Cape Ann

What I Wore: Scarf: Sahalandy Jacket: Talula Bag & Dress: Vintage Tights: Penney’s Shoes:Converse Today was a very relaxed day.  We rose around 8:30 am and took a while discussing what we wanted to do.  We decided to head one town over to Gloucester (pr. Gloster).  It’s a very quick, ten minute drive from Rockport.  Just outside of the downtown is a welcoming centre with a large parking lot, free on the off season. We walked along the boardwalk where we saw the famous fisherman’s memorial, erected in memory of the fisherman who perished at sea.  They have quite a…

Season of the Witch

The majority of today was spent in Salem.  Due to the association of Salem as the ‘Witch City’ it floods with tourists each year in October, to celebrate Halloween all month.  Knowing this I wanted to try and avoid the crowds and traffic congestion.  As we are staying out in Rockport, approximately a thirty minute drive from Salem we left around 8:00 am to see as much as we could before the chaos ensued. The actual spot where the convicted were hanged is unknown.  There is a park west of the historic district in Salem named ‘Gallows Hill’ for what is presumed to be the hill…

Girl, Interrupted

The view of the harbour from our hotel in Belleville This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving.  For the four days off I’ve gone south to New England, specifically north-eastern Massachusetts.  Initially I wanted to visit Salem to learn about the witch trials of 1692.  Today consisted primarily of scenic drives through picturesque upstate New York and New England towns.  Last night we stayed in Belleville Ontario, which I had never been to before.  We arrived after dark and left as the sun was rising, but from what I saw it was very architecturally beautiful and I would really like to go back for a weekend to explore it…

HM-40 Nike Missile Testing Site

What I Wore: Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters Top: Vintage Shorts: Penney’s Loafers: KG by Kurt Geiger While in Florida in 2012 (that post here) we took a day trip down to The Keys.  Out in the brush of Key Largo we came across this abandoned Nike Missile Testing site.  From the outside it was a long narrow building, which had been overgrown with palms. The Shining The inside resembled a hospital, or hotel, as there was a narrow hallway studded with small bedrooms on each side. There were many of these shackles throughout, which made us believe it may have been something…

Little Miss Sunshine State

Being from eastern Canada, Florida is a natural vacation spot for my family.  I’ve been there so many times it has begun to feel like my second home.  We last went there in March of 2013 and stayed in Homestead, right by the Everglades. Here I am with some turkey vultures, re-enacting Hitchcock’s, ‘The Birds’.  These birds are actually a riot to watch.  They bully the alligators around and actually made off with a man’s coat while he was distracted photographing the wildlife. What I Wore: Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters Purse: Penney’s Cardigan: Vintage Top: Abercrombie & Fitch Shorts: Vintage Remember the…