Orange Poppy Seed Cake with Summer Berries

Light and airy, perfect for summer’s end entertaining!

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#happycanadaday #redandwhite #raspberrymojito #emmasporch ◻️🍁◻️ (at Emmas Back Porch & The Water St. Cooker)


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Slinkachu | on Tumblr (UK) - Little People Project

For an artist whose work frequently represents the themes of anonymity, alienation and loneliness inspired by city-living, it is perhaps appropriate that Slinkachu biographical details remain vague. Born in Devon, Slinkachu currently lives and works in London. In 2006, Slinkachu embarked on the first of his street art installation campaigns: The Little People Project. His miniature figures are left to fend for themselves in the bustling city, where they are then photographed and left to the abandon of their urban environment. These figures embody the estrangement spurred by the over-whelming nature of the modern metropolis, and incite a renewed perspective of the everyday urban experience to those who find them. This sense of isolation and melancholy, however, is accompanied by sense of irony and humour that makes Slinkachu’s commentary all the more poignant. Slinkachu has received international attention for his Little People Project and has participated in many group exhibitions both locally and internationally. (src. Andipa Gallery)

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Awesome beer cupcakes just in time for Father’s Day :)

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Dr. Maya Angelou


One adorable baby goat’s dreams have just come true thanks to the help of a new set of wheels. Frostie the snow goat has been afflicted with the disease joint navel ill since birth, rendering his hind legs unusable. The kind folks at the nonprofit farm animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission gave the little goat an adjustable cart that fastens around his body, allowing him to take his first steps and frolic with joy.


Internationally renown English artist Damien Hirst just unveiled his latest work that’s part of his ongoing Natural History series that began in the early 90s with a shark suspended in formaldehyde, and it’s a pretty awesome spectacle. Entitled Gone but not Forgotten, it’s a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton, standing three meters tall, encased in a massive case made of glass and steel.

‘The mammoth comes from a time and place that we cannot ever fully understand. despite its scientific reality, it has attained an almost mythical status and I wanted to play with these ideas of legend, history and science by gilding the skeleton and placing it within a monolithic gold tank.’ hirst explains of the piece ‘it’s such an absolute expression of mortality, but i’ve decorated it to the point where it’s become something else, i’ve pitched everything I can against death to create something more hopeful, it is gone but not forgotten.’

Hirst donated his splendid golden mammoth to the amfAR organization, who are using it to raise funds by putting it up for auction at their annual Cinema Against AIDS gala in Cannes.

Click here for a time-lapse video of the creation of Gone but not Forgotten.

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Illustration by Enoch Bolles for the cover of Film Fun Magazine, August, 1941

Happy long weekend to all of us up here in Canada! Hopefully the weather is nice where you are!!

Illustration by Enoch Bolles for the cover of Film Fun Magazine, August, 1941

Happy long weekend to all of us up here in Canada! Hopefully the weather is nice where you are!!

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The best lunch. Ever.

Toasted bread, sliced avocado, salt, pepper, chill flakes, lemon juice squeeze.

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Last weekend, I had the opportunity to check out the Toronto Festival of Beer (Spring Sessions edition) at the Evergreen Brick Works. The event was so much fun! 

There were so many tasty beers and food items to try, it was a wonderful afternoon spent. I also enjoyed the hearing/watching the live bands; the music lent a happy atmosphere to the mostly outdoor venue. 

My favourite beers were a tie between Beau’s Brewery Tom Green Beer and the Maple Porter from Nickle Brook Brewery. I devoured the meatballs from Pizza Libretto, a sausage roll from The Pie Commission, freshly shucked oysters from Oyster Boy, and Budda’s Bacon Butter Chicken stuffed buns from Hot Bunzz. So full and so happy!

I highly recommend checking out their next event to anyone who enjoys food/beer/music/good times - there should be another one this summer!

OOTD : bananas sweater from H&M, BDG jeans and triangle necklace from Urban Outfitters, beanie from American Apparel, boots by Hunter (thanks Mom for lending them to me for the rainy day!)

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On the last night of World Mastercard Fashion week, I invited my darling mom as my date to check out Stephan Caras' runway show that evening.

I absolutely fell in love with his creations. I loved his aesthetic of textured femininity with classy sex appeal - so hot! I would die to rock one of his dresses any day. Needless to say out of the four fashion shows I attended, this was hands down my favourite. My mom said it was her favourite as well.  Bravo Stephan!!

A huge thank you to @roastedkeyboard​ for the photo of my mom and I. LOVE!!

And an extra special thank you to the fabulous team at Rock It Promotions for finding a way for me to attend multiple shows this year, so appreciated!

Looking forward to next season! :)

OOTD details: dress : Pink Tartan / purse : CC Skye / shoes : / tights : TNA / earrings : Dynamite

The second night I attended World MasterCard Fashion week, my good friend Anita and I took in two runway shows; Triarchy and Soia & Kyo.

Triarchy, is a Canadian denim brand founded by three siblings. I really loved the equestrian theme as well as the “Canadian tuxedos" on display. The pieces were very wearable and the majority of their denim appeared extra comfortable/soft.

During the break between the presentations, we checked out the food selection as presented by The Ritz-Carlton Toronto. It was nice to see real food for the fashionable peeps to purchase between shows for something to nibble on, with an assortment of paninis, baked goods, and coffee. Well played!!

The second show we took in was Soia & Kyo. The collection featured many warm and cozy looking coats, just perfect for our Canadian winters! I am in a dire need of a new coat next season and I know have some ideas of what brands I should be focusing on. 

My OOTD consisted of a neoprene dress I picked up from Eluxe, by Nicholas, which I am so in love with (it’s so easy to wear and I love dresses with pockets!). My earrings are from Moda Operandi, designed by Ek Thongprasert. Patterned tights from Costa Blanca Boots are from Sears Purse is from Urban Outfitters.

Maybelline was also present all week, beautifying the masses. They also had a really awesome vending type machine that would spit out a product at you after you tweeted at the brand - smart marketing and thank you for the nail polishes, I am very excited to try them all!

Up next, the final day I attended World Mastercard Fashion Week ;)

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend World Mastercard Fashion Week right here in Toronto and check out a few runway shows showcasing very talented Canadian designers. It was really amazing to see some all of the behind the scenes action, all from the side of the runway, including the intense photographers scrum at the bottom of the catwalk.

The first show I watched was Melissa Nepton. I loved the style of the collection. The clothing was street smart, relaxed yet put together, and edgy with feminine details - awesome! I posted some of my favourite looks above. Can’t wait to pick up a couple of her pieces, my wardrobe can really use some more Canuck created items like this!

My OOTD details: Peter Pilotto x Target wrap skirt, faux leather panelled t-shirt from Forever XX1, necklace by Cara New York, textured tights by Express, boots from Hush Puppies, and clutch from Alexander Wang. 

Photos courtesy of Harpreet “Happy” Pharwaha


From March 15 to March 22, a spectacular sight greeted residents of downtown Vancouver: a monumental net sculpture floating in the sky, spanning 745 feet between buildings. Created for the TED Conference’s 30th anniversary, the installation called Unnumbered Sparks is the result of a collaboration between artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin.

Woven from braided fibers, the ethereal net ripples and sways in the sky. At nighttime, the sculpture comes alive with illumination that is choreographed by visitors who gather beneath the net. By making small movements on their mobile devices, visitors can paint spectacular beams of light that streak across the sculpture’s surface in real time.