Monday, November 30, 2009

Bike Love

I come across a lot of random images that I like while looking through blogs. My boy bestie is getting married as I mentioned here, and at the request of his little lady (who is a spitfire in the best possible way) I've been sending wedding inspirations along when I come across them. These images caught my eye. I enjoy the fun free spirit. Playful, environmentally friendly, and they keep you fit. That's win-win-win in my books!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Small Pleasures

"Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones really don't mean a thing."

Norman Lear
(Producer of All In The Family, Diff'rent Strokes and Who's The Boss)

Even With My Eyes Closed

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Old School Stationary

I definitely have an affinity for letterpress items. There is something so personal about them, and I love their vintage charm. But never one to embrace boring I love the way this company has combined old school phrases with OLD school style.

Things I did NOT Buy In NY

I do not like my watch. Thus I rarely wear it. This is bad for work related activities. I do often, however admire my man friends and boyfriends watches. This, I have recently realized is because I prefer men's watches. Then, an Epiphany. I don't have to wear a woman's watch just because I am one! Thus, I headed to NYC determined to find a great men's watch for my very own wrist. I was unsuccessful. The search continues.

Michael Kors Watches

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Panda Delight

This is pretty much what I looked like for Halloween... except...bigger. Kind of. Half truth.

A Home In The Alps: Cozy Yet Modern

The beautiful warm (unseasonably so) has broken, and soon I can tell it will be back to the winter coats. Ski season is just around the corner. To celebrate here is a beautiful chalet in the French alps. Isn't the fire place amazing? After I purchase my small downtown home, and  my cottage on the water, a ski chalet will be next in line. (One can dream, no?) Hot chocolate anyone?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

NYC...Here I Come

In just a few hours I will be boarding a plane to take me to New York for a (long) weekend.
YES. There will be fun, eating, shopping and dancing.
I've set up a few posts for while I'm gone...and stay tuned for details.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And The Light Poured Down

Today is a beautiful day for a walk in the sun and the leaves.
The weather is unseasonably warm, and I will enjoy it while it lasts!

Monday, November 9, 2009

What To Wear?: Christmas Party Edition v2

One month until Christmas party season!
Time to get back to daydreaming about what I would wear if I could wear anything!

Tuxedo silk and wool dress by Tibi
Shoes by Valentino

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

So I've given myself a baking challenge. That is, bake something every week. EVERY week. Thus far I am 3 weeks in, and each week is getting more delicious. Monday's delight was in honour of a wine and dessert party that one of my besties was hosting at her condo. This came out delicious, but not too sweet. Which is good, because I've convinced myself that it's ok that I have been eating this for breakfast!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
1 loaf egg bread, sliced 1-inch thick
4 eggs
14-oz can pumpkin purée
½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp kosher salt
4 cups 2% milk (I used soy milk because I'm lactarded)

1 - Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 11-x 9-inch baking dish and set aside.

2 - Toast bread on baking sheet until lightly golden on both sides, about 10 minutes, turning as necessary. Let cool and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 10 cups). Transfer to baking dish. Set aside.

3 - In a large bowl combine next 10 ingredients and blend thoroughly. Pour over bread cubes and allow to sit for 15 minutes or until pumpkin mixture is absorbed by bread.

4 - Bake 45-60 minutes or until bread is golden and a knife inserted into dish’s centre comes out clean. If the pudding browns too quickly, cover dish with foil during baking.

5 - Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream or a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.

Note: Next time I think I will try this with some chopped apples.

From an old Wish Magazine

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

NYC Loft

A great modern yet warm and eclectic loft. And the windows... oh, the windows!

NY based design team Fox-Nahem.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


In fact love is one of many magical things that I believe in. Also, Santa. Not kidding.


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