Monthly Archives: August 2013


20130830-160058.jpgLate last week my company had its summer social at the Leaside Lawn Bowling Club. I wasn’t sure how much fun it would actually be, but it turned out to be unreal! We all dressed up in white, had a few drinks, and learned the basics. Basically curling, but for the summer – I’m definitely going to be joining a club when I retire.


IRV loves to twerk, has many-a girl crush, loves cake pops and reports on buzz worthy things such as the latest list of English words to be added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online.
Just to be clear, these words are only in the online edition and will not necessarily be included in the official dictionary. Here is the full link of the words and below are some of our favourites:
• digital detox, n.: a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.
• flatform, n.: a flat shoe with a high, thick sole.
• selfie, n. (informal): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

• twerk, v.: dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.

• unlike, v.: withdraw one’s liking or approval of (a web page or posting on a social media website that one has previously liked).



As Fall is fast approaching, we are getting giddy with excitement to dust off our favourite denim, boots and cutie blazers. No doubt our warebrodes will need a few new pieces to  keep us updated on all the trends and we are excited to check out two collections that are set to release this fall for Target and H&M. As we are huge supporters of affordable, fashionable clothing, these companies have partnered up with two heavy hitters in the industry to design some seriously wicked clothing, at prices that young hooligans (such as ourselves) can justifilably purchase without serious remorse.

1. (See picture above) The very talented French designer Isabel Marant collection for H&M is set to release November 14th worldwide. I imagine it will sell out very quickly as her boho-chic style is so effortless and elegant and big on attitude. Very excited to get my hands on something, maybe even the silky slip dress above… fingers crossed. 

2. Second is Philip Lim’s line for Target. This line is available to view online however the merchandise is not for sale until September 15th. These pieces are clean, simple and PERFECT for work. The clothes are idiot proof because they were made with such a small colour pallet, that everything actually goes with everything. Loving the colour blocking look below and this emerald green is super sassy. Definitely worth checking out!





50 years ago today, MLK rocked the world with his dream of equality and propelled a movement of acceptance and a challenge to live without discrimination. IRV supports this movement and will be freinds with anyone who does too.


I can’t get enough of female indie singers these days. This song has an awesome vibe, and the video has a good dose of weird which I love. Happy listening IRVers!



Its Tuesday and that calls for some tunes. We stubbled upon this remix while listening to some Sunday Girl stuff and we la-la-la-love it! Florian Paetzold does a killer job making this into one extremely moss track that will be on repeat for the better half of our morning.



Apartment hunting can work up quite an appetite so IRV stopped over at The Fish Shop on College for a quick bite and the grilled fish truly is everything its cracked up to be. We both were feaning a wholesome salad so we ordered a bed of greens topped with the fish of the day which was grouper. It was so tasty and perfectly seasoned and was definitely great value for its $11 price point. This shop is fresh fresh fresh and a perfect place to pick up dinner on the way home from a long day of work when you want something nutricious that doesn’t sacrifice taste. Skip it for date night as there are only a few picnic tables outside for sitting… unless you’re grabbing something quick on your way for an stroll in Bellwoods park.



There are no words to describe what is going on in this video. Just Miley being… Miley. She definitely cannot and will not stop.

But seriously. Put down the foam finger.



Please never stop.




IRV respects your dedication.