Thursday, March 31, 2011

What To Wear: Coachella - Shorts

Shorts are a great options for concerts. Crowd surf, jump around, do handstands all without fear of exposure. Not that everyone fears exposure. (Although I do!) Here are some great options which would do you well. Not going to Coachella? Well, these would still make great additions to any summer wardrobe!

Vero Moda: Denim Shorts

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Green Sushi Salad

With the coming of spring I've been feeling the need to do a little life revamp. This usually happens around this time of the year. I've been trying to increase the healthy things in my life. Not that I'm cutting out drinking or eating out or croissants, but just trying to do a little more of the good things that I already do. Drinking more tea. Actually going to yoga/pilates. Eating more greens. Eating less sugar. (Who am I kidding? I am failing miserably at this one!) My new favourite thing is to make a GIANT salad, and pack it into a few containers for lunches at the beginning of the week. I lug them all to work at once, and that gives me healthy lunches with very little effort for the rest of the week. This week's salad I tried? This veggie sushi salad. Doesn't it look fantastic? Mine doesn't look as pretty, but it sure does taste good.

This delightful recipe and photos are from Green Kitchen Stories. You should definitely check them out if you're interested in eating a little greener!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What To Wear: Coachella - Purses

When at an all day festival it's really nice to have a place to put things. It's also really nice not to have to carry it around in your hands, or put it at your feet and worry about it being stomped on. Small purses with cross body straps are a great option, and I bet you'll see a ton of them at Coachella this year, as well as all summer long. Here would be my recommendations. I'm going to have to pick one of these up for myself... which is your favourite?

Monday, March 28, 2011

What To Wear: Coachella - Dresses

Ok ladies, the countdown to Coachella has begun. This week will feature some lovely outfit suggestions for you (or for anyone who will be enjoying summer, or summer festivals. Basically anyone not in Australia. I hear it's winter there now.) I have not yet been to Coachella, although I am going with a group that are regulars. I have, however gone to MANY a music festival in my time. Here are some suggestions as to what you can wear this year which follow my own rules for summer music festivals.

1- Dresses are easy. If you're camping like I am, you don't want to pack a lot of different things.

2- Nothing too tight. It's going to be hot, and you should be sweating.

3- Something with straps. You're going to be jumping/ around you want to be wearing a bra. Or a bikini top at least. Wearing a strapless dress with a bikini or a bra is NOT an option.

4-Not too short. You want to be able to move around, put your hands up, and sit on the grass without exposing you lady bits. Leggings under dresses are something to consider too. If you want to show a lot of leg, wear shorts. But that's another post!

Vero Moda: Very Zip Front Tile Print Panel Dress
Warehouse: Watercolour Print Dress
French Connection: Stripe Vest Dress

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Home Tour: Spanish Casa

What beautiful white and bright spaces here. The long curtains really draw attention to the large windows, but also to the beautiful floors!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I Love You

Happy weekend everyone! It's a long weekend for me as I have Monday off. Not sure what I'm going to get up to, but I have a friend in town from Montreal, so I'm sure it will be fun! I hope your weekend is full of love!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Soda Siphon Review

I love my soda siphon! I got a stainless steel one for Christmas, and I've been using it non-stop since. It's much easier for me. Since I don't have a car every time I wanted to buy a case of bubbly water I had to talk someone into driving me to the grocery store. This way I only have to buy a box of CO2 cartridges which fit into my pocket, and I can have bubbly water whenever I want! Plus, this way I don't have tons of glass or plastic bottles in my recycling. Because recycling is good, but not using it at all is better. Words of wisdom y'all. Words of wisdom.

One day I may move up to the Soda Stream, but it takes a lot of room up on the counter, and I already have a lot (LOT) of kitchen appliances. The CO2 is a lot cheaper with the Soda Stream - $34 for 60L using the soda stream vs about $72 for the equivalent amount for the Soda Siphon. Another pro is the ability to fizz up multiple bottles of water at once, and keep them all cold in the fridge. This is mostly only needed for parties though, otherwise I don't find I need more than one bottle at a time.

My siphon is the one litre ISI Soda Siphon. It's wicked.
Image: John Burgoyne via

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Street Style: Coachella

Three weeks until Coachella!
Times is a ticking down. Plane tickets are books. Car rental is boked. I haven't figure out what I'm packing, or how I'm going to bring a inflatable mattress with me on the plane, but I still have time. Still wondering what to wear to Coachella 2011? Have a look at what people were wearing back in 2009. More inspiration coming in the following weeks.

Elle Magazine

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kissing Coasters

How cute are these kissing coasters? What a great way to add a little whimsy to your apartment while you have people over (and protecting your furniture from the ever evil water stain). And at $10 for 4 coasters, these would make a really cute hostess gift too.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thakoon Fall 2011 RTW

 Great shapes and colours, and really quite wearable! Lots of love for this collection.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Heart On My... Neck

How descriptive and fantastic. This is sure to receive a stare or two, and that's a good thing.
Solange Azagury-Partridge: 18kt gold necklace

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Home Tour: Cramer's Casa

 Love these photos of designer Anne M Cramer sweet home. What great feminine spaces, which is especially impressive because she has 3 boys! Nicely Done.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Festive Home Bar

Happy Weekend my pretties! It has been too long hasn't it? And by too long I clearly mean it has been too long since I've posted a photo of a home bar. My own personal obsession. Don't worry. This won't be my last. I've got plenty more up my sleeve. My weekend will be full of theatre, sleeping, birthday parties, going to the suburbs to pick up my COACHELLA tickets, making dinners and probably mixing myself a cocktail or two. I hope your weekend is full of things which make you happy. Until then, bottoms up!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Street Style: Red Laces, Yellow Cardigan

Love this gentleman's spiffy date outfit. The red laces are a smal touch, but really catch my eye. I like a man that takes pride in his shoes. In fact, my boy was wearing shoes with red laces the day I met him.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cupcakes and Bacon

Combing two of my love into bag form. How cute is this bacon and cupcake tote bag? Way more fun to carry your groceries home in this than the boring one I get from the grocery store!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What To Wear: Coachella

Guys! In exactly one month I will be at Coachella in California. That's right, Boyz Noise, Cee Lo Green, Chemical Brothers, Crystal Castles, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Lauren Hill, Robyn, The Black Keys, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Rural Alberta Advantage. And that's just the FIRST DAY. Throw in some Kanye, Erykah Badu, Scissor Sisters, Chromeo AND MORE and you've got yourself a sweet ole' time. But of course, me being the planner that I am, am already starting to wonder What Should I Wear To Coachella? My first inspiration outfit on Nicky Hilton above. Striped shorts and a loose fitting top with a jaunty cap and large sunnies. I'd have to wear different shoes though. Wedges are cute, but not for three days of standing and jostling in crowds! More ideas to come later!

Also, just to be clear, if I can't find a good small cross body purse I'm pretty sure I'm going to be all nerdy and rock a fanny pack. How else will I keep my visine, money, snacks, camera, sunglasses and other items safe and hands free? Yes. I said it. Fanny Pack.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Rickshaw Kurta

Beautiful summer top. Perfect for over bathing suits, or paired with jeans. A great way to keep the sun off your shoulders.
Rickshaw: Kurta

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Home Tour: Fantastic San Francisco Home

This post is pretty image heavy, but how could I not? I love this fantastic San Fran home. 
Who WOULDN'T love a swing in their dining room?
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