My blog has three categories: create, where I photograph, cook, make art and write about the creative process; travel is about my travels, both local and afar; and inspire - photographers, artists, & designers who inspire my work, and interviews with artists, photographers, & creative couples.
Popular blog series include Tovah Cooks where I "made modern" my mother-in=laws 1960's Mad Men era recipes, Creative Couples interviews, fab takes on art & fashion history in Art One Oh One, & Fashion One Oh One, and conversations with Jen Cooper of Classic Play in Talking About Creativity.
And it's another book review for Classic Play! You know that I love sharing my favourite books for littles with you. My six year old daughter really should have some reviewing credit too - we are both book hounds around here. Clever writing and imaginative illustrations? We are sold.
So go over and take a look - this selection is a feast for the eyes - think plasticine...
I have an apology to make. To you, my friends. It's been such a whirlwind with school ending and traveling to NYC and a roadtrip to Seattle and hanging out with the girl and the man that I forgot to tell you about my latest book review over at Classic Play. That glowing orb known as the sun has distracted me too.
Sneak over there and take a look, okay? It is a favourite of mine and the girl's - a treat for the ears and the eyes.
I love doing these reviews - I snoop around the reading nook and look for the perfect book for you and your littles. It's almost like you are here with me!
This is my favourite place to be in the summer. Think warm. Hot sun. Cool clean lake water. A perfect summer day.
I love driving the boat for water skiers and wake boarders. Love creating an experience that they'll enjoy, whether they are a beginner at it or an expert. Finding that perfect part of the lake for them. And I LOVE water skiing and wake boarding too.
The anticipation as I hang in the water waiting to say "hit it". The boat takes off pulling me up. Kicking it back old school on a slalom ski going back and forth across the wake. Pulling so hard on the tow rope that I am almost parallel to the boat. Stopping in at the marina for a popsicle.
And when the boating is done, parking the boat at the dock, hopping into a Muskoka chair and picking up a book to read while I dry off.
You know that I love to read, right? I always have a book on the go. And I have been doing my crazy video book reviews too. Well, here's a list of them all in one place for your summer reading pleasure.
The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles - Think Mad Men meets Breakfast at Tiffany's meets the Great Gatsby
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson - The Royal Tenenbaums with performance artists at parents
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes - Suspense plus a little OCD
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt - A quirky western with unforgettable characters
Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson - If you had amnesia, who could you trust?
Do you want more? I'll be doing some more book reviews soon. What are you reading this summer? If you have a summer reading post, share it in the comments so we can pool our "reading" resources, okay?
(BTW, the sunglasses are Paul Smith from three years ago - you can't seem them TOO clearly in the photo but they are fab).
I love collaborating. Just love it. And I am so happy that I get to do so at Classic Play. I'm over there today with another children's book recommendation just for you. So go on over and check it out. Your littles will thank you.
And if you have any ideas for ways that we can collaborate together - let me know. I'd love to chat.
I've been reading, always reading! But it's been awhile since I did a book review - it's about time. Here's another one, The Rules of Civility, a novel about 1930's New York. Think Mad Men meets the Great Gatsby meets Breakfast at Tiffany's with some Walker Evans thrown in. 'Cause there always has to be some photography, right?
I know you will enjoy it!
And if you want to catch up on the other reviews, there's the Sister's Brothers by Patrick DeWitt, Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes, The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson, and Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson. I promise it won't be THIS long until the next book review.
What have you been reading lately?
Did you enjoy Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenembaums? Then pick up a copy of The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson - it's a family even MORE bizarre. Lots of black humour too to entertain you...here's my review!