When it’s a rainy day there is not much that you feel like doing — other than staying in bed all day –. This morning, this dull rainy morning, I got up with very little ambition; I didn’t feel much like doing anything, especially not toting around some mall. So instead I decided to bake with whatever I could find around the house – banana’s and chocolate chips. With a simple recipe from Giada De Laurentiis I was set, all I needed was the ingredients… #$%& ! Turns out that in my household people don’t like to bake often, who am I kidding, we don’t even cook all that often too — sorry mom –. So as I was gathering each thing I needed, I soon realized we had no flour, no sugar and certainly no baking powder or soda. Off I went to the grocery store; 30 minutes later and 30-dollars poorer, I was ready to make banana-cake-muffins I could’ve bought for probably $7.95 – oh well, it’s the fun of it! (Recipe below) Continue reading
Vintage can be a beautiful; when you think about that 1963 Aston Martin driving down an old country road with a real gentlemen behind the wheel. Or a beautiful women, off to the opera with her husband wearing a diamond incrusted brooch left to her by her mother, and her mother’s mother before that. They are gentle reminders of the past and how they can still create a bit of joy today, not to mention uniqueness. The pictures below are a continuation to the post I made on Jake’s Thoughts; a look into the world of my best friend, Mel, and the amazing jewelry she has bought today and the beautiful pieces given to her from days past. Continue reading
After a few weeks, almost months, I was finally relieved to have lunch with my one and only, Mel. We’ve been best friends for about 10+ years now and have gone through pretty much everything together; from make-ups, to break-up and not to mention our liquid lunches. And on that note, lunch, is exactly what we did today, although a little too much of it infact. Sometimes though I feel like she knows what I am thinking even when I am not around. I thought on my way to her house, camera in hand, “I wonder if she’ll be all dolled up for lunch today, so I can get a pic?” Sure enough as my knock opened the door and she appeared, the fashionista I know and love was standing there ready to go! Continue reading
On Saturday night I thought I would be nice and take my other half out for dinner — Birthday dinner, part II –. Unsure where to go, I came up with Rosewater thanks to the company I work for and the little door-prize I got at our last party. As I walked through the beautiful old building and up the stairs to our awaiting mezzanine level table, I knew this gift card wasn’t going to have much impact. Can you really put a price on good food?
“I will always love you…”
With just a second, a moment in time, the world can change from what we knew it then to as we know it now. Our lives change, our directions change and so do our goals; each of them influenced by the many people who are around us. When someone is brought into our life, we learn new things about ourselves and them; when someone is taken out of our lives, we lose apart of ourselves as well as them. For the world, it changed on February 11th, 2012 as we lost someone who I think everyone held apart of in their heart. A power house in music, a voice like none other and someone who will always be remembered, Whitney Houston. And today, the day she is celebrated not for her downfalls but only for her accomplishments, we remember the joy she brought to the world through her voice. Continue reading
As I am sure you know from my previous post about the Tiffany & Co. Lock collection, I was very excited to see this debut. This past week I stopped into my local store to have a look, but who can just look. There are only a few to choose from at the moment, at least in Toronto, as stock is being shipped around the world.
This weekend is going to be the 5th anniversary party for the company I’ve recently joined, Porter. When I got my initial invitation I was unsure about the Glitz & Glamour dress code. “How would I be able to transform something classic into Hollywood Glam, per-say?” As I looked over my wardrobe with black-tie thoughts in mind, a simple word came to mind accessories. Although what most people think is for women to bring an outfit together; in an elegant combination like black and silver it’s able to transform a man into a true gentlemen, with a bit of chic.
Over the weekend I had the chance to visit one of my favourite places, Fairy Lake. Despite how fast the town, if not city, of Newmarket is growing this one part is left whole. From the iced lake, to the snow filled ground and the many nature scenes that awaited me, I was spoiled. I was fascinated to see the amount of wildlife that inhabits the area especially the beaver, or at least the tree it left on the ground. It’s nice to know sometimes that the city lights haven’t scared all the life away! Continue reading
Although at times a jewelry box can look somewhat like puzzle pieces, there are certain ones that go together — or don’t –. Texture, colours and size can all help decide what should and shouldn’t be paired together. Although like life there should be no wrongs, there is certainly nothing wrong with experimenting with your stacks. Big or small, short or tall, in any form they work – rings or bracelets too — or necklaces done right –. Here is how I might change the norm and turn these pieces into a pretty-puzzle. Continue reading
Like I said in my previous post, I wasn’t 100% sure when it came to the signature X’s. As much as I love simplicity, especially in a classic, I just felt like it wasn’t me. There was something about these; these streamline, modern and ultra-chic cufflinks that were just calling my name. Between the classic silver and the modern black, I felt they were a welcome addition to any men’s wardrobe, jewelry or clothes. Continue reading