Eating outside on a warm summer day is one of my most favourite things ever.

I grew up in Southern Ontario, which brims with fruit orchards of every sort and endless acres of vegetables all summer long. We had our own large garden and this of course meant there was a seemingly never ending supply of fresh food. The perfect ingredients were never far from reach for a mouth watering lunch or dinner on our back deck on a balmy summer evening.

I can still taste tomatoes we grew - a delight of salty sweetness! Add the relaxed ease and slowed-down energy of the season, and you have a perfect recipe for success, one that lingers long after the meal is done. The great thing is that it never needs to be fancy. Whether it's an impromptu picnic with friends at the beach, or a simple meal on an open breezy patio, I can't help but savor both the moments and the food.

Here's to a summer full of fabulous dining outdoors!

Summer Fashion

What is there not to like about a summer wardrobe?! For those of us in northern climates, the long winter months of layering to stay warm have passed and we are invited to pull out the bright and colourful pieces we have been pining to wear for months. I know I have.

I especially love summer dresses for their pure simplicity, and I have to say the flowing silky kind that ruffle in the breeze are my favourite. Their effortlessness offers a sense of freedom and ease - just slip on a pair of sandals and you're all set to go!

AinslieWear in White

During these hot summer months of dance it can be nice to change up your dancewear wardrobe and try on something summer fresh, like AinslieWear in White! We have three fabulous styles for you to choose from with our 101 Princess Strap, 102 Square Neck and 136 Allegra with Mesh Back. These stunning styles are all fully lined in the front for complete coverage and comfort. You can also match your summer fresh leo with our 501 Wrap Skirt in White Chiffon!

We hope you enjoy the simple things of summer!