Love

I don't like Valentine's Day but I love Love. 

I had compiled some images of expressions of love I have seen around. Graffiti on walls, accidental heart-shaped pizzas, intitials carved on picnic tables, clever quotes inscribed on leaves, pebbles in Lola's pockets shaped like hearts. They were all lovely but this is the image that really gets to me. I have not seen this flower myself; the moment was experienced by Amy Merrick but I feel so much when I look at it. The vulnerability, the fragility, the determination, the defiant explosive flower atop a spindly stem. I love that it appears to flourish from nothing, no lushness, no nutrient rich earth, no perfect situation. It is bursting in the most inhospitable and unlikely climate. Then... then there is the person who saw all of this and thought to tape it up. One simple gesture,

That is tenderness.

That is love.

 

 Happy Valentine's Day  Thoughts | Janaki Larsen            Photo| Amy Merrick

Happy Valentine's Day

Thoughts | Janaki Larsen            Photo| Amy Merrick

Holiday Hours for Marché + 7e7

Please take note of the following holiday hours for our cafe and our concept store.

Le Marché St. George
4393 St. George Street

December 24
(Christmas Eve)
8 am to 4 pm

December 25
(Christmas Day)
C L O S E D

December 31
(New Year's Eve)
8 am to 4 pm

January 1
(New Year's Day)
C L O S E D

7e7 / Janaki Larsen / Mandula
7 East 7th Avenue

December 24
(Christmas Eve)
10 am to 4 pm

December 25
(Christmas Day)
C L O S E D

December 26
(Boxing Day)
C L O S E D

December 27 to December 30
I N V E N T O R Y  D A Y S
(viewing by appointment only. e-mail: isshamarie@marchestgeorge.com)

December 31
(New Year's Eve)
C L O S E D

January 1
(New Year's Day)
C L O S E D

Regular hours for 7e7 resume after the new year.
Tuesday to Friday: 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
CLOSED: Monday and Sunday

Year of the Fire Monkey

Today officially marks the beginning of the Year of the Fire Monkey. For those celebrating Chinese New Year, we wish you a Happy Lunar New Year and a Happy Family Day!

Some news for those of you wondering about Atelier St. George. We will be re-opening the showroom, officially, on the 15th of February, and hosting a grand re-opening party on the evening of the 18th! For those of you who haven't signed up for the Atelier St. George newsletter yet, you can do so here, to keep up to date on showroom sales and new products that will be coming in over the next few months!

 In Chinese tradition, surrounding one's table and surroundings to herald the Lunar New Year will bring one's household much prosperity and good fortune. Here's hoping! (Vignette styled with  Atelier linen towels  and a  Janaki Larsen  bowl.)

In Chinese tradition, surrounding one's table and surroundings to herald the Lunar New Year will bring one's household much prosperity and good fortune. Here's hoping!
(Vignette styled with Atelier linen towels and a Janaki Larsen bowl.)

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

 

 

Photograph: Issha Marie