A Pastel Baby

With so many massive updates coming to the blog over the next couple weeks it’s so hard to know where to start… but finally showing off baby Summer’s NURSERY REVEAL feels like a good place to start! The photos I shot with dream girl Scarlet O’Neill are live today here on The Glitter Guide, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how she captured the magic of the space!

Designing a child’s space in my home was nothing short of a decor dream come true. From the moment I first moved into my apartment (aka #HeavenInHighPark) last March I knew I wanted the empty, white space next to my bedroom to be a nursery, but the whole thing felt like a distant dream.

When I shared my apartment reveal on The Glitter Guide the second bedroom was left out entirely. For months I kept the door to that room closed, letting the ideas brew as I started my journey to single motherhood. When I found out my third try at getting pregnant was actually a success, I began to leave the door open a crack. As the months went on and I felt more confident in my dream becoming in a reality, in thinking about who the baby might be and what they might be interested in, I spent more time in the space. As my new body took shape, the ideas in my head started to take shape too, and eventually it all came together in the most enchanted way, down to the very smallest detail.

Though I had originally planned to have this post up before Summer made her appearance earth side, it feels even more magical to share her room with all of you now that she’s here! Read more about how I dreamed up this space, all of the magical touches that went into it, and how the heck I landed such a dreamy ceiling mural here!

Credits //

Photography – Scarlet O’Neill
Hair and Makeup – By Tedi and Rebecca at Wink & Wave
Wardrobe – Sprout Collection
Ceiling mural hand painted by Koe Design

Scroll down to shop the space too!

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Shop the Space //

Charlie Crane Cloud Rocker
Felt Mobile by Gisele Blaker Designs
Flying Eye Books
Tangerine Toys Play Gym, Bow and Arrow, Avocado Teether, Crocodile Toy and Building Blocks
Sugar Paper Baby Book
Artwork by Selena Wong, Johanna Martin, and Jennifer Ilett
Nursery Works Compass Rocker via Wayfair
Babyletto Jubilee Crib in gold
IKEA HEMNES Dresser with Gold Knobs
IKEA gold arch Accent Shelves
IKEA MOSSLANDA Bookshelves
Lorena Canals Moonstone Terrazzo Rug
Eloeil Ceramic Rainbow
Bumbo Changing Pad
Ouistitine Felt Pig Puppet
Scandiborn Ball Pit in pink
Scandiborn Wooden Duck Toy
Hanga Hammock macrame baby swing
Meri Meri Narwhal Plush
Askr & Embla Sleep Pod
Owlet Baby Monitor Sock
Luxe Baby Love rainbow toy
Ulla & Viggo Shearling Baby Booties
Winter and Vine Swing Shelf
Pottery Barn Kids Gold star crib sheets and matching sherpa blanket
Fawn Rocker – Pottery Barn Kids
Tula Baby Swan Blanket
Jollein Newborn Hat
FAWN Diaper Bag
Star Chandelier and Unicorn Mirror via Make Moves Vintage
Wool Pouf via Mashi Moosh

Sips, Sweets & Snacks

Whenever Paige and I get together—whether it’s for a friendly heart-to-heart, a walk through the park or a day of dreaming up new collaborations—there is always tea involved. We love trying out different flavours and blends. Brewing up a hot pot of something new has become a bit of a tradition every time we’re in the studio.

One of our favourite tea finds by far has been Forever Nuts from DAVIDsTEA. It has a sweet, decadent flavour—somewhere between cinnamon buns and apple pie—and contains a bit of beetroot, which makes every cup a gorgeous shade of pink! Adding a splash of coconut milk, homemade vanilla syrup and some ice cubes makes for the perfect iced summer drink. And why stop there? For extra oomph, try spiking the tea!

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Makes two glasses. (If you desire a larger batch, double the recipe. Serve in a teapot!)
  • 1 ½ cups cold water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 moist vanilla bean
  • 6 teaspoons Forever Nuts tea
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 2 shots Galliano liqueur
  • Begin by making the vanilla syrup. Scrape the vanilla bean seeds from their pod into a small saucepan. Add the pod, cold water and sugar. Simmer mixture over medium heat until the syrup reduces to one cup, then strain. (Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two weeks!)

    Steep tea in boiling water for 6–8 minutes, then strain and pour evenly into two glasses. Divide the coconut milk and ice cubes between both glasses, leaving about an inch of space at the top.

    Top off each glass with a teaspoon of vanilla bean syrup and a shot of Galliano. Stir and serve!

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    Originally published on Glitter Guide! Written and photographed by Alyssa of Random Acts of Pastel and Paige of Bicyclette

    Party Supplies via Meri Meri

Sips, Sweets & Snacks

When we were pulling together all of the details for our Pastel Pool Party, we wanted to find something that we could give to our guests as a little take away and memento to say thank you’ for coming, and this White Chocolate Confetti Popcorn turned out to be just the thing. Originally appearing on The Glitter Guide, Paige first made this recipe a few years ago at her one year anniversary party at the shop, and with it’s delicious mix of sweet and salty flavours and adorable pastel confetti sprinkled throughout, she knew it would also be perfect for this occasion.

Confetti appeared as a common theme throughout the Pastel Pool Party, with the most amazing confetti-filled cake by The Wedding Cake Shoppe as the centre piece of our sweet table and custom pastel confetti from The Confetti Bar sprinkled atop our tables, in the balloons and tossed in the air, so the White Chocolate Confetti Popcorn was the perfect complement.

 

Recipe //

1/2 tbsp Canola Oil
1/2 cup Popcorn Kernels
Salt
6 oz White Chocolate Wafers
1/4 cup Confetti Sprinkles

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1 // In a medium saucepan, pour in canola oil and heat over medium heat. When oil is hot, add popcorn kernels, making sure all the kernels are touching the bottom of the pan. Cover with a lid and wait until you hear kernels start to pop. Once they commence, grab the pan; while simultaneously holding down the lid, give it a good shake. Return pan to the stove and repeat a few times. This will ensure that all of the kernels pop. When popcorn is done, turn off heat, transfer to a medium bowl, and add a few pinches of salt.

2 // Add about 1-inch of water to a double boiler (or a saucepan with a metal bowl nestled atop – this is what I’ve always done and it works great). Heat over medium-low, watching the chocolate the entire time. White chocolate has a lower melting point, so it can seize easily. When chocolate is melted, stir until smooth.

3 // In a few batches, pour chocolate over popcorn, mixing gently to coat each kernel lightly.

4 // Evenly spread popcorn onto a baking sheet and add confetti sprinkles. Let popcorn sit for 3-4 hours (or until dry).

5 // Enjoy! We packaged ours in little clear cellophane bags for our guests to take home, and also had bowls of it on our sweet table for everyone to enjoy at the party.

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