Want me to design your space? My favorite past-time is scouring Kijiji for the coolest vintage items. . .which I end up buying with no space to put them. Using Photoshop and Sketchup to pieces together mock-ups of a space is my forte. Of course, you can opt out of having Playboys in your corner and maybe showcase vintage Vogue or Vanity Fair. Leafy greens are a must and an old style bar cart paired with the biggest collection of retro glassware you will come across is peachy. However, this is my style. I want to take what I like and bring those undertones into other peoples homes or rooms. You're looking for a long term relationship with your space, not a one night stand.Read More
There were three large sized tubs; one extremely hot, one hot, and one cold. There were also two steam rooms; one wet, and one dry. As I walked in, I once again received many glances. I was still wearing my robe, but I saw almost every body type you could imagine. It was great. And, every single woman had a bush. I didn't see one kitten wax in the entire spa, so, I fit in. I walked over to the showering area, as you were told to rinse off before entering the tubs or saunas. I finally took off my robe and had a shower. I walked over to the tub area robe-less and opted for the extremely hot tub as the hot tub was fairly full. I realized why 4 minutes into relaxing, it was HOT. I sat on the edge with my feet submerged in water as there were three other ladies in the tub as well. In the hot tub next to ours two girlfriends were chatting loudly about how "he's so hard to be in a relationship with, like what does he expect?" I continued to sweat in hot tub #1 while over hearing their conversation and watching as women walked by, trying not to stare. I was just fascinated by the comfort level of everyone. How every person could be so different, yet clearly not care what the others thought. I loved it. Finally, 8 minutes in, I was dying of heat exhaustion in hot tub #1. I took refuge in the cold tub, where there was no one. I plunked into the tub and suddenly realized it was VERY cold. Again, I sat on the edge for awhile until my toes turned neon.
I put my now soggy slippers back onRead More
As I continue following the girl out of the alcove of spa-wear, there is an area of memory foam mattress' and massage chairs in front of one large T.V. I poke my curious head in and I get many glances back, as though I was interrupting the Korean version of Days of Our Lives. I kept walking and there were many women with their white robes hanging fully open, nothing underneath, and completely nude women walking past me. I didn't care. They didn't care. It was like being in a locker room; it was mandatory to go into the ladies spa area nude. I found my locker within the ten double sided rows and began placing my things inside. One locker over from mine, there were two ladies yelling at each other in Spanish as they undressed, I wish I had known what they were saying. I began to take off my clothes, still unsure of where to go next. Finally, I just had my robe and my slippers on. I walked around toRead More
I arrived at the airport a day early. Something only I would do. Apparently my flight leaves at 9am on Tuesday, not Monday. I'm on my way to visit my boyfriend and he had made resevations at a restaurant for Monday evening thinking that I would be there. He rescheduled it for Tuesday, rolling his eyes I can only assume. I show up the next morning to try it again. When I go to check in I'm told that they oversold the seats for my flight and 13 passengers do not have a seat--I am one of those 13. The next flight leaves 10 hours later from my connection. I have my period so my emotions were amplified to say the least. I hold them back as I usually do in life. Now, here I am. Stuck in the Calgary airport for the next 9 hours. Flying gives me anxiety, airports in general tend not to sit well with me. Therefore I refuse to leave the airport, not that there's anywhere I'd like to see in Calgary, and sit at my gate on my laptop trying to be productive. I worry about successfully navigating the airport, missing my flight, or not knowing where to recheck my bag. As funny as that sounds, I actually love travelling. Just not the act of getting from place to place via the anxiety ridden middle man that is flying.
I haven't seen him in one month, which is actually the shortest time in awhile. Before that one week a month ago it was six months. He moved to L.A. around a year and a half ago. We had been dating forRead More
"I felt like I had a napkin on my head."
"We weren't drunk in this...or stoned...and we're not right now either."
Why do people take themselves and life in general so seriously is my question? Obviously I don't plan ono running for council or being a civil figure (although there have been some great ones thus far... :| ), but still, what if I did? Honestly, take a look at what's happening in the world. We live in a place where Donald Trump actually has a chance of becoming president, where people are ignoring climate change and mindlessly carrying on with their lives because they and their families are the only ones who matter to them, where people are obsessed with "The Bachelor" and where people actually spend their time and energy making negative comments to harass people they don't even know on all social media platforms. What is this? If this is what I live in, I might as well do something creative, put myself out there and maybe build up enough of an audience to positively influence people in the future. No?Read More
"My time is raw silk, and she's treating it like it's jersey knit."
"Half of the sandbar is in my vagina right now."
As most of you probably know, especially if you follow me on Instagram, I've been working on a project for awhile now, Groupchat: The Series. I was inspired by all of the amazing series that I have come across, "High Maintenance", "The Guild", "Master of None", "Fargo", & "Chelsea Does" just to name a few. Although these are nothing like Groupchat, I was inspired by my insane, intelligent, creatively witty friends who I've known for years and have just come to realize that I should publish their personalities. We had been in a groupchat for just over two years, you have no idea the things that were said on this chat, the episode is just scraping the surface; that will give you a sense of how crazy we are. The chat members include Rachael Meckling (The Blonde), Jill Bogan (The Redhead), Sol Phorbes (who actually didn't appear in the episode, but will be making appearance in episode two!), and myself. I went as far back as early 2014 in the groupchat and began taking screenshotsRead More
Ever since I started wearing my new glasses I've been experiencing the strangest interactions. Some odd glances were to be expected, but what I have encountered so far just makes me LOL. I work at higher end bar where typical 'bros' tend to frequent; bros who favour True Religion and low-cut embellished tees. So, when a girl wearing large glasses that most likely resembles their dads of the 70's, they're a little thrown off. The first night I wore them, I was waiting at the bar to grab my cocktails to deliver to the Irish ladies chanting songs and indulging in a little too much fun. As I walked by these men sitting at the opposite side of the bar I could faintly hear them saying "HellooOoooo" in a rather high pitched tone. I was confused. As I walked by again, they did the same thing. I made the connection that they were trying to get my attention, and then I made the connection that they sounded vaguely like one of the characters in my favorite childhood movie. I walked over to them and asked, "Are you guys making fun of my glasses?",Read More
Hey guys guess what?! I got my eyebrows tattooed...yep tattooed. When I told my friends I was doing this they immediately thought I was crazy...as would I had I not known what eyebrow 'tattooing' really involves. Your mind immediately goes to blue tinted single line, shaved hair eyebrow tattoos--somewhere along the lines of the Priscilla Queen of the Desert costumes. Or maybe Wiz Khalifia or Chris Brown? I happen to have naturally dirty blonde hair, and inherently my brows are literally non existent. When I got out of the shower, wiped my face after a swim, or went in a steam room I looked like the lead singer of Die Antwoord, but not cool. When I got comfortable enough around my boyfriend to fully reveal my true self, sans makeup, he stated it looked like I over-plucked my brows as a teen and this was actually not the case. My brows were hairy as hell, you just couldn't see the hair. Filling in your brows makes the world of a difference; the difference between having a shaped face and not. It honestly blows my mind looking at pictures of myself with having not filled in my brows andRead More
What happens when you go to the Rivera Motor Inn on the west side of Saskatoon for a photoshoot? You have to assure the manager that you are in fact not shooting an amateur porn all while asking the hourly rate of the motel, stating it is merely a glitter-esk photoshoot. Once we paid the hourly rate and put the $100 dollar deposit down (deposit to ensure that we do not stain the bed sheets more than they already were or that we would not further peel the beige wallpaper?) we headed to the room. After doing hair/makeup and putting our first outfits on we all lay on the bed (hoping not to contract any diseases) together for the first photos;Read More
As I walked into Midtown Plaza I saw my usual favorites: Kernels, Sephora, Lush, and as I turned the corner there was a new store. The cardboard window blockers had finally been removed, the 'Aritzia' sign was lit up, and the store was stunning. Twice the size I had anticipated it being, it was sectioned into small bays of items to make it easy to navigate and shop, the walls are colorful and clean and they have the coolest, most knowledgable staff. As the night carried on it became busier and busier, the cocktails were amazing (I already attempted to replicate the recipe), the appetizers were equally as good (I snuck an extra of the mini smores), and the music was a combination of funk, soul and jazz and fit perfectly with the atmosphere. I was able to chat with ladies while we walked around and I helped style them in cozy knits, trousers, denim and structured coats.Read More