Hello weekend and goodbye January! I for one am happy to see January go. It simply means that I’m one step closer to my Ottawa trip; only two more weeks! This weekend I’m planning on doing loads of cleaning with a side of ice skating thrown in (if it’s not too cold). Got any plans for Super Bowl Sunday? I’ll be heading to a neighbourhood pub with a bunch of friends to watch the game. I went a teeny bit link crazy this week. Hope you enjoy…
In need of a confidence boost? Head on over to Making Magique and read Haleigh’s insightful post on beauty, vanity, and loving the skin we’re in. Of note: “It’s not a matter of settling, it’s a matter of settling in, fully aware of how I do and do not look and on good terms with both sides of that.”
Savvy shopping: 15 Money-Saving Ways to Outsmart Your Supermarket.
A really beautiful and moving New York Times essay: How Long Have I Got Left?
I’m loving this post by Joy the Baker.
Heartwarming read: My Child With a Disability Is Not My Hero.
How pretty is this ballerina-inspired look?
Celebrity manes gettin’ GIF-fy with it. Refinery29 really hit the nail on the head!
I really need to read John Green’s best-selling novel The Fault in Our Stars before the movie comes out in the summer. The first official trailer brought me to tears.
Must watch: 13-year-old Naomi Horn created a reaction video to TFIOS trailer. So, so beautiful.
Amazing read: What Would You Save In A Fire? I had to evacuate my apartment in the wee hours of the morning last year because one of my brilliant neighbours threw a lit cigarette off the balcony and it landed in the dumpster out back. In my sleepy state, I somehow managed to find my passport and SIN card. For some reason, I thought it was also important to save my laptop, cellphone, and a copy of my first published article. Go figure…
Toronto’s annual prix fixe festival, Winterlicious heats up the city starting today. Before braving the two-week-long madness, check out 65 of the hottest tables at the fest as reviewed by Toronto Life and the top 10 date spots according to Toronto.com
(Photo via British GQ)