on the heels of another busy summer, where half-packed suitcases and drying swimsuits occupied the better part of the apartment for months, we felt the need for some reorganization. 
we certainly don't want to rush summer away, but we are starting to feel the fall nesting bug. 
we tackled our built-in - a prominent focal point in the living room - giving it a fresh, almost back-to-school look.

montreal  :  clark street mercantile
this summer's been full of travel, including a first-time visit to the charming french canadian city, montreal.
full of cobblestone streets, unique restaurants, and grand old architecture, the area reminded us of some 
cool parts of new york, with a bit more french and a lot more canadians.
we made an unexpected stop into clark street mercantile, while waiting for our breakfast poutine at faberge 
(thumbs up, by the way), and were happily surprised.
think best made, with more of a focus on clothing and accessories.
we fell in love with a photograph that made its way home with us,
and we'll definitely be back for more next time we make our way up north.

neighborhood flea marketing

the american trade hotel & casco viejo historic district - panama city, panama

and we're off . spending the next week in a panamanian paradise.