March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Hi Friends, sorry for the absence! We have had a jam packed long weekend visiting friends and family and I've finally got a little breathing time to upload a few photos. I hope you had an amazing Easter weekend with your loved ones! Here's a few random photos from the last few days:

Happy Easter Friends! xo

March 28, 2013

brace yourself

Did you ever see that episode of Friends where they were talking about their top 5 and one of Ross's picks (Isabella Rossellini) walked into his local coffee shop and he was so befuddled, he didn't know what to do about it? Here's my ever evolving list of favourite handsome actors:
Javier Bardem. My #1. I remember first seeing Javier in No Country for Old Men and was terrified and mesmerized by his performance. But then when I saw him at the Oscars later that year, in a tux, without that haircut from No Country......well, it was love, love I tell you!
Check out his seductive side in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (apparently it worked enough to seduce his co-star Penelope Cruz...right down the wedding aisle. Whatever.). He's also outstanding as Bond's arch nemesis in Skyfall.

Ryan Gosling. The boy is a talent who happens to, spoiler alert, look amazing whilst acting.
Crazy Stupid Love, The Ides of March, Drive - he was riveting in all of them. From his early days in The Notebook, the quirky Lars and the Real Girl, or to his dramatic turn in Blue Valentine, he's not afraid to show his vulnerable side, which I really admire.
Robert Downey Jr. The charismatic scene stealer. I love his energy, his comedic timing and his resilience. He is THE comeback kid. In his early years it looked like he was busy filling a punchcard on rehab visits but he kept. coming. back. He is Iron Man. 
 Colin Firth. The Charmer. In Bridget Jones' Diary and Love Actually, he is quietly captivating. You just know he'd show up at your door with flowers. He is the epitome of the classic romantic.
Leonardo DiCaprio. There are so many titles under his belt proving his talent: The Basketball Diaries, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, Romeo and Juliet, Inception, and on goes the impressive list of movies he has dominated. But it was The Departed that catapulted him onto my radar. Not only did he hold his 
own against a heavyweight cast, but he shed his boyish image from the Titanic and emerged as a man
Paul Rudd. The funnyman. If a guy can make me laugh, his sex appeal skyrockets. I Love You Man, Knocked Up, The 40 year old virgin, Anchorman, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, This is 40: Paul knows how to bring the funny and is likeable in every turn. 
George Clooney. The handsome activist. He's come a long way from the Facts of Life. Syriana, Up in the Air, The Ides of March, The Descendants, or one of my favourites: Michael Clayton, Clooney has proven that he's more than just a damn pretty face. His humanitarian work in Darfur has showcased his intellect and compassion, which makes for a very attractive combination. 
Joaquin Phoenix. The intense one. There's a fire brewing in this man. Gladiator, Walk the Line, The Master: all showcased his brilliance. He will win an Oscar one day, mark my words. He has that intensity that few actors possess. I put him in the same talent pool as Sean Penn. Riveting.
Clive Owen. The man of Mystery. Croupier, Gosford Park, Bourne Identity, Closer, Children of Men (a must see) - he draws you into his world. I've missed him on the big screen lately and look forward to his return in Blood Ties with Marion Cotillard this year. That voice, those eyes, and amazing acting chops? I mean, come on. 
Daniel Craig. Bond. I could have filled this last slot with a number of notable men (Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, any Brad) but when I think of the epitome of handsome bad ass, Daniel Craig comes to mind first. He has erased all cheesiness from the Bond franchise and introduced us to a spy who can hold his own fighting, drinking and screwing like no other. Skyfall is the best Bond film to date and one of the most entertaining movies I've seen in a long time. 

Who would be on your list?

March 27, 2013

just another heavy flow day

Water feature outside our office building. Maybe one day I should splash around in it just in case it is the fountain of youth.

March 26, 2013

a beautiful day

I love it when I get home early, the sun is beaming and we get to play outside. She's just starting to explore the yard and loves it. She actually cries and waves goodbye to it when it's time to go back inside.

Today we had some big laughs at work. We were looking at emails/messages that were sent to the wrong people. Has that ever happened to you?
Today one of my friends wrote a message to who she thought was her friend, but sent it to another colleague in error:
"Hey baby, do you still have a job?"
"Uh, I hope so. Do you know something I don't?"

Here's a clip from another co-worker of mine who thought he was messaging one of the guys in our department, and sent it to a trader in another department by mistake:
"Tag 5471 & 5472"

"WTF are you talking about?"


"UR not being very nice to me....I'm not going to do anything unless you apologize."

"I apologize that you're such a dick. I apologize that you're ugly..." 

"Listen tony the tiger, do you know who I am?"

"Do I know who you are? Yes."

"Do you know that I am going to send this out to the entire staff?"

"And I apologize to the staff that _____ is a dick."

"Oh I think he's a dick too."

"Oh crap!"

March 25, 2013

mama said there'd be days like these.....

It was one of those days where I ventured out feeling good about myself and arrived home feeling defeated. Sometimes I feel like a little girl playing dress up in an adult world. But we dust ourselves off and get back out there with hopes renewed.
Off to have a much needed cup of tea with my love. xoxo

March 24, 2013


I'm on a bit of a longer work stretch, so I apologize that I haven't written much these days. My evenings are spent marinating in my time with my little girl. We did a big beach walk tonight and came across this creative address signage. I hope you had a fun weekend and got out to enjoy the sun! xoxo

March 23, 2013

why hello there little lady........bug

Ah Ladybugs, nature's most hated creatures - so vengeful and mean spirited. They lure you in with their cuteness, but don't be fooled. She may look like she's just sunbathing, but those eyes are on you.

my god, how does my mom find anything in this mess.....

I guess because it's her purse, she thought she better have a maxi pad in it like mom's does.
She also has no money in hers, just like moms.
(This was Friday's 365 that I forgot to publish last night)

March 21, 2013

Springy Sprungy

Spring Equinox hit yesterday and the sun must have checked the calendar. It was definitely a two parks/two playgrounds kind of day.

March 20, 2013


I hope they always love each other this much. They had so. much. fun.

spring shopping

The 2013 Spring Colour Palette

Have you started shopping for Spring? Here are some of my wish list picks in some of this season's trendy colour palette:

Colour: Linen

Colour: Monaco Blue

Colour: Emerald
Colour: Poppy Red
Colour: Lemon Zest

Where to find these items: 
Madewell for Linen Tote, Linen Wedges, Emerald green skirt, lemon sweater & shoes
Banana Republic: Navy dress
Plum: Denim jacket
Nordstrom: Navy swimsuit
Michael Kors: Emerald green tote
Mac: Red Lipstick (So Chaud)
Essie: Nail Polish (Silken Cord
Colour list courtesy of

March 19, 2013


No one taught her to do this. We are hard wired to make funny faces on glass. Fact.

I just read this interview. It would definitely be one of my all time dream jobs. What would be on your list?

March 18, 2013

sailor's delight

Ah, sailor's delight, my nickname in high school.
kidding, it was turkish delight.
again, kidding

March 17, 2013

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Today is brought to you by the colour green. I hope you had a wonderful St. Paddy's Day weekend! We packed it full of time with friends which made me realize just how many kick ass people we know. 

Here's some St. Paddy's Day ecards that I loved: