My American Cousin…

DYT type one, DYT type 1, Dressing Your Truth
DYT type One
 DYT type one, DYT type 1, Dressing Your Truth


{bead bling, moi; bangles, thrifted}
{the peach – a giant peach shaped concession
stand in Penticton.  you may recognize it from the movie
DYT type One, Dressing your Truth, DYT Type 1
{My DYT Type One Style   Jeans  Pure by Alfred Sung via Zellers   Espradrilles   Aldo
Sweater  Winner’s   Shirt   Mexx, thrifted   Handbag  Lancome, thrifted   
Nail Polish Zoya LC  Zoya or nailpolishcanada}

My American Cousin is a Canadian drama film set in rural Penticton BC.  Filmed on location in Penticton in 1985, it won six Genie awards {Canada’s equivalent to the Oscars}.  It seemed fitting to wear red, white and blue while visiting the city this weekend.  The weather was beautiful; warm, mostly clear skies and very little wind.  Penticton and it’s neighbouring communities of Naramata and Summerland are situated in the Okanagan Valley, a region in south central BC.  The southern Okanagan has a sunny, dry climate and the abundance of orchards in the area is a picturesque reminder that this is agricultural country.  The focus has increasingly shifted towards grape growing and wine production, and there are wineries offering tastings around every corner.  A very lovely weekend indeed!


  • Reply Shirl October 3, 2012 at 10:32 am

    WOWEEE!!!! This is so wonderful. You sneaky peat, now I know what you have been up to on the weekend. Said moi, quickly adding it to her favourites. Well done, my friend, so well done.


  • Reply acolourfulcanvas October 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Aw, thank you so much Shirl! Now I have two people reading my blog, LOL. It wasn't so much being intentionally sneaky. More like I was afraid that I might not be able to do it. 🙂


  • Reply Crazy Ravens Studio October 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. I see you discovered how to leave a comment. I envy you your trip to Penticton. I haven't been there for several years. Love to go explore all the little farmgate vineyards in the Naramata area. You have some phenomenal accessories!

  • Reply Sue October 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Now how did you guess that Mr CC and I spent most of our time exploring vineyards in Naramata, LOL. Summerland also has some great wineries now too so I recommend you make the journey over sometime. Great inspiration for artists!

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