Thursday, April 29, 2010
Hope you had a happy Thursday:)
I meant to post an interview last night, but I forgot my notebook with all the info at work yesterday. I had a lot of things on my mind - mainly the snowstorm that was supposed to hit our city today. Yep that's right I said snowstorm.... It's just about 2 days away from May and I just experienced a snow storm!!!
It started yesterday with rain, which turned to sleet, then flurries mixed with some serious wind. This morning I woke up to snow and had to brush my car off!!! Seriously, it took me like 5 minutes to get my car cleaned off.
So, I was going to take a photo, but I didn't want to have evidence of the craziness that was going on.....
I am glad to say that it is now 11:01pm and there isn't any snow on the roads, (at least not in my area). Of course, there are visible remnants here and there, but the 20-30cm that was expected, didn't happen....
So, I am saving my interview for tomorrow night. I think that it will be a great way to end the week:)
Instead, I just want to feature some unique items that I discovered today on the net....
Fred & Friends is a fab creative company that gives you "stuff that works, puts a smile on your face and doesn't cost you a fortune" - my kinda company:)
To visit this cool site - CLICK HERE
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I've been on the music tip lately and I do have a fab interview for you tomorrow with a Calgary designer....
But I heard this track from a friend tonight and I just had to share....
This song is dope - for real~
Damian Marley & Nas - wicked!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I *heart* this video~
Friday, April 23, 2010
It turned out to be a lovely day after all, even though there was a moment during the day where it looked like snow flurries were attacking my city.
I got a lovely email this morning from Aleece Germano (co-founder of the SWAP team), congratulating me on a great article I was interviewed for in The Calgary Herald.
I did an interview last week with Trent Edwards, Features Writer and Men's Issues Columnist.
Well y'all it was published today!
Here's the link!
If you're in Calgary, check out the Facebook event page, by clicking HERE
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I learned about “miss” james kicinski through her blog, (which is lovely by the way) then signed up for her newsletter.
Since I'm a vintage lover, I had to share some fab Bluebird Vintage finds~
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
It was another gorgeous one today and there's nothing but good news where the weather's concerned over the next few days....
Since it's Earth Week, I decided to feature a company called NATE Organics. Created by Adam Katz in 2004, it's a clothing company that's committed to high quality conscious clothing. Made from organic cotton, this line "screams" environmental & social awareness. I was impressed to learn that NATE Organics also produces domestically and uses entirely eco-friendly dyes and inks in their production processes.
So feast your eyes on some designs that depict, comfort, consciousness & style~
The photos that I'm about to show you are from Vancouver Fashion Week 2009
These photos are by Wayne Mah
I have been lucky enough to receive a Tank and a T from NATE Organics! I truly love them and wear both items often:)
If you want to do your part for the environment (where clothing is concerned), visit the website by Clicking HERE
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Last night I went to the 1st Annual Burlesque Festival. I loved it!!! I'll have a proper recap in a few days. Although I took a lot of notes, I didn't have my camera with me. So, I've requested some photos and will post my re-cap early next week....
The idea for today's post came from another blogger - Rachelle Soucy . We have something in common. The fascination for miniatures!
My love of miniatures started as a child when I discovered the "doll house"...
A few years ago, I hunted on Etsy and Ebay for doll houses and miniatures to collect - but never actually made a purchase:(
After seeing Miniatures by Annina - I was blown away! This takes "miniatures" to a whole other level. Annina creates rooms that seem "real" & "livable". If only I could shrink to the size of a dime - I would totally move into these rooms:)
Have a look at my faves - the details are superb!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I can't believe that this is my first post for the week:(
I have so much material to share!
Tonight, I'm going to focus on two things. A recap of Portobello West and I need to tell you about an event that is hitting Calgary this week-end.
Last Friday, I went with some friends to Portobello West and I was "wowed" again by some talented people. I would say that it was a pretty good turnout for a Friday night. It was just enough people to indicate that the week-end would be another successful event.
There were a few people that I had the pleasure of seeing at the previous event, but there was a lot of new peeps that I was exposed to for the first time.....
Here were my faves.....
Lindsay Saunders of Cinder and Sage
(Now there is a necklace that I must get for myself. It's whimsical yet functional - a necklace with a tiny "working" harmonica!!! How cute is that! Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to get a close up, but if you take a look at photo #2 - it's the necklace on the far right)
Olga Cottell of Oladesign
(Her miniaturized prints are fixated to the mirrors, pendants & magnets - love it!)
Maureen McEelhinney of Mack Designs
(The blue earrings in photo #2 caught my eye)
Brook Fung of Peeko Apparel
(I could totally see myself wearing this)
(My friend Alyshia bought this wicked clutch - another fab find)
(Love this coat!)
Again my final verdict on Portobello West is the same as it was the last time - so worth it. Can't wait for the next one:)
Now before I head off for the night, I want to tell you about an event that's taking place this week-end in Calgary.
April 16 & 17th marks the 1st annual Calgary Burlesque Festival (in support of the Marsha Ellen Meidow Foundation)
This is going to be an amazing event and I'm sure that people are going to be talking about it for a long time......
Here are the event details:
Tickets are $12.00 each night and this is definitely gonna be an +18 Event
Tickets available were available at BLAME BETTY but I've since been told that that location is SOLD OUT
So get there early to try and buy a ticket at the Distillery, (FYI peeps, there may not be any room left!!!
There will be live bands to titillate and tease your eardrums
50/50 Cupcake Cuties and Burlesque dames will battle it out to be crowned the best of the best
It's gonna be soloist against soloist and troupe against troupe!
Produced by Master Sarah Moanies & Tainted Dames Inc.
FRIDAY, April 16th:
8:00pm Doors Open to Public
SATURDAY, April 17th is THE MAIN EVENT!
8:00pm Doors Open to Public
Also, on Saturday..... all night long, their Cupcake Cuties will be dancing around selling cupcakes and 50/50 tickets. All proceeds from those sales will go toward the The Marsha Ellen Meidow Foundation!
I'll be there Saturday night, can't wait to give y'all a recap!