New East Coast Music

This is so great! If you are on the hunt for new east coast music to discover here’s a fantastic tool. The ECMA app available free on iTunes. It’s been out for quite some time but I just found it recently.

Here’s the description: “Connect with your favourite East Coast artists and discover new ones with the East Coast Music Association app. Listen to new tracks, watch videos and keep up with what’s happening in the music scene on Twitter. ”

I’ve already found some great new-to-me artists.

ecma app image


The ocean is calling

The ocean is calling

Seven days. I have seven days left in Toronto before I head back to Nova Scotia for two months. Just writing that scares me a bit because of all that I have to get done in those days but never mind.

Maritimers are sometimes ridiculed for wanting to go home so often. Why is that? Why wouldn’t you want to go to the Maritimes? Especially in the summer.

Here are just five of the reasons any sane person would want to high-tail it back to Nova Scotia:

  1. The natural beauty. National Geographic has said that the Cabot Trail is a “must see”. Any list of top drives in the world will list the Cabot Trail as one of the most beautiful.
  2. Golf. Canada’s only true links golf course is in Nova Scotia.
  3. Music. It’s an integral part of life and kitchen parties so many great east coast artists.
  4. Pride in culture. English/gaelic road signs, anyone?
  5. Donairs, blueberries, lobster. Enough said.

Seven days is too long.

Like a boat out of water

Happy summer everyone. Summer in Canada must… absolutely must, involve a canoe at some point. For those who are unable to gain access to a canoe or a rowboat or are afraid of the water or are land-locked or just look at things a bit differently there is a solution. Suspending a boat on your ceiling isn’t for everyone but it is one way to bring the boating life indoors.  I’ve gathered for you six examples of boats stuck on ceilings that are so interesting and original they will make you look up and say… “I wonder”.

boat on ceiling

Elle Decor via The image above is of the home of Jeffrey Alan Marks. The first time I ever saw a boat suspended was in his home on the series Million Dollar Decorators (which is a wonderful binge watch by the way).

boat on ceiling I can only assume that the rest of this lake house is pretty impressive too. If you have a ceiling like that who wouldn’t hang a boat?

canoe on ceiling This boat skeleton is pretty sculptural.

canoe on ceiling I find this example too close and a little scary, as though it’s going to fall.

canoe lighting

It looks like this unique canoe light fixture is no longer available  here

canoe on ceiling The shadows this casts must be interesting.