Happy Tasty Halloween!

Crème fraîche, cornmeal, & pumpkin coffee cake + pepita streuselCrème Fraîche, Cornmeal, & Pumpkin Coffee Cake + Pepita Streusel from Local Milk

I make a post about food once every never because I cook every now and never, unless you count the bachelor pad green lentil soup & plain spinach I still make my husband eat. That doesn’t mean I don’t like to eat though, I love to eat. I live to eat. Eating is my favorite thing in the whole world, with second being looking at beautiful food photos and dreaming someone would make it for me. As luck would have it, I have a wonderful husband who cooks amazing impromptu dishes & an Italian chef friend (yes) who feeds me for pleasure.

If you enjoy kitchen time more than me or know someone who does, here are 10 mouth watering pumpkin & butternut squash recipes (including Margy’s stop speaking good butternut squash soup) to prepare for Halloween & beyond. Or just look at them and eat all the candy at home.

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Love Me Some Hair

Love Me Some Hair

The Fashion MedleyThere are only three instances where being hairier is an advantage: 1) the actual hair on a head 2) a beard on a man 3) any kind of bag, shoe, top, coat or accessory that is calf hair. (Ok we can also add the bushy eyebrows to this list). For some unknown reason I’m drawn to hairy & fluffy objects like a moth to a flame. I mean seriously, you know that weird guy/girl at the shop that touches or rather caresses stuff for a while – I am that person. I am also the person who goes and buys that stuff no matter how unpractical it is. I do love me some hair.

. Army green padded bomber jacket Front Row Shop (similar here & here)
. White tunic shirt Topshop (similar here & here)
. Ripped black jeans Topshop (or similar here)
. Patent leather black booties Zara (very similar here & here)
. Calf hair printed backpack Urban Outfitters (similar here & here)

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On The Fringe

On The Fringe

The Fashion Medley for Smart SetThis is the first month of Canadian style destination Smart Set’s 1 piece 10 styles project and I’m a happy ambassador of the brand! The concept is basically 10 different bloggers creating a whole and unique Smart Set look all including the item of the month; in this case this versatile long cardigan that can be worn as a kimono, a jacket or even a sweater, letting you layer up and down.

. B&W long cardigan Smart Set
. Grey sweater dress Smart Set
. Black fringe cardigan Smart Set
. Black fedora Smart Set
. Boots Zara

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Arts and Carts

Arts and Carts

brass cartWhile in the process of changing the second part of our living room into a dining room (from a home office), the thing that gets me most excited is owning a bar cart, FINALLY. We already have a lovely custom made coffee table and couple of industrial side tables and plant stands; however we didn’t have the place or environment for a bar cart before. Though now that I think of it, they are so versatile that we could have used a bar cart as a bedside table or book stand all this time. Better late than never so let’s get artsy & cartsy.

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Runway Beauty for Halloween

Runway Beauty for Halloween

Halloween Makeup Inspiration From Runway | Yohji Yamamato FW2014Those freakish beauty looks on runways that non-fashion people never ever understand and usually make fun of are actually there for a reason. No, not for the sake of the show or as an artistic aspect of the collection, you’re wrong. It exists only and solely for Halloween inspiration. But why choose to put on crazy ass makeup on Halloween instead of becoming a character? 1) It is original and there will be no one with the same look. 2) Who has the time & money to look for costumes anyway? It is perfect for the lazy girl, something you can do within a few hours notice of a party. 3) You can be as candid as when you were a kid playing with your mother’s toiletry.

If you’re convinced, here are 30 runway beauty looks that would be perfect Halloween inspiration.

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