dreaming on a lazy sunday afternoon…


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…

  1. 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!
  2. I love this print from kardzkouture on etsy… I could definitely do some prosecco right about now.
  3. Valentino Rockstud slingback shoes… I could dream about these forever, period.
  4. 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.
  5. Definitely missing home (ie mom & sissy) on this Canada day long weekend.
  6. 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



memorable medicine moments …


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?!

and the journey begins…

mydeskwcdHi 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).