24 October 2010

The Little Things

When was the last time you got a gift for no reason? 

Yesterday I had lunch with my very old friend A - we used to roommates in the late 90's up in Churchill, the polar bear capital of the world. A now lives in Calgary and I'm here in Winnipeg so it's only been recently that we've reconnected.  Sweet girl brought me a present for no reason and it was so touching!  It really made me think about how nice it is to surprise something with an unexepected gift, whether it's a small token or a treated meal or doing something nice for someone.  It made me feel so good that I'm going to try to do more of that in my life for others.  Hopefully they enjoy it as much as I did!

Now the gift - I'm not really a candle girl but A has converted me with this amazing scented candle from Paddywax.  This one's from their Library collection, which features a literary legend and a quote.  I got Jane Austen of course - it couldn't be more perfect!

The pretty packaging is a lovely linen box with this absolutely charming label...

The candle comes in a glass holder and it smells of lilacs - which reminds me of the annual Lilac Festival in Calgary I used to attend when I lived there.  Heavenly!

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday!  Mine will be lazy, how about you?


  1. How sweet! Can I ask why you lived in Churchill? I assume that you aren't a trapper by trade...

  2. I love it!! What a wonderful gift and a beautiful friend! Angie xo

  3. I'm a candle girl - especially ones that come in pretty boxes.

    Little gifts are one of life's great pleasures.

    Em of jake + cleo

  4. little presents are the best =)

  5. Loving these exclusive but endearing gifts:)


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