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Friday Favourites – the November 15th edition

November 15, 2013

L-A: So, it’s Friday and Ally has been waging a war against stomach flu bugs lately, which means she’s probably already halfway into a box of wine right now. So let’s see if I remember how to do a proper list of favourites.

Vote for me? Please?

Yeah, it turns out I’m not too proud to beg. I want your likes to help me win a trip.

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Here’s the story: I took this photo of Montreal about 12 hours after I had driven through Montreal to move the husband to Ontario for the year. It’s kind of the start of a year of major upheaval in my life. It’s also the year where I started to drink way more wine. This may or may not be a coincidence (I just like to think it was the year my palate for wine was refined and I learned the difference between “fancy wine with friends” and “acceptable Friday wine for binge watching Doctor Who/House of Cards/Whatever”).

But here’s the thing, if I win, I’ll let you guys (along with family/friends) have a vote in whether I go to NYC or Chicago on Porter Airlines (I haven’t been to NYC in over 10 years and I’ve never been to Chicago).  And if I win, I will bring back some kind of small souvenir that will go to one of you. No idea what that will be. A snow globe? A tote bag? Something you’ll actually want? Who knows! I need to win first and then go on a vacation. So please, vote for me. And ignore the bit that says “voting closes Nov. 4”, because it’s not actually true.

Winter wear

I’m not really dealing well with cold right now. This is probably because I rarely leave the house, what with my commute being only slightly longer than the walk from my bedroom to the office because I need to go downstairs for coffee. Anyway, I bought this hat at Aritzia recently because, you know, it’s effing cold and there is snow on the ground (snow! that is not okay!).

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And while I still really, really hate the cold, I do love how this hat hides all the bad hair days. Google hangout for work and your hair looks bad? No problem! Cover it. Google hangout for work and you haven’t had a shower yet? No problem! Cover it! House is drafty? No problem! I’m wearing a hat for 12 hours! (The only trouble is, that hat cannot come off after hour two. It does my hair no favours).

Also, how is that hat even remotely military in style? What military wears slouchy, waffle knit toques? Except maybe this one.

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source – Kate Beaton (more Hipster Battalion here)

Aritzia, I’d say you and your military are on crack, but I feel like Rob Ford has really changed that phrase.

Jumping on the accessories bandwagon

Herschel, I am joining the masses and totally buying one of your bags for work travel.

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Mostly because getting on the GO Train in the morning with a polka dot duffle bag is, quite frankly, a little embarrassing. I look like the kid headed home from school for the weekend with her laundry. I just want to look like a grown up already.

Jams on repeat

I literally can’t get enough of Islands new album, especially Becoming the Gunship.

And you really have no idea how sad I was to be in Kitchener while Islands was playing a free show in Halifax and then Japandroids had a show later that night. A lot of feelings that evening.

I’m also digging Lorde lately. Royals isn’t my favourite, which is why I’m going to go with a video for Tennis Court.

Except I am so not digging this grown up Wednesday Addams thing she has going on here. It seems a little try-hard. Whatever. I dig the song.


So that’s my favourites. How about you?

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