Friday, December 30, 2011

song of the day

Simply Charming! I've listened to this song at least 20 times today! I am really tempted to get myself a ukulele. I just love Zooey...swoon! 

What are you doing on New Year's Eve? 


Cooking With Chelsea: Roasted Vegetables

I found myself in the kitchen a lot this Christmas, thanks to Mr. Jamie Oliver! While on my extremely short plane ride home, I managed to catch 3 episodes of Jamie's Christmas special! Over the two days I managed to try out 3 of his amazing recipes. The thing is - they are so simply. That's the key! 

Christmas Eve - Amazing Roast Veg

Jamie did about 5 different veggies on the show and seeing as I had only watched them earlier that day, I was going from memory -  I stuck with just the carrots.

For Jamie's Recipe click HERE!

Carrots being parboiled.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Photo Shoot: The Secret Garden - Part 1

Make up/ Hair/ wardrobe stylist - Myself
Photos by - Myself

The Look
Dress - 1940's inspired navy blue button up dress - vintage 
Shoes - Black leather t-strap wedges - Urban outfitters

Nicola (left) and I (right) playing dress up.

Ever since Nicola and I were small girls we have loved to play dress up. Thanks to our amazing mother we had an entire closet full of exciting costumes, vintage clothing (that are now part of our real closets), props, bangles - you name it! Now that we've lived a province apart for 4 years, every time we get together seems like a great excuse to get dressed up! I love having Nicola as a model, this girl is stunning! I hope you enjoy these photo, more to come. 

ps. I'm selling this beautiful dress on my Etsy shop! It will be up in the early new year - I'll keep you posted! 



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Quote of the day.

"Running out of cheese, is like running out of water."
By Remi Noel

December Shows

The Survival Of Pigeons as Studied By Human Lovers - Surreal SoReal Theatre 
Dec.1 - Dec. 10
Written by Jon Lachlan Stewart
D. by Vincent Forcier 

Polished Up 5 : Sisterly Love

Scull and Glossbones and Rainbow Connection by OPI 

My little sister Nicola is the queen of nail polish! Not only does she have a wicked OPI collection, but she is also very skilled at applying nail polish. This is one of her creations, perfect for the holiday season. 

I miss her already! Check out her blog HERE!

Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

what i wore: to the crow and gate.

Top: sailer dress (vintage) and grey cardigan (H&M)
Toe: Black leather boots (gifted) and red socks (vintage)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas on the Island: Part 2 -Tea Time

 Lavender shortbread and coconut macaroons from  The Duchess Bake Shop

 Earl grey tea.

Enjoy your Boxing Day!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas on the Island: Part 1

 Goodies all the way from Edmonton's best bakery.


 Our Christmas tree ( straight from the forrest).


 The fire place.

My Stocking.

The booze.

Merry Christmas, everyone! 


Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas in Edmonton

 The Duchess.

I love this one! 

My flat. 

 Beautiful Charmaine! 

The paper birds with their christmas bows on. 

Photos by Charmaine

Polished Up 4: Christmas Edition!

    OPI on Collins Ave. and green glitter! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

song and dance clip 7: Old to New

One of my favourite song and dance numbers that I sung during school, has been brought to life once again! 

Ann Miller


Melinda Sullivan 



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

picture post...

 A Christmas outfit. 

My Christmas party spread.

 Charlie's tiny hat.

 The Christmas spread. 

 The mantel all dressed up. 

Orange candle holder DIY I stumbled upon! Learn how to make your own HERE!

Happy Holidays!


DIY: Holiday Wrapping Paper

Throughout the year I love having flowers in my apartment. The local grocery store I go to wraps the flowers in simple brown paper sheets with little ivy patterns. Most people probably just recycle these lovely brown paper sheets, but I've held on to my recycled goods for this very reason ... WRAPPING PAPER. 

What You Will Need ...

sheets of brown paper with ivy (Floral department of Save-On Foods) 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A lovely December Day.

Today was lovely indeed. The weather wasn't ridiculous, a mild minus six degrees with warm sunlight.

Mitten garland. 

This morning Charmaine and I went for brunch, did some vintage window shopping. I even bought some treats for my Secret Santa!

My extremely messy braid and cashmere sweater.

 I watched The Survival of Pigeons as Studied by Human Lovers and ran into the beautiful Rachel. Afterwards I did some Christmas shopping. Now to eat some dinner, get ready for the show tonight and possibly do some crafting! 

Potato stamp. 

Happy Saturday!