Monthly Archives: April 2011

[photo by jamie delaine photography.] ooooooo i saw a preview of the beautiful new weddings in bc print magazine on their website yesterday morning! our wedding photographer, the lovely miss jamie delaine, notified us over christmas break that the editor was interested in possibly using our wedding in an upcoming issue of their new print magazine! we weren’t sure whether it would be used in 2011 or 2012, but looking at the sneak peak it looks like we might be in the DEBUT issue!!! fingers crossed! 🙂


(from top left – clockwise) 1. proenza schouler perforated lizard effect leather pumps, 2. balenciaga two-tone suede sandals, 3. loeffler randall x suno erin lace-up wedge, 4. miu miu lace-up cutout leather heels, 5. isabel marant poppy bow-embellished suede pumps, 6. viktor & rolf slip-on raffia flat. (images for each shoe from the linked websites, composite by me.)

to quote one of my favourite tv nerds, “all women are shoe mad” and that includes me! what’s the best thing to do when you’re 3 days away from being officially unemployed? go internet window shopping for the most fun, totally unaffordable, completely drool-worthy designer shoes! ryan bought me a lottery ticket on the day of my masters defence, and had i won more than the 5$ our numbers produced (thanks for trying dear, it was very sweet), these shoes would be at the top of my spring/summer shoe list!

photos by me. ryan and i decided to walk down to the moss street market and fairfield market saturday morning to pick up some local veggies/bread/preserves!  ryan bought an AMAZing loaf of “rustic ale” bread by matt that we cut fresh and topped with another find at the market, an “apricot butter” made by albert (photo 1).  the bread was so perfect, crispy crust with soft, chewy, dense interior… yum!

ryan bought some locally grown argula and kale that he made into a yummy salad for me (topped with sunflower seeds, goat cheese and a honey/lemon/butter dressing) (photo 2 and 3).  he also bought some locally grown beets, locally made tofu (from saltspring island) and peashoots for an idea he wanted to try at home!

he and makito recently ate at “the naam restaurant” in vancouver, and we always enjoy the “naam dragon bowl” when we eat there, so he wanted to see if he could replicate it! he made the miso gravy based on this recipe he found online, and it was a dead ringer! we made it with white sticky rice (though next time we’re going to try brown rice), pan-fried tofu, boiled carrots, brocolli and cauliflower, topped with shredded beets and carrots and peashoots. super healthy, definitely tasty and quick!

video source: “the naked and famous” on vimeo.  i am LOVING this band recommendation from one of my bff’s karyn! she recommended “the naked and famous” recently and i have their album “passive me, aggressive you” on repeat! definitely a great one to check out for the spring/summer – its super upbeat and carefree listening! should be great for heading up to the cottage, roadtrips to the okanagan and back home to edmonton (fingers crossed) this summer!! my favourite tracks are “young bloods” (suggested by karyn) and “all of this”!

all outfit images from, composite made by me in illustrator (i’m learning slowly). by now, you may have seen the lookbook for the fall 2011 j.crew line and i think i might need most of the clothes they have previewed! shoot! 😉 if i got a new job i’d need some new clothing right? i probably can’t get away with wearing sweatpants and hoodies every day for 4 months at most jobs…

i love the vibrant colours, the mixture of textures and the fresh styling that makes affordable clothing look so chic! i’ve heard rumours that j.crew stores might soon open in canada and i hope this is the case before too long! otherwise i might just have to take a little roadtrip down to washington! any takers? 😉

photo by me. only a few more weeks left in april! its been a busy stressful month for me, but thankfully it will be over soon! i’m nearly done my revisions for my thesis, then its print, hand-in and i’m freeeeeee (oh and i still haven’t filed my taxes yet, ugh)! even though its been really cold for victoria this month, all of the beautiful spring flowers have helped keep me positive and looking forward to the change that is coming… happy monday!