Saturday, May 12, 2012

Yes, Yes, and No.

Yes: Macarons. there is no inkling doubt that i adore love all things French. However, lately i've been finding myself irisistably drawn to macarons. Macarons are delightful little deserts made with an almond base. With a thin meringue crust and chewy middle, it sandwiches cream (usually ganche because we all know that i'm quite the chocolate fiend) and taste like the effing piece of awesome French-ness it is. This dainty French sandwich cookie is angelically delightful to taste and devilishly hellish to master; however, I’m not one to give up easy. so after dozen eggs and god knows how many pounds of almond flour I finally managed to master them-and gosh do they taste good. 

Yes: her full name is Virginia Wigmore-now shorthened to 'Gin'. She is from New Zealand. Her claim to fame is her beautiful and haunting voice, which is a throwback to the late and great Amy Whinehouse. I must admit I was smitten after I heard her crooning on 90201. My itunes shows that I’ve listen to Saturday Smile (found here) about 48 times, but i digress. Its beautiful in a haunting way. Like a forbidden love like the one between the gorgeous Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mcadams in The Notebook or something tragic like Jack and Roses in Titanic. Check her out. She is amazing.

No: Carey Mulligan's dress at the 2012 Met Gala. I've grown quite fond of the British actress, however her poor choice for this years Met Gala left me biting my lip. Not in the oh-god-that’s-hot way, but rather in the oh-my-lord-that’s-unflattering. The metallic and highly reflective Prada dress resembled a robotic beehive. It reflected everything and anything that was within two feet of Carey Mulligan. Although she did donate it to charity but who can blame her? Who would want that thing in their closet? I kid. They dress is a fine peice of art however I think that I would look far better in a window of a couture house then on a human being.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thoughts on Gossip Girl and the Ditch it’s Headed Towards

I think I was middle school when I first stumbled across gossip girl book series. They were nothing like the usual literature I was used to (Newberry medal books and such). Gossip Girl was about sex, drinking, secrecy and rich playboys-all the things that seem deliciously scandalous to a 14 year old girl. I devoured all of them by the time that summer ended and kept myself updated with new book releases. So you can only imagine my excitement when I heard Josh Schwartz was going to produce a Gossip Girl TV show.

Seasons 1, 2 and even 3 were awesome. I loved the drama, admired Blair Waldorf’s style and drooled over Dan Humphrey’s jaw line. However recently it’s started to dwindle down to the equivalent of a soap opera. The same characters are sleeping with each other, people who should be dead are coming back to life and all of a sudden Lily’s problems (the mother) have become a main part of the plot. Since when did Gossip Girl care about rich middle-aged women who had been divorced 3 times? 

I just hope the writers are able to make this finale spectacular or else I’ll probably stop watching. RIP my love for gossip girl

Labels: , , , , ,

Saturday, May 5, 2012

What I've Been Snacking On

Lately I've been finding myself loving strawberries and San Pellegrino. They are the perfect midday snack. I like eating the strawberries with a dash of salt. It tastes divine-although someone told me that I must be crazy because strawberries only taste good with cream. Also its very healthy. I tend to lose and gain weight rather quickly, and during the summer i always gain weight. At the moment I'm around 104lbs at 5'5" and plan on staying that way till fall so that I can fit into the perfect fall cape. 

Labels: , ,

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yes, Yes, and No.

Yes: summer. A no-worry, kick back season which often results in weight gain and utter laziness for me. But I’m not complaining. After a tiresome year at university of Toronto I’m ready for a break. Going to do a lot of leisure reading, writing and probably head down to my uncle’s ranch for a few weeks. Also go longboarding near the beach.

 Yes: Anna Dello Russo to collaborate with H&M for October 2012 collection. I’m quite exited for this because I really like her style. The teal and gold are reminiscent of a bohemian Moroccan girl for the late 60’s. if anything, I’ll definitely buy the gold clutch with the teal stone. Its gorgeous. Get the rest of the details here.

No: North Carolina Pastor who said its okay to beat the “gay” out of your child. Although he did try to defend himself by saying that he would never encourage childbearing i still find it hard to comprehend his argument. His blatant behavior somewhat disgusted me. I understand different people have different views on certain matters due to religion, but abuse is one thing that should never be encouraged-even as a joke

Labels: , , , , , , ,