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Weekly Edit: What You Need To Know

April 1, 2016

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While the week has gone by fairly quick, I’m happy to say I’ve been very productive on the work front. As I was away the last couple weeks, traveling to California and then Toronto to visit family and friends, I’m getting back and settled here in Vancouver to gear up for a month of grind mode in terms of my blog and work life. I’ve also made it my goal to enjoy Vancouver more because I’m not sure how much longer I will be living here (future plans are brewing!). Plus, the weather has been insane, with clear skies and temperatures rising above 15 degrees. Anyway, for now I’ve put together a list of what’s been on my radar this past week. From the perfect dinner spot to a new art exhibition, there’s something in here sure to entertain you this weekend.

  1. The Birth of Modern Culture – The Vancouver Art Gallery has put on their biggest exhibition yet, featuring quite the assortment of people, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Maison Martin Margiela, Quentin Tarantino, and many more.
  2. 18 Snacks That are Surprisingly Healthy – The keys to life = snacks. Does this need further explanation?
  3. The 10 Best Financial Podcasts to Follow – Because real life doesn’t include spending your entire paycheque on clothes (Shocked? I know, me too).
  4. Weekend Restaurant of Choice – I walked by the other day and fell in love with the interior, so a future dinner reservation was mandatory. I fully intend on ordering a giant charcuterie board.
  5. My Next Reading Venture – This book, brought to you by the author of Eat, Pray, Love, is all about staying on top of your game when it comes to being inspired and staying curious. A++. Can’t wait to dive into this one.
  6. The Album I Can’t Stop Listening to – Hint: it’s an ode to insanely good-looking person in the intro photo to this post 😉
  7. Nordstrom’s Latest Pop-In Shop – This month’s theme is very exciting and let’s just say it involves something I’m very fond of. Top picks include this cookbook and these nail accessories.
  8. How to Pull of the Bodysuit Trend: Courtesy of one of my favourite fashion editors at Refinery29.

Hope you guys enjoy your weekend! You can find me at Aritzia (lol).

-xx

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Need to Know: Vancouver Edition

December 16, 2015

 

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As of today I’ve officially been living in Vancouver for two weeks! While I’m missing Toronto and all the awesome people that grew to become some of my closest friends over the last six years, I’m happy to be home with my actual family again. While it’s a little bit weird to be back, there’s definitely a feeling of nostalgia that comes along with being home.

As the holidays grow near I’m working full time and barely have time to blog, but I wanted to put together a Need-to-know list—à la Vancouver. From the brunch spot I tried this week to my new favourite shop and nail salon, here’s what I’m currently coveting this week in Vancouver.

1. Nelson the Seagull: Went to this lovely little gem in gastown for breakfast with my best friend last weekend and it was everything. The avocado toast lived up to my standards for sure. It’s also a good spot to pick up a quick coffee.

2. Estée Lalonde: My boyfriend would probably laugh if he saw this one. Estée Lalonde is definitely my most FAVOURITE person in life. Once you start watching her Youtube videos you won’t be able to stop. Her personality is infectious. I almost cried when I saw this feature in Darling’s latest issue because it’s just so damn perfect.

3. Hymn For The Weekend: This song by Coldplay featuring Queen Béy in the background is currently on repeat in my Apple Music lineup.

4.  Joyride: A really cool new nail salon that opened in Kits which I will be sure to check out in the next week. Nail art is encouraged and I will be trying that bad-ass mini triangle deco featured in the intro image.

5. 720 Sweets: If you know what’s good for you then you will check this new soft serve shop out. I like to think of this place as the Sweet Jesus of Vancouver. Order the Honey 720, a delicious combination of soft serve, rich honey drizzle and sweet golden honeycomb topped with a ghostly nitrogen gas smoke for a wow-all display.

6. Wildebeest: A new(ish) Gastown favourite. After going here this week with a friend I can safely say it’s a 10/10. Try their daily charcuterie board to start and order the Roasted Chicketta with crispy cauliflower and puffed rice as your main. For dessert opt for the Cereal Milk Ice Cream served with caramel popcorn and vanilla meringue.

7. Eastwood Cycle: The next workout class on my list. The trendy gastown spin sanctuary offers a number of classes at different levels, from The Icon (music based, set your own tension) to The Cyclist, which is 75 minute intense number for true spin-class devotees.

8. Le Marché St. George: This charming café and general store operated by Janaki Larsen has become an integral part of the Riley Park area. The shop has a little something for everyone—it acts as the perfect lunch spot to meet with friends, a general store where you can pick up fresh produce and pantry staples, and it’s also a place to pick up rustic home goods and gifts. What more could you want?

 

All images are courtesy of Instagram.

– XX

Life / Weekly Edit

The Weekly Edit

November 11, 2015

 

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I had a lot of good feedback from my old blog when I created the It List posts that consisted of my favourite things so I decided to create a similar series on Lost called The Weekly Edit. It will comprise of everything I am currently coveting. From a new restaurant or recipe to my favourite podcast or magazine cover, this series is here to provide you with inspiration and just generally really cool and awesome stuff.

This week I’m loving the following.

  1. Lea Seydoux – The newest Bond girl has stolen my heart. Not only is she a true Parisian, she’s got the glamour and sophistication to prove it (I’m obsessed with her old Hollywood beauty look). She’s also freaking awesome in Spectre, which my boyfriend made me see and I’m not mad about it.
  2. The Walton – A new Toronto café & cocktail bar on College that emulates a classic charm and cordial atmosphere you might be hard pressed to find these days. They serve coffee and pastries from the Tempered Room in the mornings and act as your friendly neighbourhood bar come nighttime. See you there this Friday, guys!
  3. Woman of the Hour – Lena Dunham’s new podcast. Her first mini episode features my all-time favourite Emma Stone and they discuss what they would and would not like to be called. Okay on the list are all seven of the dwarves from Snow White – you know, Dopey and Sneezy. Something tells me I’d fall under the name Sleepy.
  4. Why Not Me? – Currently reading Mindy Kaling’s second book. I honestly think we are soul mates or we were best friends in another life. She. just. gets. me.
  5. Le Voyageur – I’m all out of notebooks so I’m stocking up on my favourite stationary from Poketo. And what is Poketo, you ask? It’s an uber-cool lifestyle boutique that resides in The Line Hotel located in L.A.’s Korea town neighbourhood. They also ship internationally!
  6. The Lady Bag – My next absolutely-cannot-live-without splurge. It’s sold out (naturally), but I will get my hands on this perfect, wonderfully simple, yet amazing bag.
  7. Love Style Life – The ever Parisian-chic blogger Garance Doré’s book. I met her on Tuesday at the Club Monaco Yorkville location book signing and I can tell you she is a truly inspiring woman. Plus she’s got a wicked sense of humour that shines through in the book, similar to that of fellow Frenchie Caroline de Maigret.

Hope you enjoy this week’s edits.

xx.