Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Better Half - Nikalea + Thom-01

I am such a fan of Nikaela and her lovely blog Rose & Crown. Her simple yet beautiful posts always take me somewhere peaceful. We've never met in person--only corresponded by email. That said, she is so warm and genuine, that after reading her emails, I often feel as though we've known each other for years. Nikaela and her better half, Thom, live in Winnipeg and will be celebrating their third wedding anniversary this year. Thank you Nikaela + Thom for being a part of My Better Half!

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NIKAELA
1) Likes grey days best.
2) Is excited to be old.
3) Wants to own a goat of her own.

THOMAS
1) Happiness = the Saturday Globe and Mail.
2) Two things that make him feel like a kid: ice skating rinks and the ocean.
3) Writes his secrets down in Korean letters.

THEIR STORY (by Thom)
For us, approving of each other's book shelves was a big step. We shared: I lent her The English Patient and If On a Winter's Night a Traveller, she gave me The Satanic Verses and Of Love and Other Demons. Maybe it was, in part, through each other's favourite books that we fell in love. I loved the way Nikaela read her books. She reads physically—creasing the spines, folding corners, underlining. In between the pages are ticket stubs and leaves and the odd smear of strawberry jam.

Nikaela keeps my head in the clouds; I keep her feet on the ground (although we're not as tall as that makes us sound). We like cooking and dreaming and reading and eating breakfast in the sun. In short, we're a match.

Well said Thom. You both have a lovely way with words. Thank you being a part of My Better Half!

Photos taken by a friend.

23 comments:

  1. Aren't her photos just exquisite? So far you've posted most all of my favorite people from around the internet! :)

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  2. love nikaela's blog, and this was so sweet to read!

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  3. this is my favorite my better half yet.

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  4. Yes! Love to see Winnipeg representation. And these two are really great.

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  5. I love their blog, as well! Lovely interview.

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  6. Eeep! So glad to see this I have no words.

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  7. love these two! seeing their photos, and reading thom's sweet write up made my day. so good to learn something new about old friends. x

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  8. I love the way he talks about her - so loving. One of my favorite blogs to read because I always walk away feeling so inspired and peaceful.

    t.

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  9. they are just perfect for eachother. this makes me happy.

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  10. hurrah for another one of my favorites is featured!

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  11. This series of My better half is so lovely that I enjoy reading a lot! What a clever(and sweet) idea! I am curious about what questions do you ask to get those fun facts about the couples?

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! As for the questions, I just as for 3 interesting facts each....I've been lucky to have such great submissions. :)

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  12. This is my favorite MBH yet! Nikaela, your dress is the best.

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    1. aw, carissa! i'm happy. you are so nice to say. i have had that dress two summers now, and have pretty much lived in it. x

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  13. this is just so pleasing in every way. i think writing brought my sweetheart and i together the way reading brought nikaela and thom. nice to think of it as a story this way. x

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  14. what magic to fall in love over books and the spiritual & physical manifestations of reading.
    this has got to be my favourite feature yet. thanks, amanda.

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  15. This was so perfect. My favorite yet. Nikaela, I love your dress! Do you mind sharing where it's from?

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    1. thank you, meredith, what a sweet comment. my dress is from anthropologie 2010 or 2011?

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  16. oh they are my favorite couple so far!

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  17. Nikaela looks like she really does fly and Thom has to catch her every so often is case she floats away. What a lovely couple.

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