Archive for March, 2011

March 30, 2011

Eye Candy Ep. 4 – Pearls, Updated

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Uber talented jewellery designer Emma Franklin makes interesting, but still wearable, pieces that prominently feature animals.

I’m loving the Tiger collection (have a tiger tattoo and funnily enough, Baby H was born in the Chinese zodiac year of the tiger).
But this bracelet caught my eye as a great way to bring some pearls into your everyday wardrobe, instead of saving them just for special occasions.
The cool round rings and multi-coloured pearls keep this piece from being too precious. Priced at 190 british pounds this is a great find for classing up your everyday outfits at a reasonable price.
March 29, 2011

Inspiration: Gothic Animalia

image courtesy of W magazine, photo courtesy of Paolo Roversi

image courtesy of W magazine, photo courtesy of Paolo Roversi

image courtesy of W magazine, photo courtesy of Paolo Roversi

I’ve always been a lover of all things dark, mysterious and gothic.  These photos from the Dec. 2010 issue of W magazine really caught my eye – I especially love the photos of the children dressed up in their regalia with their serious expressions!

March 28, 2011

Gettin My Gourmet Groove On Ep.5 – work lunch ideas

Pasta salad for hubbys work lunches (mine too but I added tuna to mine)
Red kidney beans
GrEen onions
Roasted red peppers
Dressing: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, pepper

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March 28, 2011

Stylin Second Ep. 4

canny in cashmere

Playdate with Baby E.

Cashmere sweater – Harrods

Long sleeved shirt – Old Navy

Pants – BabyGap (just noticed they look short in this pic! sizing is for 12 mths tho)

March 27, 2011

Gettin My Gourmet Groove On Ep. 4

A blustery sojourn to St.Lawrence Market led to a yum Sunday din.
Black Cod – infused with a miso/ginger/sake glaze grilled then cooked in oven
Wilted Spinach – a household fave, super food with sass

March 25, 2011

Gettin My Gourmet Groove On Ep. 3


Why is it that i take the worst photos of food?! Ugh. Ignore that smudge on the plate. While I was haphazardly slapping the food on the dish  plating the meal Baby H was yelling at me to hurry it along and get his dinner ready too instead of taking my sweetass time and photographing the food.

This is an example of one of our weekly Go-To Meals:

Pork stir fry with red peppers/green onions/black bean sauce/ginger

Brown organic rice

Shanghai bok choy with a TON of garlic


March 25, 2011

Livin life one quarter hour at a time…

Remember ‘The Fast and the Furious’? Ya know, the movie that had irresponsible teenagers speeding out of the theatre lot in their minivans and civics with techno beats a-blasting?

Anyways, they lived life ‘one quarter mile at a time’…or something to that effect. (Don’t have the wherewithall to look up actual quote).

Well my lack of blogging lately has been due to the fact that Baby H has decided he will only nap a MAXIMUM of 30 minutes at a time. Giving me about enough time to run to the bathroom, shower, eat or drink some water. Not all at the same time mind you. These events are separated by nap. Meaning its take me about a whole day to manage to accomplish what most people do in their average morning.

H has decided he loves being up and finds momma fascinating to play with. Im flattered. Really! And he is a joy to be around and to play with. His cackling laughter is seriously the best sound in the entire multiverse.

However. One has things one would like to do sometimes…like shop online…or blog…or laundry/cook/tweeze eyebrows.

So – there you have it. My excuse for not posting 🙂 We have a crazy busy week ahead of us so hopefully we’ll have some interesting hijinks to recount.

Happy Weekend!

March 21, 2011

Eye Candy Ep. 3

perfect for tummy time

LOVE this rug for Baby H’s nursery.  Who wouldn’t love to have tummy time on this Jonathan Adler zebra/Brit rug?  For a Brit ex-pat such as myself, this is the ultimate in kiddo accessorizing.  Its perfectly cheeky – can be found at (a super chic baby store) for a cool $1150.00.  Perhaps we would have to Scotch Guard it against spitup for that kinda moulah.

March 21, 2011

A Girl’s Best Friend(s)

seven cuppies for seven girlies

Growing up I remember reading books like Sweet Valley High, Are You There God, Its Me Margaret, Babysitters Club..etc. etc. (I also was a huge LOTR fan in Grade 2 but thats besides the point. Yes, Grade 2…I was an uber-nerd and had the coke bottle glasses to prove it).

Throughout all the various topics covered in these pre-teen lit. masterpieces (boys, periods, first kisses, boys, first bras, boys) the one overarching theme was that of friendship. 

This post, as smushy as those cupcakes over there, is dedicated to a girl’s best friends.  I’ve been amazingly lucky enough to have grown up with a circle of close girlfriends who have remained tightknit since highschool. 

Despite the fact that we are all females (take that as you will) we haven’t had to deal with the cattiness/pettiness of your typical group of girlfriends.  I attribute this to the vast variety of personality types our group is comprised of.  

The ladies have managed to keep it all together despite our increasingly hectic lives (careers, babies, moving out of town, getting married, etc.etc.) and let’s face it, keeping up friendships can be difficult as life throws more at you day by day.  With a new babe, maintaining a functional strong marriage is a feat in itself!

So in order to ensure that we keep the girltime a priority, we made a deal that whoever is free gets together on the last Sunday of every month to catch up.  Getting all of us together at once can be a challenge but at least this way we can gab away an afternoon with a few of the girls.  How very Joy Luck Club of us, you may think – but hey, whatever works!  Its a treasured (I know, cheese) thing to have friends that you know you can rely on and we do what we can to maintain it. 

And hey, having an excuse to enjoy a cocktail ain’t so bad either.

Anyways – this Stylinmommy is very grateful for her ladies…as the Spice Girls would say, Girl Power!

March 18, 2011

Stylin Second Ep. 3

Shopping with H, met up with J.S and Baby S

Leather jacket – (purchased online deliriously a week after H was born… luckily fits perfectly!)

Plaid shirt – Urban Outfitters (anything that buttons up is perfect for bf’ing!)

Light grey jeans – Urban Outfitters (love that I can fit back into pre-prego jeans! Hubby breathes a sigh of immense relief at not having to restock entire jean collection)

Sunglasses – Dior, a bajillion seasons ago

Boots – oxblood Hunter wellies

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