Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Just last week blogTO did a roundup of the most Outlandish and Awesome Christmas Lights in Toronto. Since none of these people are my neighbours, I can safely say that I actually love the decorations. So festive! So jolly! So bright! Here is a sampling of what’s in store if you click to the link. I can’t imagine what these people’s neighbours have to say about these Christmas light...
ADR Words of Holiday Wisdom
Image source. Anna Dello Russo’s three tips for a Christmas free of faux-pas: Hat or makeup. Not both. “otherwise you will looks [sic] like a transvestite.” But apparently a full headdress of medieval feathers is fair game. Image source. “Outerwear is for sissies.” Image source. “Don’t throw yourself on the buffet.” But posing suggestively beside said table is de...
Christmas is coming...
… and the goose is getting fat. Well maybe not the goose, but I’m sure going to plump up with all the Christmas goodies that will be featured at every party, dinner, visit over the next week or so. But as they say in Paris, c’est la vie. Besides, isn’t that what January is for? Frantically hitting the gym in an effort to burn off holiday indulgences? So I say let’s not worry about it until the new...
Image from piccsy.com I was doing research for a trivia game we’re producing (a kids version of the ever-popular Kwizniac) when I came across this page of random trivia and thought it was pretty entertaining. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of these “facts” (8 insect legs in a chocolate bar? really?) but they’re good for a laugh either way. Here are my favourites: More people are killed by...
An Art World Mash-Up
Someone in a brainstorming session this week brought up L.A.-based artist, Mr. Brainwash. A quick Google later and I was hooked on his riots of colour and pop-culture mashups. Check them out for yourself. They make me want to laugh, dance, scream and vomit, all at the same time. Don’t you just love that about art? All images from mrbrainwash.com p.s. on an unrelated, Christmas shopping note,...
It’s the new J.Crew math… 1 authentic J.Crew shirt + 1 vintage plaid find + 1 statement necklace = 1 reasonable catalogue facsimile Yes, I realize I am a J.Crew nerd. Checkered shirt – J.Crew Plaid shirt – Ralph Lauren vintage Necklace – Forever 21
Big Girls Don't Cry
On my list of “Things that shouldn’t make me cry, but do” I can now add this – a video about an inanimate plastic desk toy that breaks free from the confines of his home base to take a cross country road trip, using a toy car and Google Street View. Sad, but true. Watch it, you’ll see. Things that shouldn’t make me cry, but do: Talking about Armageddon, especially the scene where Liv...
Paris Through Another Lens
It’s not my fault I keep blogging about Paris – people keep sending me amazing Paris-related stuff! Here is the latest, a beautiful blog called Little Brown Pen, where Nichole Robertson, a Pennsylvania native, posts her favourite photos of Paris. In her own words, “I simply photograph what I love or what catches my attention. Sometimes that’s an atypically ornate heating vent on the side of a...