Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I am a breakfast-a-holic. When I was in High School, I remember my mother forcing a Carnation Breakfast Shake into my hand as I ran out the door, for when I was a teenager I was "too cool" for breakfast (or something.) I don't know what I was thinking. Breakfast is amazing. There are so many options, most of them quick and easy, all of them delicious. I love cooking breakfast; I love eating breakfast at non-breakfast times - an omelet for lunch, crepes for dinner - and don't even get me started on brunch.
This morning Roomie kindly offered me half of the last slice of the banana bread she baked this weekend (breakfast baked goods = another fave) and a couple of hours later, I decided I was still hungry. I needed some protein to sustain me through what I am determined to make a highly-productive day, so I decided on an egg (I love eggs to the point where people I have lived with have felt compelled to comment on the amount of eggs I consume. I'm okay with it). Due to my love of breakfast, and my deep affinity for cooking breakfast, I am now sitting down to an egg scramble with baby spinach, mushrooms, spanish onion, and a hint of goat cheese. Delightful!
[Sidenote: Roomie, I stole a teaspoon of your goat cheese :) Love you! I'll pay you back double - that's 2 teaspoons of goat cheese people!]
For when it comes to breakfast, why have a scrambled egg, when you can have a scrambled egg with veggie goodness in it, and why have one breakfast when you can have two! Maybe I'll pour myself a glass of orange juice to wash down all of this breakfast excitement...
Oh! PS. Have I told you about my friend's glorious breakfast blog? If not, I am now. A Perfect Spread. Check it out... perferably on a full stomach because if not you may just get too hungry to bear it.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Okay, so first there was the time I was supposed to be on Craigslist searching for jobs, but was distracted by Net-a-Porter. I (naturally) gravitated straight to the shoe department where I found these Louboutins that would look friggin fabulous with my bridesmaids dress Sadly, these cost a cool $800 (or something) but due to the fact that I am half a foot taller than my Bride-to-be friend high heels have been outlawed anyway... I suppose it just wasn`t meant to be.
But maybe I could somehow, someway get my hands on these Pedro Garcia beauties, so that I could wear them ALL SUMMER LONG.Or these adoooorable Chloe flats, which I would just wear always, everywhere..
I also happened upon this beautiful Richard Nicoll number, which is just the most chic and comfy of summer dresses, that I would have l-0-v-e loved to wear to the opera on Wednesday night (I went to the opera on Wednesday night!)
But enough fantasy shopping! Look at all of the other pictures I found:
Bookshelf envy, courtesy of Mr. Lagerfeld (of course..)
and I found some adorable brogues (just when you thought I was done showing you pictures of shoes...)
This probably sounds rediculous to anyone who knows me, as I have a lot of stuff, and it does tend to spread out wherever I go. The thing is I like stuff, I would love for my apartment to be filled from tip to toe with a myriad of things...as long as there is some sort of (albeit mysterious) order to it. Kinda like this:
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Today's forcasted high = 28 degrees.
Holler - it is summer.
I'm running out to do all of my errands now so that this afternoon I might find myself on a patio or in a park enjoying this beautiful, beautiful day; and while I bop around town in my shorts and sandals, I will be singing this song in my head:
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Today I'm volunteering for an opera company that's putting on an outdoor event in the Distillery District (my FAVE part of town). Then it's off to the 'burbs for a backyard barbeque! What fun! Here's hoping the sun shines, and that you have a busy, happy Saturday too!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
this cute-as-a-button water bottle which I had to buy (it was on sale!)
Second fave was Bullet which housed a myriad of home and bathwares, all Euro-inspired, and all of which I want to own. One of the most fabulous of all of these fabulous houseware lines was Emma Bridgewater. She is British (so naturally I am drawn to everything) and she just makes the greatest pottery. I really, really, really like the "Black Toast" pattern.
I mean seriously, could these be any more darling?? I'm in typography heaven.
ThiI just think this is so serene, and chic and functional. And it's feminine, but not too "girlie". All it needs is a chandelier! (I'm obsessed with the idea of having a chandelier in my bedroom. Just ask Roomie... I talk about it All. The. Time.)
}Found on a new, fab blog I discovered today, Dress Design Decor
What a shame that her 'comeback concert' was so ill-received. Mary Poppins was my absolute favourite movie as a little girl, and whether she sings or "speak-sings", Julie Andrews will always rock my socks.
Monday, May 10, 2010
All month long, downtown Toronto will be inundated with a myriad of photographs from all over the world. This year, "the 14th annual CONTACT will consider the ways in which photography informs and transforms human behavior. CONTACT 2010: Pervasive Influence will reveal personal and social consequences of the medium of photography, in a society devoted to the image " which sounds interesting.
All in all, downtown Toronto will be prettier, I'll get to see some cool photographic art, and I'm fairly certain most of it is free of charge - win, win!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
It's very exciting, and while I have been slack in my duties (my Bride-to-Be is England, making coordination a little difficult), today and tomorrow I think I'm going to take a break from Job Hunting to hunt for the perfect green bridesmaids dress instead.
photo via krisatomic
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
After a relaxing day with friends, a recouperative evening nap, (for lately I can't seem to make it through the day without a nap) and a few too many samplings of left-over party snacks I am greatly looking forward to a quiet Sunday evening filled with cups of tea, a tv show or two, and hopefully a thunderstorm. Have I mentioned that I love thunderstorms? Because I do. The forecast was for rain and showers all day, and although the bulk of the afternoon was sunny and hot, the sky has been taken over by dark grey clouds and the air is thick and heavy. Bring it on.
Hope your weekend was everything you wanted, and that the rest of this Sunday evening leaves you feeling ready to tackle the week ahead.