The World
Of ElleSee
by LC McDonald

February 24, 2017

What We Love: Winter 2017



This sweater from Rebecca King Fashion is a staple in our wardrobe this winter. It is perfect for wearing underneath your wool duffle coat this winter -- the neck acts as a scarf, and the bottom keeps your legs warm. It also transfers nicely to your Spring/Fall wardrobes as a cozy sweater. We love the work of Rebecca King -- see previous purchase here -- and are already plotting which sweaters to buy next.



This song from The Overcoats has been playing on the radio a lot lately. We love the vibe of the music, and the harmonies of the voices singing. Beautiful.


We are in love with brooches and handmade pins. This cute little pigeon pin from Jolly Awesome Art caught our eye recently. The shop is currently on a little break, but be sure that we're going to snap it up when it opens again.




February 12, 2017

Unique Last Minute Valentine Gifts



Write a love letter on a typewriter to give along with one of the books from this list -- Pride & Prejudice is one of my personal favourites. If you don't have access to a typewriter, there's nothing wrong with writing a note with pen and paper.



Grab a sassy valentine card from one of Julie Ann Art's stockists -- it's too late to order one. There's even a shop in Saskatchewan that has her cards available. This would be a nice addition to a bouquet a flowers.



If you like to do embroidery -- or have dabbled in it recently -- then one of these simple designs would be quick and easy to make. You just might have all of the items you need to make it laying around the house, and would go nicely with some chocolates.



If your loved one loves flowers, but can't handle the smell, a beautiful botanical print -- that can be found on Google -- printed off and framed would make a lovely gift. This would pair well with a bottle of wine.




February 05, 2017

Cuba 2017: Sancti Spiritus & Trinidad



While we were in Cuba, my friend and I took an excursion from Cayo Santa Maria to Trinidad via Sancti Spiritus -- which was a short stop to get a sangria and explore the streets and churches. Our first stop in Trinidad was a lovely pottery house called Casa Chichi. We were able to watch the items being made, and explore the shop -- which was open-air and so wonderful to be in. I picked out a cute, green teapot to take home with me.

After lunch, where we were serenaded by a local band, we were taken on a tour of some of the main roads in Trinidad, and then we were told to go shop and explore and meet back at La Canchancara -- where we could get some canchanchara served in small glasses that were made by Casa Chichi. 

We visited two different markets, and found a few art galleries to explore. The art in Trinidad was amazing. It seemed like such a creative city where, again, the Cuban people were so warm and welcoming. I also found some beautiful leather sandals that I can't wait to wear this summer. Trinidad is definitely worth a visit while in Cuba.



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