Chicago’s been on my list of must-see cities since my family visited (sans moi) a few years ago. Granted, I was living in New Zealand at the time, so passing up on a few North American trips didn’t seem like such a big deal. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to visiting the Windy City! I’m especially […]Read more "Next Stop: Chicago"
If you’re not yet following me on Instagram, please check out my account: vanessaortynsky. Natalie and I getting ready for the ceremony! My boyfriend, Nick and I grabbing a midday coffee following the wedding ceremony of two of our closest friends, Kirsten and Steve. Jake and I love tapas, especially snow crab pogos! Mary, one of […]Read more "September: As Told By Instagram"
When someone close to me dies, I’m shortly thereafter reminded of the circle of life. Following my grandfather’s recent passing, I vividly recall an influx of infants and young children swarming the Toronto Pearson Airport. Again, while spending a string of days and nights at my grandmother’s house, I played with a lovely little boy […]Read more "Love Poem"
How To Relish Autumn: 1. Make mulled cider (I’m obsessed with mulled wine over the holiday season, so I’m going to attempt to make mulled cider in September) 2. Drink pumpkin ale and convince Nick to brew pumpkin beer. 3. Make pumpkin loaf, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin pancakes (I’ll leave the pumpkin pie to my mother!) […]Read more "She was named for the fall…"