So this weekend, for one of my boyfriend's longtime friend's birthdays, twelve of us headed up to his parents cottage home in Saint Sauveur (about an hour outside of Montreal). The first thing you think of when you see this place is: cottage?! Two stories and perhaps bigger than my parents home two times over, this "cottage" is perhaps the most massive structure I have ever spent the night in. Now I realize that it has been wrongly named and is indeed a "chalet". Although I have been there twice before, I am always shocked by the beauty of its architecture. The living room on the main floor displays exposed beams which you can see standing from the balcony of the second floor. Next to that, the entire wall is windows, right up to the angled peak of the house. One of the guys girlfriends and I, who have become friends over the past few years, ran up to the second floor to take pictures. My previous visits were normally in the day time and seeing all the lights on inside with laughter and muffled voices sweeping through the rooms, it felt so much more alive.
And I couldn't help thinking .. what a great place to curl up and read!