Friday, December 30, 2011

My New Favourite French Singer: Mara Tremblay!



I just came across this video today, and I am in love with everything about it. Mara's got this lovely sound and her pretty poise in this track.

The whole "Tu m'intimides" album is so brilliant. You have to check it out. It's Magnifique!  

This beauty hails from Quebec which makes her even more - awesomely Canadian!

Ah - I hope to do cool videos like this one day! :)

Enjoy her wicked song and video for  "Le printemps des amants" below!

J'adore!




Monday, December 19, 2011

New "Morten" Couch from EQ3! (Pics of Edie, too!)

If any of you recall, we had a super dark couch in the living room - matching all of the wood and it just felt extremely dark! We have been here for over a year and a half now, and it was time to update the couch that belonged to the previous owner - that we bought from them. It was much easier than moving more in and blah, blah ;)


Really happy with the new couch as it really lightens up the room, and the energy just feels so much better to walk down to in the morning :) It brightens my mood!

Edie also wanted to say "cheese" to the camera. I can't believe she is over 15 months old. Insane! She's so entertaining these days :)




Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ellemusic: The Ghost Between (New Song!)


Hey everyone!

So I've been working on this song for quite some time now!  I would enjoy listening to the little fragment that I had wrote, but was so lost on where to go with it. Inspiration struck on Sunday, and I thought that I had better finish this song as I find myself humming it almost everyday! I'll post the lyrics, and the song below them :)

I had a lot of fun working on "The Ghost Between" and I hope you like it!


 The Ghost Between

The crisp air blows through the window
Lonely I am again
Pour me scarlet liquid
bring me back to life again

Creeping through the hallways
wandering slowly through
whatever gets me closer baby
the ghost between me and you

How will I roam the world alone without you?

Baby
Can't stop thinking how this could be good
But Baby
This could haunt us guarantee it would
Baby
I have this feeling and I wish you would
But Baby
It's so Pathetic never understood

I'm reaching out for your hands now
I read a coldness on your face
Do you remember a time
we would laugh we would cry
You would appreciate my grace

We used to both creep down that hallway
kissing heavily through
Whatever brings us closer to feelings of maybe
what was lost between me and you

How will I roam the world alone without you?

Baby
Can't stop thinking how this could be good
But Baby
This could haunt us guarantee it would
Baby
I have this feeling and I wish you would
But Baby
It's so Pathetic never understood

Creeping through the hallways
tip-toeing slowly through
Whatever gets me farther baby
There's ghosts between me and you

Climbing out of the window
oblivion in the mist
You'll find me glowing in darkness knowing 
my heart it won't resist

For now I'll roam our world alone without you...

Baby
Can't stop thinking how this could be good
But Baby
This could haunt us guarantee it would
Baby
I have this feeling and I wish you would
But Baby
It's so Pathetic never understood 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Florrie!


Really loving this girl! The production is killer and I  wish I could sound like this! Have you checked out Florrie, yet?  She has a couple EP's and singles, but I really hope to hear more from her. This England based singer, songwriter, drummer (!? - awesome!)  has some really solid, brilliant tracks and I would say that my favourite is her "Introduction" EP

Check her out in itunes!

I will post a favourite song of mine  "Give me Your Love"

I see her getting big! This is so damn good!




Monday, December 5, 2011

The Tree is Up and Decorated!

Finally got the big tree, and decorated it! A little late this year, as we were in Norway - but, it's up and so cozy and lovely smelling :) You can't beat that evergreen smell...  I call this tree Dr. Frasier the 2nd!
Beautiful vintage music ornament my mother found me :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Alessi: Xtraordinary Xmas 2011!

Just a subtle hint, Mom & Dad ;)

Really love this Christmas video from Alessi Design! I have a couple pieces already from this collection, but praying for the Presepe nativity scene this year! :D



What's on your Christmas list this year? I would actually love to know! :)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Busy, Busy and Missing My Edie!

I haven't had a moment to do anything online except the odd facebooking, since I have got here to Stavanger, Norway. It feels like I arrived only yesterday, but this is not the case at all! I have been here already for 10 days (including traveling) and heading home in a couple hours. I had such a wonderful time, and I am going to miss this place,  like I do every time I leave this beautiful country.


It will be great to get back to the cats, and of course my little Edie Marie! I will add a couple of great photos taken by my neighbour, Kathryn Cole Photography. She is all sorts of talented when it comes to the camera, and it was so awesome to have such a last minute photoshoot. (literally the day before we left) and Nicole is just so fun!
Making a face that reminds me so much of my late Gramma, here :)

I also literally missed the boat for the airport. I got on the ferry and realized I didn't have my purse which equals everything I need in life to go anywhere, so we had to back out and head back. Now, I am waiting for the 4:15 am to take me a couple steps closer to home. I have super long waits at the airports - so I really hope I can pass out when I fly to make it feel a little shorter :)

I can't wait to bite those little cheeks, though!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day

Lest we Forget. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Let Christmas Begin with Alessi!


I will totally admit this was the first thing I did on November 1st: I got up, went down to the basement to fetch these little lovelies  - as I couldn't wait to put them out on display!

I was so excited to take photos and share them with you all, but unfortunately I spilled hot tea onto my track pad that was already on the fritz and had to hand it over to the Apple people to fix. (Thank goodness that this was the only problem and now it's working like new again!) 

I've been looking at these two pieces by Italian designer Massimo Giacon for good couple of years now, and I finally thought it would be really sweet to have them, and to pass on to Miss Edie for her future Christmas home one day. I can't really express how beautiful these pieces are, and I have wrote in the past of how much I love Alessi, I am on a proper kick again. These things aren't cheap but I believe in quality over quantity :)

Here I have the "Christmas Cowboy" figurine and "The Hug Tree" -  both designed by Mr. Giacon. They also carry a beautiful gloss on top as they hold their own on my kitchen shelf! I linked them so you can check them out and find them at a store near you if you adore them as much as I do!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en! (For Real!)


 Happy Hallowe'en! *witchy cackles galore*

 Here is Miss Edie dressed in her Hallowe'en attire (below) - 8 sizes too big, unfortunately! ;) She will enjoy playing dress-up in this number for many years to come! The little girl is "Clara" the ballerina to my nutcracker costume! :)

She even knew how to stand in one of the many French named poses... An old soul she is :)
Love her!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween! (Sort of)




Tonight, I am celebrating the festivities by going out as a nutcracker! Should be good!  What are you dressing up as?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger! This movie is B-rilliant! ;)


Set in the 80s in all of its glory, this cheesy slasher is going to have you in stitches!

Tonight, I was lucky enough to attend a wonderfully dark-humoured B-movie that was filmed in lovely Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It had a well written storyline with just the right amount of holes in the plot. The one-liners were such that the Forest Ranger himself probably sat for hours making them up before he went out on his gory trek to catch these littering, partying, mindless teens!

Enjoying the poster Brad Mills himself gave to me! Super cool!
You have the stereotypical joking virgin, the paranoid brunette, the blonde bimbo and the jock. The sound editing was done quite well, and the music was all original - which was extremely impressing and flowed wonderfully throughout.The actors did so well to keep in character while playing out the retro/corny dialogue!

I couldn't help but laugh at the little brilliant classic "editing mishaps", as Chrissy - constantly doing makeup and fixing her hair, always staring in her little compact - decides to paint her nails while the group elects her to go out to the car to get more beer. As she is fighting with the keys to get in the trunk, the nail polish is completely gone. Bad cut scenes truly make this authentic to its genre. Colour me impressed!

Loved this super teen-dream scene in all of its clich├ęd glory!

In all of it's gloriousness, I definitely can't wait to witness this great work again. Brad Mills wrote a very quirky and awesome script and the cinematography was well studied by him and his sister Jacquelyn Mills to make this a great cult classic to be. I think this film is appetizing enough to give us The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger 2, and hopefully in 3-D!

If you want to learn more about this movie and would like to see when and where it will be showing next (hopefully in your area), check out the official site here! If you've seen it and love it, give them a vote for wanting them to make a sequel! You can simply vote here at http://www.bringtherangerback.com/ Don't forget to "like" the Facebook page, here!


I couldn't stop laughing, and at times was laughing in unison with the forest ranger himself (does that make me evil?)! You should seriously check it out for yourself!


Demand it in your city! It's fantastic!

So proud of our local talent!

Check out the trailer, below :)



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil! (Tina Guo stole the show!)


This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to Detroit for my cousin's bachelorette party!  (I am standing up as one of the bridesmaids) We had a really great time and it was nice to visit with all the other girls involved. Here is the epic show in a nutshell for your viewing pleasure.


I will say this was a wonderful show, and a little bittersweet for me. I wish it was Michael Jackson that I was actually witnessing, and some of the background cinematography was taken from his last "This is It" tour he was supposed to do. I was mesmerised by the imagery of him while the band played. The band was so damn tight and I could have watched them play alone all day.

The dancers and amazing acrobats were perfect. The pole dancer, I quite fancied as she was also so very strong and graceful.  The show in whole was lovely.

There would be a couple things I would have changed, like too much of Bubbles the chimp and the giant dancing glove and shoes was sort of tacky in my opinion.

But the lady that stole the show and my heart was Tina Guo on the electric cello. She was beautiful and her whole vibe was just fantastic on stage! I wanted to see more and more of her!

This post is basically about her and how she reminds me a little of my other favourite string player, Vanessa Mae who plays beautiful violin!

So, of course I had to find more of her work, and she has a single called "Queen Bee" and it has this Apocalyptica vibe to it. I am going to post it below. Michael would have been so proud!

Cirque Du Soleil did a wicked show, and if can get a chance to have a night to relive the magic of  Michael Jackson, you really should! 

Enjoy!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ellemusic: Shine - New Song!



I finally got around to finishing a song this evening, as it was a night-in for me :) (Have to be in super great for shape for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow!)

The music was just dying to get out and tonight seemed perfect enough for me.

Doing Berklee Music online has been such a very inspiring venture for me - as I've met some really wonderful, brilliant people.  It just makes me keep wanting more and to move forward with my deepest, truest love - music!

 This song is called "Shine" that I wrote and produced myself - and I hope you like it! I'll post the lyrics here  as well :)

Enjoy!



Shine

Crystal skies
remind me of a time
When we were alive
Shimmering in the night sky
You and I
Two Souls are so deprived
We used be so high
And Now we barely shine

And I'll dream a thousand dreams
If it gets me close to you
Cause you're nothing without me
You know, I'm nothing without you

Onyx skies
Too dark to feel the light
remember a time
eclipsing worlds to revive
You and I
Two souls try to survive
We used to be so high
We used to shine

And I'll dream a thousand dreams
If it gets me close to you
Cause you're nothing without me
You know, I'm nothing without you

And I'll dream a thousand dreams
If it gets me close to you…
Close to you

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Healthy Creations: Fresh Gluten-Free Bakery!

All the information you need!  
"How do you begin to pose with a loaf of bread?"
I've been raving about this bakery for quite some time now, and I can't even believe I haven't written about it yet!

I got a few fresh things today, as Thanksgiving weekend is creeping up on us, and as I was going through the photos I took of breads for hands. My sister-in-law creepingly messaged me if I had heard of "Healthy Creations Bakery" over Skype. I said it was freaky as said "I was just editing a post about it right now!!!"What a weird connection we have! Love you, Mandiemoon!

So yes, Healthy Creations Gluten Free Bakery is to die for and I will forever go back!

Best bread, muffins, pizza bottoms, cookies - ever! I enjoy that place so much!

I picked up a couple loaves of my beloved "Sorghum" and a couple "Multigrain" (for turkey stuffing purposes :)

I took a picture of the very first business card (and only card) they gave me so it's a little bent, but it basically says everything on it that you need to know!

There is nothing more cozy than bringing fresh warm bread home (that's a true bread winner! ;)  and I've missed that experience for so many years, until now, and  I am very much enjoy it!

If you are in the London, Ontario - or surrounding area, I highly suggest you give it a try! You'll be hooked. Promise.

Check out their website for more delicious details!

Mmmm...