I’m starting my weekend with the Toronto Fashion Incubator’s event tomorrow at The Drake Hotel. Post my 11am seating I’ve got an afternoon of GUILTY PLEASURES! A 90 minute massage followed by manicure and pedicure. I can’t WAIT! Deets on the TFI event below.
If you are looking for something fun to do tomorrow morning, this is it! If you’ll be there LMK 🙂
One of my guilty pleasures arrived yesterday, shoes from Nasty Gal! I just can’t hold myself back from ordering from there. I’ve got a jacket on it’s way too!
Oh hai. Back to work. It’s cold. Stress hits you like a ton of bricks the second you get back to this wIld city! We ran into a bunch of road closures trying to leave Collingwood and then there was a gunman on the loose in my work/home neighbourhood. Traffic was insane. Sean had a late meeting to get to. It’s amazing how a few days of relaxation can just evaporate witht the hustle and bustle of city life. I long for the days when I used to live in Australia and the beach + surf was my sanctuary.
In other news, I have a package from NastyGal (with shoes!) at the Postie and my new glasses from Warby Parker arrive today. Booked a 90 min massage + pedicure for Saturday morning so countdown to the weekend is on. I really hope Spring comes early this year, Winter has been a real B*TCH THIS YEAR! 🙂
P.S. Have some Valentines Day giveaways coming up next week for youuuuuuuuuuu! ♥
This month was EmBot’s 6th birthday, and like any little girl she wanted a Hello Kitty party. I’m not very experienced in this type of thing (AT ALL) so when a friend told me his friend had a party supplies company, I was all ears! The lovely ladies at Enchanted Party put together a package of Hello Kitty party favours including plates, napkins, super kawaii hats, loot bags, and cutlery for me to contribute. It was my chance to shine! I dressed EmBot in a Hello Kitty dress (H&M) and all the kids all looked so cute in their party hats!
EnchantedParty.com was started by mother and daughter team Sheryl and Tamara Murie. They wanted to make it easy for you to have the best parties for your kids and of course, wow your guests. Both ladies are Aussies living in Canada and experienced party planners with heaps of events under their belts. (Australians really know how to throw down so I have no doubt they can party!)
- .12 brightly colored scalloped edges plates 9” add a cute touch to your party table
- .1 set of napkins 6”- let Hello Kitty help keep things clean
- .12 cups -for an adorable Hello Kitty table
- .8 lovely Hello Kitty loot bags … fill them with treats
- . 24 pc matching cutlery set
- .1 table covering in matching pink – Measures 54″ x 108″
- . 6 pretty Hello Party hats for the little guests
- .24 balloons
- .1 set of candles
One thing I learned in this whole process is how hard it is to actually get the kids to sit still for photos! And not make silly faces! Urghhh. EmBot had a Hello Kitty cake to match and before we knew it the kids were all hopped up on sugar and running around with their cute party hats.
Thank you Tamara at Enchanted Party for donating these supplies, they took the party next level! Visit enchantedparty.com to see all the goodies for your little super hero or princess .They have party dresses too!
In other news, I can’t believe I am blogging about something for KIDS!
I’ve spent the last 24 hours in our little chalet tucked away in the woods. Later this afternoon we checkin to our next destination, The Westin at Blue. Looking forward to skating on the pond later and swimming the heated outdoor pool. I love vacation! It’s been ages since I had a nice relaxing Ontario winter vacation.
We woke up to a whole bunch of fresh show. It’s quite cold and windy. Perfect weather to hibernate and enjoy the scenery. The only sound out here is my boots crunching in the snow with each step.
* title is a quote by Hal Borland
New iPhone skin w/ my face on it. Yellow collar shirt Matis by Lucian Matis, skull necklace Zara
* title is a quote from this guy 😉
Welcome to BMC Labs on the 4th floor at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Picked up my POD on Sunday. It’s red. I’m not sure why? Most are white. This whole Body Mind Change things is getting weirder and weirder. I’m not really sure what is going on anymore.
Heading back there next weekend for the ‘POD implantation’. I’m not even sure what that means either. The place is pretty neat though. Being part of the Cronenberg project is quite interesting.
3D Printers in the Lab
Turns out I’m a premiere host for POD Round 1. We’ll find out what that REALLY means on Feb. 6th! Until then…
Crazy. We’ll have to see what happens next! Remember, #PODLOVESYOU.
Shake it out. Don’t let this weather get you down. Perk up that attitude and throw the bad one in the garbage. It’s heavy. Find a slice of sunshine and soak it up on your face. Wear sunscreen. Put on a smile and greet the world. This is your life, your movie, you are the director! Is it is a comedy, a romance, a documentary about success? YOU DECIDE.
Monday Madness! Busy day ahead. Catching up on weekend ‘tings at the office. Blue hair don’t care. It’s cold but oh so sunny outside.
Just ate a poutine. Dinner w/ friends at the Four Seasons after work. Got back a bunch of photos from my shoot this weekend w/ Adrian Fiebig, squeee! Ordered new prescription glasses (finally after like 5 years). Have new GelaSkins en route for my laptop, iPhone, and iPad mini. Productivity is at an all time high!
Below is the July Talk album, been listening to it heaps lately. Love both their voices. Met the lovely blonde lead singer Leah Fay at the Kee to Bala this summer. They opened for Sam Roberts. Sean just worked on Sam Roberts new video too. We’re all so connected!
OK, that’s all for
Last summer I went to NY and visited the essence cosmetics office. I also met Justin Bieber w/ a bunch of beauty editors, nbd. On that trip I was given one of the matte lip colours as seen below and let me tell you, I have purchased several since then. It’s become my signature product. As a lover of red lips, this stuff is my staple. The best part, it’s under $5 at Shoppers! I’ve found the essence mascara to be a real steal too. I’ve been wearing it for months now.
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I’ve got a couple gift packs of the most recent BIEBER Collection. This would make a great gift for a young lady Bieber fan or anyone really. Who doesn’t love gifts?
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Had a lovely sunday afternoon w/ Sean. Went to the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Had a nice lunch at the Dog & Bear on Queen. This is the “stop taking my photo” face. Ha, anyone who has dated a blogger just has to deal with certain things like taking their photo, having their photo taken, or holding their stuff. Love you for it though!
The tacos at Dog & Bear are sooooo good. The whole menu is splendid TBH.
Walked Otis, the much loved Italian Greyhound at the 1188 Studio. Sometimes I think a puppy would be ok to have but then I walk someone else’s dog and it dog slobbers on me, gets hair on my outfit, or goes to the bathroom on the floor and I take it all back. No dog for me. Deff no cats either!
Next weekend we head up North for 5 days of snow hills, spas, and our very own two bedroom suite at Blue Mountain. It’s a winter min-break just like Bridget and Marc Darcy! Except snowboarding and none of the other people lol. Can’t wait!
The Weekend was Made for Lovers,
This is my life in a blog it is art, in many forms all at the SAME TIME.
Love poems, love and poems. I have written so many poems over the years, it’s really about time to publish a second book. I wrote an anthology that was published back in 1996 called ‘JEANS’. Find it on Google Books here.
Made this rad ‘BITCHES AIN’T SHIT’ laptop skin for Cameron at Untitled & Co. this week. Working on some stuff with fashion peeps and GelaSkins. Pretty exciting. Loving this new job heaps.
Look at this cute stud. Signed Sean up for Frank & Oak this week. I’m always getting new things so I thought it’d be nice for him to get some new clothes in the mail. I get to pick them out though. Moohaha!
Stopped by Hermann & Audrey this week for a chat about summer projects. I’m really stoked about things guys. That’s all I can say about that.
Hope today is treating you well. Let’s give three cheers for the weekend, ok?
Over the last six months I’ve been learning how to use a my first DSLR through my partnership with Canon Canada. As one of 5 official Canon Blogtography Ambassadors I’ve learned how to take portraits, shoot a runway, properly focus, shoot in different lighting, and most importantly the beauty of photos taken with a Canon Digital SLR camera.
In our last session of 2013 we sat down for dinner at The Drake Hotel with our reps from Canon and Edelman Toronto. In effort to help us step up our photo game one more level, they hooked us each up with new printers (yes, plural!) AND gave us each a framed print of one of our own photos. It was like Oprah, “You get a printer and you get a printer!”. We all felt super touched when they revealed our gorgeous gallery style photos, printed from the exact printer we were just given. It was a magical moment (see mine in a previous post here).
Meet My new Printers
Prints from the Canon Prixma Pro-100
I was trying to print for a specific frame so they aren’t full size on the paper. Beautiful though.
Some of My Fav’s Shot w/ Canon Rebel SL1
Below are some of my fav photos taken since July 2013. They span from Toronto, to California, Thailand and back. I’m quite excited to print a bunch and frame them. We’re all so digital now, it’s easy to forget how lovely a nice framed photo is.
Huge thank you to Canon Canada and Edelman for creating this program. It’s been an awesome learning experience. We chatted about next steps and hope to expand it so YOU can learn more about taking awesome photos too. if you have any questions or comments, please share. Love to hear your feedback 🙂
Have an awesome day,
Driving in California – Super Fast GIF