Top This, Summer 2012!

June 7, 2012 § 5 Comments

It’s not even officially summer yet, but I’ve already found what I think will be my three favourite records of the summer of 2012:

Japandroids “Celebration Rock”

Santigold “Master Of My Make-Believe”

Silversun Pickups “Neck Of The Woods”

What are you listening to right now? Tell me your favourites and I’ll give them a listen!

Finding Portland

June 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

I used to visit Portland, Oregon a lot a couple years back, but haven’t been in quite some time. The city is beautiful, the food is good, and the scenery is so green and fresh and it all comes through in this really cool time-lapse video.

Nick and I have talked about spending a week in another American city this summer, working during the day and going out at night – just pretending we live there – and Portland is definitely a worthy contender!

Have you ever been to Portland?

Wonderful Weekends

June 4, 2012 § 1 Comment

This weekend kept me busy! Beginning unofficially on Thursday night with a trip to New Jersey to see Radiohead and continuing on with a visit from my super sweet little sister Jenn, the only thing I could have asked for was relief from seasonal allergies!

Thursday night, Nick and I ventured to Newark to see Radiohead at the Prudential Centre. Nick’s not a huge Radiohead fan, but he is a gentleman that wouldn’t allow his wife to take public transit to what is or maybe just used to be the nation’s murder capital.

This was my sixth time seeing them and they only seem to get better and better with age. The band has such an extensive catalog of songs that I would watch them for hours and hours in hopes of hearing every tune I love. Two hours is still a treat though! Their stage set up was also great with floating square video screens that changed shape for almost every song.

{More Radiohead photos & video at Brooklyn Vegan.}

On Friday night, I had a visit from Jenn! She was lucky enough to get the last flight out of Toronto to New York after torrential rain hit and severe flooding. What a lucky gal.

It’s becoming our tradition that when she visits, I bring her into Manhattan and stuff her full of gluten-free treats. Here she is at Babycakes on the LES, obviously excited to bring home a sampler box of baked goods.

Very excited to shop for gluten-free treats at Babycakes!!!

Afterwards, we met Kate and Lisa at Risotteria in the West Village for dinner that included gluten-free breadsticks!!!

Kate, Jenn & Lisa at Risotteria

Later, we took her to The Spotted Pig for another glass of wine before heading home to get some sleep.

Jenn & I at The Spotted Pig

It was great to spend so much time with Jenn and spoil ourselves with pedicures, yoga, wine, and food. Nick and I did everything we could to make sure she’ll come back to visit us again soon!

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