One night this week, we had Mediterranean-inspired quinoa bowls, which I first saw on Pinterest by way of Pinch of Yum. I don’t do the red pepper sauce – instead I just stir store-bought pesto into the hot quinoa. I highly recommend: both easy and delicious, particularly if you keep pesto, cucumber, and feta in the house at all times (as I do).
- Anatomy of a Housing Bubble. Chills, chills, chills!
- 5 Reasons We Regain Weight (dammit! Courtesy Cupcakes and Cashmere.)
- I keep hearing about Welcome to Leith. Supremacists are so creepy – I’m sure we’ll watch it, but talking about it over brunch, my jaw dropped: “What a nutbar!”
- Someone told me We Are Blood, a documentary about skateboarding, is good.
And, lastly – I hit up Matches Fashion earlier, which is one of my favourite internet pastimes. (Like window shopping, but in pajamas).
I saw this, and thought: “How hideous!”
Right? It’s awful!
And then I saw this, and thought: “Wow. What a dress!” I will not purchase, but I want to.
We almost never go on romantic, balmy getaways (read: once we went to Mexico), but that dress makes me want to plan a warm romantic trip so I can wear it in Capri or Malta or something, while drinking on a beachside patio with my husband. (Ugh! Anthrobourgerie!)
(Ps. over my shoulder, said husband saw picture of dress and said: “I don’t really like red dresses.” (!) Unfortunately for him, when I hit 75, I plan on wearing more red than Nancy Reagan. I showed him the jumpsuit to remind him: “It could be worse”.)
(God, the only reason I don’t wear more red now is because we have coin laundry and I’ve dyed too many whites pink in the past. Also, Vancouver is not that stylish. I love red. I actually think about this look from 2009 often, and view the present period of my life as simply biding my time until I can wear something like that appropriately.)
I also saw this, which I thought was very pretty:
But made me laugh because someone (ahem) saw a similar dress last week, and asked: “Why is it stylish to wear things that look like upholstery?”
Obviously, someone did not watch the Sound of Music 800 times. That Dolce and Gabbana number has Liesl Von Trapp written all over it. Bachelor dandies, drinkers of brandies – take me dancing!