Inspiring Nostalgia

personal musings of a native Torontonian, currently living in Philadelphia. she predicts she will turn into Emily Gilmore when she gets older.
Deelish - IN
#robertas #robertasbrooklyn #food #brooklynfood #pizza #gardenmartini #cantaloupes #plums #carrrotsandmussels #summerfood #gelato #gelati #meyerlemongelato #strawberrygelato #nom  (at ROBERTAS)

Deelish - IN
#robertas #robertasbrooklyn #food #brooklynfood #pizza #gardenmartini #cantaloupes #plums #carrrotsandmussels #summerfood #gelato #gelati #meyerlemongelato #strawberrygelato #nom (at ROBERTAS)

— 1 week ago
#cantaloupes  #strawberrygelato  #robertasbrooklyn  #gardenmartini  #carrrotsandmussels  #food  #summerfood  #gelati  #gelato  #robertas  #meyerlemongelato  #brooklynfood  #nom  #plums  #pizza 
dessert - IN
#gramercytavern #tastingmenu #finedining #finediningnyc #dessert #summerdessert #nom  (at Gramercy Tavern)

dessert - IN
#gramercytavern #tastingmenu #finedining #finediningnyc #dessert #summerdessert #nom (at Gramercy Tavern)

— 1 week ago
#gramercytavern  #nom  #finedining  #tastingmenu  #dessert  #summerdessert  #finediningnyc 
Halibut + Duck - IN
#gramercytavern #tastingmenu #finedining #finediningnyc #halibut #duckbreast #nom (at Gramercy Tavern)

Halibut + Duck - IN
#gramercytavern #tastingmenu #finedining #finediningnyc #halibut #duckbreast #nom (at Gramercy Tavern)

— 1 week ago
#gramercytavern  #nom  #finedining  #tastingmenu  #duckbreast  #halibut  #finediningnyc 
Tastes of summer (salad) and the sea (scallop) - IN
#gramercytavern #tastingmenu #finediningnyc #finedining #summersalad #scallop #nom  (at Gramercy Tavern)

Tastes of summer (salad) and the sea (scallop) - IN
#gramercytavern #tastingmenu #finediningnyc #finedining #summersalad #scallop #nom (at Gramercy Tavern)

— 1 week ago
#gramercytavern  #nom  #finedining  #tastingmenu  #scallop  #summersalad  #finediningnyc 
dolla dolla bill y’all: CHANEL edition. 

Seriously, someone needs to explain this clutch to me - IN

dolla dolla bill y’all: CHANEL edition.

Seriously, someone needs to explain this clutch to me - IN

— 2 weeks ago
#weird fashion  #chanel  #chanel clutches  #chanel clutch bags  #chanel dollar clutch 2014  #chanel runway  #chanel fall 2014  #chanel fall 2014 accessories 
Talk to any of my friends and chances are, they have a story about me buying sheets.  My bestie has enough pairs of underwear for 6 months without doing laundry.  My significant other has enough cookbooks to open his store.  I only have 2 complete bedding sets and I’m always on the lookout for more.  My favourite European city isn’t Paris but this shop may be my dream come true. The neat stacks of sheets and pillows are making me reconsider visiting the City of Lights - IN

Talk to any of my friends and chances are, they have a story about me buying sheets.  My bestie has enough pairs of underwear for 6 months without doing laundry.  My significant other has enough cookbooks to open his store.  I only have 2 complete bedding sets and I’m always on the lookout for more.  My favourite European city isn’t Paris but this shop may be my dream come true. The neat stacks of sheets and pillows are making me reconsider visiting the City of Lights - IN

(Source: habituallychic)

— 3 weeks ago with 10 notes
#paris  #paris home decor  #bedding  #bedroom decor  #sommeil d'orphee  #paris shopping  #paris shops  #paris home decor shops  #french decor  #french bedrooms  #french bedroom decor 
I own many white dresses (LWD) and no little black dress (LBD). I fully understand the versatility of a good LBD - classic yet individual. But I come from a country where it is winter 8 months of the year and not the pretty Christmas card version of winter and after months of greys and browns, an LBD is no longer appealing. For a brief window of 2 months, my hometown is gloriously beautiful. And so my way of dress wants to reflect all that summer bliss and not to compete with it. And nothing beats a LWD when it comes to celebrating eternal summer - IN

I own many white dresses (LWD) and no little black dress (LBD). I fully understand the versatility of a good LBD - classic yet individual. But I come from a country where it is winter 8 months of the year and not the pretty Christmas card version of winter and after months of greys and browns, an LBD is no longer appealing. For a brief window of 2 months, my hometown is gloriously beautiful. And so my way of dress wants to reflect all that summer bliss and not to compete with it. And nothing beats a LWD when it comes to celebrating eternal summer - IN

(via prettystuff)

— 1 month ago with 4996 notes
#summer  #little white dress  #lwd  #summer dresses  #flowy dress  #summer fashion  #summer fashion 2014 
Let’s start the week right ;)

Let’s start the week right ;)

(Source: theglitterguide)

— 1 month ago with 13266 notes
#quotes  #noexcuses 
Happy 5th Birthday, Bear! Stay roly-poly, always. 
#bearthebulldog #englishbulldog #bulldog #englishbulldogpuppy #bulldogpuppy #igbulldogs #igbulldogs_worldwide #InstaSize

Happy 5th Birthday, Bear! Stay roly-poly, always.
#bearthebulldog #englishbulldog #bulldog #englishbulldogpuppy #bulldogpuppy #igbulldogs #igbulldogs_worldwide #InstaSize

— 3 months ago
#bulldogpuppy  #bulldog  #bearthebulldog  #englishbulldogpuppy  #instasize  #igbulldogs  #englishbulldog  #igbulldogs_worldwide 
Hello darlings! 
It’s been awhile since I’ve last posted.  Since moving to Philadelphia with T, I’ve managed to go up 2 to 3 dress sizes.  So, all the lovely Club Monaco and Theory dresses that are supposed to fit no longer do. During one warm weekend, at my complete horror that I can only fit into one pair of shorts, I decided to order a juice cleanse.  
It’s day 4 of my 5-day juice cleanse and I can say I’m definitely excited to eat solid food in 24 hours. I wish I could say I didn’t cheat at all during this cleanse but here are the violations: 1) one soft-shelled crab that T made at midnight after I nearly passed out on the street on our way to the movies; 2) 3 miso broths; 3) 1 egg; and 4) 1 thai bubble tea (after a 45 minute walk). I’ve been told that I’m supposed to feel better after this cleanse but I’m not so sure. I feel a little less heavy, I suppose but I can’t say I feel energized or clear-headed.  In fact, I’m reminded of the late David Rakoff when he went on a 20-day fast (of juices and empty broths): 
“This fast hasn’t lessened my usual feelings of venality and guilt. If anything, they’ve increased a little because my days are taken up in this narcissistic rumination about my intake and my output. Between the hours of making the broth and the enemas, this is one of the most self-obsessed things I have ever done in my life. And I say that as a first-person journalist.” - David Rakoff, 2004
If anything, I can’t stop thinking about food, especially about salt.  I’ve been sleeping constantly to stave off the fact that I’m not eating and that I haven’t left the apartment.  Any revelation I’ve had is, in fact, how much I love food.  I don’t travel to exotic places just to dine at exclusive restaurants for naught.  And what’s worse is that my self-containment has shown me how much of my social life revolves around food itself. 
At the end of this, in 24 hours, I don’t know whether I would recommend this to anyone.  Perhaps a 3-day cleanse may kick start healthier habits but I’m not so sure.  Like the late and great Rakoff, something that is supposed to be cleansing and purifying is perhaps the one thing that’s become the most narcissistic and self-involved thing I’ve done.  And I say that as a twenty-something millenial - IN

Hello darlings! 

It’s been awhile since I’ve last posted.  Since moving to Philadelphia with T, I’ve managed to go up 2 to 3 dress sizes.  So, all the lovely Club Monaco and Theory dresses that are supposed to fit no longer do. During one warm weekend, at my complete horror that I can only fit into one pair of shorts, I decided to order a juice cleanse.  

It’s day 4 of my 5-day juice cleanse and I can say I’m definitely excited to eat solid food in 24 hours. I wish I could say I didn’t cheat at all during this cleanse but here are the violations: 1) one soft-shelled crab that T made at midnight after I nearly passed out on the street on our way to the movies; 2) 3 miso broths; 3) 1 egg; and 4) 1 thai bubble tea (after a 45 minute walk). I’ve been told that I’m supposed to feel better after this cleanse but I’m not so sure. I feel a little less heavy, I suppose but I can’t say I feel energized or clear-headed.  In fact, I’m reminded of the late David Rakoff when he went on a 20-day fast (of juices and empty broths): 

This fast hasn’t lessened my usual feelings of venality and guilt. If anything, they’ve increased a little because my days are taken up in this narcissistic rumination about my intake and my output. Between the hours of making the broth and the enemas, this is one of the most self-obsessed things I have ever done in my life. And I say that as a first-person journalist.” - David Rakoff, 2004

If anything, I can’t stop thinking about food, especially about salt.  I’ve been sleeping constantly to stave off the fact that I’m not eating and that I haven’t left the apartment.  Any revelation I’ve had is, in fact, how much I love food.  I don’t travel to exotic places just to dine at exclusive restaurants for naught.  And what’s worse is that my self-containment has shown me how much of my social life revolves around food itself. 

At the end of this, in 24 hours, I don’t know whether I would recommend this to anyone.  Perhaps a 3-day cleanse may kick start healthier habits but I’m not so sure.  Like the late and great Rakoff, something that is supposed to be cleansing and purifying is perhaps the one thing that’s become the most narcissistic and self-involved thing I’ve done.  And I say that as a twenty-something millenial - IN

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#juice cleanse  #diet  #personal  #food  #david rakoff  #fast 

Absolutely inspirational! I always hope that I’d be able to do this at some point but knowing my type A personality, maybe not - IN

nevver:

Couple restores abandoned French Chateau, starts a blog

(Source: chateaugudanes.com, via youbroketheinternet)

— 5 months ago with 10583 notes
#france  #chateau  #country home  #country chateau  #french chateau  #restoration  #old home  #restoring old homes 
A sweet moment amidst all the gloomy rain we’ve been experiencing in the Northeast - IN

A sweet moment amidst all the gloomy rain we’ve been experiencing in the Northeast - IN

(Source: taketheworldbutgivemejesus, via my-quarterlifecrisis)

— 5 months ago with 6415 notes
#couple  #couples  #brownstone  #townhouse  #rainyweather  #rainyday  #umbrella  #city