October 7th, 2014

Bookmark | HealthFoodSnob

In The Anthology’s Bookmark column we explore some of the most inspiring places on the wild, wild web.

I’m cheating with this Bookmark pick. Because I’ve actually featured HealthFoodSnob before, back when it was just an Instagram feed.

But as of this week, it’s also a blog. So I figure it deserves a repeat feature. Besides, it’s run by my sister and she cooks and bakes for me a lot so I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that keeps happening.

With that, my friends, allow me to introduce you to HealthFoodSnob the blog (which my sister built in Squarespace and she’s been raving about that platform almost as much as she’s been raving about her Vitamix).

It’s stocked with recipes that are good for you, tasty and completely unpretentious. So bookmark HealthFoodSnob already and bookmark The Anthology while you’re at it.

[Images from HealthFoodSnob, naturally.]

P.S. Beef up your list of favourite links with The Anthology’s Bookmark picks.

October 7th, 2014

Giveaway | The Ultimate Vancouver Home and Design Show Bundle!

Hey design lovers! Want to win your way into the Vancouver Home and Design Show? And want a bundle of exhibitor gear to go along with it? Heck yes! Then send me a note and you could win:

UPDATE: Contest Closed. Congratulations, Shevawn and Emma!

September 25th, 2014

Style | The Earrings You Will Never Have and Some You Can

I love museums, but there’s one thing I hate about them: you can’t take anything with you. You find a painting that would look perfect in your living room? Too bad. A statue that would look swell in your jardin? Tough luck. It’s especially hard when you find a pair of earrings that you’d love to add to your jewelry collection, but they date back to the 2nd or 3rd Century BC and are part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

But I’ve found three consolation prizes. Are they identical? No. But they capture the essence of those millenia-old gems. And they’re actually attainable.

1. Elizabeth Cole with iridescent crystals.
2. Erickson Beamon with tooled metal accents.
3. Elizabeth Cole with Swarovski crystals.

September 4th, 2014

Pinstagram | Wolves in all sorts of clothing

The Anthology’s Pinstagram column marries the dream (Pinterest) and the reality (Kelsey Dundon’s Instagram photos of places and faces in and around Vancouver).

Cat ears and cat eyes. When I styled a back-to-school shoot I fell in love with this kiddie cat ear headband and I always love beautifully executed liner.

Flatastic. I spent a good portion of my weekend running around in these olive TOMS and I’d happily spend a good portion of my week rotating between these flats

Barely there. This Bare Knitwear scarf (handmade in Vancouver!) is going to keep me mighty warm come fall and these metallic leather shorts would keep me very cool.

Wolves and pups. My little pup loved the mural outside Gjelina in LA and I love the ferocity of these overlapping wolves.

Midas likes it. Mr. T was my muse when I layered on those necklaces and he’d definitely approve of these magical playing cards from Anthropologie.

P.S. There are more photos where these came from so add The Anthology on Facebook and follow@KelseyDundon on Instagram.

September 3rd, 2014

Trippin’ | 24 Hours in Toronto

People are always shocked that I’d never been to Toronto. And I suppose it is weird. I’ve travelled a fair share, I’m as Canadian as a loonie and I’ve passed through Pearson Airport a lot, but I’d never actually been to the city itself.

Until my friends at Canadian Tire turned me into a little Christmas elf and flew me out for a media event. (Long-lead publications plan things very, very far in advance so editors start thinking about the holidays mid-summer.)

I spent the day bauble-hanging, glue-gunning, ribbon-wrapping and sharing a few of my favourite decorating tips and tricks and DIYs.

Alongside Toronto-based stylist Renee Elliott of Re:Creative Studio.

Which was a heckuva lot of fun.

And then exactly 24 hours after I arrived I hopped on a sunset flight back to the West Coast. Thanks, Canadian Tire! Next time I’ll stay longer so I can actually explore the city.

September 2nd, 2014

Workspace | Truvelle Studio

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

It’s refreshing to see a desk with a sewing machine in place of an MacBook, isn’t it?

These shots are from Truvelle Studio’s new Gastown digs.

And boy, do they make me want to trade in my Word Docs for a sketchbook.

It’s here that designer Gaby Bayona makes custom bridal dresses that look as pretty as her workspace does.

So if you’re in the process of putting a ring on it, you’ll find plenty of aisle inspiration here.

[Photos courtesy of Truvelle]

P.S. Creep the creative spaces of some very creative people, like Erin Shaw of Shaw TVErica Lam of The Style SpyNiki Blasina of A Haute Mess, and Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl in The Anthology’s Workspace column.

P.P.S. Know someone whose Workspace should be featured? Send a note to KDundon@TheAnthology.ca

August 22nd, 2014

Wear/where | Technicolour Skirts and Technicolour Lights

It’s a colourful world. So dress accordingly in a very bright, very bold ankle-skimming skirt. But don’t let your walls be wall flowers. Let them shine by draping them in multicoloured lights.

Wear: A vibrant full skirt (this particularly beautiful one was photographed here).

Where: Rainbow lights from Bright Lab.

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