I’m no stranger to fiction. I know it requires a suspension of disbelief. However, I think The Maze Runner asks its readers for more suspension than is really fair to expect of anyone. Continue Reading →
What a year 2014 has turned out to be! Like with last year, I wanted to look back on all the good the year has brought to my life. This time last year, I said in my Adieu 2013, Hello 2014 post that one of my major resolutions for the year was to move out and get my own apartment. And I did it! Continue Reading →
About two weeks ago, I turned 23. Being 22 was wonderful. It was a year of new experiences, great memories, a few unexpected hurdles, and lessons learned. I’m sure 23 will be the same! A while ago I compiled a list called 22 Things I Learned by 22, and I thought I’d try my hand at it again this year. Here are 23 things I know to be true, so far. Continue Reading →
The Roaring Twenties. The Prohibition Era. The Jazz Age. This year, our office Christmas party was 1920s-themed. The invitations were delivered, beautifully designed in Art Deco style. The gentlemen and ladies were instructed to pick an alias and “dress to kill” – we were going to a speakeasy. There would be an open bar, catered food, a casino, and dancing. What better way is there to end the year? Continue Reading →
If I had to sum up One Day in a single sentence, I’d tell you that it’s a story about two people with terrible timing.
Timing matters. I believe that stories need to reach you at precisely the right time – the moment you’re ready to receive them. While many books, films, and shows have come to me at the right moment in my life, this one didn’t. At least not initially. Continue Reading →
I’ve been obsessed with this song since I first heard it about a week ago, so I thought it was about time I shared it. Only Love Can Hurt Like This, by Paloma Faith.
I’ve decided to start a series I’m calling Loving Lately, which will be lists of just about anything that has awed, thrilled, or inspired me lately. I’d love it if you guys shared something that’s struck you recently in the comments section, and we can start a community of cool and interesting things. Sound good? Okay, let’s jump into some things I think are awesome. Continue Reading →
I’m a December baby. Fellow December babies know this means one thing: BIRTHDAYMAS! Birthdaymas is the combination of my birthday and Christmas. The holidays are a time for giving, but Birthdaymas is an excellent time for receiving, too. ;) Is it any wonder December is my favourite month of the year?
Since everyone starts scrambling for gift ideas right about now, I thought I’d compile a HUGE holiday gift guide to help you out. I’ve scoured every corner of the internet for unique, beautiful, or interesting things, and I hope you’ll find it useful when you go shopping for presents for everyone on your list, whether they are beauty lovers, homebodies, style icons, fangirls/fanboys, readers, hosts or hostesses, tech lovers, or men’s men. Continue Reading →
I did warn you guys that there was another Kate Spade and Indigo haul coming – and this one’s a big one. At this point, my love affair with all things gold, polka dotted, Kate Spade, or Chapters Indigo is news to nobody, and as luck would have it, Chapters Indigo released a holiday collection that is a collision of all those things. It might as well have been designed for me! Continue Reading →
Last Saturday night, I hosted a little Halloween cocktail party at my apartment for a few close friends. Halloween, both for kids and adults, is half about the junk food, and half about dressing up – so I had to make sure both elements were present at my party. Continue Reading →
I have to be honest: I was prepared to dislike The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion. While I love romantic comedies on film, I very rarely read or enjoy them on the page.
Last year, at Halloween, I dressed up as Disney’s Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, and Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The year before, I went as Hermione Granger. This year, I continued my trend of dressing up as my favourite fictional females, and went as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider from the video games and films. Continue Reading →
Fall fashion is the most fun to shop and dress for, isn’t it? Jewel tones, textures, and layering make a comeback as we ease away from the bright colours and airy designs of summertime. Here’s a fall fashion haul of a few style pieces (clothing and accessories) I’ve bought over the last little while as I got excited for the change in seasons. Continue Reading →
It all started with a question: can you microwave an egg? I did what anyone with a thought in their head and working internet connection would do: I Googled it. As it turns out, you can microwave an egg. I skimmed through a few recipes that included this method, from quiches to complex frittatas, some of which were made in a mug. When I saw that, an idea began to take shape in my mind, and a recipe was born. I call it the Smoked Salmon Egg Frittata Breakfast Burger, and it’s ah-maz-ing. Continue Reading →