15 3 / 2014

After months of drooling over La Montréalaise Atelier's collections, I'm finally able to say I own a piece. So happy right now!

After months of drooling over La Montréalaise Atelier's collections, I'm finally able to say I own a piece. So happy right now!

16 2 / 2014

I’ve slowly been getting back into following TV series (the last few months have been crazy at work). It’s been a couple of weekends that I just binged on episodes of Super Fun Night and American Horror Story - 2 shows that are on completely opposite ends of the TV-subject-matter-spectrum.

SUPER FUN NIGHT is a feel-good, hilarious setup with 3 best friends who have always been the cast-outs of any social situation, but that always end up having a blast together. I can relate to this show on so. many. levels. It’s also really nice to see a plus-sized woman be funny, adorable, successful and super friggin’ fun.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY scares the shit out of me. I’ve been intrigued since I heard the show’s title and quickly asked around about its premise. "Is it really a horror show?" I’d always ask. "No, it’s just really, really creepy." is the answer I would usually get. But for someone who doesn’t like watching horror movies because they terrify me, I was weary of getting into it. Creepy for a normal person could be horrifying to me. After 2 years of debating, I finally got my hands on season 1 and gave it a shot. Initially, I was ready to give up after 1 episode - the darkness and gore was, to me, excessive. But the love story between Tate and Violet kept me going… not gonna lie, that’s pretty much the only reason why I continued watching. Other elements also became interesting, and so now, I already can’t wait to start season 2. Somehow the plot is enticing. The rules keep getting re-written about the dead (or undead…) which keeps the imagination going. I still hide my eyes when I think something is going to go bump in the night, but at least the blood doesn’t startle me anymore. To be continued.

16 2 / 2014

I went furniture shopping today and found this gorgeous set for my living room. I’m so excited to have them delivered! Been dreaming of a retro-looking tufted sofa with this beautiful light grey shade for so long.

11 8 / 2012

I’ve developed an interest in pajamas. Not sure how, but the idea of wearing lovely, comfortable garments when lounging around and (eventually) sleeping bring a smile to my face. Marigot Collection pajamas are a tad pricey, but I’d love to be able to afford them. They look beautiful! My secret fave: the Lorient Short Pajama set in Turquoise Seahorse. Squee!

I’ve developed an interest in pajamas. Not sure how, but the idea of wearing lovely, comfortable garments when lounging around and (eventually) sleeping bring a smile to my face. Marigot Collection pajamas are a tad pricey, but I’d love to be able to afford them. They look beautiful! My secret fave: the Lorient Short Pajama set in Turquoise Seahorse. Squee!

01 5 / 2012

I’ve been looking for a good apron for some time now. I see aprons everywhere and at first sight, they all look adorable. I even purchased one that had cupcakes on it. But I’m starting to think it was an incredibly tacky choice… minus the flower, this could be a classy, fun option. Pondering!
I Ad-meyer Your Taste Apron, $34.99 at ModCloth

I’ve been looking for a good apron for some time now. I see aprons everywhere and at first sight, they all look adorable. I even purchased one that had cupcakes on it. But I’m starting to think it was an incredibly tacky choice… minus the flower, this could be a classy, fun option. Pondering!

I Ad-meyer Your Taste Apron, $34.99 at ModCloth

01 5 / 2012

I feel like I need these shoes for the summer. Hmmm…
FUGU TESSEYMAN wedge sandals, $100 CAD at Little Burgundy

I feel like I need these shoes for the summer. Hmmm…

FUGU TESSEYMAN wedge sandals, $100 CAD at Little Burgundy

01 5 / 2012

A few recent manicures. I’m trying to go the bright colour route since the weather has been dreary and only my nails can brighten up my days! Most of these are, ironically, from the HUNGER GAMES collection by China Glaze. I bought the whole thing, since I just had to have them all… they’re beautiful!

12 3 / 2012

Quand tu es près de moi,
Cette chambre n’a plus de parois,
Mais des arbres oui, des arbres infinis,
Et quand tu es tellement près de moi,
C’est comme si ce plafond-là,
Il n’existait plus, je vois le ciel penché sur nous… qui restons ainsi,
Abandonnés tout comme si,
Il n’y avait plus rien, non plus rien d’autre au monde,
J’entends l’harmonica… mais on dirait un orgue,
Qui chante pour toi et pour moi,
Là-haut dans le ciel infini,
Et pour toi, et pour moi
Quando sei qui con me
Questa stanza non ha piu pareti
Ma alberi, alberi infiniti
E quando tu sei vicino a me
Questo soffitto, viola, no
Non esiste più, e vedo il cielo sopra a noi
Che restiamo quì, abbandonati come se
Non ci fosse più niente più niente al mondo,
Suona l’armonica, mi sembra un organo
Che canta per te e per me
Su nell’immensità del cielo
E per te e per me.
Et pour toi, et pour moi.

My life right now­.

17 1 / 2012

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside a fire: it is the time for home."

Edith Sitwell

29 12 / 2011

"To love is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It takes courage to love someone. All of those players out there who can’t commit to another person, to give them their all - THAT is weakness."

me

29 12 / 2011

Two tops I received not long ago from my order at Heroine Clothing. Honestly, I want to buy the entire shop… but that would make me look like someone who is obsessed with anchors… *hides*

Two tops I received not long ago from my order at Heroine Clothing. Honestly, I want to buy the entire shop… but that would make me look like someone who is obsessed with anchors… *hides*

27 12 / 2011

My Christmas manicure:
★ CHINA GLAZE PHAT SANTA★ CHINA GLAZE PARTY HEARTY
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

My Christmas manicure:

★ CHINA GLAZE PHAT SANTA
★ CHINA GLAZE PARTY HEARTY

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

06 12 / 2011

I pre-ordered Common's The Dreamer, The Believer a few days ago on iTunes, and with it came this song: "Sweet", the 3rd single off the soon-to-be-released album. To be honest, my interest in Com’s music has varied greatly over the years. After his latest album Universal Mind Control was released (an enormous disappointment, to say the least), I was so discouraged with hip hop music that I gave up altogether.

Which annoyed me, because this guy is a great artist and kickass performer! I saw him play at Metropolis in September 2008 and was blown away. I want him to get back up on it.

For a while I still didn’t have my hopes up too high for this latest effort, but after the release of "Ghetto Dreams", "Blue Sky" and "Sweet", which are 3 rock solid singles, I can honestly say my excitement for the new album is beyond elevated. I’ll be shocked as hell if I dislike the rest of the tracks. Don’t make me regret the love, Common!

06 12 / 2011

Finally, something worth blogging about: CHILDISH GAMBINO, aka the hilarious, sexy as hell Donald Glover, is going to be performing in Montreal next spring! This news totally made my week. I’ve been listening to CAMP non-stop since its release and I’ve been wondering if Mr. Glover was ever going to give us the gift of a tour.
I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW. Can’t wait to get tickets this Friday! *does the happy dance*

Finally, something worth blogging about: CHILDISH GAMBINO, aka the hilarious, sexy as hell Donald Glover, is going to be performing in Montreal next spring! This news totally made my week. I’ve been listening to CAMP non-stop since its release and I’ve been wondering if Mr. Glover was ever going to give us the gift of a tour.

I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW. Can’t wait to get tickets this Friday! *does the happy dance*

13 11 / 2011

Last night, I was discussing friendship & relationships with a friend of mine over a few slices of pizza. I was telling her about my recent bout of frustration with the people in my life and how sad it’s making me. See, I’ve been on this wave of doubting people’s loyalty towards the people they keep close, their loved ones.

Now, don’t get me wrong - I may be frustrated, but I’m still actually just trying to understand their feelings towards what I deem important. There are no specific ways to keep friends, but I do think that there should be some basic unspoken rules, simple human decency that we should all respect when it comes to others. I feel like not enough people out there treat their relationships as carefully as they should. How could you do something that only benefits you when so many people around you always try to help you and cater to your needs? I wish I could be inside these people’s heads to know what they are thinking, and how they sleep at night.

Listen, those who choose to have you in their lives are not disposable commodities - you shouldn’t treat them as such. Being someone’s friend is being there for them in their time of need. It’s making them feel like they matter, not only to you but to the whole world. Their existence is relevant. It’s helping them out when they’re going through a rough patch, and sharing fun moments together, and taking silly photos, and laughing at inside jokes and being their shoulder to cry on when they really need to let it all out. It’s calling them once in a while to see how they’re doing, and sharing with them whatever goes through your mind. All of this, knowing that they will do the exact same in return for you. It’s investing time, energy, trust and love.

Also, it’s taking into consideration their feelings and their needs. Treat them with reciprocated respect, the way that they treat you. You can never have too many friends. Every person is unique and has a different set of characteristics that could really help make or break your day. As soon as someone can make you feel happy, they automatically have something in them that can complete you. Why is it so hard for some to embrace this fact of life?

I love having friends. I love spending time with them, getting to know them, understanding their position on all aspects of life, seeing what makes them happy and what makes them sad. I love hearing them laugh and I love having fun with them. I love creating memories that I can look back on and say, "Wow, they really made my life quite special at that time." It is my biggest wish for every woman and man that I know to understand this.

I know that our generation has its reasons for being the way it is. As a whole, I noticed that we are either extremely selfish or extremely giving. Many dedicate their lives selflessly to help those in need all around the world; to them, I tip my hat. I think it takes a lot of courage and an extremely big heart to accomplish what they have. There are still so many of us, however, who are in the selfish, materialistic "me, myself and I" mindset, and that repulses me. You have no idea how many people I encounter who seem to care less and less about others and solely think about themselves. To them, I say this:

CARE MORE! I urge you to. It’s important.

To all my friends reading this… remember: you matter to me. I chose to keep you in my life for a reason. I care. All I can ask is that you feel the same in return for me. And if you don’t, please make that clear so we can both move on. I have no desire to hang around people who don’t actually want me in their lives. Life’s too short for that, kids.