Wednesday, July 30, 2008


[Pre-Script: Going to try to post my outfits daily from now on]

Have you read your peanut butter label recently? Normally I only eat the natural PB; the last time I ate the regular stuff was while in Honduras (hey, when you're on a Central American island and living off soda crackers for a month, anything tastes pretty respectable). Anyways, I used my dad's regular PB by accident today and I must admit the first words that came to mind were "check the expiry date". Mar 2009. Christ, that shit is really just that awful! Upon further inspection, I am pretty sure the ingredient Maltodextrin may have something to do with the vile taste left in my mouth.

Give me some peanuts and a blender.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Dull Sound of Sharp Math

Everyone's afraid of their own life
If you could be anything you want
I bet you'd be disappointed, am I right?
* * *

I have been feeling so alive and happy these days! I don't know quite what it is but the words 'fitter happier' sure do come to mind (not fitter in a literal sense, my untoned body is in terrible shape!). I am having laser eye surgery later this week, and will also be sending out my grad school applications to start school in Toronto this January. The exciting new online fashion community I have discovered has evolved into a wonderful little joy creating machine and never fails to keep me inspired. I watched the film Into the Wild and was incredibly impressed, which rarely happens with movies and me. (Happiness only real when shared.) I have the best relationship with my significant other and even after more than four years we never argue and things are as fresh as when we first met. I love my family (including my brother, so what if he is useless!), and am going to try to tell them this more often. I sometimes forget how much my dad has been through with his brain tumour and am so grateful I have him in my life. There are so many things in life that we need to embrace and appreciate, but so often don't stop to reflect upon. I think about the things I am unhappy about (mainly to do with my appearance) and it makes me feel so stupid and selfish. I have so much in this world and so much to look forward to in the future.

It's hard to remember, it's hard to remember
We're alive for the first time
It's hard to remember were alive for the last time
It's hard to remember, it's hard to remember
To live before you die.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Florals and Tonic

On a sidenote, I have discovered a whole new website of wonderfulness online and have in turn deleted "FB". This may not be permanent, but for now I am feeling great about the decision. Now, back to florals!

I have a fondness for florals right now, more specifically, medium to large print florals. Ok, I know what you're thinking, "Hmm, are you serious? Real creative L.J., considering every magazine from Vogue to Nylon have been raving about florals since February!". But really, they just create an immediate overall softness and scream summer louder than the pitch of the opening voices in the song House of Jealous Lovers by The Rapture. Tangent. Another great thing about florals is that they are timeless, and can give off a feel of style from any decade. The one element to be careful of is that florals have the potential to age the wearer, so be cautious, and wear them well!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


After a wonderful day of poolside solitude, swimming, reading and bbbbicycles, I arrived home to an exciting brown parcel that I had been anticipating for weeks now... My new Black Keys motorcycle tee!

I ordered it online a few weeks ago, and clearly my resulting joy upon its arrival could not be contained.

Another thought that has recently been bringing me joy is my plan to host a fantastic tea party, a really marvelous summer tea party, like something from a whimsical storybook. It will be a grand affair.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Woody Allen's latest: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Alright, so new Woody Allen may not quite be what old Woody Allen was, but hey, I love the guy, and think his honest humour and realistic dialogue are funny as hell. His latest film, due out in August, seems like it may be on the mark (the last decade of Woody's films have been hit or miss). Take a little gander at the trailers below. The only problem I may have when watching this film is dissociating Javier Bardem from his role as a psychotic killing machine in No Country for Old Men.

I am not one for "rom-coms"; trust me, I would normally rather use a public toilet in Vancouver's DTES than waste an hour and a half of my life watching a typical romantic comedy. However, give me a Woody, and I'll break the genre barrier rules and watch. Time well spent.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

One Little Plane

If you want to hear a wonderful, lighthearted little song, click here. Comparable to an eclectic mixture of Joanna Newsom (minus her signature "untrainable" sound, of course; Newsom's voice is hard to match) and a less soulful Cat Power, One Little Plane's song Lotus Flower is a fun, breezy listen that makes me feel like dressing up and dancing with myself in front of the mirror. Under this sometimes bashful exterior, I am really a vivacious little girl wearing her mother's pumps and pearls.