Photo Diary: Dundas Peak

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There’s little more that makes me as happy as hiking does; give me some good pals, beautiful weather, scenic views and a camera, and you can be certain I’ll be in good spirits (obnoxiously singing to vocalize my joy, no doubt). This past weekend Zach and I decided to do just that, and headed for Hamilton to see some of his best pals, Nick, Jesse and Emma (but she was away), their ridiculously adorable daughter Dorothy. I don’t visit Hamilton much, but I think it’s well worth the trip every so often – aside from the lovely people who reside there – just for the views. Dundas Peak is stunning year round, but particularly so in Autumn with it’s colourful, changing leaves. We didn’t make it all the way to the peak, but what we did see was enough to leave me satisfied (that’s what she said).

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Photo diaries are one of my favourite series on the blog and you guys always seem to enjoy them, so I’m happy to finally (!!!) be able to share another with you. Hope you like them ❤
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Bikini Babes

photo 1 (24)This past weekend Meaghan, Amanda, Sarah and I headed to Hamilton to have a little reunion with Kira who was in town from Chicago visiting her family. If you guys have been following this blog since it’s inception then you will remember Kira and her extraordinary photography/design skills (and her flippin’ infectious smile), which she so generously loaned her magic making talents to us throughout much of Larkspur’s baby years. It was so fun to have a girls day, sipping drinks in and by the pool, dancing like fools to 90s jams and laughing a whole bunch. I had never been to Kira’s parent’s place and I’m sad I didn’t take any pictures of it, because honestly, it’s so amazing! Think West Hollywood mansions in Brett Easton Ellis novels – all white, big bright windows everywhere, with the air of a place both nostalgic and futuristic. It would be the place where the young and rich came to party, doing lines of coke off marble counter tops, wearing sunglasses inside and bathing suits 24 hours a day. Obviously not the type of shenanigans we were getting into, but that’s what this place feels like could happen.

I did manage to snap a few pictures of my babely friends (and one adorable pup) though, so you’ll have to deal with that instead of the house…poor you.

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Whitehern House, Hamilton

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I’ll take any chance I can get for trips outside the city. Since leaving Montreal and giving up my car, it isn’t as easy to run away on a whim for the day. This week though, Kira left me her car while she flew off to visit her fiance for ten days in Chicago, and I took full advantage of it. On Saturday, Alex and I drove out to Hamilton to do some thrifting for the shop (we’re really excited about our next few shop updates!), and while we were there we took the opportunity to check out Whitehern and take some pictures. There’s a place in Dundas (allegedly haunted) that we were hoping to get to, but the weather was spotty, and we were on a schedule, so we stayed close – maybe next time.

Whitehern was home to the McQuesten family, a fairly influential Victorian family in terms of industrial development in the area. There’s a great family history here, with links to all the children and what they did with their lives, as well as some pretty amazing bits of letters between the family members. My favourites are the ones from the Mother, who sounds like she was pretty sassy. The house itself is open for viewing, and from what I read, it still contains a lot of their original belongings. As usual, I went on a day when it was closed, so we weren’t able to get inside to visit, but it looks like it might be worth a tour.

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Outfit Details 

On Alex

Yellow blouse: Larkspur Shoppe Summer Collection

Floral Skirt, Brown belt, Shoes & Purse: Thrifted

Bowtie: Handmade

Socks: Urban Outfitters

On Meaghan

Shorts &  Blouse: American Apparel

Tights: Target

Shoes: Bass

Belt & Sunglasses: Thrifted

Posted by Meaghan