New Gianni Renzi Shoes

I love leather sneakers. They give off a rockstar vibe. I had these Michael Kors ones with thin leather, but it started peeling. I noticed it was pretty bad yesterday (right before I had to work an Awards show), so I went to the store on a whim and bought these badass Gianni Renzi ones.

I have no regrets. The gold bling is worth every penny. They were a tad pricey, but the leather seems like a better quality than my old ones. I can’t wait to rock these with my wardrobe!

Bobbie Sue’s Mac + Cheese 



Over the weekend, I went to Bobbie Sue’s Mac and Cheese Stand for the first time.
 
I ordered the Carbonara mac which had pancetta and grana padano. The pancetta gave it a saltiness and the cheese was like a parmesan from a different part of Italy. The dish was very flavouful. I only had the small portion but it was all I needed.

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Making the Most of the Night at #CRJProm

Last night, my friends and I had front row tickets to see Carly Rae Jepsen play with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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Before the show, we dressed up and had a mini prom party at a friend’s house. It was a fun surprise when we found out CRJ noticed our prom party and actually shared it with all her followers.

I’m still freaking out about this hahaha.

The show itself was pure joy. It was cool to see the Toronto Symphony Orchestra do arrangements of her biggest hits. We had a moment during “Call Me Maybe” where she sang directly to us in the front row for a moment. The way performs with huge smiles and a positive attitude stole all our hearts. We couldn’t resist getting up to dance, which is probably abnormal for normal orchestra concerts.

These pop-orchestra crossovers hopefully encourage younger people to go see the TSO. Back when I was in choir, we performed the entire Mozart’s Requiem with the TSO. It was a lot of hard work, but it was one of the coolest experiences.

Anyways, after the CRJ concert, we topped it off by heading to The Abbey for karaoke. They only had a few Carly songs but by the end of the night, we treated the entire bar to all of them. #CRJprom was perfect.

UPDATE: I MET HER 3 DAYS LATER

When old things are cool again 

I was looking in the closets of my old drawers that are at my parent’s house and it was fun to find a bunch of Pokémon things. It amazes me that something of our childhood 20 years ago has lasted so long and not really gone away.

I wonder if whenever I have children, I can pass on the Pokémon love and that it would still be relevant.

Reinhart’s Red Apple Cider

I love cider, so everytime I see a new one at the LCBO I must try it. This Reinhart one is by the same people who make Apple Cider and baked goods, so they had to know what they were doing with their apples.

This cider was light, not too tart and had a crisp taste. At only 3.8% alcohol, this is more for pleasure drinking than a night out of the town.

This is the 896th Post In A Row

Since January 2015, I’ve been publishing something daily here. Sometimes it’s hard after an exhausting day of work. It’s an exercise in the will as much as it is thinking up subjects and words. There have been a lot of short, lazy posts, but I made it. I didn’t give up.

Though some days I really want to.

I know that if I stopped the streak, there would be a lot of days between posts, or I’d stop for a while altogether. For now, I’m not going to stop even though I’m currently in the middle of preparing for a move and planning a wedding. I want to continue posting my thoughts, feelings and life adventures even in the busiest of times.

I drank this and fell asleep 

   

A few weeks ago, outside of a music festival, some promo people were handing out cans of Mellow Mood for free.

It was a super hot day so I took one thinking the calming part wouldn’t work and I instantly got calmer and sleepier. It’s a non alcoholic drink with camomile, lavender and other natural calming agents.

It must be a high concentration of these things because as soon as I hit the pillow I was fast asleep and had the best sleep ever.

Whatever this is worked I guess but the flavour I had didn’t taste very good. 

Jagabee Lightly Salted Potato Crisps


I found something better chips. FRIES?! Or at least this tastes eerily (or close enough) like fries. They are even crispy like all the time and perfectly salted. They are somewhat hard to find and seem to be out of stock a lot at the Asian grocery store. I must stock cabinets full of these.

Canada’s Day x Ride the Tempo

I’m co-promoting a show on Canada’s Day with my friend Teagan from Little Coyote. Come to the Horseshoe, it will be a blast!

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I said yes to a dress! 

Yesterday, my sister and I had a double wedding dress appointment at David’s Bridal. I had an idea of what I wanted, and a Vera Wang dress I bookmarked hoping to try on. However, I realized 10 minutes in that their display didn’t have it.

We leafed through dresses and I gave the stylist a list of things I wanted and didn’t want. The moment I tried on an Oleg Cassini with a lot of lace details, I was in love. It was in the higher range of what I was looking to spend, but no other dress I tried on could compare to the feeling of how I felt in it, and how my mom and sister thought it looked on me as well. I said yes to the dress and now I can’t wait to walk down the aisle with it and see what Nash thinks!

Now wedding planning seems a bit more real and my head is reeling with all the things I need to do next.