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Thursday, December 9, 2010

A little less more, ... more or less.

A little less 'more', ... more or less.

This is my 2011 New Years resolution!

It basically sums up my last post, but I like the ring of my new slogan!

What's your new years resolution theme for 2011?

I just came back from a business trip in Quebec City. What a beautiful place to be during the holidays! While I was waiting in the airport, I bought and finished reading "Style- by Lauren Conrad" and I can honestly say that she is good at helping you "need less" in your fashion kit... She helps you create a list of the basics. That being said, her basics are quite expensive, but "less" items are needed... so this depends on your budget of course.
This book has reminded me work on my key pieces and avoid fashion bulimia... which we are all guilty of! (Does Winners ring any bells?!?). A good closet clean up and organisation can really help you rediscover some old favorite and new pieces that have been lost in the mix.
I will be busy this holiday season, cleaning up my closet, getting things tailored to fit and putting together some fabulous outfits not only for all the holiday parties in December, but mostly I'll be working on my looks for 2011.
I also need to learn to "Save up" for my wish list, not stock pile my debts :(
What about you? What are you doing for the holidays? What's your resolution?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

me so greedi

Hello my priitis!
It's been a while. I miss blogging. I have to say the mind has been pritti dry, and I don't want to just blabber on about nothing.

This post is about how the Holidays makes people so greedy. I want this, I want that.

Every time I go shopping, I complete my "I need" list... cozy sweater (appropriate for streaming), work skirts, fun nylons, dress for new year, tights... the list goes on!
Then, not a week goes by and I open a magazine, or watch some TV, only to add more stuff on this "I need" list. I thought I just crossed everything off??

Here is my I need/want list, things that are way to expensive for my debts right now:
  1. SLR Camera (maybe a Canon, I hate Nikon's customer service)
  2. A chaise for my living-room ( I NEED more seating)
  3. Ugg Adirondack boots (I already have SORELS!! but I find them bulky)
  4. Brown leather Jacket (not sure what brand)
  5. Long CanadaGoose Jacket (sold my Aritzia one, and I have a short red CG already)
  6. Longchamps makeup bag (can't justify 50$ for it!)
  7. New skis (gotta learn to ski this winter first)
  8. BOSE speaker system for my TV (I just need a speaker set, it doesn't have to be bose)
  9. Armoir for my kitchen (I just need to spot one at an antique show that I like)
  10. Travel to Europe! (I have at least 5 more countries I want to see before we start a family... which is in a while still ....)
That's not all... I have a list of things that I need for the house like blinds, rugs and a BED!! This is on my house "NEED" list :S It's okay if you dream about this, but let me remind you that I am in DEBT here people!!

I don't like being greedy though, I have everything I ever wanted and I just have to keep reminding myself that.
I really need to readjust for 2011. I am bad at holding promises to myself, so I will gently remind myself to read this post if I get too greedi.

Now.... all I need to do is copy paste this and my Christmas list is done! haha

Monday, October 25, 2010

me so...copi

Well my prittis,

It looks like there is another Me so Pritti something out there.... Here it folks! I'm not mad or anything. At least the spelling is different. Actually, I think the picture is quite cute :)
This image was forwarded to me by a fan.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Next thing on the to do list- Drive a vespa in Europe! This is how I got to the image in the first place!

Have a great week my prittis!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

i heart graffiti

As you can see, from the background of my blog, I heart graffiti.
I was looking though some old pictures of mine on my computer and came across my NYC folder. As I was looking them over, I stumbled on some NYC graffiti shots.
This will be a short post, mostly pics!

On the sidewalk- Brooklyn
Mural in Brooklyn
Streets of DUMBO in Brooklyn

Thursday, October 7, 2010

lumberjack chique

I was visiting Vancouver this week and had the chance to explore most of the city in one day. Pretty impressive?... it turns out that it's a walkable city... which I completely didn't realize.
Towards the end of my journey I made my way slowly into Gastown, which to me seemed like the SOHO of the Vancouver Island. Cute shops, cobble stones, great vibe!

I found an interesting store called Old Faithful Shop. I call it lumberjack chique.
It was gorgeous!

The owner was quite an interesting character. A little rude and snobish at first, but he opened up towards the end of our conversation and was quite pleasant. He was a polished lumberjack sporting an auburn beard, retro specs, and a new take on a sweet old man's sweater vest.

I asked him permission to take pictures of the store for my blog. He wasn't really thrilled with the idea and stated that he hates the up close shots of small objects and labels. I'm thinking to myself... THESE ARE MY FAVORITE TYPE OF SHOTS!!! Macro setting hello?!?

Anyways, so my pictures suck, 'cuz I was trying to stay cool yet try to capture the amazing things he had in the store. It was just like the outside came in. The old became new. And the unwanted became valued. That would be the general description that I have for the stuff in his store.

I bought my husband a pocket knife from France, two metal camping mugs with lids and a wilderness book... because he is a true lumberjack.... Not a polished one!

I don't want to give too much away and spoil my experience... but you really must check it out!

pici of the weeki-6

Hello my prittis,
Yes, it's been a while, but I still love you! I have been busy with my o'valley blog, so I am still here.
I am sharing with you my pici of the weeki that was submitted by an avid reader ;)

This picture is very interesting, and kind of dark with the evil grin on the heel, the hidden young lady and the black cloud above her. Maybe this is just in time for Halloween!

It was taken in the South of France at the hotel marquis de Sade.
Thank you for sharing this original piece!

Have a happi thanksgiving my prittis.

Friday, September 24, 2010

the asian arch... now in Ottawa

Hello my prittis,

You may or may not have noticed but Ottawa has recently recieved it's Asian Arch on Somerset right in the heart of China Town!

I was completely shocked when I saw it and wondered if I had not noticed it in the past. Here are some preliminary pics. It's still under construction.
It's really qute coulourfull and detailed beautifully. I think it adds some much needed architecture to the city.
I hope you get a chance to see it soon!
I had sushi during my visit to the C town. Read about it here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


So, I dit it. I caved. I bought rubber boots. And I love them! It was a birthday gift.
Do you think I can justify paying more than $100 for a pair of rubber boots that you can get at Canadian Tire for $5!!

I wore them today, even if the weather has been beautiful since my purchase. I love how they squeak... maybe they're thirsty?

I tried on the Tretorns, but they fit funny and they don't bend enough at the ankle. The Hunters also have a sock that turns the boots into winter ones! That, or they try to help you justify your purchase. I went with a short original boot in grey. This way it will match my long navy blue rain coat from North Face. I can't wait for the rain! Bring it on mother nature :)

I also like how they are a London product... but I saw a made in China sticker on the bottom :S That's another story.

I wish I could have had rubber boots when I was a kid, I would definately have enjoyed the rain more!

If you are wondering about mmmBoots! as a title, it's an inside joke with my younger sister. It's from the movie MAFIA! (aka funniest movie ever!). The poor man opens the lid off a pot of boiling soup and say : Mmm boot soup! (while pulling the boot out of the pot).

One last thing, boots don't count as shoes do they :S... Oh brother, here we go again!

Monday, September 13, 2010

andré leon talley, srike a pose!

We often see this man commenting on runways and I always asked myself, "Who is this guys? and how do I get his status?"
Then I looked into it, and of course! He is the former editor for Vogue magazine in the U.S. He has over 25 years experience in this industry and has helped launch the carriers of many young tallent.
Interestingly enough, one of his first jobs was working for Andy Warhol, for $50 a week. Now that is an opportunity of a lifetime!

Happi belated K. Lagerfeld

On September 10th, we forgot to wish Karl Lagerfeld a happi birthday! Even though he hates them.

Hello my prittis, sorri for not posting in a while, I have been busy with work and not feeling myself lately. The good news is that I am back! And what better way to cheer myself up than blogging about Fashion History, just in time for NYC fashion week!

While I have been researching Karl Lagerfeld, it looks like there is some type of taboo about his age and his actual date of birth. It's either 1938 or 1933... but honestly, does it matter? This man is a genious and holds so much responsibility to keep us hungry for Chanel and Fendi. He is afterall the chief designer for over 25 years (at Chanel)!

Mr. Lagerfel is known for his silver slick back pony tail and dark glasses. He always wears a long black rench coat and looks super serious.

It is thanks to this German designer, who discovered Claudia Schiffer in 1990 and designed collections for Chloé, Fendi and much more.

In 2004, H&M featured a collection designed by Lagerfeld. I also remember seing a runway show done by him on the great wall of China, on Fashion Tlevision!

He is one of few original fashion icons that are left and he is not getting any younger. I wonder to whom he will pass along his fashion wisdom ? I am putting money on Marc Jacobs.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

oh louis, how we love thee!

You can talk to someone from the North Pole and they will know what Louis Vuitton is. But the quetsion is, do you know who he is and how this great empire came to be?

Louis Vuitton Malletier (August 4 1821- February 27 1892), was born in Jura, France. At the ripe age of 14 he moved to Paris and eventually he was making and designing his own suitcases for royalty and even Napoleon. His unique trunk design was a flat top that enabled the suitcases to be stackable and the material he chose is what made the trunks water resistant rather than the rounded tops which could not be stackable. Imitation of the LV designs isn't a new thing, it started a long time ago.

In 1998, Marc Jac0bs was named art director along side Jae until today. He was the inspiration behond the cherry blossom design and the couloured monogram pattern.
Louis Vuitton is know for its famous brown and beige monogram, which is a laquored canvas material, not leather. This print has been reproduced and copied with so many itterations of the original design.

To learn more about LV fashion history, I would suggest this site.

There is a dispute right now on Wikipedia about the content on LV... it's quite a funny read :)

Do you own any Louis? Maybe a fake?

Tell me what is your favorite accessory? Wallet, clutch, purse?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This too funny- 4

Hello my prittis!

So I know this might be a little late, but I have been obsessing over a hilarious video that a friend sent me on Youtube.

It's called Ghetto Whitness. Please take 2 minutes of your life to watch this. This guy is just unreal!

When you are done, watch this Ghetto Whitness Remix.



I think autotune is quite lame and a real shame that everyone is using it, but this song is so catchy and just genious!


P.S. I dare you to get this song out of your head.

Friday, August 27, 2010

pici of the weeki- 6

Hello my prittis! It's time for pici of the weeki. I love this part of the week, because it mean I am off for the weekend! The thing I like most about this picture is how much fun the model is having. It's seems so light and colourful. I also like the use of the lolli. This picture is a little bridal too, so there is something for everyone!
Get inspired this weekend and goodluck to all those summer brides!
This picture is brought to you by Hair & Makeup Couture Inc.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I've got a hunch...

As I have been doing my research in fashion history, I came accross a great blog that talked about what I wanted blog about too... the signature 'haute couture' pose- hands on hips, elbows bent, neck and shoulders forward, with back arched to the front.

If you have seen Carrie B in the SATC movie posing in the Dior wedding gown, you know exactly what pose I am talking about!
This pose has been around for decades thanks to Ms. Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker (picture above). Parker was considered one of the first American "supermodels" in fashion history. It is sad that Audrey Hepburn's caracter Holly Golightly was inspired by Dorian herself.
This pose is meant to elongate the neck and torso, while flattering your arms. Don't try to hide it, I have seen many amature models attempt this pose, but I have to say it only works if it's done right. And while it's meant to make you look leaner, it seems to only work on thin people.
The blog I found is called Osteoporosis is the New Black. It's quite witty I have to admit. This article goes on about how the "hunch" is a very common pose in the haute couture fashion industry.

This pose is very commonly use in Christian Dior Haute Models as well.

Do you have other favorite poses?

Do you agree with my comments?

Have you tried this pose?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

j'adore dior

Christian Dior (21 January 1905– 24 October 1957) born in Granville, France, was an influential French fashion designer who founded Christian Dior.

Christian began developing his love for fashion when he started sketching and selling his work at a young age. He joined the army during WW2 and started a line of clothing to dress the wives of Nazi officers.

Dior's designs were known to be more voluptuous, curvy and flowery than boxy, which was used to save on fabric during the war. This really enhanced the silhouette of women, but had some backlash due to the rashionning of materials. This new look was a revolution for fashion in Paris after World War 2.

Dior is now known for its houte couture, shoes, purses, wallets, fragrances, makeup, glasses and much more!
Do you own Dior?
Who is your favorite designer?

Friday, August 20, 2010

pici of the weeki 6

It's Friday today! It not only means that it's TGIF, but it also means that it's time for pici of the weeki!

Here is it folks! Punta Cana 2007. Greatest trip ever!
This pictures not only reminds me of the good times we had, but it also reminds me of the movie "The Beach", which so happens to be one of my favorite books too!

This picture was taken by the resort photographer. It was really expensive to purchase, but I had to buy it!!!

B.T.W- it's really hard to get everyone to jump at the same time, let alone jump really high. The trick is to bend your legs back ;)


Guccio Gucci, me likey

Mr. Guccio Gucci (March 26 1881- January 2 1953), founded The House of Gucci in Florence in 1906, a family owned leather saddlery shop. His reputation for hiring the best craftsman and creating the highest quality goods is what lead to the expansion and success of what we know today as Gucci.
Gucci is now owned and operated by a French company Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR).

It is the largest selling Italian brand in the world and remains in "The Top Global 100 Brands".

In the 1970's, Gucci became what it is today, thanks to icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Despite the brands success, Gucci had seen it's highs and lows. In the 1980's, Gucci started to fall to an ultra low, when they decided to include cheaper and more affordable accessories to their line like lighters, cosmetic bags, and pens. "By the 1980's Gucci had lost it's appeal and became a tacky airport brand."

Today Gucci is well known for their sunglasses, purses, shoes, watches, clothes, frangrance, belts and much more. We know Gucci as being just plain old unaffordable! We weren't the only ones...hence, why the knockoff was created!
Prego Guiccio! Prego!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fashion is NYCi

So, one idea led to another and now I have this huge burst of inspiration!

To help get us ready for New York City's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Spring 2011): September 9-16 2010, I will be featuring Fashion History 101, where we will explore great icons like Louis Vitton, Thierry Hermes, Mario Prada, Giorgio Armani and much more!
I want to take the time to thank them for giving us what we call today FASHION!

I also want to point out that my birthday is September 16... coincidence, I think not!
Stay tuned, it starts tomorrow!

happi birthday

On this day, August 19 1883, a wonderful woman was born in Saumur, France.

Thank you, Mademoiselle Coco Chanel (Gabrielle Bohneur Chanel).

Thank you for liberating us and embrassing the female form.

Thank you for your beautiful style, comfort, taste and elegance.

Thank you for giving women strength and courage.
Thank you for leading the way for women and fashion.

Thank you for the LBD (little black dress), a must in every woman's closet!
Thank you for making us look faboulous!
xoxo, Bonne Fete Coco

This too funni -3

The funni word is nincompoop. (nin'com-poop)

Doesn't this word just make you want to laugh.

Here are some fun facts.

Google it: If you google image the word "nincompoop" this is the first image that you get! Dead on!

The definition: n. A silly, foolish, or stupid person or a simpleton. (1670-80).
Also used interchangeably with nincompoopery (nin'com-poop'er-y) or the adjective nincompoopish (nin'com-poop'ish).

Unforetunately, the origine and the history of this word remain unknown, but there is specualtion that it may come from "non compos mentis" (insane mentally incompetent- 1607), but ethymologists disagree.

I guess we will never really know where this word came from, but I strongly encourage you to use this word.

"Can I have it in a sentence please?"

Give me your best shot!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

fashion is pritti

I have a problem and I need to know that I am not the only one who does this.

Do you buy clothes even if it's not in your size because you want to own it? I was telling this story to a friend, and she said it "If I can't have this, no one will!". It's so true!

"If I can't have this, no one

I can think of a few things that I bought because either it was on sale or I just really wanted it and they did not have it in my size.

Isn't there a song for that? Oh ya, "Fat guy in a little coat". haha

Anyways, I have been getting better at this, I promise. At least I try to give my clothes to people that I think it will look good on. Of course, I must choose these people and hope that I can wear these clothes vicariously through them!

Make me proud ladies!

Monday, August 16, 2010

pici of the weeki-5

Hello my prittis.
I know it's a little late, but here is my pici of the weeki!
This is my one million dollar shot. This picture is not photoshopped, it's an original, by moi!
Everything was perfect, the lighting, the shiny concrete from the rain, the sun coming out out the clouds. It's the best souvenir I brought back from Paris, that and my Longchamps bag of course :)


Monday, August 9, 2010

me read booki

Hello my prittis,

My friends who know me, know that I don't read. If I am reading a book, it's either funny, shallow or because I'm trying to fall asleep (we call that sleeping disease- when you fall asleep from reading).

Someone gave me a book after a meeting at work the other day. I didn't know this lady, but she said it was a good book... so I believed her.

She was right. I am just flying through this book.
It's called "Outliers, the story of success by Malcom Gladwell".
Since I want to be successful, this book is for me.

It's an A.D.D. book, which is good for me. I don't like long drawn out things. I like different information that is packaged neatly into separate chapters, but all the information is connecting somehow. (Kinda like my blog I guess :S).

It talks about how successful people "had it made", whether they trained for it, were presented with a unique opportunity, timing, had the right upbringing and the brains of course.

Let's see if this book will make me an outlier one day... some day.

Tell me, have you read this book? What book are you reading? Any recommendations?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

me decorate pritti

Hello my prittis.

It's still a work in progress, but here is a glimpse of my living room.

The picture on the left is my favorite spot of the living room. If I had to choose one spot to look at, this would be the perspective I would choose.
- antique table purchased at the Ottawa Antique Show held at Carleton U, from "Brooklin Antique Warehouse" (HWY 12 and HWY 7 905-626-4115). Jeremy is the guys name, he refinishes all the old furniture. He has amazing stuff and is a real treat to deal with.
- lamp purchased at Home Sense, sitting on a stack of cook books.
- blue book Domino, best dual purpose decorating book (to decorate with and to get ideas for decorating)

The next picture is a shot of my entire living room. On the left side I have a huge 10x10 (curtain-less) window. I have to say, people are always looking into my window, maybe they like what they see :)

Oh, and the coffee table is from the same dealer as the side table. They are not a set, but they go well together. See the small table on the right of the couch, that's were I keep my laptop and I usually sit on the right side of the leather couch when I am on my laptop (that's where I am sitting now!). I spend allot time on the couch and on my laptop... :S I am not proud, just keeping busy.

I am not done with this room by any means, and I can't wait to show you the finished product. This project will keep me busy during the cold winter months.

What's your favorite spot in your house?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

me a foodi 4

Let's get creative!

My new routine this summer has been to experiment with my garden vegetables and herbs. I just love whipping up a meal and using the fruits of my labour to make my meal delicious!

I present to you my home made, invented in my kitchen, amazingly delicious...

Zucchini tarragon cranberry cake

It's basically the recipe for banana bread/cake but you replace the banana with 2 regular sized grated zucchini.
Here are some of the ingredients I put together:
  • Zucchini (2 regular size grated)
  • Tarragon (4 sprigs finely chopped)
  • Rosemary (2 sprigs finely chopped)
  • Cinnamon (2 tea spoons)
  • Dried cranberries (1 cup)
Then your regular ingredients...
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 table spoons of melted butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tea spoon of vanilla
  • 1 table spoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
I love this recipe, I alter it all the time depending on what I have. I guess I could have added almonds and figs. Maybe I will just keep that as a separate banana cake twist :)

Do you have any quick baking tips of recipes to share? Are you bold enough to change ingredients like I do?

A side note on tarragon: I recently discovered this herb and noticed that it had a very sweet and cinnamon essence to it when I cooked it with chicken. The dish almost smelt like it should have tasted sweet. I decided I would try it in a savory desert, and it worked!

pici of the weeki-4

Hello my prittis.

I've been bad. Really bad. I have neglected you all. I have been busy, and a little uninspired is all. Not to worry. I have the pici of the weeki to push me along.

Moving on. This is my pici of the weeki, brought to you by Stephanie Tudin Photography (Ottawa). You can find her on Facebook. I will let you know if there is a website...

I think this shot is very hip, urban and fresh. It just resinates "cool girl". Sometimes we all have an urge to just fell like we're hot shit. This picture does that for me.

What makes you feel hot and cool?

Don't forget to contact me if you want to be the next pici of the weeki!

Have a great weekend my prittis!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

curious is me- 2

Because of my curious nature, as you can imagine I like to stare at people, allot... particularly on the bus! What else do you think I should be doing?! My iPhone keeps my ears busy, but what is keeping my eyes busy? You guessed it, staring!

So today I noticed a girl at the bus stop fiddling around with something. That something, I kid you not, was a disc man! Really a disc man? No wonder she had a back pack, how else are you supposed to carry back up batteries and all you favorie CDs?!

Did I mention that she was fiddling around with... the batteries, trying to figure out what way to put them in. They must have run out, poor girl.

I guess it was a nice glimps of the past, but the reason why that technology didn't last long was because it was so cumbersome and took so much space, not mention you had to hold it parallel to the ground so it didn't skip. How inconvenient. Unless you own a fancy one that has "Shock absorber" features, you are out of luck my friend!

Then I thought, maybe this girl doesn't have a computer? Maybe she can't afford an MP3? The point is, she looked happy with her mess.

Well, I gotta go take this call on my hands free cell phone, because I am too lazy to take my phone out of my purse and hold the phone to my ear.

"Hello?... Can you hear me now? Oh, I am on my hands free ear set. ... Hang on a sec, let me just take it off.."


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

curious is me

You know how they say curiosity killed the cat. Well... I am that cat, but not dead of course.

Honestly, what is my problem?

If you're gonna tell me you know something I can't know, I am better off not knowing that there is something I can't know. (phiouff...I hope you get that!)

"Come on", I say, "just tell me". I NEED TO KNOW!!

This phenomenon may explain why it's very difficult for me to be surprised. Because of my curiosity, I tend to be very attentive to small details.

The worst thing that can possibly exist is when you hear your name from far... Now my attention is devoted 100% to that conversation, no matter what! Good or bad, I NEED TO KNOW what they are talking about!!!

That's all for now.
Wait... I think I just heard my name! TTYL.

Friday, July 30, 2010

pici of the weeki 3

Hello my prittis.

I can't believe it's already that time again. Here is the pici of the weeki. I just love this picture! It's so much fun. I love the tones of the colours in this picture and just the quirkiness of it all. I really like the pink of the cotton candy and the striped bikini too :)

Thank you to Kim Vandermeer for submitting this picture :) Here is a link to her blog.
Kim is a talented photographer in Ottawa. I have done a photoshoot with her in the past!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

me likey

I like this picture.
There is something about magazines that I love! I just skim through them and look at the pictures. My kind of magazine, is one with few words and loads of pictures... kinda like my blog :S
I told you in the beginning, I am not a writer. I just like expressing myself with pictures.
My life long dream would be to work for a magazine company... I'll keep you posted on my progress :)
What is your favorite magazine or cover?
As it turns out, they are selling this print in a frame at the store FRAMED on Bank street and Sunnyside. I wish I could afford it though :S

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

me love spending money-4

So yesterday on my lunch break I went antiquing! Read more about my adventures on this post.
But... this post is about spending money!! So here is what I bought for $25!!

You are probably thinking, why would you put a laundry board up as decoration. Because I think it's fabulous! That's why. The blue tones in the glass complement the blue in my shower curtain. Plus that wall was so empty... it was missing an accent piece!

So, do you like it? What's your favorite accent piece in your bathroom.
If you read this post, you will see the copper bucket that I want to get and fill with towels and toilet paper and place it under the hand towel.
Tell me what you think.

I am off to measure the space to see if it fits!

me a foodi 3

Hello my prittis.
I wanted to show you what I have been up to in my garden and food making science project.
Basically we have about 5 hot pepper plants growing; cherry bomb, banana pepper, red chilly pepper, jalapeno... WHAT DO I DO WITH ALL THIS HEAT???

I made a hot pepper oil... and I am so proud out it!
Improvisation is my favorite in the kitchen:
  • garlic cloves
  • hot peppers cut up with seeds
  • bay leaves
  • olive oil
  • black pepper corns
  • salt
The best part is that this oil serves as a double duty:
  1. Deliciously flavored spicy oil, for salads or bread dipping
  2. Marinated and flavored hot peppers
I'll let you know how it turns out.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

me blog about valley

Hello my prittis,

I just wanted to introduce me so pritti's baby sister blog "theovalley". I will be posting all my "Ottawa" specific blog posts there. This way all my fans around the world can focus on what they are truely intersted in... my PROBLEMS!! haha

I hope you like my new baby :)

me like pastry

On my last voyage to NYC, I went on a quest, a journey. I was, in search, for the best red velvet cake this concrete jungle had to offer!

I will tell this story with pictures- how else can I make you drool?

We got these cupcakes from Magnolia on Bleeker Street it was worth the wait! Although I am not eating the red velvet cupcake in this picture, I sure did have anothet serving later ;P

These cupcakes were made from a store bought package. They were still good, but not the taste I was looking for...
I tried the red velvet cupcake from Crumbs Bake Shop. It was very tasty, but too sweet from what I recall. Also the portions are really too big for a snack.

Alas! I found my one true love! The best cupcake I found was in a small little shed in SOHO. See that little red cabin behind me in the picture? That's the one! Perfect crumb, perfect taste, perfect moisture, perfect frosting. I wish I had the name and the address of this place. Basically he serves coffee, tea and snacks. This a series of pictures of me trying the cupcake...

And last but not least, my wedding cake.... it was half red velvet and half lemon poppyseed! I kept the top layer for our anniversary... it's RED VELVET!!!

I have tried the Starbucks red velvet cupcake too... let me save you $4. It was gross!! Not fresh and had a strange taste to it. Don't be fooled by it's good looks!

Note: Do not try this experiment at home. This may cause useless money being spent, diabetes, obesity and may stain your hands red.