Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday- Il Mare.

We're taking it back to Mexico!

I myself just completed a family photo book last night of the trip and noticed that the majority of the pages revolved around the meals we had. Tells you how important that is to our family, yeah? So I thought I would continue that stream, at least for a little bit, and share another fine dining experience with you.

This particular meal was at a restaurant that we had visited the last time we came, one of my favourites. Located a short walk from the club, Il Mare is located on the side of the road by means of an enticing entrance. Check this out..






A quick walk down the steps, and you enter a dining room with an open balcony overlooking the harbor of Ixtapa. Gorgeous view.








After being seated next to this gorgeous ocean below, we got right to work on taking some snaps.



Dinner this evening was pasta, the food of my people. Considering that it was an Italian restaurant (in Mexico), I decided to go all Italian- wine, bruschetta, pasta, and all. 

Linguini Con Vongole: linguine with fresh clams in a garlic, Chardonnay wine sauce and fresh parsley. How could I not?



And what meal is complete without dessert?


And cafe?


And Kahlua?



My sister and I then had the dilema (well, her more than I, but I have experienced this myself) of the making-out-with-the-air-trying-to-find-your-straw experience. Ever have that? Only making out we'll ever do..



I daresay that it was the loveliest evening. Food brings people together, that's what I say!





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Finals @ FIDM.

As you know, it is finals week.

Whether you're in grade school, middle school, high school, or in my case, college, it is the time of year when all that you've learned all quarter comes to a close and tests are thrown at you with the force of a bullet.

In my case, finals have been mild, if not exceedingly fun. Because this isn't your traditional college, it doesn't really follow the traditional rules. Like I said earlier- hot chocolate. Today, it was being let out of class early.

What I really want to express to you is my sudden grievance of the thought that I won't be taking these classes come next quarter. Of course I'm excited to embark on new class journeys, but it's just crazy how fast ten weeks went. I feel like I was just getting used to things and now, BAM, on to the next one.

Anyhow, today was my last 20th Century Designers class, in which we had a final designer notebook due, as well as English Comp, in which I turned in a massive research paper on Chanel. And then there were some shenanigans played out with my friends.. and maybe the library..

My final, and favorite class..






Literally this library makes my life.













Jordan and I misplaced one or two books along the way...





This bag- let me tell you about this bag. So my lovely friend below, Francesca, who's in Visual Communications, had to create a designer bag for her final. Her particular one was based off of Elie Saab and I fell in love with it. So beautiful, so obviously it made an appearance in most of the library photos. 



I don't even know what we're doing half the time, but I love these girls. 





What I wore: black BANANA REPBULIC tank, pink cashmere cardigan with gold sequins (used), black FABRIZIO GIANNI skinny jeans (used), and sparkly bronze J CREW loafers (sale).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry and Bright.

I couldn't sleep last night for the excitement that was building for today.

And today proved more glourious than I could have ever imagined.

It began most excellently with a presentation on one of my all time favourite companies: Ted Baker London. 

For my retail class, we had to choose a retailer at the beginning of the quarter and research said retailer, which involved many trips to their location, and then intense research online for a final paper and presentation. Intense turned into interest and interest turned into love.

I'm in love. Ted has taken me. I want so badly to be part of the Ted team, work at Tedquarters in London, use my oodles (yes, oodles, the exact term they use on their website. Don't believe me? Look it up) of passion to work there.

One can imagine that I was literally excited to present. And I did, with confidence and love. I hope people go in there and love it like I do. Truly. It is one of the quirkiest, cutest, most perfect brand.







Anyhow, it was during this break in class that I went out to the lounge area and saw, much to my surprise, a hot chocolate station. A what. Only at FIDM do we get hot chocolate- and lots of marshmallows- for finals week. Is this the best school, or what?






Then, when class was over and lunchtime began, my dearest friends Whitney, Jordan, and myself were taking photos when we were asked to have our photo taken for the FIDM Blog! How exciting, and what an honor!

Myself and Whitney..


Jordan and Whitney..


Myself and Jordan..



Can we please just talk about how awesome this tree is?


And to celebrate the first of finals being checked off the list, Whitney and I took a jaunt down to the Orange Circle for a little celebration to the end of the day. 

Orange is paradise. We did the usual. Retail shopping here..


Window shopping here..

 




Coffee here..


And then a final walk towards the center of the Circle..





She's such a cutie!





Someday, my chestnut praline latte, I shall Merry you.


Don't forget to smile!


What I wore: LIA SOPHIA rhinestone necklace (used), white bow back LUSH top (used), vintage polka dotted skirt (used), silver sparkly TED BAKER purse (used, and discovered this past weekend, much to my joy!) and black RALPH LAUREN flats (used).