Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Demi baguette, prosciutto, baby romaine, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, sundried tomato, hummus

These pictures were taken a little while back on an overcast day, spent painting costume jewelry among other things. I actually am not a big fan of nail polish - I don't like the smell of it. However, I do own some clear nail polish and it comes in handy for a variety of little tasks. I just always make sure to have a window wide open when I'm working on it. Besides being used as a varnish on jewelry, a quick dab on the centre of a button works in a pinch to stop unraveling threads. Similarly, it also prevents the runs in pantyhose from getting larger.

Do you have any alternative uses for your nail polish?

Friday, 10 June 2011

Smart Mouth

I heard about Snakes & Lattes a while ago and I have been eager to drop by ever since. How could anyone resist a cafe with boardgames galore and no set time limit to the hours of glorious fun? It sounded perfect to me and I recently had the chance to drop by with a friend.

As it was my first visit, I'll refrain from forming a solid opinion but I did not have the best experience in terms of service. In all fairness, my experience was not necessarily the norm as I saw staff happily helping out other guests and joining in on games. Regardless, this place is extremely popular with the young university crowd even on a weekday evening and there are clearly issues with seating - don't bother with an impromptu visit on the weekend. There is a huge selection of games and that novelty factor though so I do think it's worth a try still.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Turning Tables

Since we were in the neighbourhood, we decided to head to the small Big Fat Burrito location right by Lee's Palace. When I say small, I really do mean small. It's mainly a takeout location although there is a small counter that seats about 3 people.

I'm no expert when it comes to burritos - my standard is Chipotle. I ordered the small pulled pork whole wheat burrito. Unlike Chipotle, the guacamole was not an additional cost which was a bonus. The burrito was prepared within about 5 minutes. I immediately noticed it was significantly smaller than Chipotle and was pressed like a panini. The pulled pork was good but not as flavourful as I would have liked it to be and only made up about 25% of the burrito filling. There was a good balance of the other fillings though whereas I find Chipotle tends to have loads of rice. Overall, still pretty tasty and satisfying but it won't leave you stuffed. Next time I'll be sure to try a large burrito - maybe yam?

Friday, 3 June 2011

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Lazy Days

Well, hello sunshine and beautiful weather. I spent a lovely little afternoon in the park with my dear friend doing a whole lot of nothing. Admittedly, it's not very exciting but I know it won't be long before these kind of lazy days become a forgotten luxury once again.

My friend owns a sweet little Kindle - I thought it was an agenda/planner at first. As you can see, it has a Scrabble game on it amongst other nifty features. It's definitely perfect for travel but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to give up the smell of a brand new book or the feel of glossy magazine pages.

I have finally been able to pull out the day dresses from my closet. With the little black dress considered a wardrobe staple and the little white dress lauded for summer, it's no wonder the little red dress doesn't get nearly as much love. This bright hue is universally flattering though and perfect for the warm weather.

Bib necklaces are one of my favourite accessories and I find them to be particularly great with V-necks. I picked up this one on a whim and I love how it looks like fish scales.