Monday, January 31, 2011


On Sunday I made a huge Greek-themed dinner - complete with blue and white striped napkins! I'm no pro at cooking, but I have to say that I'm quite impressed with the outcome of this meal.

[ chopping the veggies for the greek salad and rice pilaf, respectively ]

[ rice pilaf ]

[ the finished greek salad ]

[ I've just realized now how kind of gross it is to take a picture of raw meat..but this is my chicken souvlaki ]

[ the outcome! calamari, rice pilaf, whole wheat pita, greek salad, chicken souvlaki, roasted peppers and tzatziki ]

black, white & camel

Since the weather has (since yesterday) continued to be in my favor, I decided to go sans socks today. I have Spring fever!

[ my everyday arm candy. the ring on my thumb was made by my ever-so-talented sister! ]

the row

I love this!
This is from 2007...but goes to show that the simple pieces in this line are versatile and classic.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Good morning! The sun finally came out for me today... I can't help from being happy.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

splash of red

Today was nothing but rain, rain, rain. As have the past few days. Unfortunately, I was stuck inside doing homework all day, so I decided to take a quick grocery run... and to juxtapose the dreary day with a splash of bright red.

[ Smashbox lip crayon in Cranberry, red trench by Fenchurch, Hunter Wellies ]

Friday, January 28, 2011

bargain hunt #1

My friend and I travelled all the way to Value Village in Abbotsford the today, and while it was a long trek, we had a lot of fun! I wore something a little dressier because I feel like I've been wearing clothes that are just too comfortable lately.

[ anthropologie cardi, american apparel tank, aritzia skirt ]

[ my cute little bird-in-a-cage necklace ]

[ American Apparel Mouse nail polish, with Sally Hansen Sparkle Top Coat ]

[ I totally stole this idea from my beautiful friend Natalie ]

[ the lovely/mildly hideous dress I found for $3.99 ]

[ I'm planning on shortening it, removing the shoulder pads, and fixing the sleeves and collar ]

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

february feat

This february I'm setting a goal for shop ONLY at Value Village. And to hopefully find some great pieces! I've been overspending and undersaving - time to change that! Wish me luck...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

vancouver aquarium

Over the past couple of weeks, I've visited the Vancouver Aquarium twice...and felt just like a little kid each time. I'm not sure what it is about stuff like this, but it totally excites me and freaks me out all at the same time. I don't think it can ever get old!

[ the first REAL octopus I've ever seen! ]

[ these fish literally had 4 eyes...2 to look over the water, 2 to look under. Creepy! ]

[ a HUGE turtle. I'm in love ]

[ jellyfish ]

[ some beautiful, colorful fish =) ]

[ some homemade breakfast this past weekend ]


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

artist: jen lobo

I was on the Urban Outfitters website recently and saw this picture by Jen Lobo:

[ Devil Whale]

I fell in love with it and bought it for my brother for his birthday (Happy's in the mail on it's way to you!). While I couldn't get the canvas (booo!) I was able to find a print of it on where she sells many others as well. Her artistry does extend past just whales, but I just loved all of these paintings and the fact that the name suits the character of each depiction so well.

[ Nantucket Sleigh Ride ]

[ Trespass ]

[ tug ]

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the world is beautiful

One of the best things about having a new camera and living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world:

I'm still learning to take photos and edit patient with me.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

a few of this week's outfits

Just a quick post on a few outfits from this week:

[ aritzia leather shorts ]

[ scarf - from 'Oliver and Lily's', cardi - m. rena, leggings - aritzia, oxfords - aldo ]

[ sweater - vince, tweed skirt - jcrew, olive over-the-knee socks - club monaco ]

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

blog obsession: dead as digital

I came across this blog and have been reading through all the posts...and I'm obsessed! It's a "west coast blog on new music with a focus on emerging artists and new and limited edition vinyl and cassette releases." Please take the time to read through some of's so great and the writers have so much knowledge!

I'm also in love with this song/video that they've posted:

DEFINITELY worth checking out!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

wicked cafe

Has anyone else found Starbuck's coffee to be getting worse and worse? Not necessarily their coffee...but the way in which it's prepared. Everytime I go there the shots in my latte are burned or they use the wrong kind of milk (certain types do not fare well with me if you know what I mean), or it just doesn't taste as good as it used to. So I've been venturing out and finding new places...and luckily one of those places is only a block from my apartment! it's called "Wicked Cafe" and as I understand there's a few in the Vancouver area. Their lattes are amazing (they put heart or leaf designs in the foam), and their coffee always tastes delicious. They also have the best snack food and sandwiches ever...the other day when I was in there they had a new sandwhich - Nutella and Peach on whole wheat. Yum! This is my regular order though - a large latte 'to go' and a ginger cookie.

This particular Wicked is on the corner Hemlock and W 7th...if you're ever in the area, check it out.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

back to reality

Welcome to the New Year everyone! I feel like i haven't been on here in light years, this holiday break went way too quickly and nice and slow all at the same time. I arrived home from Kona, Hawaii last night and have been doing nothing but laundry and putting away Christmas decorations all day! I also had a chance to pop out for a bit of shopping...the sales are so awesome right now I couldn't resist! Plus I got a nice bit of cash this Christmas that I've been eager to spend. Anyways, here are a few shots of my holidays and my trip!

[ my new Sony NEX-5 camera ]

[ my nail/toe nail choices for the holiday ]

[ my friend Gillian and I on Christmas Day ]

[ watching the huge waves and building sand castles ]

[ I cracked an oyster and got 2 pearls...and set one in a ring {below}]

[ my ring, which also ended up being my early 21st birthday present! ]

[ we had a few 'girls days' throughout the trip, this was one day downtown ]

[ the Kona sunset ]

[ my boyfriend and is our 1 year anniversary =) so cheesy but I don't even care ]

I apologize for the crazy amount of pictures...I took about 500 on my new camera, I couldn't help myself! But now sadly it's back to school and back to reality! Which I'm also okay with, this semester should be a good one and I miss my school friends! I'll try to update regularly...stay tuned!