George Harrison

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.

Black Friday

November 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Why get up at 4am to fight over sale items, when you can shop online, while your husband is still sleeping, in your pajamas, drinking tea? It is 2011 after all.

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]

Thank(sgiving) You Notes

November 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

…Aren’t they polite?

Happy Thanksgiving, Americans! (And Happy belated Thanksgiving, Canada!)

[From Thx Thx Thx &  Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes]

Grand Central Station & Oyster Bar

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?

Rainy Day Comfort

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.

Wouldn’t it be nice to do one or the other wrapped up in this Wrap Hoodie Robe while wearing these Cashmere Slippers?

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.





A Rainbow Parade!

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!

[Photos by Creative Mornings and Place Name Here]

The Holstee Manifesto: Lifecycle Video

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.

Bad Dads 2011

November 7, 2011 § 4 Comments

Since last year’s show was such a success, the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco is bringing you another Bad Dads series!

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!


Like Crazy

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?

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