan of heading to the Scarborough Bluffs got kiboshed. Once again, Kira saved the day and we headed to Niagara Falls, the sun came out, and it was the most spontaneous & fun photoshoot. We pulled over wherever we saw something cool and just let the road trip vibes take over.

DSC_0043I spent my birthday swimming (and getting sunburnt) at Elora Gorge with some beautiful pals. We finished the evening off with some beers and a bonfire at Garbage Beach. I felt so full of love and happiness that day.

DSC_0564DSC_0648DSC_0655DSC_0745DSC_0665wg6s29s10Matt and I went on many camping trips in the summer. We visited the Bruce Peninsula, The Grotto, Greig’s Caves, NY State, Tobermory, Flower Pot Island, to name a few. I saw and got to hike in so many beautiful places. I realized just how much I love hiking, and don’t think I could go a summer without it from here on out. It’s my happy place.

DSC_0794Did my first solo pop-up shop with Larkspur at the Parkdale Flea. It was pretty stressful since it was so last minute, but totally worth it.

PK19pent15I was given my dream camera, Pentax K1000, as a birthday gift. I made pretty good use of it during some of my trips, and planned a couple fun photo shoots. It was so nice to finally work with analog again, digital just cannot compare.

DSC_0786DSC_0743I went to visit Farm Sanctuary, which was such an amazing experience. This place holds such a dear spot in my heart. I went on and on about it in my post on this place, so I won’t do that again (you’re welcome.)

F1000016Annual Niagara Falls visit. I don’t know what it is about this place. Probably just that it’s ridiculously kitschy and makes me smile.

s34Spent some wonderful days at a cottage celebrating Lindsay’s birthday with some great friends. The weather wasn’t exactly choice, but we made the most of it.

DSC_0807DSC_0795I shot some photos at Coriander Girl, which I ended up being pretty proud of. This remains one of my favorite posts I put together this past year.

DSC_0150Adopted my sweet little girl Gertrude aka Gertie aka Trudy aka Rude Trude.

DSC_0342Moved into a place I can finally call home (well it’s actually been 2 years, but 1 year in this particular apartment). The Everglades, forever and always (okay maybe not for always).

2013, It’s been swell

onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnineteneleventwelvethirteenfourteenfifteensixteenseventeeneighteennineteenI can’t believe it has been just over one year since Meaghan and I dreamed up Larkspur. Obviously a lot has changed since that day, both for Larkspur, and for myself. I wanted to share a number of outfit posts I have done throughout this year, taken by Meaghan, Matt, and myself. It’s strange not only to see how my style has sort of evolved (but sort of stayed the same), but also the way I like to share the things I wear (also I really like to touch my head and face apparently). I felt pretty nostalgic looking back on these photographs, more so than I had expected. I have so many tangible memories because of this blog. I remember each of these moments…the weather, the people I was with, the way I felt. It’s beautiful really, to have something I can look back on and relive such wonderful moments. 2013 will always hold a dear place in my heart…afterall, I had such lovely people to share it with. However, I am looking forward to this new year. With a few life changes that have come my way, I really do feel like I am starting a new chapter in this silly life of mine. I’m hoping Larkspur will only continue to grow, I can continue to share parts of my life with you, and work towards my goal of having my own brick and mortar shop one day. So cheers my dear friends! Ever upward!

Larkspur Vintage Winter 2013 (and a giveaway!)

It’s finally here! Here is the Larkspur Vintage Winter 2013 lookbook that Kira shot for us last week (which we could hardly wait to post)!


The shop will officially be open for business next Thursday, and to celebrate, we’re offering a 25$ gift certificate applicable to anything in store! To enter, just leave a comment saying just about anything – your favorite book, movie, recipe……whatever you like! And for an extra chance to win, share this post on Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/Pinterest/Instagram, and leave a second comment with a link to your post!

A winner will be selected using a random number generator, and announced next Thursday with the shop launch!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday – and have big plans to ring in the New Year!