• My Boots My Bag

    My Boots My Bag

     Had a good night over drinks and eats at old Annex favourite Insomnia, but felt like I had nothing to wear when I was getting ready, so I busted out my favourite boots. Nubuck leather Cole Haan boots with Nike Air soles. Don’t let the Nike Air part fool you – they’re not the most comfortable of the bunch…they’re high! In a cool greyish blue colour they make an all black outfit a little more interesting. I like being tall. My coat is by Rudsak and bag was found on someone’s front lawn in the Queen West hood. True story.

     

    My Boots My Bag

     

  • Ugly? Dresses

    Ugly? Dresses

    I always used to see the most amazing dresses in vintage stores and the VV Boutique (what Julie and I call Value Village) but I knew that I would never be able to wear them, sadly I would cruise on.    One year I saw a red, sequined gem, bought it and created a place to wear it: Christine’s 1st Annual Ugly Dress Party.  This past Christmas marked the 2nd anniversary of the now legendary (among my friends) Ugly Dress Party, and in 2009…. the girls brought it.  In ’08 some were hesitant about the level of ugly, but no one held back this past year.  The winner for ’09 was Jessica Wilkes in the white number – God, was her dress ugly!

    Ugly? Dresses

    Ugly? Dresses

    Ugly? Dresses

    Ugly? Dresses

    Ugly? Dresses

    Ugly? Dresses

    Ugly? Dresses

  • Sunday Afternoon Rain

    It is Sunday afternoon.  It is raining.  I temporarily escaped the cold at iam yoga hot yoga studio.  Johnny’s 3PM ashtanga class is something I try to attend as much as I can and today I FINALLY did a head stand.  Patience is a virtue.  Now it is time to curl up by my uber retro fireplace (yes, my rented apartment is blessed with a fireplace) and watch Clueless.  R.I.P. Brittany Murphy.  R.I.P. Pac.

     

  • bar one Toronto

    Favorite Plate of the Week

    Brunch!  We love it and wait all week for it.  I ventured outside of my Yorkville/Church & Wellesley comfort zone and hit up Bar One with a friend.  Found at Queen and Shaw, we sat at a communal table (I love this seating style) for a delicious brunch.  What did I love the most?  The stylish host offered us coffee while we waited the 5 minutes for our place to be set.  How did she know I am a caffeine addict?  Next time I will see you at the Hof…