Here’s a few pics from the shows I was lucky enough to attend on day 1 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week F/W 2014 (02/06/14). It should be noted that going to any shows was not a part of the Lucky competition that I won (see previous post). Instead, a huge thank you goes out to a very special individual who had access to all shows but didn’t want to go herself… instead she took the effort to walk myself and two other lucky gals to each of three shows, and make sure we’d have a place to sit and were well taken care of. Honestly, she didn’t have to do any of it, but her kindness and patience is something I will never forget, she made one of my silly wishes come true and for that I will forever be grateful! xox
Desigual F/W 2014
the ultra hot Candice Swanepoel (one of Victoria’s Secret Angels and one of my fiancé’s fav models… believe me, he was so jealous… )
TOME Fall 2014
Marissa Webb F/W 2014
ran into the gorgeous Rach Parcell from Pink Peonies and her beautiful sister Emily Jackson from Ivory Lane… (this is my second time meeting Rachel and she is as sweet as can be!)
Photo Credit: individual model photos from Marissa Webb show — thisisjenuine
A few weeks ago I was one of several lucky gals to be chosen by Lucky Magazine to attend the first day of Mercedez Benz fashion week in New York! One of my pictures on Instagram (displaying some of my most treasured items) was hand selected as a winner, and the next thing I knew I was getting ready for one of the most exciting days ever. I know that sounds like a bit of an exaggeration, but as ridiculous as this may be, going to fashion week is something that has been on my bucket list forever, and I’m so happy I can officially check it off my list (although, don’t get me wrong, if I could go every year, I would in a heartbeat!). The day itself was too amazing to be true, and I could probably write about it forever, but in efforts to save you from that pain, here is part one of some of my fav photos from the day…. tomorrow I’ll post some more from the fashion shows I attended.
Lastly… here is a super late New Year’s resolution (better late than never, right?!)… This whole blogging thing is still really new to me, and that’s probably because I post all of once a month, orrrrr a lot less. Starting with this post I’m going to try and start blogging a lot more often, and really hope you’ll follow along throughout. All this is to say, sorry for my absence, but I’m back and ready to have some fun! xox
live #mbfw instagram feed…
the most stunning models backstage at Richard Chai…
I was beyond ecstatic to meet Soo Joo, Rumi Neely, Aimee Song, and Eva Chen!!!
my terrible posture here is only a slight indication of how excited I was to meet the amazing Eva Chen…
the super fun Dani Song…
ummm how amazing is the lighting backstage….?!
all photos were taken by me.
I know it’s not a Tuesday, but I’ve been meaning to put this post up for a long time now, so with a bit of spare time on my hands today I figured I might as well get to it. For religious reasons I’m a vegetarian on Tuesdays and after the first time I made this fabulous quiche I find myself constantly coming back to it as my Tuesday night dinner fix. The BF is a huge fan as well, which is always an added plus! Now, I have no intentions on making any of you believe that I came up with the recipe for this on my own, instead I follow this recipe with a few slight alterations:
- I usually use 5 eggs instead of 4 — I find it comes out fuller this way.
- I completely skip the step where it says to dust one side of the crust with flour.
- I don’t think I’ve actually ever used Monterey Jack or Parmesan cheese, but I usually just use whatever I have available in the fridge and I’ve never been disappointed.
- Lastly, I’ve never used the 1/8 teaspoon of dried dillweed — I may be into cooking, but really who actually has that lying around in their spice cabinet?!
I’d say the most annoying step of the whole process is washing and cutting the spinach, but besides that it’s a quick and easy and delicious recipe. If you guys decide to try it out, please let me know how it goes and if it becomes a hit in your kitchen as well!! I’m looking forward to trying some other types of quiches, anyone have any suggestions?!
Citibike… I’d been wanting to try it out for a while, so the BF and I figured what better day than the sunny Fourth of July holiday that just passed. Now trust me, I’ve heard and read about the pros and cons of the introduction of this bike share, and honestly I was initially weary about its success. I remember when Bixi Bikes where introduced in my home town of Montreal. Back then I used to drive everywhere, so naturally I was upset when parking spaces were being lost to bicycle paths (especially in a city thats covered in snow half of the year, I mean really?!). And when I finally decided to give the bixis a try, the were so heavy and hard to manoeuvre… needless to say, I wasn’t the biggest fan.
Contrarily, the idea of a bike share program in nyc automatically appealed to me. In a city where it’s a hassle to own a car and where the mta (public transportation system) is often bogged down by delays and closed lines (usually on the days that I’m in a rush), I was excited for these bikes to get rolling. We decided to rent them for a 24 hour period, which is $9.95 and allows you to take a bike out an unlimited number of times within 24 hours for 30 minutes at a time. I originally thought 30 minutes seemed like too little time, but really, it works. The bikes weren’t heavy and were easy to use (I was able to able to shift gears seamlessly), oh and they also have these little bells on them so you can ring away at bikers passing by (… or taxi drivers that are about to run you over). For those of you concerned about riding the streets of nyc, it’s really not as bad as you would think. There’s bike paths sparsely spread throughout and if you need to venture off them (and I guarantee that you will need to at some point) my experience riding in traffic was scary but definitely doable. As long as you stick to one side of the street you’re good and the cars passing by won’t hit you… even if you feel like they will. In terms of releasing and locking the bikes — that went down pretty smoothly too. We only had one issue throughout the day, and it was solved within minutes by a quick call to 311 (…yea I know, they actually pick up and help you!).
Anyway, we had a great day on the bikes and I would definitely use them again!! I must say… riding along the west side next to the Hudson river makes for the perfect day. There’s different options in terms of rental time available as well — $25 for 1 week for unlimited 30 min trips, $95 for 1 year for unlimited 45 min trips, which is really not bad! So the next time you’re in the mood to explore the city, but not in the mood to ride the subway or waste money on a cabby, definitely go the citibike route… I think you’ll love it as much as I did. xox
I don’t know about y’all (ha! I’m so country) but it’s been a very lazy Sunday on my end. Here are some things that I could use a lot more of…
- My very fantastic BF just placed an order for this on the mark gold arrow necklace from stella & dot for me. I’ve been eyeing this piece since November, so I can’t wait to get it! I have plans to layer it with the dainty gold necklace I already wear on a daily basis (…I’m all about layering gold necklaces lately). So excited!
- I love this print from kardzkouture on etsy… I could definitely do some prosecco right about now.
- Valentino Rockstud slingback shoes… I could dream about these forever, period.
- An evening like today calls for some Paulo Coelho (my fav author) and the couch. The Warrior of Light contains quotes from his books that I literally read over and over again.
- Definitely missing home (ie mom & sissy) on this Canada day long weekend.
- Ben and Jerry’s — phish food — chocolate ice cream with marshmallow, swirls of caramel and little chocolate fish scattered around. Enough said.
For those of you celebrating a long weekend, I hope it’s happy and safe. xox
Medical school… sounds like a daunting task right? Not quite… My med school experience involved traveling from England to Grenada to NYC — and while the curriculum itself wasn’t easy, the memories that were made along the way made everything worthwhile. While I was busy learning about the human body in its entirety, I was also building friendships that I know will last me a life time. Together, my ‘besties’ and I pulled all-nighters studying for finals (I was usually spotted crying at some point during the night, D would always manage to watch an episode of something, M was always calm and shopping online, and V was perpetually nervous yet somehow so energetic), went dancing everywhere from Florita’s to Bananas to Bagatelle, complained about overnight calls and weekend shifts, and comforted each other when relationships that were never meant to last broke our hearts. Together, we went through it all.
After medical school comes residency — a time when “the match” inevitably places us, as new doctors, into hospitals to continue our training. And although we all ended up miles away from each other, I know our old memories will hold strong while new ones are made. To my girlies pursuing everything from Internal Medicine to Pediatrics to OBGYN – congratulations, good luck and most importantly thank you for making what initially seemed like a difficult task into the most memorable experience of my life. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Truth be told, I am crazy about stationary. I could literally live in paper source and can easily spend hours on etsy browsing at people’s handmade paper goods. Besides from the pretty designs, endless colours, and fun themes, my favorite part is mailing out a note to a friend just to deliver an unexpected ‘hello.’ In this day and age when it’s so easy to get consumed by the ease of e-mail, facebook, twitter, etc., I find it that much more important to take a few minutes every so often to reach out to my loved ones/friends/school advisors and post them a card/note for no other reason but to say that I am thinking of them.
I’m not sure when the last time you received something other than bills or ads via “snail” mail is, but let me reassure you — getting an unexpected card/note is the easiest way to makes someone’s day. So, if you’re like me and love putting a smile on someone’s face, the next time you have a few minutes on your hands, go ahead and send someone a card/note. This is one small gesture that you won’t regret it. xox
p.s. I’m oddly proud to say that I’ve never facebook or twitter. But, I’m not that innocent… I’ve still managed to do my fair share of spooky people stalking….. haha @ TH
specifics: currently loving kardzkouture’s stationary on etsy, flat notes from rifle paper co, and who can’t appreciate cards from papyrus?!
Hi all! For those of you who know me, you know how excited I’ve been about my new blog, so you can only imagine how thrilled I am about my first post!! To launch, I thought it’d be nice to give you a feel for what my workspace is like at home! My desk is where I spend most of my time (… usually “studying”) — so obviously I arranged the area to suit all my needs. I actually tested out 2 desks before I landed on this perfect one (Parsons Desk – West Elm), which I am now in love with! I was able to get my Parsons Desk for cheap (it was a demo piece that had a minor chip — nothing a little white-out couldn’t fix) and my chair as well. So for all of you who crave a pretty workspace but are working with a low budget, I suggest seeking out ‘damaged pieces’ which usually aren’t really damaged at all! I personally always find myself more productive when my desk is clean, and I love fresh flowers and a delicious smelling candle as pretty accents.
In terms of my website, you’ll definitely being seeing continuous progress on it. For example, I know the size of my logo is ginourmous, but yet I can’t figure out how to make it smaller… yet. You’d think for a girl that was able to get an MD, that I’d be able to build a website easily enough — nope. This stuff is hard work! But, I’m determined to make this website as elegant as can be and I hope you’ll enjoy the changes it goes through. First change on the agenda: changing my color scheme to pink.
Anyway, here’s a big thank you for my first visitors who I hope will become WCD followers. This is already so much fun! xox
p.s. please feel free to leave comments about what you think so far, and how you think I can improve.
specifics: desk west elm; chair west elm; city themed pen/paper holder CB2; folders Martha Stewart for staples; calendar anthropologie, lamp ikea, candle Voluspa (bella sucre).