a modern day fairy tale

June 14, 2009

This, which we came across on Design*Sponge, is probably one of the most adorable things we’ve ever seen.

 

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Thank you, Matt Dorfman, for being so truly awesome and designing this amazing invite.

 

(A note to our friends and boyfriends: we are not thinking of getting married anytime soon and thus have no real use for wedding invitations– we’re just suckers for a good love story.)

we heart shoes

May 2, 2009

We both found this picture independently (on Desire to Inspire) and immediately saved it as perfection incarnate.

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This way, we can justify any purchase as decor AND fashion. We’ll be able to buy twice as many shoes!!

We also came across this ingenious shoe storage idea on Apartment Therapy. What appears to be wall art is actually hiding a plastic shoe bin. Our mothers would love these, as they’re always nagging us about shoes being left out in the foyer.

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We’re toying with the idea of trying this out ourselves in our new apartments. Of course you can count on seeing the results if we do!

And lastly, if you’re in the Toronto area (or are planning to visit sometime this summer), why not check out the Bata Shoe Museum? Go to their website to find out more about special events and exhibits there this month.

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change

April 13, 2009

More beautiful pictures for this Easter weekend. My mom went back to the Lincoln Memorial yesterday afternoon to see a concert honouring Marian Anderson, who sang there in 1939.

 

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Marian Anderson, a woman of colour but more importantly, a celebrated opera singer, had performed in major concert halls in Europe, Philadelphia and New York– even for royalty. But when she arrived in Washington, she found herself barred from Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution. She wasn’t even allowed to move her concert to a school auditorium.

Instead, she sang at the Lincoln Memorial– in front of 75,000 concert-goers, both black and white, 70 historic years ago.

 

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Since then, Washington has stopped being a segregated city. It has seen countless marches for civil rights, influential lobbyists of every colour, and the nation’s very first (but not last!) black President. 

 

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My mom put it best: “I love my last shot – these 2 children were playing away at the top of the Memorial, oblivious to the significance of the event. Their play symbolizes the changes that have occurred in 70 years…”

 

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-Coco

sorry for the absence!

April 9, 2009

As you may have noticed, there are two meninas writing this blog. And because of that, we pride ourselves on posting at least every other day, preferably every day. We know what it’s like to want more, more, more from every blog you read, and we want to give that to you.

That being said, sometimes our lives get crazy, and this is the craziest time of all– exams. So bear with us for the next three weeks and we’ll soon be back to normal. You can also expect even more detailed, original, and creative posts since we’ll be off working our menial admin-type jobs and we’ll need an outlet for our boredom.

To make up for our prolonged absence, here are some more pictures of the puppy:

 

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He’s a bit scruffy-looking post surgery/deathly illness, but boy has he got his spirits back!

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More pictures after the jump! (we wouldn’t leave you hanging after just 2!)

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You’re welcome.

sort of a blergy day

April 1, 2009

Today, I am an overwhelmed menina.

Sometimes, you just have one of those days where everything is piling on everything else. So, to try to make myself feel better, and in case you, too, are having a blergy day… here’s a handful of things to cheer us all up.

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This is Hasani. He is beyond adorable. I spent about a month giggling with delight every time I saw him. Oh, and he was my desktop picture so I giggled often.

 

 

I don’t know what it is about this scene, but something about it– the song, Matilda’s newfound powers– it always gives me, like it did her, the faith that I’ll be able to overcome a situation I’d previously had no control over.

And lastly, when I get bummed, sometimes I like retail therapy without having to actually shell out any money. So I go to Uncommon Goods, my favourite quirky online store du jour, and fill up my wish list. I just found out about it from a fabulous Jezebel commenter and it’s phenomenal!

 

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Must run, they’re giving out free food on campus and I don’t want to miss it!

-Coco