{artsy souvenirs}

One of the sweetest escapes in the world is, well, exploring the world.

Aside from photos and memories of course, my favourite souvenirs from my trips are artistic ones. Having a creative memento in my home from a trip is such a great way to take me back to that place. 

My latest adventure was a trip to Vietnam in January. Boy did it ever live up to it’s reputation as a beautiful country. You can see a tiny visual snapshot in this post over here

I saw many beautiful pieces when I was there but the truth is that the Asian aesthetic just doesn’t fit with my decor. Then one day I visited a studio where all the pieces were handmade by locals with disabilities and I was really drawn to the embroidery pieces. I found something that was SO me. Needless to say, I fell in love with a piece and it became my souvenir of Vietnam. 

I just finally got it properly framed & hung it up. It’s a beauty!

I was immediately drawn to the colour and I love the contrast to the simple black background. The detail is unbelievable. It’s 100% hand embroidered. Even the black background!

Here’s a look of the local women at work at the studio. It made me appreciate it even more to see the time & effort that goes into one piece. 

Check out the crazy detail. I chose to get it framed in a shadow box to show it off even more. 

Man, it even looks good from the back. Now that’s a sign of a great piece of art. 


{travel: beautiful vietnam}

Traveling is amazing. It opens your eyes to other parts of the world and let’s you see how others live. It’s filled with highs and lows and always challenges you. It helps you grow and your experiences become part of you. This is just a taste of what Vietnam gave me. Thank you!