Thursday, March 25, 2010


I am most probably the biggest jewelry addict you will ever encounter in your entire life. I swear I have a problem, it's my weakness. My Opa was a jeweler back in the late 60's early 70's in New York City and since I'm his only Granddaughter I basically have it all! I own a good 200 pieces of jewelry if not more, don't worry I plan on taking some pictures of my favourite pieces and posting them in the near future (like a Swarovski crystal body wrap thing that my Opa made that goes around the neck, drips down your chest to below your boobs and then wraps around your waist....looks as incredible as it sounds). Anyway here is a pretty awesome line of jewelry that I discovered on (they have THE best jewelry on this site... I swear), it's called Bijules and it's very simple, clean rings, necklaces and bangles that have an edgy twist where shapes of bones, forks, bees, and snakes are carved in gold, silver, and that amazing charcoal metal that I'm obsessed with lately. It sort of reminds me of archaeology for some reason...have a look:

Courtesy of

Pop of Red

This is so simple yet absolutely amazing! Those shorts are insane and I'm loving the whole black and army green with that pop of red in the Balenciaga!

Courtesy of StockholmStreetStyle


I love love love Black Rebel Motorcycle Club!! If you like Kings of Leon and/or The Black Keys you will love them! They're coming to Montreal April 2nd and I cannot wait to go see them and rock out! Here are a couple of my favourite songs by them:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Books, Books, Books

I am in the process of organizing my bookshelves in my room by putting the books I have read on certain shelves in alphabetical order and books I have not read, but want to read in the near future, on certain shelves in alphabetical order. I have always loved books, since the day I learned how to read I basically have not stopped. I have quite a few books and for absolutely no reason but for the pure love I have for them, feel like giving all of you a list of some of my favourite books I have read and loved and a list of books I own, but have not yet read:

Books I have read and love:

- Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
- Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks
- Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
- The Beach by Alex Garland
- Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes
- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
- Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
- A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke
- Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Books I have not read, but plan on reading as soon as possible:

- Vanity Fair by William M. Thackeray
- Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
- Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
- Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Painting of the Day: Le Moulin de la Galette

Le Moulin de la Galette is definitely one of my favorite paintings of all time, painted in 1876 by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. I have admired Renoir's work ever since I was a little girl when my Opa bought me a huge coffee table book of the artists various paintings. I remember admiring that book for hours and hours on the floor of my bedroom as a little girl. In this particular painting it is evident that unlike his friend Monet, Renoir maintained a deep interest in figurative painting. He was quite interested in social types, he observed the attire of his subjects very carefully; what kind of hats they were wearing, the style of the jackets or dresses, the way a woman wore her hair, how she held her body. He painted particular social types that were recognizable. This trend towards social types tells us something about the painter as well, it shows us how impressionist painting is from a psychological and physical type. Renoir invites the spectator into the scene, by adopting that very standpoint. The character thus that the painter is embodying is the casual male observer of modern life of particularly Parisian life, a character that is known as the flaneur. He paints all of these social scenes that are open to him (cafes, bars, dance halls). Le Moulin de la Galette is a very colorful scene, an idol pleasure of relaxation, and portrayal of popular Parisian life. Some of his friends appear in the image as well, but his main aim was to convey a joyful atmosphere at this popular destination. The look is carefree, glamorous, and flirtatious. This study of the moving crowd is full of natural and artificial light. He used quick short brushstrokes and quick dabs of brilliant color, which is what animates the work.

Courtesy of Xiamen Red Fire Art Co., Ltd.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Obsession: Fendi Peekaboo

I am actually in LOVE with Fendi Peekaboo satchels....I feel like a kid in a candy store when looking at them because they come in so many different materials and colors! Have a look at some of my favorites:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Restaurant Review: The Liverpool House (Montreal)

The coolest guy on the planet Anthony Bourdain at The Liverpool House

Located on Notre Dame St. Ouest, Montreal is a small and cozy restaurant owned by the man of the famous Joe Beef and McKiernan. The atmosphere was the deal breaker; I fell in love with the artsy SoHo, New York styled eclectic decor and warm feel of the place. It had two separate small rooms, the first was the entrance with a gorgeous bar and in a little doorway to your right was the seating area that was small and intimate. There were paintings hung up around the entire venue along with randomly placed bookshelves and antlers...I instantly fell in love. I started off with braised octopus salad with chickpeas and then moved along to rabbit rolled and stuffed with truffles and a thin slice of bacon on top of a light risotto which was amazing. It was definitely on the more expensive side, but well worth it. I had a fabulous time drinking loads of wine and discussing the Communist Manifesto with the people I love most in life.

Photos courtesy of 'rationalpassion2' (photobucket)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


The founders of Gilt Groupe, Alexis and Alexandra

Surprisingly this was something that my Dad out of all people told me about! I signed up to be on the waiting list for this site so I have not seen exactly how it works, but basically once you are accepted into the site they email you daily informing you on a handful of items of high end designer clothing, accessories, etc...that are up to 70% off! You only have a couple of hours to purchase these items on a first come, first serve basis. This epic site is the ultimate fashionista's haven that resembles a secret blow-out high designer warehouse sale in some loft in Manhattan. Sound like fun? Sign up now!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Summer *Sigh*

My best friend Tessy and I are planning on leaving everything behind this coming summer and grabbing our backpacks and traveling through Europe for 2 months!! We are officially 4 months away and so I thought I would put up some pictures of the various destinations we plan on visiting: 1) Paris, 2) South of France to meet up with my brother, 3) Amsterdam, 4) The entire country of Greece, but focusing mainly on the islands.