Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Treasure hunts; as children we all loved them and somehow they tend to get lost amongst the wayside as we grow older. There’s curiosity, a chase and something special at the end. Sounds much like a relationship, really. Well, Heatie’s relationship is on the road to something spectacular, a September wedding! Her lovely fiance is like a mullet, he’s business at the front and a party in the back and knows how to have a good time in any situation. So, when it’s his lady’s birthday, a scavenger hunt is the perfect present.

Vince gives a helping paw.

A scavenger hunt starts with some clues, and smarty pant eight year olds are a useful tool when figuring confusing shit out.

'At its heart, this is the story of two people who met by chance, fell in love and defied the odds to travel the world and follow their dreams'

This darling Kate Spade clutch was at the end of this rainbow. Fitting for a bride-to-be and the perfect accessory for her wedding day. One day, we’ll let you in on how they met, but it’s about as romantic as the quote on the back of the clutch. (see caption) In this case, first loves are forever loves. Magic!

Hello!

Inside, Heather will be able to store wedding day essentials like, lipstick, tissues and a flask of vodka!

Birthday scavenger hunts that end in Kate Spade purses are a good thing. Well done, you!

Pretty Little Things

This is the summer of weddings and there’s no better time to get a new dress. These two BCBG beauties are ranking high in the running and if you can expect me to recycle one of these at all three weddings, plus the yet to be found fascinating fascinator.

As Ida Maria said, "I like you so much better when you're naked. I like me so much better when you're naked."

Or, the colour I have my heart set on, Navy.

Ahoy hoy!

What’s your favourite place to go dress hunting for the wedding season?

Heat 3.1

This time last year there was a mad-hatting birthday party for a certain gal who turned 30. There were men in green suits, children playing with bugs and a lot of adults indulging in birthday cheer. How can you top a party like that?

Birthday girls have more fun.

Back to the green man…

"One order of green man coming right up!"

Happy Birthday to a gal that knows how to bring down the house!

Hall-ah. Get it? Hallway. Holla. Yeah...

This outfit is brought to us by a boxy Forever 21 sweater that’s perfectly paired with Joe’s jeggings and Heat’s Canon G10 shot caught this in RAW for our viewing pleasure.

La vita è bella!

Favourite Things!

If this were anything like the Oprah show, I’d have boxes of Kleenex, a couple of Ativan and a paper bag delivered to each of you prior to this post. Sadly, there are no giveaways today, but please feel free to hyperventilate, freak out a little and video tape it. YouTube is always in need of more videos like this.

Creature comforts and favourite things vary for each of us, but here are a few of my favs.

Vancouver, you're dashing.

Though one is not born and raised in this fine city, it’s definitely home. Sun, sand, mountains, wild mushrooms, vineyards, the Pacific, some of the best local produce and seafood around create the perfect canvas for a lovely life. Fun-tastic friends and a sister on the way complete the list of life. The only downside is that England, Arkansas, Greece, Calgary and Ontario could be a little closer.

Milk, it does the body good.

Glass bottles! Recycle. Reduce. Reuse. Not to mention, milk is a key ingredient to starting the day off right with a cup of tea.

Ah-hoy-hoy!

Cast iron nautical hooks are the perfect bathroom fixture to hang jewelry.

Lacey-loo!

Especially when used to hang handmade, antique lace necklaces that your friend’s grandmother made and a darling necklace that your little sister in England sent you for your birthday.

Mennonites give you good deal.

Weekends in Abbotsford with a good friend often result in trips to MCC where many coloured glass goodies can be found. These vintage, coloured glass bowls cost less than $0.75 each.

Scratch and sniff.

Jo Malone exudes natural scents that can be mixed and matched. I could smell myself, and anyone else who wears this, all day long.

Come over to my house, my house.

My mum’s got a thing for signed costume jewelry and on her most recent trip in October 2010, we went to Doda on Richards Street and she treated me to this 1958 Art Deco beaut of a bracelet.

Marc Jacobs knows the way to a gal's heart.

Soft, buttery, pleated leather creates the perfect purse that’s adorned with gold fixtures and brown leather. Sometimes we covet things for months on end and dream of long nights with Marc. Then, your birthday comes around and friends and Mumma spoil you.

Cherry Blossoms

The season is coming to an end, but Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver make my eyes drool.

Santa! Remember when Heat wore this at Christmas?!

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth! Got em'. DING DING DING!!

Yes, it’s May. And, yes, this was due to be posted in January. Shit got busy, k? In any case, Heather is timeless with her style and likes to mix and match.

Shirt: Target

Skirt: Forever 21

Tank Top: BCBG (If you only ever splurge on one dress, splurge on BCBG. Price point isn’t totally outrageous and their styles are forever)

Stocking: Winners

Ring: Custom

Oh, we like Macs.

Calgary: where good hair happens to good people

If you’re blonde in Vancouver, you know how hard it is to find someone to do decent colour. We don’t want caramels and golds in our hair that always look far too yellow and brassy. If you do go and get your hair done, you usually end up walking out at least $200 poorer.

There are some pretty awesome things in Calgary, like a lover who tells the best jokes (just don’t let him talk to your uncle at a wedding), horses out the ying yang, cheap Kirkland vodka, Charlotte et al, Bentalliano and….salons that know how to do blonde!!

Jerome’s newly opened space on 11 st, two years in the building process, has finally opened. And thank goodness Shannon still works there – Heather’s  favourite colorist of all time!

Now, if I turn my head juuuuust right...I may pick up some TV on this thing.

See? This is what we're talking about, people!

It’s a wonderful day in the neighbourhood

Na-ta-sha!

Heather!

Na-ta-sha!

Heather!

We call out each other’s name from our beds in the morning when we know we are both awake. This is how we say good morning. We always exit our rooms in the morning with smiles on our faces and sometimes we throw on music and have a dance party in the kitchen while we make tea and cereal. Cereal must have lots of fresh berries and banana. Stanley like to drink the left over milk.

On weekend mornings we like eat our breakfast on the front stoop and watch the people go by. Saturday mornings are extra special because our Jewish neighbours walk by and are always so well dressed.

On a Saturday, Heather wore a fun outfit

Oh Canada!

I went nautical

If only you could see the lawn....

The rest of Saturday was spent with fun friends in Gastown on Chill Winston’s patio; it’s Jazzfest. There were certainly some jazzy dancers….Heather was at the beach for a baby shower.

Heather and I both used to play the trumpet and do synchronized swimming. We’re birds of a feather.

The Cheaper Show was also on Saturday’s agenda, post on that later.

I also saw the most fabulous tranny at the gym the other day;  she had bronze spandex short shorts on, Jessie Spanno hair (but brushed into a frizzalicious mane), leg warmers, no socks and white mary jane wedge shoes…girl was pumping iron.