There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless. -Simone De Beauvoir

19 February 2011

Hope you're all fine and dandy! Forgive the blog layout for the next couple weeks- I'm in the process of reinventing my virtual abode. And I just got mini-business cards (will post about them once they arrive). Anyway, I'm heading to NYC Sunday morning, so I'm leaving you all with a list of wündermuffins [tips & info I find useful, or learned through trail& error]:

- YogaRat: Creators of eco-friendly yoga mats that are compact, comfortable, affordable, and well-designed. One of the reasons I've remained faithful to my strength-training is that I've bought fun exercise gear.
- Drink green tea everyday. Check out the health benefits here.
- Nadège: I already tweeted about their delicious tufts of heaven (read: macaroons), but I just recently ate their croissant sandwiches and I almost died... of taste-bud happiness. -_
- Lucubration: laborious study, work, thought, etc. especially at night. (This is a word every college student should know. Example: During midterm season, all I do is lucubrate.)
- The Globe & Mail's "Tips for taking great travel pictures" - thanks H!
- I'll repeat this again: get a face brush. It has been the cheapest, yet most useful skincare tool I've ever purchased. What a difference. I haven't even broken out during my hormonal fluctuations. AMAZING!
- Madewell: they have the best wardrobe essentials I've seen in one location. Just last month I purchased this striped shear blouse, and I'm hoping to pick up a few other pieces in Soho.


  1. Have fun in NYC :) BE sure to report back!
    Can't wait to see the card!

    ♥ Marta from With Love...

  2. Lovely outfits, and PERFECT the NYC :)

  3. love these posts!

    just a bit curious as to how/and how often you use the facial brush? Also do you use it dry before cleansing or wet while cleansing at night?

    Thanks so much! I am so intrigued by it as I've been hit with strong breakouts due to hormones :(

    I think exfoliating might aid in the healing


  4. I love this List! So happy I stumbled on your blog, it's fantastic! Following you now. ;) Hope you'll visit us.

    I Live For It

    Xx. Jewls and Liza

  5. Loving the list too! I'm off to NYC this Tuesday as well...can't wait to go for the first time! I love your list and I'm definitely going to read that Globe and Mail link about taking pictures - no more blurry shots for me!

  6. Hello there - it's Lindsay from the Lub Lub contest! Sorry for forgetting my email!

    I am so excited to win!

  7. Hi anon!

    I'll give you the lowdown on my routine. I take off my eye makeup first with oil cleanser, then I use ponds cold cream all over my face to remove concealer and the rest of my eye makeup (esp mascara)... THEN, I actually wash my face: I wet the brush and pump twice with Cetaphil, then I do circular motions for 1 minute.

    I really hope it works for you!


  8. that first picture is quite stunning... oh how i will i could be there right now!


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