One proud mama

My daughter participated for the first time in her music school's summer festival. It's an annual tradition that the school does to showcase their students and give them a chance to perform in front of friends and families.

The great thing was that it was done in categories to make it easier to organize and watch, because otherwise, everyone would be there for days! (There were different groups for instrumental and vocals.)

Here are some pics taken that day.

The first part of the festival was the Length of Study segment.

The video of her entry:)
She won first prize in her category (Cadet)!!!

The second part was the Evaluation section where they were scored on techniques and such.

The video of her entry:
They all got Evaluation trophies in her group coz they were all great:)

I was so proud of her. I hope she keeps it up and most importantly, that she enjoys every minute of it.


I mentioned in my last post that I've never been to a music festival before. Well, that hasn't stopped me from wearing this H&M tank. I think I really do wear this tank too much in the summer and I kinda wish I got a spare.

Have you gone to Coachella?

Beaded out

Just a basic "pre-summer/not really spring but sometimes it rains" outfit but adding these shoes to add some spice to the outfit:D

These shoes always remind me of music festivals...although I've never been to one....

In memoriam: Kate Spade

It is rare that a famous person's death would affect me personally, but this was what happened when I heard that Kate Spade had passed away on Tuesday, June 5th/2018. What a truly sad day for the fashion world. I was shocked, much like most people. I never knew she suffered from depression.

For this post, I thought I'd share the story of my one and only Kate Spade bag.

The Kate Spade black nylon tote was the first designer bag I had ever owned. I was a poor student when I bought it at Holt Renfrew. I couldn't afford it, but I didn't care. I just remembered clutching the Holt paper bag while going home on the subway, with my precious inside. I was so ecstatic!

I loved this tote, and for a long time was the only thing I was using. It was bag for school, when going out, at formal occasions, my first real job after was a constant companion.

You would think after all these years that it would be battered up, but it still looks as good as I did when I bought …

Is it, really?

Oh spring...why do you tease us with summer-like hot days, and then grey and rainy days after? As I read on Twitter recently, "Mother Nature, you're drunk. Go home."

This was taken on a day that it was super hot AND rainy...

I saw on the news it snowed in Newfoundland the other day, so I shouldn't really complain.

Inspiration: William Eggleston

"Eggleton's focus on a world of images which is associated with ordinary American life, with which he has a kind of love-hate relationship and of which various groups of works show perpetual variations, results in our immediately associating certain objects with his work. The combination of his special way of looking at things and his specific composition gives rise to an individual visual language whose recurring elements, or those developed on this basis, create a style which, via this recognition, reveals Eggleston as the originator of these images."

-Thomas Weski, "From Memphis With Love"
 Books above:
William Eggleston: From Black and White to Color
William Eggleston: Paris
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera (Photographs and Videos, 1961-2008)

@ Canada's Wonderland

We were able to go to Canada's Wonderland (an amusement park) this weekend for my husband's company day. It was such a great day to go coz although they forecasted rain, the weather held up and it was super hot! We also got to go in earlier than the crowd...always a bonus.

Here are some pics taken that day...enjoy:D

Guys, I would like to take this opportunity as well to thank The Knitting Guild Association for including me in their latest newsletter. They featured my Two Birds With One Stone post! What an honour!