Tradition. Cottage Life.

Tradition. Cottage Life.

A sunny day and I am smiling! Each year the invitation comes for my family to visit the Island. To visit and catch-up. To get away from the city, the noise, and just do nothing. Plus, I have also been dying to wear this adorable Eugenia Kim toque.

Cottage Life, Coltons Couture, Stutterheim, Mother, Eugenia Kim, Prada, Manu Atelier, Sami Thompson, Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Richmond Centre, Oakridge Centre, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC

The weather is gorgeous. The leaves are changing colours and so am I. This weekend I am letting loose the fun with these silver stacked Prada shoes and the extra faded Mother jeans. Super comfortable for just lazing around on the Adirondack chairs in the back.

Cottage Life, Coltons Couture, Stutterheim, Mother, Eugenia Kim, Prada, Manu Atelier, Sami Thompson, Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Richmond Centre, Oakridge Centre, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC

Pink is my colour today. It is the colour of my Stutterheim rubber raincoat, the Manu Atelier bag, the stripe on my Acne Studios sweater, all the way to the pompom on my toque. It is a sunny day, happy day, relaxing day kind of colour. The pink teacup rosebuds on the back steps are still fragrant although I don’t know if they will still be blooming next month.

Cottage Life, Coltons Couture, Stutterheim, Mother, Eugenia Kim, Prada, Manu Atelier, Sami Thompson, Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Richmond Centre, Oakridge Centre, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC

Have you ever seen rabbits running loose? This island has so many different kinds nibbling away on the grass. If you sit quietly, they will watch you. Sometimes I think I should catch one and take it home. Rabbits make good pets and will come when called, do tricks, and are incredibly soft for cuddling.

Cottage Life, Coltons Couture, Stutterheim, Mother, Eugenia Kim, Prada, Manu Atelier, Sami Thompson, Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Richmond Centre, Oakridge Centre, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC

I have sat on these stairs of this old place every year that I have been alive. At the end of each summer, I visit and wonder how much longer will I do this? Will it last forever and what about my memories? Captured on my phone and in my mind, I will remember it long after it is gone. The smell of cooking, my family talking, and the cool nights watching the sunset on the water.


Eugenia Kim PomPom Toque $445
Stutterheim Raincoat in Pink $455
Acne Striped Sweater $430
Manu Atelier  White/Bubble Gum Bag $665
Prada Silver Stacked Shoes $1,045
Mother Faded Denim $311

All items are available at Colton’s Couture boutiques in the Lower Mainland.
Pricing is approximate and may change due to sales.
Model: Sami Thompson | Styling/Images: Helen Siwak
All images property of Colton’s Couture.