• Emory Ann Kurysh

    Hello, friends. My name is Emory. I am a blogger, photographer, store owner, prairie girl, freelance writer, and wife. Welcome to Hello, Scarlett Blog!

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    "The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset."
After finally reaching our destination, it was such a glorious feeling to sit alone on the dock, put our feet into the water, and slowly watch the sun disappear. There is no service whatsoever, but there is an intermittent wifi signal (at the main office only). Any calls that need to be made will be done so on a pay phone. This will be our new home for the next few days.
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gone fishing

Well … one of us has! Geoffrey and I will be returning to the northern lakes that I used to visit as a child for a three day vacation. He will be fishing, and I will probably be relaxing on the beaches. 

If you would like to read about where we will be staying, please click here. If not, then you can be sure that I will be publishing the photos once we get back. Plus, I have a little surprise in store for you as well!

I’ll see you all next week. Have a lovely and warm weekend.

<3

Emory

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in the store : threadsence

Screen Shot 2015-02-07 at 7.38.37 PMWhen I recently published a post on what I had bought from the website ThreadSence, many of you also shared your adoration for their cute selection in clothing! Then I thought, why not show you what ThreadSence items that are currently available in the store? After all, they are all brand new and at a much discounted price. Plus, worldwide shipping? How could you say no to that? (Hint : you shouldn’t!)

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1. EnCreme Floral Dress.

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2. Break the Mold Crop Top.

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3. Heart and Soul Wool Hat.

See? What are you waiting for? You could buy all three and have the most stylish fall outfit. So let’s get shopping! :-)))

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Emory

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special delivery

Special Delivery 1-1So far, this week has been nothing but pleasant surprises. They began on Monday night when I received two amazing parcels. The first was a highly anticipated one, and was discussed in this blog post here. The second was one that I had completely forgotten about, thus rendering it the best surprise bar none.

If you guys can recall one of the earliest posts from the Home series, you will remember reading about a stand-up fellow by the name of John, who showed us a snippet of where he lived, both on land and at sea. John is such an incredible photographer, one that I first came across on Instagram but have been following on his own blog as well. On Monday night, I was lucky enough to receive a print of his in the mail that was taken on one of his many voyages. Once again, I cannot stress enough just how important Instagram has been to me over the last year. From meeting new souls, to selling store items, to receiving positive messages and slowly honing in on my own photography skills, this community has been incredibly beneficial in so many ways.

With my good mood remaining, and the realization that summer is not yet slowing down, the following morning I could not stop thinking about one of my only hats that I currently own. It was also currently missing. With no trace of it for over a year, I concluded that it must be hidden in a box that we had yet to unpack from our many moves. This particular accessory is very important to me. I had first come across my black derby four years ago in Denver, CO, yet I didn’t actually purchase it until I had returned to Canada and could not get it out of my mind. I believe that my true longing for it went much deeper, however. Growing up with a love for Casper comics, I had always adored Spooky and his ‘doiby’. Unbeknownst to me, I wouldn’t actually own one until twenty years later. When I returned home yesterday morning I had decided to search for this hat. I opened what was the first of about thirty boxes, and there, buried at the very bottom, was my derby. I can promise you that I said a little prayer of thanks to whatever gods of luck have been on my side lately. 

Of course there have been a few downs, as well as more ups, but all in all it’s turning out to be a really special week. If only each and everyone of us was always this fortunate! Lady Luck, please don’t leave me now.

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Emory

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kinfolk magazine : my beside table (the fashion designer)

Kinfolk_Vol16_BedsideTableFashionDesigner-1My favourite magazine, Kinfolk, semi-regularly publishes a series entitled “My Beside Table.” It is within these articles where the reader is allowed to glance into a bedroom and a world that is different from theirs. It is a seemingly uncomplicated concept, but one that I personally love exploring. The accompanying photograph rarely shows the actual bedroom itself, which only enhances the fun in fantasizing what the real space looks like. While I admit to never considering it before, I feel as if a beside table would say a lot about our personalities and lifestyle. Here is the most recent issue’s beside table.

Tell me, what would we find on yours?

Emory

STARR HOUT, WHO COFOUNDED THE NEW YORK–BASED FASHION BRAND APIECE APART WITH HER FRIEND LAURA CRAMER, TALKS ABOUT HER EVENING RITUALS AND HOW SHE’S MADE HER BEDROOM KID-FRIENDLY. 

There’s nothing in my bedroom except a bed, a crib and two side tables. I consider it a sanctuary and sacred space. I like to keep work away from my bed, which means no notebooks, sketchpads or pens. I’ve learned to keep my phone away from my sleeping area too—preferably in the other room, which helps us all sleep through the night. This really helps with putting my mind at ease and ensures that I’m not checking my notifications or responding to messages just before I go to bed. I like to shower before bed in order to wash the day away, then I try to feel grounded through stillness and meditation, which usually calms my nerves for a solid slumber.

It’s pretty important for me to have a bedside table with sufficient space to put various objects, so smaller tables just won’t do. I chose a nightstand that’s roughly the same height as my bed, which maintains the plane and makes it easy to retrieve things: It’s a tray table, complete with an Anglepoise lamp and a Braun clock.

A couple of the objects that live on my bedside table are some Aesop hand cream and a meditation singing bowl that doubles as a toy for my little 11-month-old, Finn, who’s drawn to its shiny brass and its ability to make music. While we’ve had to make some changes in our nighttime routines to adapt to a baby’s unpredictable sleep cycle, it’s been a joy changing the bedroom to suit his needs and sharing our space with him. Unfortunately, flowers are too much of a distraction for Finn though, as he loves to touch and often destroy bouquets.

In the morning I’m a firm devotee of Grady’s Coffee in a Robert Blue mug, and in the evening I’m never without a jumbo-size canning jar of water with a spike of coconut water. I don’t snack in bed all that much as it gets too messy, and I like a really clean bed.

When it comes to sleepwear, I favor Apiece Apart’s Peruvian tees or slip dresses, and I adore my white Fog Linen pillowcases and French linen bed sheets from Le Monde Sauvage in Paris. I’m a big fan of white beds and pieces of furniture that are simple, functional and timeless in their beauty. I love the blonde wood, burlap curtains, white linen sheets and sheepskin elements of my bedroom.

I enjoy reading soft, feel-good books before hitting the sack. Some of the ones currently on the table are The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer, The Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler and the poetry of Mary Oliver. Before drifting off to sleep, or sometimes in dreams, my mind often returns to my favorite places in nature or sees light sparkling through the leaves and dancing on the sea.

While I’m usually an early riser, I end up spending a lot of time in bed throughout the day thanks to Finn’s nursing schedule. There’s a large tree right in front of our apartment that I love to look at while I’m nursing. I find its wide, generous arms inspiring, refreshing and recharging.

Kinfolk’s take on Starr’s bedside table: Bella Coffee Table by HAY in oak. Piani Table Lamp by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Flos in white. Shirt by Zara. Bedspread and glassware by HAY. Books by Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset.

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what i bought

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.51.44 PMNow that summer is technically winding down, my favourite season is just around the corner! Sweet, sweet fall. With its short dresses, long leggings, cute jackets, boho scarves, and leather boots. It’s time to put your sense of style on display, rather than your bikini body. Helloooo, cooler weather and fashion!

ThreadSence recently had an amazing deal where if you were to spend $150, you would receive $50 dollars off. I took them up on that offer, and ended up purchasing three dresses for the price of two!

Here are my latest buys:

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1. Southwest Skies Embroidered Dress

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2. Catalina Island Floral Dress

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3. Cutting Class Babydoll Dress

What are your back to school go-to sites?

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Emory

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