Saturday, November 1, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008


Hand-me-downs are not only amazing in clothing form.  Since moving into my own place I've learnt that the furniture form is just as amazing.  My grandma lives in toronto and basically cleared out her storage space for me.  This large hunk of wook desk top wasn't in very good condition, so why not spice them up a little with a glossy plaid print.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I work at a jazz lounge and as a result I find I sell quite a few manhattan's.   Yesterday was a fairly slow night, so I had time to think about how when i placed the maraschino cherry on top of the cocktail the colors are stunning together.  The color of the glossy yellow brown of the rye and the vibrant red of the cherry are so wrong that it's so right.  Considering I just moved into a new place I've decided I'm going to decorate my room in such a palette.

Thursday, October 23, 2008



I am kitchenless at the moment and yearn for somewhere to cook a nice meal for myself and my roomies.  Who knows perhaps a dinner party is in the itinerary.  I just need to wait for some special guests to arrive...

Saturday, September 27, 2008


...screams of excitement is what that is.  I'm sitting here awaiting the phone call from my boyfriend that signifies he is landed on  torontonian turf.  I feel like an awkward dog aimlessly trotting around barking in excitement, throwing out barks to whoever will listen to them. So anxious and untamable.  When i finally see him I'm going to have a hay day, maybe pee? maybe attack him yelping and kissing at one time?

.....there it was, the instant i finished typing that up he called!  I'm off to go meet him.  WAHBAGADOOOOO!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Milk and Cookies

I hope Santa has a 24 hour grocer in the north pole.  I started an amazing new job but finish around 3 am.  I was in dire need of milk for my new favorite cereal in the morning (Oatmeal Crisp: Maple) so I jumped in to the grocer next door and what goes better with milk and fixes my late night craving?  None other than chunks ahoy cookies.

Sirak on the Porch

What seems to be ages ago Al and I found a place to stay in this new city of ours.  A place where i will sleep at night, bath when i'm dirty, eat when i'm hungry and lounge when i'm lazy.   But during one of the long days of searching I came across a man photographing a large painting on his porch so I stopped to investigate only to find that the painting being photographed was being sent off to Sotheby's in London where some of the best art in the world is auctioned off.  Needless to say Sirak provided us with a needed "artistic relief" from the hard day we were having.

Check out his website, I thoroughly enjoy his portrait sketches.