Friday, April 23, 2010


Stuck in the library. Voltaire and Shakespeare battling in my head.
The world is sunny and growing and doing things, but I can't join in until next week.

In the meantime, I can still find small escapes. Like these lovelies.

The Kensington Bootie by Rag and Bone. Gravity Popeis where I found them.
I imagine pairing it with a floaty dress and then going for long beach walks and eating blackberry sorbet.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Carrying stuff

I need a spring bag with a lot of practicality and a bit of style.
Seriously considering the modcloth canvassing backpack, and dreaming about skipping from class to class with the want les essentials de la vie laptop bag.

Anyone have other suggestions? I'm more of a shoe person, really, so I'm not up on the affordable-yet-stylish bag designers.

Monday, April 12, 2010

earthy things

We were delighted to find the UBC pottery club having a sale... and promptly bought these gorgeous blue and white dishes. Seriously, it makes eating that much better.
Plans are to join the pottery club next year.

Other projects include my garden - at this stage, it is not much more than some dug up beds in the backyard. But I bought a few plants this weekend, and today I planted some seeds. I've discovered it's actually pretty fun to grub around in the dirt, making big piles of weeds and soil. There is a reason why there aren't any pictures yet... it looks pretty horrible.
But my indoor collection looks neat and tidy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

let's not try to figure out everything at once

the last couple of weeks:

This is where I come back from school and decide to model my coffee mug.

Where stuff gets done. Relatively speaking.

Crab cakes at The Wallflower.

Peeps on Good Friday with Laura.

Yeah, I make semantics look damn sexy.

An collaborative art project for my English class. We smashed a mirror. We put it back together as five new mirrors.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

those seventies shoes.

Pretty excited today when I saw that urban outfitters is now carrying some swedish hasbeens clogs. I'm not quite sure I want to jump on the clog bandwagon yet - I can see myself gardening stylishly in clogs, but that's hardly a reason to drop a hundred or two on these beauties. Speaking of gardening... it's pretty much spring now, and I'm feeling like getting out the trowel and burying my exuberantly sprouting potatoes. And planting strawberries. And rhubarb. And fifty other things. So much ambition, so little time.

In the meantime, I can hope that urban outfitters will also decide to carry these lovely things. Haven't you always wanted jodhpurs? Just for the name alone? Nevermind that these are in fantastic colors and have nice chunky wood heels.

(images from magnifeco, style hive, and swedish hasbeens)

You know what is also awesome (if slightly irrelevant)? Golden beets. I had a spinach salad with strawberries and golden beets the other day at Sprouts, UBC's student-run organic cafe, and there is no going back.

(image - and a recipe - from fare to remember)