Happy Friday, lovelies! I’m ready to begin the weekend birthday celebrations:) I’m turning 28 on Saturday. 28! Sometimes I tend to feel like a little girl in a woman’s body, but you know what? I’m kind of diggin’ this whole getting old(er) thing. With the New Year & my birthday so close to one another, it’s natural that this time of the year always brings a time for reflection. And I’ve been doing a lot of that lately – we’ll talk about that in a later post. For now, I’ve put together a 29 before 29 list! I had way too much fun making it – you should make a list, too! We can hold each other accountable ;)
And here you have it, my 29 before 29 list!
01. Master my camera in manual mode
02. Make a photo album with favourite printed photos
03. Kiss on a mountaintop, under the stars
04. Speak fluent German
05. Visit a country I’ve never been to
06. Learn how to bake the perfect loaf of bread
07. Pay off student loan with highest interest rate…ugh.
08. Knit a scarf & socks
09. Spend an entire day in pjs watching all time favourite movies
10. Run the London Marathon
11. See the Northern Lights
12. Launch new design portfolio & website – new branding 2014!
13. Korean karaoke w/ friends
14. Road trip to a teeny, tiny Canadian town that I’ve never heard of
15. Visit good friends in NYC
16. Raise £2,000 for World Wildlife Fund
17. Plant a mini garden
18. Build an awesome toolbox for workspace
19. Gracefully let go of everything I cannot control
20. Style my hair more
21. Speak confidently in front of 200+ people
22. Buy a beautiful piece of art for my place
23. Go on a 3 day hiking trip
24. Take a ballroom dancing class
25. Ski/Snowboarding trip with friends
26. Treat myself to a full-body massage
27. Leisurely read four books
28. Concoct a signature drink
29. Host the event I’ve been dreamin’ of for a while now;)
whew:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Hi lovelies, How’s your week going? It’s been a ridiculously crazy one over here. I’m looking forward to the projects coming to an end & heading back home for the holidays. Just a little over two more weeks! (We can do this! We can do this!)
One of my favourite spots to take a break during the work day is a skip & a hop from my office. The Sweetery. You can usually find me in there chowing down on one of their AMAZING sandwiches (prime rib & brie is where it’s at!) or fillin’ my belly with delicious pastries & espresso. Kendra & I stopped for lunch for this week’s eat. sip. shop. series. I had the prime rib & brie….and well, like I said above, it’s SOOO good. Not only is the food consistently awesome, but the staff are the best! Hop on over to Kendra’s blog to read the full post.
Hope you have a very lovely Thursday!!
Just spending my Monday afternoon daydreamin’ about the perfect holiday dress. Let the holiday parties begin:)
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Happy Thanksgiving lovelies! I hope you’re spending the day with the special people in your life over a warm feast:) Up here in Canada they celebrate Thanksgiving in October so I don’t have the day off. wah wah… But I am going to have a little feast with colleagues during lunch & then another feast tonight with my best, Kendra! I’m so so thankful for all the amazing people in my life that make it incredibly hard being away on this day!
I’m also so thankful for you – thank you for letting me share this space with you:) Now go stuff up on some turkey & pie! Cheers!!!
I’ve been on a hunt for the perfect pair of booties so it seemed only fitting for Kendra & I to stop by thee BEST shoe store in Vancouver, Gravity Pope for this week’s eat. sip. shop. The shelves are filled with the most beautiful shoes ranging from laid back casual to high-end designer. As the most indecisive person in the world & shoe lover, it can be a little a overwhelming:) but in a good way, of course!
So many handsome boots for the men.
Vans have managed to find a home in my closet since I was a teeny little girl. You can never go wrong with the classics! thanks mom;)These Rachel Comey boots are perrrrfect. But come with a hefty price tag.. le sigh.If you’re in the area and are searching for something a little extra special & unique, check this place out! But be prepared to spend a little extra.
2205 W 4th Ave
Lately I’ve only been interested in buying hats & nail polish. (details are more fun!) All of these hats with this colour? YES. YES. What’s been your go-to colour this fall? I need some new ones..
My week was quickly turned upside down after a really scary incident on Monday evening. On my way home from work a young man attacked me. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to get away from him and run back to safety before he was able to physically hurt me. The rest of the evening was spent speaking with numerous police officers, tears, longing for home, phone calls with the people i treasure the most, and wishing more than anything that I could just go to sleep and everything would be better. I’m still trying to overcome the feelings & insecurities that come with all of this. It reminded me that we’re never promised another day here & that as much as we’d like to think we’re invincible, we’re not. I hope that this post will remind you to be a little extra aware of your surroundings. I know it’s so easy to be told that by everyone, but really, let’s watch out for one another, k? And most importantly, love love love the heck out of your dear ones! Don’t let the jerks steal your sunshine.
Extra warm hugs from me to you this weekend.