Sunday, January 31, 2010


Second day in New York and loving it.  
We started off the day with an amazing brunch at Cafe Mogador (101 St. Marks Pl.) amazing Moroccan cafe with an incredible ambiance and often frequented Chloe Sevigny - who we all love.

Delicious mint tea

intense turkish coffee - seriously high in caffeine

Next we dropped into The Smile (26 Bond St.) where one of Sara's besties works - it's this super cool cafe/retail concept shop owned by two Torontonians.

We hit up Oak (28 Bond St.) next door, multi-brand fashion boutique, and browsed their killer selection and then did some shopping around Houston and Broadway.

Notoriously known for the best smoked meat in the city - NYC version of Schwartz's in MTL

Always reminds me of Felicity!

Totally pooped and excited for tomorrow - school visit to Moet Hennesy, L'Oreal and then drinks at the Ace Hotel.

Signing off.


Saturday, January 30, 2010


NYC: 5 hours in…

Absolutely frrrrreeezing cold…like NEGATIVE 20 with windchill! 

But that didn’t stop us from hitting the streets of the lower east side.

A few highlights:

Delicious cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery (126 Rivington St) – they’ve got red velvet cupcakes, but they don’t beat the Magnolia Bakery test…sorry guys!

The absolutely amazing Charlie and the chocolate factory-like candy store, Economy Candy (108 Rivington St) – it brought on crazy nostalgia…remember pop rocks, fun dip, gold rush, hot tomales…basically, enough candy to rot your face off.

I’ll finish this off with Vanessa’s (118A Eldridge st.), the dumpling house that is oh so good and oh so cheap.  We gorged on dumplings, hot & sour soup, and red bean buns for next to nothing.

Okay peeps, NY nap time.



Friday, January 29, 2010


Paris is lovely and all...but sometimes you need a break from all those croissants and macarons..., I'm off to New York City for a week!

Excited to spend some quality time with the wonderful Sara (who has even cut me my own apt key) - such a doll!

Stay tuned for pics from my NYC adventure...

Bisou Bisou

Sunday, January 17, 2010

ok, seriously. how come even tiramisu is cuter in France!! 

paris je t'aime

biz xx

Friday, January 15, 2010


On a blistering cold and rainy afternoon in Paris there's nothing more comforting that eating home-cooked food and catching up with one of your best friends.

But really, who ever thought it was possible to feel home-sick in Paris...the city of love, beauty, style, deliciousness...etc

Thanks dear Diana (a.k.a mummy)

Homemade oatmeal with Canadian maple syrup!

Purple potatoes!!

Galette des Rois - baking in the oven

Fajitas! yumm!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


So, In France there’s this thing called La Galette des Rois (literal translation: The King’s Cake) to celebrate the new year, and it’s the funnest thing ever!  It involves eating a delicious French pastry (with almond filling) and, if you’re lucky, being crowned!  Each Galette has a tiny porcelain charm, if you find it in your piece you get to wear a crown!  The king or queen then has to find her queen or king by dropping the charm in their glass!

The other super cute thing is that the youngest person in the group has to sit under the table where the galette is being served and choose the order in which the guests are served.

Yesterday our class had our own Galette des Rois with champagne to toast the new year…

For all of you who have been reading, I’d like to toast you - and I wish you all the best in the coming year!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

During my post-nye lazy days I came across a song by Calexico while listening to old, nostalgic music on my iTunes.  It was featured in the film "I'm Not There" and is by far one of my favorite scenes in the movie...goosebumps good


Friday, January 1, 2010


You know New Years' Eve was perfect mayhem when you wake up at 1pm in the afternoon with four friends occupying every square meter of your 18 meter squared apartment in Paris...

We had an adventure of a night starting with Champagne chez moi until midnight, Parisian house party 'til 2am and then random pub full of English blokes until 4am...

Definitely a Parisian night to remember...

Bonne Annee!!

pre-drinks chez Amanda

Donna wearing the Mariah Carey mask at Mirjam's bash

time to go home...