November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
George Harrison died 10 years ago today. I remember working at Deja Vu Discs in Oshawa, Ontario at that time. Everyone was coming in to buy all the records of his we had and when I told my Mom about it, she said I should have told them maybe if they would have bought his music when he was still alive, it would have helped save him from cancer. LULZ, MOM!
Anyways, here’s one of my favourite songs by George to brighten up your day.
November 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here are some great discount codes I’ve come across for some of my favourite brands:
Seychelles Footwear – get 30% off with the code: BLACK FRIDAY
J Crew – get 25% off with the code: YOURGIFT
BC Footwear – get 30% off with the code: BLACKFRIDAY
ASOS – get 20% off with the code: HAPPYBLACKFRIDAY
Dalaga – Free shipping on online orders of $150+, or if you live in New York, visit their Brooklyn store to get 10% off everything on Saturday!
Have fun (and let me know what you bought)!
[Swan print shirt photo from ASOS]
November 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
November 21, 2011 § 4 Comments
This weekend, Nick and I treated ourselves to lunch at the famous Grand Central Oyster Bar. Nick loves oysters and I enjoy the process of dressing and eating them, but mostly we wanted to check out the place itself. Also, I saw the restaurant in a recent Bored To Death episode and was sold.
Can you believe Nick has lived in New York for six years and has never seen the inside of Grand Central Station?
Well, we fixed that.
Sometimes you have to act like a tourist in your own city, like when you’re visiting a landmark and need to ask a stranger to take your cheesy couple photo.
The inside of Grand Central is gorgeous. Whenever I have to go to Penn Station, I always wonder: why can’t the trains I need to take depart from Grand Central instead?
So, have you ever tried an oyster? How many did you have to eat before you liked it?
November 16, 2011 § 2 Comments
On a rainy day like today in Brooklyn, I love to work with the windows open. I alternate between listening to moody music like Radiohead and Hayden and just listening to the rain. I also usually feel like either watching one of my favourite movies (maybe Harry Potter or Lost in Translation) or reading on the couch.
Both from Journelle.
November 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Just a few photos from my Pinterest collection to brighten your day, this particularly cloudy Tuesday.
November 12, 2011 § 5 Comments
On Friday morning, I took part in a rainbow parade!
No, it had nothing to do with gay pride, it was simply about colour. How did this happen? Well each month, I attend a breakfast lecture series called Creative Mornings. It’s my favourite Friday morning of the month because I wake up early and take the East River ferry down to DUMBO, sit in the gorgeous Galapagos Art Space, eat croissants, and meet new creative types. It’s the ultimate blah-buster.
Friday’s guest speaker was Jessi Arrington, artist and colour-lover. Everyone was instructed to dress in one colour (I was yellow) and we sat in groups with our fellow colour-wearers. At the end of her very cute and upbeat lecture, she informed us we were going to have a little parade around the neighbourhood, led by a marching band!
I had so much fun! The whole thing was so absurd, but well-organized and everyone really committed. On-lookers stopped in the street to take photos of the parade on their phones, cars honked at us, and office workers were pressed up against their windows to look down and watch our impromptu march.
I’m the “yellow” with the black hat. My new friend Emily is beside me in the big yellow wig!
We marched to the “hole” under the bridge and lit sparklers. Then we turned around to have a reverse-rainbow parade back to the venue. So many smiles for 9:30 am! But really, how could you not?
It had been way too long since I partook in something so silly. This needs to happen more often!
November 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
This video just gave me chills. Full of lovely advice, admirable quotes, and a whole lot of happy-looking cyclists on the Williamsburg Bridge – this will make your day.
November 7, 2011 § 4 Comments
The gallery will feature artwork inspired by Wes Anderson’s adored films from October 29 to November 25. If you’re in town, make sure you swing by to see illustrations influenced by Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, and Hotel Chevalier.
Which Wes Anderson movie is your favourite? Mine is probably The Royal Tenenbaums for being such a visual and auditory masterpiece!
November 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Have you seen the trailer for “Like Crazy” yet?
I know the long-distance and American visa premise all too well. The movie looks so romantic and sad – I almost want to watch it, but I’ll have to wait for a day when I feel like crying!
Will you see it? Did you see it? If so, did it make you cry?