Friday, May 29, 2009

New National

Apparently today's music Friday. Since I am at home most of the day lately and we don't have cable, I spend a ridiculous amount of time listening to our national broadcaster, the CBC. Now I have always been a public radio junkie but this is getting out of hand. Last Friday I was totally rewarded though, with a wonderful half hour interview with the National. {Wonderful comments on the band, and not on Jian Gomeshi. Still on the fence about him, after all this time...}

The National played an unreleased and as of yet untitled song which led to 6 minutes of quiet bliss where Milo and I just sat and listened to the wonderful melancholy melody...

Au Revoir Simone

I'm obsessed with the new record Still Light, Still Night by the fabulous Brooklyn ladies Au Revoir Simone. Check it out, you will not be disappointed. Normally I don't like a lot of keyboards in band, but this one is totally worth the exception. Plus, they were on CBC radio last week and they were just so lovely and nice and down to earth, so it's the best of both worlds...why can't more musicians be like that?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

katie cardigan

I'm prepared to make a trip to the states just to get this cardigan, I was just complaining to Laurin the other day that I own 7 black cardigans and none that add a punch of colour...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beary Busy

I'm sorry, I've been unmotivated to post of late. I find myself sitting at the computer and don't feel like writing, nor do I feel like finding pretty things to write about. I mostly feel like purging and organizing everything around the house and cuddling this awesome little peanut {who looks hilariously cross-eyed in this photo}.

I'm either going to give up blogging or go at it whole hog, I'm debating it internally and don't want to make a rush decision.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Rock Plaza Central

LB and I have picked our first official date night- to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary we are going to leave Milo in the capable hands of my parents and head out to dinner and then to see one of our favourite acts, Rock Plaza Central. They have a new album coming out, but we both love love love their last record, Are We Not Horses, a concept album centred entirely on the existence of mechanical robot horses from the future. I know that it seems crazy, but you really end up feeling for those horses by the end of the record. The full sound with the banjo, the horns, the violins, they are a really talented and just plain fun group and a great way to spend our "first night out".

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hula Dreams

Check out the fabulous summer hula video over at kate spade. I can't even hula under normal circumstances, let alone while wearing a cute dress and shoes and carrying an awesome summer purse - I want that fringe bag, it would be the perfect summer accessory, and one of those great mid-winter pops of colour that make me think of kate herself...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mon Coco

I have already developed many nicknames for Milo, in both official languages of course, with peanut/pinotte and button/bouton taking the lead, but the most persistent is mon coco. It sort of translates to my cutie, and it describes him quite well. Imagine my surprise and delight when the Lil Bee posted these necklaces, and I found one that says "Mon Coco" on it!

Can't wait to get it, and then he will grab it and choke me and it will be so cute and I'll just laugh while choking...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Motherhood has its perks

Although LB had to work on Mothers' Day {it's hard to take the day off when you work at one of the city's busiest brunch spots!}, I managed to have a lovely day with Milo. My dad made my mom and I a pancake breakfast, we did some book shopping {I'm reading a ton while I nurse, I'm going through books at a pretty rapid speed...} and then Laurin and Casey came over to watch Milo while I did a few things around the house and then we went to my in-laws' where the men made dinner for all of the moms, which was lovely.

I didn't get a specific mothers' day gift, rather LB bought me an omnibus gift back in February to cover several years of valentine's gifts not received, the fact that I was having a bebe, and my mothers' day- it's a beautiful classic, and it goes with everything, even yoga pants {I admit to having cracked a couple of times in the past few weeks and worn them in public, against my own style rules - but I'll never wear crocs out of my garden, so we're still cool, right?}

Nothing says I love you quite like Chanel - I'd take one of these over a diamond every single time. That's how I know I married the right man - he gets that.

Crafty Cousin

Not that she'd ever brag about it, but I will. My darling cousin Tara made Milo the prettiest felt craft, which we absolutely adore. Readers will know that I'm a sucker for anything with a bird on it, and when you actually make me a felted bird's nest, I pretty much swoon...

Since Milo's only two weeks old, I'll play with it for safekeeping for the time being...

Friday, May 08, 2009

Skirting the issue

The thing that I am most excited about wearing post-bebe are my pretty printed summer skirts. I'm not quite there yet, but I've got them all hanging and ready for the minute they fit again. I'd love this one, it would make a lovely look, swishing along on a walk or sitting on a blanket, having a lovely late spring picnic in the park...

{sorry about the small image, I'm getting used to blogging from a different computer...}