Pardon Me!

Image: We Heart It

Pardon my language, but this is exactly what I'm gonna do! After a long and tiring winter and a less than stellar Spring, I'm vacating my life for 2 weeks and heading to the UK to visit dear friends. Plus, I'll be celebrating my 30th birthday in Italy! Be jealous, you have every right to be. I'll take lots of pictures and blog about my adventures when I return. Don't miss me too much! 

J xx


House Picking

I went house picking last week; you know, in the event that I'd soon become a millionaire and could afford such an abode.  I spotted these beauties while I was out for a stroll with some friends in Toronto's prestigious Rosedale-Moore Park neighborhood.  My taste in architecture falls somewhere between Tudor Revival and Arts and Crafts, with dalliances in Georgian and Edwardian style homes. But trying to decide on an architecture style is like asking me what my favorite color is. I'll tell you any color with a blue undertone, which simply highlights the root of my indecisiveness: I'm still searching for my architecture undertone. I don't think 'pretty' or 'cozy' would suffice.

J xx


Dream Team

Vogue Paris May 2010

Look at this cover.  Doesn't it make you wish you and your best girlfriends were together on the cover of Vogue for no reason but for being awesome?  The team at Vogue must have had fun with this photo shoot.  I imagine they felt the same way I did when Jem and the Holograms first hit the stage in 1985.  Two words:  Girl. Power.  If I could shoot my own magazine cover, my dream team would include Meryl, Rachel, Sarah, Brigitte and Liv.  The combination of talent, beauty and magnetism these women possess is truly intoxicating.  Who's on your dream team?

J xx


Hosted by Summer

I'm ready for Summer.  If I'm lucky, maybe I'll be invited to one of her warm Summer night gatherings. Seriously, I'll even help decorate...

J xx


Met Gala Gorgeous

Ashley Olsen never looked better. Here she is wearing vintage Christian Dior couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala. Set against the sleek black bodice, those billowing sleeves are to die for! This look is so romantic; her bare shoulders framed by those sleeves and her softly unkept updo is so caliente! In this dress, a woman is saved, tended to and protected. Holy Harlequin romance novel!

J xx


Umbrella ella ella eh eh eh

It's been raining a lot. So my classic black umbrella is feelin' pretty cocksure. But this chick - barefoot with her handsome pup and her clear umbrella has caused me to rethink my rainy day routine. Are you ready for it? A clear umbrella for Spring & Summer, a black umbrella for Fall & Winter. This makes perfect sense to me. Why haven't I thought of this before?! (...What? Were you expecting rocket science or something?)

J xx


Raspberry Ice

Source: Shopping Blog

Let there be color! KitchenAid launched the Raspberry Ice 5-quart Artisan Series Stand Mixer to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Cook for the Cure; a program in partnership with Susan G. Komen raising money for breast cancer research. 

The other day, I was walking through the buying department at work on my way to a meeting when the gleaming hotness of this mixer stopped me dead in my tracks.  It was sitting all by its lonesome on a buyer's desk.  Needless to say, I want one.

J xx

Hunter Curzon

Source: Brown Button

Well aren't these cute! The Hunter Original Wellington Boot is so widespread, I never expected to see anything beyond new patterns and shapes of the original boot. So the Hunter Curzon Ballerina Flat is a surprise addition to their line of waterproof footwear. The Curzon is like the waterproof version of the classic Chanel two-toned flat.  Cute, chic AND practical!  Now, which color do I want...

J xx


Pantalon Rouge

I want red pants. How fabulous does this chick look in her red pants and tan shirt?! I think you might have to be narrow hipped to pull these off, which I most certainly am not, but I'm willing to give them a try. Paired with the green bag, this outfit is red hot!

J xx

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