Saturday, October 31, 2009
The best way to celebrate anything is cupcakes! Truth. There is a good chance that as we speak I'm running around my apartment trying to make last minute makeup decisions, and crafting the last minute touches to my costume... wish me luck and see you all on the dance floor!
Picture 1 via from 52 Cupcakes
Picture 2 via Cupcakes Take The Cake
Friday, October 30, 2009
(Please note I've tried on some pricey shoes in my day, but never actually fallen for a married man.)
I shouldn't even be allowed into stores with such beautiful expensive shoes. They may not look like much, but trust me, they are spectacular. Classic, pretty and made just for me!
Carma Open Toe Slings by Cole Haan
Alba Riding Boots by Cole Haan
Alba Riding Boots by Cole Haan
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I am often so amazed by the talent of my friends and acquaintances.
This photo is by Zack of TakeMorePhotos. We went to high school together. There is something about his photographs which is so gritty and real. Check out his stuff. He has a definite style, and he's wicked good.
Yesterday I recieved my first holiday party invite, which is especially exciting because I consider this particular party to be one highlight of the Christmas season. It's a multi-generational party with babies to grandparents, and friends of all those in between. There is nothing to lovely as a big beautiful house full to the brim with good cheer. (Plus it's an open bar).
The only question is... what to wear? I could wear something casual, but I never give up a chance to dress up pretty. Here is one option I have come up with:
Marc Jacobs Duchesse satin zip-embellished dress
Michael Kors Nude Patent Leather Pumps (I'm thinking of actually buying these!)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
My best boy friend is getting married! My first bestie to do so!
Now I love a beautiful pair of leather shoes on a man. And I mean love. But there are so few men who really understand shoes... plus boybestie is a vegan, and to be honest, that's just not his style. If he would let me dress him... I'd put him in a sweet (but casual) suit with a brand spanking new pair of converse sneakers.
Still so hot. This look always catches my eye.
Photographer: Jared Birt
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end--
waiting 'round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
That is one year of being a grown up. (Sort of.)
One year out of being a student. (Which, after six years of university and grad school seems like quite a feat.)
One year of being less poor.
One year of travel.
This is a reason to celebrate, no?
I am celebrating by pretending to be a grown up. Lunch date with friends, after work I will go to the gym, hit up my favourite sushi joint with a lovely lady from undergrad, and then stop by the hardware store to pick up a bolt that my vespa is missing. How responsible!
(Please note after pretending to be a grown up I will probably go home, put on short shorts, play mowtown or bad pop music and have a kitchen dance party while I bake something delicious.)
I love the exposed white beams in the first and third picture. I love exposed beams in general, but let be honest, I am not... ahem... a country girl. Now I think a cottage should look like a cottage, but when it comes to my home, country chic is something I shy away from. But by painting the beams white it looks new, fresh and modern, while retaining some of that antiquated charm. Genius. Plus, look at all the sunlight in every picture!via Design*Sponge
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tibi - Long silk jersey gown
Notte by Marchesa - Strapless silk chiffon gown
Jimmy Choo - Flynn mirrored leather sandals
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Check out these wicked hand cut paper flowers done for a department store in Seoul. Absolutely beautiful craftyness. If I had the time and skill this is a project I would love to take up. (Let's be honest, it's the skill that I'm really lacking!)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
1 onion finely chopped (about 1 cup)
juice of 1 orange
zest of 1 orange
zest of 1 lemon
2 inch knob of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp dried crushed chillies
1/4 tsp cloves
1 bag (12 oz) of fresh cranberries
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large bosc pears, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
Combine vinegar, onion, juice, zest, ginger, and spices. Boil for about 10 minutes. Ass cranberries, brown sugar, and pears. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Take the lid off and continue to simmer and stir to thicken if needed. Using a masher or spoon (if you don't have a potato masher...because I don't) mush the chutney getting rid of some of the big chunks.
Serve on top of turkey.
SO good. Also delicious with goat cheese. Also delicious with turkey sandwiches. I'm thisclose to putting it on top of vanilla ice cream too. Bad idea?
riffed on from an old Bon Appetit
Architecture for a building that houses future Architects. I'm going to be interested to follow the redesign of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. This is the first picture I've seen so far.An article on the redesign.
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