Saturday, February 27, 2010

union square farmers market

The problem with not planning before going to the farmers market: a) you come home and realise that you needed onions, b) you didn't buy onions, and c) you watched as your lovely brown man took photos of them instead.

Damn and blast.

Monday, February 22, 2010

sugar lip treatment

Thank you for protecting my lips from the wind, the cold, the dry and the sun. I've considered your application for permanent status in my purse and it's been accepted, congratulations on being a part of the team! I've decided to ignore your price and enjoy your velvet consistency!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

when the sun isn't shinning

When my widget reflects what looking outside my window shows, it gives me no excuse to not make some bread like I've been planning to for awhile! Although I wanted to experiment with getting a sourdough starter up and on the go in my fridge, I was not prepared enough for that. So instead I pulled out my trusty Canadian Living cookbook and get stuck into it.

First note: I do not have a mixing bowl large enough for a double recipe. First mistake: making a double recipe thinking it'll turn out fine. Oops.

I added 3 cups of whole wheat flour to fool myself into thinking it will be healthy! Or at least healthier than the insane shelf life bread available here (unless I'm willing to part with a big chunk of cash to get the good stuff from the bakery).

Before shot.

Delicious after shot.

My plan is to keep making homemade bread as this batch (for my first batch without the aid of my mum) turned out extremely well. The flavour is very mild as I'm used to something a bit more hearty, time to try out the country harvest recipe next or the sourdough! Yum!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

balloons should be happy

Ami and I finally got around to watching Up tonight due to the fact that we're both ill (which you will note is entirely Ami's fault). I had been warned about the depressing content in the film so I thought I was prepared. Uh... yea... no wasn't prepared. My favourite part was when Ami said, "you better not die first."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

cuddle time in the afternoon

Sweet Boris and Zoya. They've been part of my home for over a month now and it's been an excellent month indeed. I cannot say that I'm looking forward to shedding non-kittens but I invested in some lint rollers from Ikea to be prepared. Boris has become a cuddle monster, he walks along the edge of the bed at night, slowly makes his way up by my pillow and decidedly flops down in front of me to get some bedtime cuddling in. Zoya sleeps above Ami's head on his pillow and if she's in the mood for cuddles she'll fall asleep in pretty much any position. She also ate so much the other night that she waddled out of the kitchen, I don't think I've ever seen a kitten waddle before.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

ceramic antler chandelier

Drool, it's gorgeous. One day when I have a room worthy of it, I'll investigate how much it costs. Artist = Jason Miller.

wish list

For some reason looking at swatches of spilled nail polish makes me want it even more! However, you suck for being sold out in haze, the colour I would purchase... dreamy smokey violet how pretty you would look on my nails rather than spilled in a picture.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I've become a collector. I walk places, I see pixelated awesomeness, I document said awesomeness in photographs. Extra points awarded if pixelated awesomeness is from arcade games. Above spotted in the East Village.

Spotted in the Meat Packing District.

Spotted in Montmartre, Paris. I especially love the flower box.

i missed the sun today

They said there was a massive winter storm warning for today. I believe they lied and stole the sun at the same time. Jerks.

Picture was taken by an ex-firefighter from Brooklyn who now works on the water taxi to Ikea. He told me the story of how he miraculously survived September 11th in the most authentic Brooklyn accent I've ever heard.

dancing in my underpants

Sondre Lerche's soundtrack to Dan in Real Life makes me dance around in the morning semi-clothed; specifically To Be Surprised have a listen, maybe you'll want to dance around in your frilly lacy things as well!

Photo by Isabell N Wedin

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

back to regular programming

Sorry about the lack of posts. My parents came to visit me in New York and we had a blast; mum kept saying, "this is opening up my horizons." Dad knew everything there is to know about New York after reading my rough guide except how to swipe the metro card with any success. I took them to the Frick Collection as it is my favourite, over to Brooklyn to see the view back at the city, up the Empire State Building and just walking around the city to get a feel for it.