Saturday, November 16, 2013

Love and Misadventure

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My best friend introduced this book to me. She's one of those people who loves to read and has a growing collection of books. In fact, if  you enter her room, it's hard to miss the corner of stacked books on the floor because it's the only neat and organized part of her messy room. On our sleepover, this book caught my attention and when I started reading it, she said "Yeah, that book will make you mad." She was right. It's a collection of short poems and stories that are so well-written and just.... perfect. It would make a really nice gift for a special someone or even yourself.  
Below are some of my favorite quotes from the book.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My chill playlist

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    So I listed a few tracks that I'm really enjoying right now. I also linked each one to their music videos if you want to check them out. This playlist has songs old and new which have a very chill vibe, hence the title. Hope you like it as much as I do.

    Everyone has their own special relationship with music. My earliest memory of life is of my dad whistling a very calming melody when I was 6 years old. He often whistled that tune to me and sometimes even to himself unconsciously. I liked it a lot and it was always stuck in my head. I discovered a few years later that it was the intro to the song Patience by Guns N' Roses. I never heard him sing the first verse, I didn't even know it was a song. My dad passed away in 2006 but that song will always remind me of him. It's my favourite song and will forever be

    I think music is what feelings sound like. It washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.  


      Friday, October 11, 2013

      Fashion Meets Philanthropy

      Hi There!
      I am so excited to write about Angela & Roian online handbag brand that combines fashion and philanthropy. Through their Donate by Color mission, a portion of each handbag sale is donated to chosen non-profit health organizations. Plus, they use vegan leather to make each handbag, avoiding harm to animals! How awesome is that? After a quick visit to their facebook page, I have made a collage of some of my top picks from their collections below.
      As you can see, their bags have minimal designs with a classic touch. Perfect for school, work and any occasions. I think their bags would make lovely gifts this Christmas, I know I would be happy to receive one. Especially the square Mandarin Orange Tote (first bag from the left) which I would loooove to use for school. 
      They aim to increase the awareness of each cause by color of a handbag sold. A detachable ribbon accompanies each handbag purchase and each color represents specific causes. You can help raise awareness by simply attaching the ribbon to your handbag. In addition to the ribbon, a flyer will be given with further information for each cause. You can then share with your friends and help spread awareness. Sadly, they have not yet officially entered the international market. For now, they only deliver to the US. We can only hope they operate international soon.
      But even without purchasing a bag, you can still help spread the word by following them on their social media sites (twitter, pinterest and facebook) and be sure to check out their website: Angela & Roi to learn more about their mission and the different causes they support !