August 31, 2012

A few lovelies.

It's time for our weekly round-up!
We can't get enough of Jena Ardell's adorable polaroid photos for sale in her Etsy shop! 
There are so many cute prints to choose from!

This bright turquoise and yellow 1950's time capsule kitchen is pretty incredible.

We love these bold pops of primary colors!
In a shopping mood? Well you can buy the top here and the shorts here.

The cutest little bakery (or shop?) that we ever did see!

And last, but not least, I couldn't resist posting this adorable photo!! Little chicks wearing muffin wrappers as tutus! Gahhhh! This is too much.

On that note, we hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

August 30, 2012

Cream & sugar.

Want to take a closer peek at these super adorable cream & sugar sets? Check them out below:

August 28, 2012

Peach & lilac.

After almost a month of not working together at the shop due to holidays and weddings, Stef and I are back at it today and we couldn't be more excited! Our to-do list is huge, and we are eager, and it has us in the best of moods today! On that note, what better than a peach & lilac color combo on this hues-day?
The prettiest blouse from Modcloth!

We want to plan a party just to buy this pretty tassle garland!

Gorgeous table setting from Martha Stewart.

Such a fun dress from Asos, and it's on sale!

August 27, 2012

Our trip to New Orleans aka "The Big Easy."

As you know, Emery and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary back in June, but we just had way too much going on with the shop, weddings, and other events to find the time to properly celebrate, so we decided to take a little mid-August getaway in honor of that and of Emery's birthday! We had originally just planned to go to Minneapolis but we found some last minute cheap flights to New Orleans that we just couldn't pass up! So off we went.. 

First up, we drove down to Minnesota and along the way we decided to check out a local vineyard and do a little wine tasting tour! Neither of us had ever been to a vineyard before but that was something we had both always wanted to experience, so we were very excited about this opportunity!
We had a lot of fun learning about and sampling the different types of wine and walking through the beautiful fields full of rows of trees bursting with grapes ready to be picked! There was also a wood fire pizza restaurant on the property that had a patio overlooking the entire vineyard, which was where we enjoyed a lovely dinner. The food was absolutely phenomenal and so was the view! 

After we finished up our dinner we headed over to Wisconsin to catch a show...
One of Emery's all-time favorite bands is Band of Horses and he has always wanted to see them perform live so for his birthday I surprised him with tickets to their show in Somerset, Wisconsin! He was beyond psyched and I was so happy that my plan worked out! The show was outside and it was the most beautiful summer evening so it was really the perfect venue to get to see them perform. They were absolutely unreal.

Early next morning we hopped on a plane and headed south to Louisiana...
We were only in New Orleans for a few days but we made the most of our time and jam-packed our days full of activities! As soon as we arrived we took a Cajun cooking class, which is something that we had never done before but had always wanted to experience. I'm so glad we did because we had a total blast! It was great to learn more about the history behind the food and learn a little bit more about the city we were visiting! We tried to check out as many bars, lounges, and restaurants as possible while we were there so we made it a habit of going to at least 3 or 4 different places each night! We had to make the best of our short stay!

We ate sea food, listened to jazz, sat on patios, and enjoyed the balmy humid weather! I love all of the lush greenery and tropical plants everywhere... you just don't see that in Winnipeg. As much as I love our home, it was really nice to get out of town for a bit and experience life in a different city.

Before we knew it our whirlwind trip was coming to a close. Until next time New Orleans...

XO, Stef

August 26, 2012

Tiki bowling time!

This amazing photo was found here and comes from a calendar from 1965 from Belle-Air Lanes.

It's time to lace up your bowling shoes ladies and gentlemen and take a trip down memory lane (ha pun intended!) and browse through some amazing photos we found of a magical looking place called Kapu-Kai!
Kapu Kai was located in Cucamonga, California and was a Tahitian style restaurant, club and bowling alley which sounds like the most fabulous combo and we wish we could jump back in time to this Tiki-filled paradise!

How incredible are these lanes!?

The concrete work on the outside of the building was incredible!

We can't get enough of all the tiki-goodness in this photo!
Of course they had perfect signs to match!

That's all for now from this Polynesian paradise!
All photos of the Kapu Kai were found on this wonderful website!

August 25, 2012

RWO Update!

It feels like it has been awhile since we shared how things are going at our vintage boutique Rhymes With Orange. To be honest it still feels pretty surreal that we actually managed to make our dream job a reality. I can't believe that it has already been nine months since we first opened our doors back in December 2011. Crazy! This past year has been such a whirlwind full of plenty of changes, some very positive and others not-so-much, but nonetheless they have definitely kept us on our toes! That is why we have both made a point of taking off as many days as possible during August so that we get a chance to step back, take a break, recharge our batteries, and get inspired again!

With that being said, we are both really looking forward to September and fall months because we are planning on re-vamping the shop and giving it a mini makeover! We are both feeling well-rested and ready to create fun new displays for the windows and inside the shop! We are also really excited to announce that we have plans to add a children's section to the shop this fall! Yay! We will be sharing more details about that as our plans progress!

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more shop progress reports in the future! Hope you lovelies are having a fantastic weekend!

XO, Stef & Erin

August 24, 2012

5 things we love about the fact that Fall is coming!

We have mixed feelings about Summer coming to an end, but on the bright side it means one glorious thing...Fall is almost here! Here are some things we are looking forward to this Fall...
Last minute end of Summer roadtrips! 

The thought of the sweaters we can wear! 
This one from Modcloth is pretty darn cute!

Wearing boots all day everyday! These ones are beautiful!

Soups! Nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a chilly day, and these look tasty!
Photo found here.

Coats! Orla Kiely on the left from Modcloth, and an Asos coat on the right! We want both!

Last but not least, we can hardly wait to load up on cute girly socks and tights!
We want these pastel ones from Topshop in every single color!