Surprises in the back

I met up with Celia to celebrate her birthday. Her choice of pub was, honestly, a bit surprising because it doesn’t really have much curb appeal. It’s Kramer’s at Yonge and Davisville. Not that great on approach but there is a surprise in the back:

Zara pleated skirt

 

This time of year, thoughts turn to fall fashion. As a friend said this week, “I’m ready for fall fashion, I’m just not ready for fall.” That sums up my attitude as well. Fall fashion, yes. Fall, no. 

Work post: MIZ by Izzy Camilleri

I wrote a short piece on Izzy Camilleri's second collection for her MIZ line for Globalnews.ca. Her creativity continues to amaze me.   [caption id="attachment_2804" align="aligncenter" width="655"] Some of the models wearing MIZ by Izzy Camilleri (center). Photo by George Pimentel.[/caption]...

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An evening at the Ex

One of the joys of getting older is realizing that there is a beauty in traditions. I love my family’s tradition of making pastelles for Christmas or of not eating turkey for Thanksgiving.

What I’m also loving (and rediscovering, to be honest) is the tradition of going to the Canadian National Exhibition (The CNE) or as it’s commonly known, the Ex.

Finally settling in after four years

I think I’ve finally put down roots. After all, it took three years to decide on a colour to paint my walls and now, in year four, I’ve made the move and ordered bookshelves.

It’s really time to stop treating my place like a rental. I can’t do massive renovations but I can do some small things to perk the place up. The goal, as I was telling a friend in the same situation, is to think jewel box – a small place filled with treasures you love in colours you love and is comfortable and welcoming.