Monday Obsessions

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Hey Guys

So I’ve been a little MIA from the blog lately. Sorry ’bout that, but I’ve just been too wrapped up with life!

First off, I just submitted my thesis proposal in which I am going to spend the next year looking at the strategic differences in content and target readerships of Vogue and Vogue.com—woohoo!

Second, I just started my super awesome internship at S/Style Magazine. As the editorial intern I’ve been conjuring up a few great stories for the website that I can’t wait to share with you.

Third, I’ve been traveling a bit. I went home to Vancouver for Mother’s Day weekend to surprise my mom for her birthday. I got to see my supercool pregnant sister looking fabulous with only a month to go! Super excited to be an Auntie again!

Also chopped my hair off when I went home and am loving the shorter style! It’s way easier to deal with and a whole lot healthier.

Fourth, I went to NYC to visit my BFF Ali. I didn’t think it was possible to fall more in love with New York than I already was—but yes, after this trip, I found out it’s indeed possible. Planning on heading down again in the next couple months, but I might not come back. I LOVE IT.

Anyways, I wanted to put together a little list of my favourite things this Monday!! Seriously, take a gander:

1.  It’s summer. Which also translates into patio season. Throw away you’re boring old G&T’s and make something that’s actually tasty. This is what I’m making this weekend:

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Blackberry Ginger Smash via hungrygirlporvida }

2. Short hair. I can’t get enough! Thinking of going a little shorter like this gal’s hair below (also this dress rocks):

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{ image via Vogue UK }

3. Recipe to Try: Truffle FriesSeriously, if anyone ever made these for me I would be VERY impressed.

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image via Town & Country }

4. The sweetest engagement photos EVER of Margo and Me blogger Jenny and her fiancé. So cute it makes me sick.

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image via Margo and Me }

5. Loving this story: Health Guru Bonberi’s 5 Steps to a Healthy Summer. By the Coveteur. Everything from morning meditation to hydrating mixers—read up fellow [fashionable] health nuts.

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{ image via The Coveteur }

6. Mindy Kaling in the Vogue Closet. Hilarious.

Have a good Monday everyone!

-Lo

Weekend Reading

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 Happy Friday everyone!

So I’m officially back in Toronto and much to my luck it is not freezing cold (what is a polar vortex anyway?). Although, whilst being back I was predicting resuming my position of being overloaded and stressed out with work and school, I have come to the gratifying realization that this semester is going to be rather restrained. I only have class twice a week…which lets me have a 5 day weekend. On top of that work is way less busy giving me extra time to do whatever my heart contends. I plan on more blog posts, more new restaurants, cafes, workouts, cooking and much more.

Since it’s Friday and officially the weekend I wanted to give you all a list of what I’m currently excited about.

1. The cover of Vogue February 2014. Absolutely love.

2. Targets latest collaboration with Peter Pilotto. In particular, this dress.

3. Bisous, Bisous. This outfit is amazing. Thank you Gary Pepper Girl!

4. This awesome fitness clothing store. Check out the selection of Nikes! I die.

5. Funny gals. This book (adequately provides you with nonstop laughter and weird looks from others in the airport). And this hilarious duo. I can’t get enough.

6. This list of the Best Cafes in Toronto. It is my goal to hit each and every one.

7. This post on the 7 Habits of Highly Stylish People.

8. The perfect winter glow. And cute packaging doesn’t hurt either.

9. One of New Yorks finest reaches Toronto. Trying this sweet spot next weekend.

Hope you enjoyed the post. Talk soon.

-Lo