I want to ride my (future) bicycle!

June 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

I really wanted to buy a bicycle this weekend, but it was just so hot and muggy that I couldn’t imagine going into the city, let alone riding/walking the bike home from SoHo, over the Williamsburg Bridge. I will get that bike though! Until then, I’ll be keeping an eye out for cool helmets and perhaps even a basket, like the accessories pictured above fromĀ The Bicycle Muse.

I’m planning on going to K-Mart to buy a $150 mountain bike so as to avoid it being stolen and if it is stolen, I don’t get too bummed. Do you New Yorkers (or better yet – Brooklyners) have any advice on other places to shop or am I on the right track?

Dear Toronto

June 26, 2010 § 1 Comment

Please be nice and take care of each other in this most undesirable time. Protestors: the police are there to help and keep you safe, be nice. Police: the protestors have every reason and right to be out there, so try not to deafen too many of them with your sound cannons.

I will be keeping an eye out from here on Torontoist.

Love Christina

[photo by Harry Choi]

Wedding Countdown

June 25, 2010 § 1 Comment

Nick and I have been busy planning our little big day next month! This past week, we picked up our marriage license from city hall, checked out the restaurant we’re going to take our “wedding party” (AKA parents, etc) to for lunch that day, and I played detective in a hotel nearby to make sure it was suitable for our guests. We’re getting really excited to be married, so on that note, more cute wedding stuff from around the web!

Max Wanger captures yet another magic moment: the first time this groom sees his bride. Look at his face, it’s so genuinely adorable! (More photos from that wedding here)

These popcorn box flower favors from Sara Hicks Malone are very pretty. Nick and I are currently planning something of our own (with help from a talented friend), but they will be much more personalized ;)

Ryan & Suzanne

June 21, 2010 § 2 Comments

My little brother Ryan got married this past Saturday! He and his wonderful female counterpart, Suzanne, have been together for over 6 years and are both only in their early/mid-twenties. If there was any couple you could be sure about being together forever, it is Ryan and Suzanne. The two have the same interests, similar skills, have worked for the same company off and on for many years (without killing each other), and have personalities that truly compliment each other. Plus Suzanne’s maiden name is Cnoop-Koopmans. I bet she is DYING to get a last name as simple as Miller on her ID! ;)

Although I wasn’t able to attend the wedding due to my own immigration and issues with getting married next month (I can’t leave the country til I have my greencard!), I have seen a lot of great photos and hear the day went fabulously. The happy couple are now relaxing in Jamaica on their honeymoon. Congratulations to them!

I love you, Greenpoint

June 20, 2010 § 2 Comments

Like A Dance Machine

June 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

It’s been a busy first week back in New York, so please forgive me for my lack of updates!

Instead of listing all the things Nick and I have to do and figure out before we get married in just over a month, I’m going to tell you about my best girl friends who I was lucky enough to spend last Friday night with. Although Jayme and Angela left after we were finished dinner, the remaining girls and I had one of those great nights out dancing that you can’t really plan, they just need to happen.

Sarah, Julia, Karen, and I headed over to the Gladstone for the first in a series of hip-hop nights that was quite obvious the first night in a series. The DJ was a skinny white dude wearing birkenstocks. He also kept asking the crowd what he should play. That was just fine with us as, after a couple drinks, we busted out on the dance floor and worked our little butts off to Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Biggie, Destiny’s Child, and other “classics”. My favorite moment was definitely when Empire State of Mind came on and Karen exclaimed “You’re going to live there! You’re getting married!!!” I love these girls so much. Quality over quantity.

Now please scroll back up to the top and enjoy these photos of my favorite ladies cutting a rug. (Julia, the second photo was the one I was referring to that you didn’t remember. I bet you remember now!)

Material pleasure: Need Supply and Toms

June 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

Virginia’s Need Supply clothing looks amazing! Their dresses are so fun, and really quite affordable. I may need to do some online ordering in their sale department…

In other news, I really want a pair of Toms. I tried some on last week and they’re surprisingly comfortable and so light-weight! You also can’t go wrong when you buy a pair of shoes knowing that some poor child in an impoverished country will also receive a pair of shoes thanks to your purchase.

I’d probably go with their classics, but what do you think of their new women’s wedges?

Two things I will really miss

June 11, 2010 § 2 Comments

And those two things are not things at all, but rather my sister’s kids, Ben and Jillian. How cute are those two? I never thought I’d be the type of person to just want to take a million photos of a couple of young kids, but now these two are my favourite models. I’m glad I’m here with them while I’m starting my photography course as they are naturals in front of the camera.

I plan on coming back to visit lots after I get my greencard so they never forget their Aunt Geegah.

It’s here!

June 9, 2010 § 6 Comments

It’s here! My visa is finally here and it’s accompanied by a big, fat envelope full of information about me that I’m not allowed to open! America is going to know all of my secrets and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it.

See you Monday, New York!


June 9, 2010 § 3 Comments

After seeing this shark sleeping bag, I’m wishing I could transform the giant stuffed shark Nick got from Ikea a couple years ago (top) into something more functional, like a sleeping bag! Do you think our guests would take us seriously if, when they came to stay over, we just brought them a big, hollow, stuffed shark and then turned off the lights?

In other news, my visa is supposedly on a Canada Post truck somewhere in Oshawa on its way to me. Come on, Canada post man!

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