Things I Love Thursday & Florida Pics (Set One)

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
 
[Mom & I in Mizner Park. Versace House in South Beach]
Things I Love Thursday
 vacationing in Florida with mum + dad * breaking out the camera for some photography fun in the sun * tanning & swimming * taking walks by the dock * catching Other Desert Cities with The Boy at The Goodman Theatre * watching A Good Day to Die Hard - I love me some action movies! * loading up on summer clothes & finally coming across Stylestalker pieces * discussing the future with fellow med students * Mango Key Lime cheesecake  from The Cheesecake Factory * my skin clearing up and being able to not wear concealer for several days (I'll be talking about my routine and products next month) * sparkly lilac nails * dragging a bunch of home accessories from Toronto, via Florida, to my apartment * my mini yellow rose bush * American (Fresh Express) pre-washed and chopped salad (it has radishes and carrots and a bunch of extra good stuff I don't have the patience to chop) * freezing my own berries * doing well on my last exam * every fruit flavor of sorbet * rediscovering my favourite vintage belts * planning out my summer *
What are ya'll loving this week!?

Gators in Sawgrass Mills, Ft Lauderdale

West Palm Beach in the evening 

Cheers,
Chantelle

Monday Links: Cuteness Overload

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Hey everyone!

I'm back from Florida, and cramming away for an exam. I absolutely loved it down there, and will be posting a ton of photos over the next two weeks. Here are some links (and a few cutesy pictures) to get your week off to a nice start:

+ How to stretch out too-tight shoes
+ Sweet Baby Cheesus by The Londoner (if I wasn't lactose intolerant I'd be all over this).
+ How to apply a sunless tanner in 8 steps  - Dr. Benabio (dermatologist)
+ Easy ways to save time - The Beautiful Mess
+ Jennifer Lawrence's gown at the Oscars - Dior Haute Couture
+ Morihata Freckled Towels from Anthropologie

Cheers,
Chantelle
Images: tumblr

Update: I'm Off To Florida

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

...So please forgive the lack of postings on the blog this week. If I catch some wifi, I'll try to sneak in a few photos & updates. I've taken into account the many Miami sites + suggestions I was sent via comments and e-mails. Thank you so so much. If you're interested, I'll be updating from instagram & twitter while I'm down there. I'm incredibly excited to see my parents & soak up the sun (with SPF 50 of course)!
Cheers,
Chantelle

Things I Love Thursday & A Belated Monday Links

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Things I Love Thursday
Last week's snow blizzard, it made Chicago so pretty - New colourful flowers - 'Go Overboad' by Essie - Getting educated on a healthy diet - A surprise visit from The Boy after a big exam - Avocados - Green tea - Hibernating in my apartment - Fuzzy wuzzy blankets - My new laundry hamper - Rediscovering Shawn Desman & studying for an additional 4 hours for my exam (he keeps me awake!)

Some fun links for your weekend
This quirky Longchamp commercial featuring the lovely Coco Rocha. It's très adorable, and makes me wanna dance. :D

Cheers,
Chantelle
image source: tumblr

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hi everyone!
The blizzard this week has wiped out the energy of everyone on campus. We seem to be dragging our feet to and from school every morning and evening. However, the snow just makes the surroundings look so beautiful! I can't help running through fluffy, untouched white hills and keeping an eye out for snowmen. I really wished Christmas had been this winter wonderland. I hope you are all safe, and cozy. I've been watching food documentaries and re-evaluating not only my diet, but also where I shop for meats & poultry & eggs. If any of you have time, check out Vegucated and Hungry For Change. You'll be eating a lot more veggies, drinking tonnes of water, and asking a lot of questions!

I've posted a few images of outfits I'm excited to wear next weekend (I've been in scrubs since Wednesday), and hopefully I won't have to switch out the shoe selections for boots (but it's very likely I will). Jeans + warm knits = happy town!

Cheers,
Chantelle

Things I Love Thursday: Snow Angels & Tulle

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

OD-ing on Mexican food - Wearing a python print blouse - Really long hot showers - Polka dot nails - The Boy & I making the perfect Penne à la Vodka - Good hair days - Tweaking a Linzner Tart recipe - Naps - Watching A Clockwork Orange -  Snow! - Cuddling - Vacation countdowns - A friend and I making snow angels after leaving anatomy lab at 2 am, which totally made up for how tired and frustrated we were with the cadavers - Children's novels from the 1950's that I picked up at an amazing antiques store - This little piglet in a wheelchair!
What are you grateful for this week? :D

Cheers,
Chantelle 
image source: tumblr

Monday Marvels: Links For The Week

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Monday, February 04, 2013

Hey everybody, here's some knowledge to start off your work week. Enjoy!

  • Ask Dr. K: "Do cleanses and detox diets work?" [We learn about the detoxifying function of the liver, even back in high school, so I never figured these fads would do anything. This is an interesting read if you want to know more about why cleanses are not as efficient as eating some broccoli.]
  • Beyonce's performance at the SuperBowl. Bam!
  • How to get long feathery lashes by gossmakeupartist (a longtime favourite of mine)
  • D&G Flared Cat Eye Sunglasses These are in white lettering, and I think they're so quirky compared to the classic black cat eye shades. You can find them at redhotsunglasses, and the black ones at neiman marcus or amazon
  • Why taking ADHD medication (ie/ Adderall) is dangerous when you don't actually suffer from the disorder. This article emphasizes the longterm side-effects of using "study drugs", and how prevalent they have become in college & post-graduate groups. Very frightening. NYTimes - Drowned in a stream of Prescriptions
  • The Healthiest Cooking Methods - Times. 
  • Vogue Mum extract: "If she's hungry she can eat salad." - I felt the title of this post was deceiving, and gave the impression this woman was starving her daughter for fashion's sake. Weiss put her child on a diet, because the child was overweight (maybe even obese), and it was necessary for her health. I wish more parents were this strict once pediatricians/family doctors recommend a low calorie diet. Obesity is a huge medical dilemma in the USA, and it is the cause of heavy healthcare expenditures as it leads to cardiac disease & heart attacks + strokes (the leading causes of death according to the CDC). 

  • Cheers, 
    Chantelle

    Miami Inspiration: What To Pack

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    Saturday, February 02, 2013
       
    Hey everyone, 
    Here's a few images I've kept on hand for summer inspiration. I only found out a few weeks ago that I'd be meeting my family down in Florida mid-February. Hence, I've pulled open the folder and gotten myself ready for the warm weather. I am so excited!! Also, for any of you Miami/Ft Lauderdale/West Palm Beach-dwellers, please send me some great places to check out. Merci :) 

    Cheers,
    Chantelle
    image source: nativefox, songofstyle, lisasplace, tumblr