“Our shirts are simple, and they say one thing: ‘home.’” reads the company’s website. “By combining that statement with the border of a state, the impact is instant and you stylishly confess your pride for the state you call home.”
For canucks like me, we can stylishly confess our pride for an entire COUNTRY: Canada.
Not only does the Home T use high-quality American Apparel tees (those really soft ones — you know the ones,) a portion of the proceeds for every shirt sold is donated towards multiple sclerosis research. Guilt free purchase. I dig that.
And now, because I never did actually blog about it (SORRY, STUFF HAPPENED) here are my photos / tweets/ grams from World Mastercard Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2014. Thanks for all of the show invites, homies
Why can’t Halloween happen every month? No, seriously — people would go NUTS for that. Instead, we’ve got to try and cram four costumes into one weekend and ALL OF THE CANDY ON EARTH into our faces before it turns hard and breaks our teeth and stuff.
I didn’t actually cram anything into one weekend this year, as Halloween was on a Thursday. This means that we get the full pre-Halloween AND post Halloween weekend to celebrate if we so choose. I went hard all week long — so hard that now I’m too sick to do much else other than watch Netflix and blog on a Saturday night. Look! Look at what I made!
This year, I went out as (in chronological order) a cat, a sexy sugar skull (?), Sailor Moon, and Alex(andra) DeLarge with me droogs.
As promised, here are about 40,000 photos from Halloweek 2013. It all started quite early with a spooky party at Screemers two Friday nights ago…
*stops to catch breath* C’EST TOUT!
I’m off to watch Fargo and clean my room now, because glamour.
Please enjoy this most perfect “life hacks” video from some guy called Max who I’m in love with now. Maximum hilarity:
Good morning, homies!
I’m not going to bog this post down with a long, flowery intro because like, what can I say about Disneyland other than the fact that IT’S DISNEYLAND? A place where dreams come true. Unbridled glee made physical. THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!
1. Getting to feel like a kid again
How cool it was to see Mickey, Minnie, Belle, Goofy, Jasmine, Chip, Dale and Baloo in the flesh (plush?) ??? Almost as cool as it was to double duckface with my boy Donald.
In all seriousness, it’s such a treat to be surrounded by your childhood heroes at every turn. Nothing brings the 6-year-old out in me like a good ol’ fashioned photo op
2. Walking in Walt’s Footsteps
It was cool to go on a guided “Walk in walt’s footsteps” tour of Disney during our first day in the park. It was a great way to see Disneyland, and a valuable educational experience. Inspiring. Walt Disney was an incredible person, and I highly recommend taking this tour (or simply reading more about him) if you get the chance.
Stepping into Mr. Disney’s apartment was the neatest part of our tour. Apparently it’s off limits to the public — we weren’t even allowed to take photos! Here’s one from the outside. They keep that little light on 24/7 to honour Walt’s spirit. Sweet, eh?
3. Getting to feel like a princess:
Did you know that Disney cast members (people working in the park) call every little girl “princess?” — It’s my favourite thing ever. I’m not a little girl, but I still got the feeling that I was special when one kind lady asked about my pink “princess wallet.”
Of course, you can always take matters into your own hands. There are many opportunities to play princess
My favourite ride by far was the Radiotor Springs Racers. I rode it three times — in a row. Thanks for the fast passes, Diz! Even without one, I’d have waited in line for this. Such a fun ride.
Not only was the hotel we stayed at SWANK AS HECK (those robes!) and RIGHT IN THE PARK (as in walk ten steps to be in Downtown Disney,) it felt like an attraction all on its own.
Which other hotel can you stay at and run into Goofy in the lobby en route to the gym every morning?
A++ for the pool area and gym, too. Please enjoy my hot dog legs — Casie did!
6. ALL OF THE LIGHTS
The fireworks over Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland Park, the insanely cool World of Color water show, the jaw-dropping parades that randomly roll through every corner of the entire resort — your eyes are in for treat upon treat upon treat. Who needs a nightclub when you can literally be entertained beyond belief, just by gazine up into the sky?
7. MOUSE EARS
True story: I’m three pairs of mouse ears richer now than I was before I went to California. If you like to wear things on your head, Disneyland IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.
8. Downtown Disney
Of course, for those of us who DO enjoy the more adult side of nightlife, Downtown Disney is what’s up. Drink. Shop. Enjoy live music. We certainly did, on multiple occasions. After a long day of , my friends and I really enjoyed kicking back with a few pints and boy-watching in the Downtown Disney District – and then walking around window (or just actual) shopping. Especially at the MAJORHUGE LEGO STORE!
9. ALL OF THE FOOD
Okay. Okay Okay Okay. This section would totally be number one, if I’m being completely honest with myself. DO YOU LIKE GOOD FOOD? Eat in Disneyland. I kid you not — there’s more to this resort than Mickey Pancakes (though, to be fair, those were amazing.)
Our welcome dinner took place at the zillion star Napa Rose inside the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and consisted of — among other things — Truffled “Mac & Cheese” Orecchiette Pasta with Parmigiano-Reggiano…
Lobster & shrimp meatball soup…
And a bunch of other fancy things I don’t remember the names of, but completely enjoyed. The sustainable fish of the day was Hawaiian Ono. It was mind-blowing.
My other culinary highlight would have to be the brunch(es) at Goofy’s Kitchen and the Storyteller’s cafe…
Sure, it was cool to eat with characters — but also…
10. The magic
Yeah, I know, that sounds cheesy, but I can think of no better way to put the pervasive, pulsating whimsical energy that seems to wash over the entire property. The California weather, the friendly people, the overwhelming sense of nostalgia at every turn… it doesn’t matter who you’re with, how old you are, or where you’re coming from — you’ll feel the magic and you’ll love it here. I certainly did. Thanks Disney