From the Inspiration Files

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Do you have any sites you frequent for inspiration?

As per usual, I have no idea where I collected these images from. Please let me know if they are yours so I can link back or give credit where credit is due!

I'm Canadian, let's talk about the weather!

If you've ever talked to a Canadian in Canada or anywhere else in the world, you've probably noticed that the conversation ultimately turns to the weather. It's so hot. It's so cold. Can you believe how much snow there is? ... yep, it happens every time.

So, here I am to complain about the weather. Since I moved to this new city, I've noticed that it is remarkably colder than home.

Here's the weather at home. -15... and feels like -15. I can deal with that.

And here's my new cities weather:

FEELS LIKE -31? This morning it was "feels like -34". I am cold.

The beach is calling my name... 

Decisions, Decisions...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

After attending Big Day Out and Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia last year, I've been dying to hit the music festival scene again.  

Days in the sun, sleeping in tents, being absolutely covered in dirt... nothing compares!

Now, I have some big decisions to make.


Or none of the above? I guess the time frame & money will tell...
But I'd really like to go! 

Never in one place long...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I can't tell you how much I enjoy NYC. If you've been, I'm sure you know why and if you haven't- what are you waiting for? 

I typically steer clear of anything overly touristy, though. The City offers much (MUCH) more than Times Square (and the million people they jam into it on New Years Eve). That being said, when you go with someone that hasn't had to opportunity to do all the touristy things, you go*

Which brings me to these pictures:

The Empire State building view-- not bad

We decided to take the Staten Island Ferry ride for a view of the City/ Lady Lib

Sunset from my bed. *sigh*

Now, I'm back... but in a new location. I started a new Social Media Coordinator job last week. Hello Social Media strategies, tweeting, facebooking, blogging (but definitely not like this!), and learning all about Sustainability. Should be exciting!

Oh and I've book my tickets back to the City mid-March. Tough life.

*But never to Times Square at New Years Eve. 

A turn for the perfectly amazing

Sunday, January 2, 2011

When A and I arrived, we had a place in the Upper East Side. It was cute, but on the 6th floor of a walk-up and a subway ride away from the majority of places we had planned to go to.

 Our trips here tend to revolve around good eats and walking to get more food. So when A's JW arrived a day after I did and secured us a place in W hotels, it was an offer we couldn't refuse.

For reference, this is my apartment at the W:

Unreal, right?

We hit up a few usual places that are staples to our New York lives-- and made sure we went to Bubby's. This place is by far my favourite brunch stop! We got to meet Vinny; turns out he's a radio celebrity back in Toronto.

"Any suggestions as to where we should go for New Years?" "Anywhere my mother in law is not" 

And for fun: One of my favourite pictures of the week so far:

I love this city. 

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