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LATELY

 For breakfast today I recreated an omelet that I had on Tuesday at Swan.  It was filled with roasted apple, cranberries, cheddar, mushrooms and spinach.  Today I kept the apples and cranberries, but swapped the cheddar for goat's cheese, and the spinach for arugula.  I'd never tried this omelet combination before, but I really like it - especially with the new issue of The Gentlewoman on the side.
New uniform!  I bought it last week at Rac Boutique - a boiled wool sweater by Ashley Rowe.
 These flowers from Coriander Girl have been going strong for 3 weeks now.  I love those yellow ones.
I've also been wearing these collar tips pretty much daily (from Philistine).
 I effing love the cover design of 1Q84, which I've been spending any free time I have reading in bed.
Fall flowers, me, and a sandwich for lunch, post Martha Marcy May Marlene viewing.  I'm pretty much obsessed with Elizabeth Olsen.

Also, these girls are so cute:

BLANKET PULLOVER


I love this blanket pullover (best name) by Lauren Manoogian.  These photos are from MNZ, but the sweater is also available at Fawn in Toronto.  Her cuffs are beautiful, too.

LATELY


afternoon essentials: RUSSH, Perrier/coffee, patio // striped skirt // bedroom art // potted plants in Parkdale // Hunter and Cook // brunch at Brockton General - their prix fixe comes with a drink drink! // bright pineapple // Capital Espresso love // sunny flowers

WEEKEND BREAKFAST

Flaky Biscuits (a recipe from my mother)

Note: Increasing the butter makes them tenderer, flakier, and more flavourful. (I alwaaaays increase the butter.)

2 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 stick of cold, unsalted butter cut into 6 pieces
2/3 milk
2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese (I like using old cheddar)
snipped chives

Preheat oven to 450F.  Sift dry ingredients into bowl.  Cut in butter.  The butter should be the size of small peas.  Add the milk, cheese, and chives. Mix thoroughly.  Turn out onto a floured surface and flatten with hands.  Cut with biscuit cutter and place on cookie sheet.  Paint the tops of each with milk using your finger.  Bake for ten minutes or until golden.

One Christmas my mother gave me a homemade book of recipes that I've enjoyed over the years.  I make these flaky biscuits on weekends when I have nothing to do in the morning - so relaxing, easy, and comforting.  I usually just make a half batch, though, which is more than enough for Carlos and I.  Serve with jam and enjoy.

FAVOURITES

 More on disposable: neighbourhood flowers + Carlos.

SUNNY BRUNCH

Carlos and I enjoyed a late brunch on The Drake patio a few weeks back.  I love their cobb salad.  I also had to take a picture of this pretty girl, as I liked how her dress matched her mimosa/the chairs/the sunshine, etc.   

PIE FOR BREAKFAST

 Not a bad way to start the day (homemade by mom).

BEAUTY

I've been wanting to do a beauty post for a while, so I thought I'd 'top shelf' myself, and share a few of the products I love.  For hair I use mostly AvedaClove Shampoo and Conditioner are my favourites and what I use most often.  I'm so sick of my ombre, and the conditioner has almost gotten rid of it! As I hate getting my hair cut, I like to use the Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment and the Daily Hair Repair because these products keep the ends really moisturized and healthy.  For styling I use Bumble and Bumble Texture Hair (Un)Dressing Creme because I like my hair to look messy.  For hair spray use Aveda Air Control and for dry shampoo I'm obsessed with Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray.  I wash my hair only about once a week, and I find these work wonders.
(Some photos I snipped out of some old issues of Russh - lots of hair inspiration in that magazine!)
For makeup I generally keep my look pretty natural (except in the lipstick department, where I love lots of colour).  I don't wear much eye makeup, but now that I'm growing out my bangs I wear mascara.  I just bought the Sublime de Chanel one and I'm pretty happy with it (and the packaging is so special).  The blush I'm wearing now is Nars Desire, and you really only need the smallest dab to get a really healthy glow.
Speaking of blush, I love this pretty story from issue two of The Gentlewoman. Pom-pom cheeks!


After wanting a Diptyque candle for a long time, I treated myself to one for my birthday (I turned 27 yesterday).  It was taking me forever to decide which to get, but a fancy woman going up the escalator super energetically shouted down, "Get the Feu de Bois!"  My friend and I found this hilarious - and that was the one that came home with me.  So exquisite.
 Another spread I liked from issue two of The Gentlewoman.  

ONE YEAR


It's been one year since Carlos and I moved to Toronto from Seoul. These are some photos I took last October, fresh to the city:
outside of Chasse Gardee, my still favourite store // Carlos on our street // the Tempeh Stew from Oddfellows // nights out on Dundas West // Sanko // treats from Cafe Bernate // Swan Brunch // bedroom + O-Check deer // more Cafe Bernate