Month: February 2008

Whistler Day 5 – Expert Status

I feel like the skier I should be finally. Today really helped my confidence in my ability which sometimes waver. Eric couldn’t join me on the slopes today so I thought I would be alone, but Mo saved the day. Mo is an incredible skier and saying those words doesn’t do the man justice. It’s disgusting how good he is. He also has his level 2 teaching so I wanted to make sure that I used his time and advice wisely. After he saw me do a couple runs, he looked and me and said “You’re a good skier, what the hell am I suppose to teach you.” I breathed a sigh of relief, I’m doing it right. I should let people know that I first started skiing in Grade 4 and that’s over 20 years ago. I also had a lot of instruction during my younger years. That is growing up in Richmond Hill for you ๐Ÿ™‚ So, Mo knew I wanted to hit up blowhole today. He decided that I should be trying …

Whistler Day 4 – A little bit of powder

I could write a long post about how amazing it was today, but I won’t because I’m tired and I have other posts to write. Today was the hardest day of skiing so far. In addition to the powder to deal with, we did a lot of bump skiing today. I was complaining at how I’m not a good bump skier so it was practice, practice, practice today. I wonder how long my legs will last. I will say that Blackcomb Glacier was stupid fun today. The little pathway past the double black diamond run BlowHole that opens up the rest of the glacier to advanced and intermediate skiers was so sketchy. It was snowing and visibility was pretty low. It was sketchier yesterday in the bright sun. There was a man in front of me and you could tell he was having a problem with the height. He was grabbing at the snow wall and crouching as he walked. I kept a good distance from this guy. Yesterday, I was a bit nervous about …

Rick Owens – Ready to Wear Fall 2008 – 2009

Rick Owens – Ready to Wear Fall 2008 – 2009 I see another Rick Owens coat in my future. I love this collection. Thank god for Paris, I get giddy. The only thing I don’t like too much is the zippered pants. I can’t believe Rick has changed my opinion on the aesthetics of fur; it’s possible for it to look good and not tacky. (sorry peta freaks, I’m not sorry I said the fur looks good. And yes I know what happens to them, thanks) images:

Whistler Day 3 – White Out

It wasn’t clear and beautiful today. It was windy and we were in the clouds on the top of Whistler. It was snowing towards the end of the day which was a plus. I hear that lots of snow is coming on Friday; I’m praying to the snow gods that it’s true. Whistler didn’t have the fashion I was expected. Blackcomb seriously kicked Whistler’s ass in terms of style. Although, I have to give props to the older gentleman I saw rocking a purple jumpsuit, that was hot. Skiing and snowboarding are the only sports where you will see men wearing the most ridiculous colours like purple and neon green. I love it. I didn’t see any Pucci or Prada on the slopes either. So I didn’t take any style pictures so I thought I would break down my own ski style. It’s not all that fashion forward and leans on the more practical side. My jacket by 686 is for snowboarding actually. I didn’t buy it with the intention of using it for skiing, …

i want: ThinkGeek Periodic Table merchandise

ThinkGeek Periodic Table merchandise Periodic Table Shower Curtain I’ve always had a thing for the Periodic Table. When I was in high school and 1st year university I had a very large period table poster on my wall. I so wish I had the photographic period table when I still had a use for this knowledge. Periodic Table Fridge Magnets This would make a great gift for any science nerds you know, hint, hint. ๐Ÿ™‚ images:

Whistler Day 2 – Apres Ski

Today was the first day on the mountain and it was spectacular. My friend Eric and I spent the day on Blackcomb and it was completely dead. Lift lines were non-existent and you had free run of the place. We did Blackcomb glacier once and stuck to runs around the Excalibur, 7th Heaven, SolarExpress and Glacier lifts. I am within walking distance to the mountain, this mornings trek was like a death march. I have new boots that aren’t quite broken in yet. My feet hurt and continued throughout the morning. By the end of the day though, they were all good. I’m liking the K2 One Luv skis too. They are pretty fast but controllable. I’m kicking myself for not bringing my camera today because I saw lots of interesting ski wear out and about. Oh well, tomorrow.

Sorry about the lack of posts this past week

It’s been a crazy hectic week. I’ve been planning my vacation in Whistler (I am writing this from there now on my new Asus eee pc) and getting work commitments done. However, since I’m now mobile you’ll get all the updates on my vacation in real time instead of a week later. It’s 1pm westcoast time and it’s messing with my head a bit. I still have a full day to do stuff. The World Cup is happening on the mountain so there will be no skiing today as it’s quite busy. I’m hoping for a big dumping of snow while I’m here. Look for more pictures during the week. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some ski style shots while I’m out here, but I don’t expect much.

i got: Asus Eee PC

Eee PC 2G Surf I love my little new toy. It’s not a laptop but a mobile internet device. It’s the size of a tradepaperback, weights about a kilogram and I’m in love. I was debating about getting a laptop, but I haven’t been jazzed up about laptops since Apple put out 12″ ones, they were sweet. I didn’t want to buy a used mac so I decided to evaluate what I really would use the thing for. Can you guess? That’s right, mobile blogging and general keeping up with email. I realized that I just wanted to be able to browse the internet, blog and check email. I started to research my options and saw the Eee PC around a lot. The price is awesome, the comes in a range of colours and the size is perfect. It runs a GUI version of Linux. I’ve only really used Linux in a terminal and the GUI version is like any other GUI based OS, like Windows or Leopard. You basically just plug the thing in …

i want: Lanvin รขโ‚ฌโ€œ Large metallic bag

Lanvin – Large metallic bag I’m obsessed with this beautiful purple bag by Lanvin. They have it at Holt’s and I go in to drool over it occasionally. It’s more incredible in person. Purple large metallic bag with silver trims on the corners and the main opening. Chain link handles sit on either side. A popper fastening sits on the main opening. A zip pocket sits on the lining. image:

i want: Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses

Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses Handmade beauties all based on the original vintage frames. This couture collection is exclusive to Josephson Opticians in Canada. Josephson Opticians Bloor Street West Toronto 416 964 7070 The ready to wear collection can be found at Spectacle Eyewear 752 Queen Street West Toronto 416 603 0123 416 603 7227 images:

Style femmes at Holt Renfrew

I attended the Dean Davidson Spring 2008 preview at Holt Renfrew yesterday. Here are some style shots of the attendees. Look for my feature on the preview on complete with better product shots. Mine suck. Love, love, love the blue tights. This DVP dress is fantastic, it comes in silver also. Perfect draping without making the dress hippy. Mary from Holt’s is my fashion hero. She has such an amazing sense of style. She also has the most kick ass jewelry I’ve seen.

geekiviews: Gloves in a bottle

I was sent a sample of Gloves in a Bottle. It’s a shielding lotion much like the Skin MD Natural product I reviewed.. Both lotions perform the same actions, protect the outer layer of skin from harsh damage. Like Skin MD, it took a while for the shielding lotion to kick in. I’m not religious about putting lotion on and I’m sure that had something to do with my results. I like Glove in a bottle better, the lotion is a thicker consistency without leaving your hands greasy. I bottle is $12.95USD and contains about 120 applications. You can purchase Gloves in a Bottle in Toronto at: Yarn Boutique 1719 Bloor St W Toronto 416-760-9129 Quilters Garden 931 Kingston Rd Toronto 416-693-1616 How Gloves In A Bottle Works The outer layer of your skin consists of dead skin cells – it’s a protective layer designed to protect the delicate living cells of the deeper layers of skin. This layer of skin needs to stay moisturized to protect the deeper layers of skin. In order to …

i got: Rick Owens Funnel Neck Jacket

Now or Never has been very good to me this season (It’s over for this season people). I managed to get this Rick Owens Funnel Neck Jacket for 75% off. It was the last one on the rack and it fit perfectly. I was in love. Initially, I walked away from the jacket and left the store, but I kept talking about it which was driving MJ nuts. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. A la Trent Reznor, it kept calling me, kept on calling me! So, I went back and the rest is history. Afterwards, MJ informed me that this jacket sold out completely, everywhere. This jacket fits amazing. The arms are a very slim cut but they are lined in silk so that it’s easy to put it on. The underside of the arms is made from a knit material which also adds to the sleekness of the arm. The double collar is drool worthy and I love how high it stands up. It’s like urban armour and I can block …

geekiviews: Yardley of London

My friends at Brill Communications send me a little package that consisted of Yardley of London English Lavender Bath/Shower Gel and perfumed talc. I’m a lavender junkie, so I was really excited when I opened the package. The heritage of Yardley is Lavender. When Yardley first opened its doors in London in 1770, lavender was the herb chosen to perfume an exclusive range of luxury soaps, a decision that established English Lavender as the international signature fragrance of Yardley. No one knows lavender quite like Yardley. Since 1770 the company has specialised in providing the finest bath luxuries scented with the distinctive aromatic freshness of this classic English herb. Over the centuries Yardley has devoted its energy to searching out the finest quality plants and oils and to developing luxury fragrances with a contemporary feel. No other company understands the benefits of this unique herb better than Yardley. Lavender has the ability to uplift, calm, restore and heal. Justifiably the company claim is: Yardley English Lavender – The finest lavender in the world. Yardley lavender …