Drooling Over Small Spaces

amazing small spacesI’ve been hooked on a new TV show called “George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces“. He has inspired me to look at small spaces with a fresh eye. I always loved an idea of converting a garage into a cute living space, a garden shed into a studio or a guest suite. It probably would be a challenging process but the result would be wonderful. I actually remember seeing an article about some Torontonians doing just that on Toronto Life and the spaces that were created were beautiful. Imagine how amazing it would be to convert a bare unworkable space and design a functioning living area out of it! Continue reading

Lil’ Bit Of Basil In Ma Life….

Basil Plant

When it comes to making food at home, I’ve been super lazy. I use to be inspired by random things during grocery shopping trips and rush home to cook. Lately, I barely go for grocery trips (Thanks mom!), so I might not as inspired to put a meal together. No matter how simple it could be.

The other day I happen to join my mom on a grocery trip and I saw a table full of these little basil pots and I had to buy one. Little I knew, this basil pot would be a start of a crazy run of rustic breakfasts and snacks. Give a hungry Persian girl some inspiration and she’ll run with it…. I’m going to call it, rustic Persian fusion!

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Day Dreaming About Scandinavia

Scandinavia map

It was last year around this time that I got a chance to attend the Cool Nordic event in downtown Toronto. An event held by all the Nordic countries to bring forward the best of the best from Scandinavian countries. One of the most things I enjoyed about my experience was learning about how all of these countries follow the “less is more” way of thinking. Architecture, design and fashion all seem to follow the same thought process but they are so intriguing. Since that time, I’ve been randomly Google searching, Pinteresting and reading up on the Scandinavian countries and all I have to say is, there’s more to them than Volvo, H&M and Ikea and…. I REALLY WANT TO GO THERE!!! Badly!!

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The Rude Boy

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Over this past weekend with the beautiful weather we were having I decided to come down with a cold. Being as stubborn as I am and not wanting to stay in and have a sick day, I ventured out to get some fresh air and of course some healthy food to help me fight the cold. After going for a walk around Kensington market, it was time to find some food and rest up. I ended up in the west-end of Toronto and in Roncesvalles to get my burger on at The Rude Boy. Located at 397 Roncesvalles Ave., The Rude Boy is a hidden gem between new eateries popping up in the area.  Continue reading

Skagen

Skagen Watches Denmark

Skagen the Danish contemporary accessories company has been around for 25 years, designing simple, clean and accessible watches, bags and jewellery. I’m a big fan of watches and when I saw the Skagen watches at the Cool Nordic Workshop, I loved their simple designs. Nothing is better than a classic timepiece with great workmanship. I also got a chance to get a sneak preview of Skagen’s brand new handbag and jewellery lines. The bags are great, from everyday to going out.

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Isn’t It Peachy!

Sophie Hulme envelope mini shoulder bag

I love this Sophie Hulme envelope shoulder bag. The colour, the size and the simple hardware is just perfect. Doesn’t it remind you of Spring?

 

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