Monday, August 31, 2009

now my feet won't touch the ground...

happy fall
the drift has changed
the air is crisp at night
farewell summer, feel you next year.

life is beautiful.
i am in a space right now where i feel that i am almost too happy
like something is bound to fall out of place
or off kilter
i am perfectly balanced
thank you karma, i could not ask for more.

i've been going to yoga a lot lately and really enjoying it
i dream of going to a warm place, serene with foliage and beauty
to practice
open my heart
listen to my prana
i want to do this...
(thanks mb for the inspiration)
i've taken a lovah.
thanks for this one too mb...
it's my background on my berry!
enjoy the warmth well it lasts...
be well
xo. a

Friday, August 14, 2009

cruel cruel summer...

i'd like to think that as winnipeggers, 
we're rewarded once a year for living 
in winnipeg with a magical and 
WARM summer

this is not the case.
it did make for an amazing
red wine date with super (cape)
friends d+a on the balcony

here are some of the reasons i haven't 
posted in forever.


kuno, swiss brother and lifelong friend
came and spent 39 days here

it was amazing having him back
but it made for a very very busy 
few weeks. 

we went to falcon lake with his whole family, 
went on a roadtrip to paint lake and thompson, 
and lots of other fun winnipeg stuff!

oh, his brother got married to a winnipegger!

(also, one of my dearest friends from new brunswick came to visit!
just for one day.... :'( )

erin lived in appenzell too, but instead of being a maid,
she got to attend school with kuno

...she bought this dress for real...and wears it out. love her!


concerts. i went to a ton of them this summer.

bloc party, tv on the radio, coldplay (row 18...still not as cool as 5)

and the crew of no doubt!! (love the new single)


VEGAS!! 21 family members for my little sis' 21st.
crazy traveling with so many people

unfortuantely my camera died halfway through the trip!!


it was this handsome mans dirty turdy birthday (aka 30th)

i'm dating an old man, and i love it (and him).


i'm now using this blog as a forum to say
i miss this lady. more hangouts.

thats all i've got for now. taking doug darling 
out this evening for a fancy schmancy birthday dinner!

peace and love peas and lurve!!!

xoxo d.

oh. p.s on a sad note, my little fishy friend 
marty mcfish floated on up to the fishbowl in the sky.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


people think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. but a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. a true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.
- elizabeth gilbert.
xo. a

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


good morning sunshine!
it's sooo beautiful in winnipeg today!

this will be the most post i've done in a while.
many photos, many stories.

p r e m i e r
one of my best nights of the summer, by far, was the coldplay concert.
my loving and very dear friend furhan surprised me by upgrading our tickets to row 5 centre (floor!) holllla
it was amaaaazing

d e u x i è m e
half the time, my brother thinks he's an arab
and so does my dog..

t r o i s i è m e

i like to collect colourful things...

- scarves
and now, to my blessing, my dear grandmother
(who i should mention was the MOST stylish woman ever in her day)
has left me all of her gowns.
european, fancityposh gowns from the 1930s-1970s.
i cannot wait to get my hands on these babies.
love you still.always.forever nanna!

q u a t r i è m e

i made a pot of soup the other day
it was delicious
feel free to try it as well...

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

chop & add:

3 carrots

2 stalks celery

½ red pepper

½ green pepper

1 zucchini

as much broccoli as you want


bunch of spinach, chopped

1 can chick peas

1 can black beans

1 can lentils

1 large can chopped tomatoes

about 2 tbsp. HOT curry paste


c i n q i è m e

again the neurls were sweet peas...

s i x i è m e

this is amazing...

i love you all
this blog was a mess and lacked flow
for this i apologize
enjoy the day
xo. a

Friday, August 7, 2009

i've been making up my world, i've been painting it with gold...

like a dove, my sweet grandma passed with grace last saturday.
she was one of the strongest, most creative and extraordinary women that i have met and i will miss her so much.
God bless her soul.

as promised,
apartment photos!
living room
(i need a new tv)
thai ellie
turkish twin meows
my bedroom window
when i moved in the cupboards were brown and not very attractive
after much work, it looks a lot brighter and cleaner now!
i spend hours on here drinking coffee, tea, red wine...anything.
prayer flags
spreading good karma and loving prayers all over winnipeg

there is still some work that must be done,
all in all though i am quite cozy in my new humble home.

the neurls were acting up while unpacking...
box bed.
after furmination,
a furball on eleanor's head makes for a beautiful hat.

rainy cold days
....onto cooking up a storm...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

orange sky

lately it feels more like fall than summer in winnipeg
i wake up every morning at 5:30am for work and it's freezing.
this weather makes me crave
folk music
ever so often i fall for yael naim
she's darling and making many appearances on my latest playlists
please enjoy some frebrew.

my grandma is in the hospital right now and about 2% alive
we will lose her any now
i feel like there is a hole in my family
such is life
such is sad
i just went for my first run in forever long. seeing her suffer and fade away has forced me to detox
to try and take care of my body better
and live a healthier lifestyle
i am quite healthy already - but there's always room for improvement non?
lets just say....the run was painful
day by day = improvement.

away we go - great movie. even better soundtrack.

films to see
paper heart
500 days of summer
taking woodstock
the time travelers wife

goodnight dears
xo. a

rumor has it, k'naan is coming to winnipeg?!?! amaze.