On the Coolest Person of the Year and Britney Spears

Ryan Gosling plays it cool, Britney Spears, his former Mickey Mouse cohort, does not. Believe me, I'm not considering what I've just said to be mind blowing, but when I considered commenting on recent news items featuring both parties, I just couldn't help drawing a few comparisons. Same humble beginnings, not so same humble presents.

Last week TIME Magazine writer Joel Stein appointed Ryan Gosling as the Coolest Person of 2011; Gosling refused to talk about the 'honour' with Stein. Damn, that's cool. That same weekend Britney Spears got engaged to boyfriend Jason Trawick, and immediately wanted to talk publicly about the 'honour.' She blasted a teaser of the news on her Facebook page, presumably 2 seconds after it happened. Ryan Gosling doesn't have a Facebook page. Damn, that's cool.

Brit and Jason appear K-Fed and Brit style on the cover of this week’s People Magazine. A few months ago it was wildly speculated that Gosling turned downed the magazine’s Sexiest Man of the Year title. Damn, that's cool.

Ryan starred in arguably one of the best movies of 2011, Drive. In the retro-esque film noir he spoke maybe 10 lines throughout the whole thing, which was fiercely badass. Damn, that's cool. I could never be badass; I've got too much to say. Recently Brit also starred in what we can classify as her own film noir with Jason in her video for Criminal. Sure it was pretty badass itself; Jason looked surprisingly hot as hell and it had an equally hot make-out scene, but, ironically, every time she spoke the video got worse. She could stand to take a note from the Driver handbook.

Gosling is dating Eva Mendes. They aren't publicly commenting on the relationship, but he did recently travel to Paris just to pick her up so she didn't have to travel back to LA alone. We can be pretty sure something is going on. Damn, that's cool. Again, Spears and Trawick are electively appearing in a national magazine, tagline reading "All the details!" This includes pictures of the ring and this quote from Jason: "she's is my everyday Princess." Um, okay. Also, did I not just mention that she cast him in her latest music video and they have a full on naked make out scene?

Our beloved Ryan also commented on Mouseketeer Christina Aguilera's singing ability on NPR Fresh Air last week, of her talent he said, “you look at someone like Christina Aguilera, who is, y'know, was like 11 years old and 40 pounds and singing like Etta James, and you see someone who is realizing their destiny." He said nothing about Britney. Damn, that's cool.

In all seriousness, Ryan congrats on your Golden Globes nom this week and Brit congrats your engagement, for both I hope the third time’s the charm.

Comparatively yours,

EDITORS NOTE: Gosling has recently thrown a wrench into my whole rant by appearing in the Funny or Die video featuring Eva Mendes, see the clip here. He does however, make that night gown and cap look cool. Thus I rest my case.

Gentlemen's Review

We’ve recently taken to integrating GQ into our monthly magazine medley, and aren’t ashamed to admit it is just for the pictures. The benefits of reading articles on men’s style, culture and fitness sadly escape us as we are yet to apply them in our everyday lives (aside from raising our already unrealistic expectations of how future mates should dress, naturally). Gentlemen’s Quarterly gains Caitlin and Lauren as readers by using the strategic placement of attractive men on the cover, and appeasing us both graphically and fashionably. Yesterday, as we did our usual peruse of the magazine racks, a buffer than usual looking Matt Damon caught our attention. We dove right in. To our supreme delight, we stumbled on a spread of, not only one, but two of our favourite gents looking beyond dapper in a Spring Style spread. Max Greenfield (Schmidt, to you New Girl fans) looking attractively quirky in different shades of grey and Formula 1 fave, Lewis Hamilton, taking layering to a new level of sexy.

Sartorially yours,

Endorsement of the week: Olive et Gourmando

With such a food-centric holiday quickly approaching, I couldn’t help but look back over my various food adventures over the past year. People do that right? I’ve been to some great restaurants this past year and would like to reflect on a particularly fun eating experience in Montreal I had last summer.

Olive et Gourmando, located at 351 Rue Saint Paul Ouest in old Montreal, is a charming eatery/bakery. Stop in for a gourmet sandwich or tasty patisserie. Always packed with locals and tourists alike, this spot is great for brunch, lunch and snacks.

This place is for the diner who dabbles in gustatory passions. The food is great, the atmosphere is ultra hip and the prices are reasonable.

Check out their cool website.

I took the photos below during a visit to Montreal in August with my mother and sister.

Gastronomically yours,

6 Fictional Holiday Parties We Would Like to Attend

'Tis the season, the season of holiday parties that is; we ourselves attended a lovely little holiday shindig this past weekend. However, not all holiday invitations are welcome and our condolences go out to those of you attending awkward office holiday parties this coming week. If we knew how to make the forced conversation and awkward Secret Santa exchange more tolerable, we would surely advise. But all we have to offer is the following imaginative list of fictional soirees we would like to attend as guests of our favourite fictional friends.

Dillon Panthers Holiday Kegger

This is a fully fictitious, yet entirely plausible event. Sadly, as that pesky high school football season only runs from late August to October we never really had the pleasure of witnessing how the folks in Dillon, Texas celebrated the holiday season. Our hearts tell us they would have done it right and we know that the Friday after school let out for holiday break Riggins and the rest of the boys would be throwing together a party. We'd go of course, and much like Julie Taylor did at that anti-formal kegger, drink too much and make a pass at Tim. We would also joke around with Landry Clark, try desperately to befriend Tyra Collette and exchange friendly, yet meaningful gifts with Saracen. Near the end of the festivities, in a perfect world, Coach would catch wind of some misbehaving and come over to break it up, and through his disappointment he'd treat us with respect, inspiring us and wishing us a safe and happy holiday. And we're pretty sure Coach would let us stay at his house if need be.

Sterling Cooper Draper Price Holiday Party

We know what you are thinking here, yes someone got slightly injured that one time, but we are willing to move past it, if you are. This holiday bash is certain to be a gas, if not full-on debauchery. Here are some things to look forward to: the guaranteed open bar over flowing with gimlets and old fashioneds, sitting on Roger Sterling’s lap as he is dressed as Santa and partaking in a conga line enthusiastically led by Joan. Also, the next day rumour mill would be diabolical. Don't lie, you'd love to speculate around the water cooler as to who subtly slipped into Mr. Drapers office, who Peggy took home and why Pete was sulking in the corner, all the while hoping no one noticed the less than innocent kiss you and Roger shared under the mistletoe.

Christmas at Fangtasia

In our imagination, Pam working with some sort of alternative motives has forced Eric to host some sort of holiday inspired event at Fangtasia and we want to be on the guest list. Yes, there is the lingering threat of death and possibility of getting thrown into that crazy underground torture chamber, but it is already decorated with the appropriate Christmas colours! Also the prospect of Eric revisiting any sort of former Christmas spirit he may have had is well worth it, and if we meet him under some sort of sadistic mistletoe so be it. We are a very accepting duo, willing to mingle with the vamps and experience something new, if not during the holidays, then when?


Ludachristmas is the annual celebration thrown by the TGS writers, where Frank puts on a delightfully festive hat, Jenna sings show tunes, Tracey hopefully is allowed to drink and we assume Liz Lemon annually brings a platter of her night cheese. Sounds as amazing as Tracey Jordan is at everything. We’d show up hoping it would turn out to be a Kenneth Parcels rager circa Season 1. Grizz and Dot Com you better watch out.

Pawnee Parks Department Christmas Party

Yes, entertainment 720 may have gone under this year, but we in no way believe that this is stopping Tom Haverford from putting together an amazing holiday party, presumably at the Snakehole Lounge. Andy’s band will play Christmas-inspired metal, Jean-Ralphio will hit on you, you’ll share a drink with Donna, Leslie and Ann then later make a mockery of the whole thing with the one and only Ron Swanson. Also, you know that this group is partaking in some sort of white elephant gift exchange and Ms. Knope herself is sending you home with something insanely amazing.

Neptune High Winter Dance

We cannot imagine a better way to spend a holiday party than assisting Veronica Mars crack some sort of winter themed case. Actually we have been discussing this for quite some time now. We realize it isn't Veronica's style to attend such a mainstream event, but we imagine Logan asking her to be his date and she begrudgingly accepts, but only because her collected evidence has led her directly to the suspicious DJ with a criminal record hired by the school. We would then help Veronica set up a complicated sting resulting in an impressive arrest and end the night dancing under a fake snowfall with our betrotheds, as Veronica sends us a quick "thanks for the backup" smile our way.

Imaginatively yours,


Christmas Wishes

1. Modcloth Elephant salt and pepper shakers 2. Top Shop suede slippers 3. Pantone postcards 4. Nars Danmari All About Cheeks palette 5. Diane von Furstenberg blazer 6. Modcloth studs 7. Harper's Bazaar Greatest Hits 8. Timex Traveler watch 9. Reed Krakoff Boxer tote 10. Tom Ford lipstick in Flamingo 11. Old Navy sweater 12. Vivienne Westwood clutch 13. Semikolon Doc storage boxes 14. Yves Saint Laurent ring 15. apple iPod Shuffle 16. Blu Bijoux Onyx Facet bib necklace 17. Christian Louboutin shoe 18. Kate Spade iPhone case 19. The Perfectly Imperfect Home by Deborah Needleman 20. Deborah Lippmann polish in Between the Sheets 21. Parq clear acrylic modern table 22. Le Donne leather multi pocket backpack

Yearningly yours,

Loblaws: A Love Story

Last week we both had the pleasure of having a Loblaws open in our respective neighbourhoods. We’d like to personally thank Galen Weston for this strategic planning, and sparing us the jealousy that would have ensued had this not occurred.

These Loblaws are life changing. Yes, that is dramatic, but if you live near Queen and Portland or Church and Carlton your life has just changed. You no longer have to do your grocery shopping at Shoppers Drugmart, forcing you to eliminate fresh produce from your diet entirely; you no longer have to trek to No Frills or Price Chopper while praying that they will have something that resembles fresh lettuce or that someone has left a quarter in the cart locker thing sparing you the hassle. You now have Blue Menu and the Insiders Guide at your finger tips and you can finally relate to those Galen Weston commercials!

Here are some other reasons why we welcome these new additions with open arms. They are finally catering to the singleton apartment crowd; now we are able to enjoy the finer things in life in the form of prepared foods for one. No I don’t want to cook an entire chicken, but yes I want to purchase a delightfully premade gourmet Macaroni and Cheese that will feed me for days.

We can splurge and save at the same time: by purchasing that expensive cheese (from what can only be described as an amazing wall of cheese) and then buying everything else PC brand and coming out right on budget! We can stop in and get everything we want all at one place.

Are you going out to a birthday celebration Saturday night? Stop into Loblaws, pick up some flowers, maybe a cute cupcake from the bakery, pick up a bottle of wine for your pre-drink, grab your outfit from the dry cleaner, head down/up to Joe Fresh pick up some new earrings and then ask for cash back on your way out and you’re good to go. We dare you to tell us this isn’t life changing.

Elatedly yours,

Kardashian Konfusion

It has been a big week for the Kardashians. Kourtney announced she was pregnant and then engaged in a twitter war with Teen Ugly Crier Mom, Farrah who accused Kourtney and Scott of being teen parents. I think she is confused.

She’s not the only one. Apart from the much-needed return of Khloe, last night’s KKTNY was full of all kind of confusing antics that made Kris Humphries seem like a genius.

Konfusion #1: When did waking your sister up before her alarm goes off make you a jealous troll? I thought it made you hilarious!

Konfusion #2: How did Jeff and Bonnie Disick produce Scott? They seem delightful, if not confused in general by their son, his girlfriend and the fact that she threw out their chess set.

Konfusion #3: Khloe Kardashian seems to have put her current “career” on hold to pursue therapeutic endeavours? Thanks goodness she came in time to offer her counselling services to Kourtney and Scott.

Konfusion #4: Kris and Kim are confused about what marriage feels like. News flash, I’m pretty sure this isn’t it.

Konfusion #5: What the hell were they cooking in that pan? Just sausage and yellow peppers, half chopped and half un-chopped? Ah, wha?

Konfusion #6: Who were those kids who knocked on Kris Humphries’ door and how much did they get paid to do so?

The only thing people don’t seem to be confused about is how adorable it was when Mason was playing with that broom.

On a different note, can we all celebrate that Kris Humphries finally found a gym in New York conducive to his training needs.

Dashingly yours,


The Super Outfits

Upon meeting we quickly discovered that our closets featured remarkably similar items, one of the many splendours of a blossoming friendship!

Given these similarities, we quickly began to utilize our combined sense of style to create what we refer to as “super outfits.” The joys of our current super outfits are that they can be worn regardless of the season with just a few minor alterations. If you are our friend then chances are good you’ve seen us wear these super outfits. We’re obsessed.

We’ve taken it upon ourselves to visually demonstrate just how super these outfits actually are! Enjoy.

The Red Jeans

The Denim Shirt

Fashionably yours,

The Kardashians are back in Season

What I am not certain about is the NBA season, but I caught wind about some lockout ending or similar, but all that this means to me is that Lamar won’t have to tap into his other revenue stream (cough Khloe cough) just yet. What I do know for certain is that the Kardashians are definitely back in season.

The second season of Kim and Kourtney Take New York premiered on Sunday (as if you didn’t know that). This gift of television amazingness should probably have been called Kris and Scott Join Together for a Pity Party, regardless, I’m still riveted.

Although we already know exactly what is going to happen, (SPOILER ALERT!) Kim and Kris get divorced; the premiere episode started off with a bang in the form of a weird naked guy doing yoga, an oil enema, Avril Lavigne pretending to be relevant and overall Mason adorableness.

In case you missed it, here is what you need to know: Kris Humphries can’t find a gym in all of New York City that is suitable for his all-important training regime. He blames Mason. Scott and Kourtney don’t connect anymore and oddly sleep in separate bedrooms. They blame Mason. Everyone is forced to try wildly unappealing health food. They blame Mason. And Jonathan Cheban is now in the main cast. I don’t know whom to blame for this, but when I find out…!

I guess next week tune in to see what kind of havoc Mason will cause next. I’m sure he is actually the main reason behind Kimmy’s divorce, not the personality and social etiquette that Kris Humphries obviously lacks. And hopefully everyone will gather on the balcony again to take photos of themselves like we all do in our 2-story luxury loft hotel rooms.

Dashingly yours,


Also, at some point this season, there’s this:


Bradley Cooper we do not accept.

The Ultimate Role Model

Miss Piggy exhibits all the elegance, charisma and over confidence that any prima donna needs in order to actuate her status and self-preservation. I wholeheartedly believe Miss Piggy considers classic beauties like Sofia Lauren and Marilyn Monroe as her contemporaries and let me say, I concur.

Throughout the decade we refer to as the 90’s, the whole Muppet gang was a constant fixture in the Caitlin imagination. Between the tender ages of 3 to 12, Miss Piggy seemed to epitomize style and grace in my mind, and her relationship with Kermit was what I was striving for and let’s face it, still am.

In my humble opinion a huge aspect of Piggy’s charm and star power lies in her eye shadow. It’s flattering, timeless and permanent. I realize most Muppets do appear to be wearing eye shadow in addition to a thick stroke of black eyeliner, but Piggy’s eyes are exemplified by thick enviable lashes.

She is the closest a non-human will ever get to Hollywood glamour. And A-List Glamour she does achieve while rocking a decidedly curvy figure that can only best be described in her own words as an “extra fabulous, give me some of that figure.”

If the above mentioned isn’t enough to convince you of Miss Piggy’s gumption, she often refers to herself as moi. Yes, she uses it incorrectly as a personal pronoun when it’s actually an object, but I can tell you that moi owns it.

In fabulousness,


Unattainable Workspaces

One could argue that in order to be continuously creative and productive one must surround themself in an inspiring and aesthetically pleasing environment. However, I know this not to be the case considering I produced some pretty amazing collages in university while sitting on the floor of my tiny boring dorm room while inhaling rubber cement….But it is possible those collages could have been better, nay genius, had I been cutting and pasting in 2-story airy loft.

Below I have compiled a display of what my ideal workspace would look like. Obviously these are purely representational of an overall theme and the likelihood of ever realistically achieving these looks is limited. I mean real workspaces have cords, post-its, and wastebaskets!

Studiously yours,


Why you aren’t attracted to Ted Mosby**

**this is in no way a personal attack on actor Josh Radner.
Ted, more formally known as Theodor Evelyn Mosby, by all accounts should be attractive. We should all want to date Ted for the following reasons:
  1. He has a good job and is moderately successful at a really young age. Ted is an Architect, a practicing Professor of Architecture, and is designing the new GNB Building, a project that is presumably a big deal in fictional New York City. All very impressive!
  2. He has a nice apartment in New York City. It has exposed brick, two bedrooms, a fire escape AND what seems like rooftop that is instantly accessible via said fire escape.
  3. He is looking to commit. He wants to meet a woman who is ready to get married and settle down. He also plans cute romantic dates, a rare trait that we should all respect.
  4. He is loyal and has great friends.
All of these are valid reasons, but let me be honest, if I am hanging out at McLarens Pub I’m leaving with either Barney or Marshall (sorry, Lilly) and I think you’re doing the same. Ted isn’t even in the running. And here is why:
  1. He has odd style, as everyone on that show does. For people, the girls especially, who live in New York and have good jobs this crew is often off the mark style wise, but I digress. Teds fashions I don’t understand, its college kid meets Grandpa Mosby and I can’t get onboard. I agree with Barney in wishing that he would suit up on occasion.
  2. He’s a bit of a Ross. Ross Geller that is. Obsessed with academia, being right all the time and he is needy. Lacks Marshall’s (Chandler’s) humour and the raw sexual appeal of Barney (or Joey). Ted, these are turnoffs.
  3. He is desperate. He already bought a house for his non-existent family to live in, he tells girls he loves them too soon, he is far too sentimental, lacks confidence and he overanalyses everything (basically he is a girl, I am overanalysing as we speak!).
  4. Last but not least, he is going to grow up to be Bob Saget and tell you really long drawn out stories.
I wish I liked Ted. I really do, but alas I do not.

Regretfully yours,


Bradley Cooper, We (begrudgingly) Accept

On Thursday, like any sane person, I dragged Caitlin with me to purchase People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue. To my shock and horror it wasn’t on the shelves at our local magazine vendor; as if that stopped me. We literally found the delivery on the second floor all wrapped up and packaged. That’s right, I opened that bitch right up.

For the remainder of the day it sat, unopened on my desk, begging me to judge the men inside. And that I did.

Before you freak out: yes, we agree. Ryan Gosling. It is outrageous (I heard he was offered and turned it down). People relax. He gets enough sexy credit. 74.6% of which come from yours truly. But we accept Bradley Cooper, based on the spread People has provided us alone. People you’ve done your duty, you’ve compiled a list of generically attractive, American men who have mass appeal and get us every time. I am always more than willing to gawk at classic sexy like Clooney and Pitt, and this year you even offered me a funny=sexy section (Aziz Ansari. Yes!). Alas, Bradley Cooper, we accept.

However, as is custom for most self-respecting females, and because you are still getting to know us, we thought we would share with you a few, in our opinion, sexy men that People Magazine overlooked. We are attributing sexiness to these men based on looks, talent and bright futures. Be forewarned: this list, as do our hearts, can change on a daily basis.

Caitlin and Lauren do Sexiest Man Alive

Drake. As any true Toronto girl knows, when this boi says things like, “do me like the women from my town would” it’s sex.

Taylor Kitsch. Two words: Tim Riggins. Yes, I will see Battleship. Yes I will see John whoever you are Carter.

Kid Cudi. Did you see that sex scene between, Rachel and Domingo? He is teeny, but I’ll get over it.

Andrew Garfield. He’s pretty, he’s talented, he’s got taste (dating my girl Emma Stone), and he’s got an accent.

Roger Sterling. I mean John Slattery, definition of Silver Fox.

Joseph Gordon Levitt. His smile; it’s the cutest.

Prince Harry. If you don’t see it now, you’ll never see it. Also, he is royalty.

Conan O’Brien. Unconventional, but the laughter. Oh the laughter.

Dwayne Wade. ‘Nuf said

Javier Bardem. Shout out to the Europeans. People often neglects these foreign smoothies.

Romantically yours,


Who Run this World? Girls.

Look, I try not to covet what other people have, but in the spirit of celebrating a few topical items, I can’t help myself. The next generation of girls is shaping up delightfully.

If Wills and Kate have a daughter she can be Queen! The optimism this invokes is doing wonders for our girls’ self-esteem. History has graced us with extraordinary Queens (Elizabeth I, hollah!) and better yet we can only assume that a future Queen will have impeccable style that we can all relish and imitate; Queen Elizabeth continues to rock those pastel separates, so can you imagine the wardrobe of a Kate Middleton-spawned Queen? Think about it. Un-freaking-stoppable.

Kelly Rowland, seemingly let it slip that Jay and B are having a baby girl! A future Queen B Junior? I have some equally, if not higher, hopes for this kid; set to inherit the musical talents, swag and throne of Beyoncé AND Jay-Z. Even without the alleged 2,200 square foot nursery, this kid will be cooler than all of us combined. She gonna run this town.

Kimmy’s dispose-a-husband Kris Humphries agrees to sign divorce papers! Thank you Kris Humphries for graciously agreeing to spare us the spawn of you and Kim. I love all things Kardashian, but wasn’t sure the world was ready for that disaster of a child, it would be no Mason (I’m not even sure about that kid anyway). Also as a special, not to be overlooked, bonus to this news item, we got to witness Kristen Wiig kill it as Kris Kardashian last week on SNL, proof that our own generation of girls are running shit.

Harper Beckham is really freaking cute! Do I need to explain Harper Beckham? She’s already rocking it hard and she’s 4 months old. I’m jealous of her wardrobe already. That Bonpoint frock!


Disrespect us? No they won't.

Office Meetings

When you work in an office you have a boss. If you have a boss you have to go to meetings. Bosses like to have impromptu meetings, often about nothing, and sometimes you’re included and sometimes you’re not.

There are 3 types of meetings:

The one you want to attend.

Maybe there is a big announcement or similar, but let’s be real; you just want to get out of working at your desk and put in some well-deserved zone out time. Just sit back and relax. If anyone asks for your opinion on something, you’ll have to improvise/bull shit, but you’re good at that right, I mean how did you get the job in the first place?

The closed door meeting that is no doubt about you.

Ok, it’s probably not about you, but you think it is. Ideally you are close buds with someone who is in the meeting and can report back any two-facing-behind-back-talk. Offices are notorious for gossip so this type of talk is plentiful. In these cases try to make friends with someone on every level of your company just to be sure that you are getting any and all juicy material.

The long and totally useless meeting that is about nothing at all and is really just an opportunity for your boss to talk about himself and his experience in the industry.

If you do find yourself to be sitting in on this meeting, get out quick. You could be doing much more important things like crawling the internet for deals on shoes, watching cat videos or Googling pictures of Ryan Gosling. So get out of it. Options are limited, but sometimes you can get away with going to the bathroom (blame too much coffee and bring your cellphone for entertainment in the can) or fake a temporary illness like you’re choking on a piece of croissant or you’ve suddenly got a dust particle in your eye (again bring your cellphone to the bathroom).

One day maybe you'll have your own company and you'll be able to announce impromptu department wide meetings where you can talk about your numerous exploits in the dog breeding industry. So before you show any sympathy for that employee/coworker that had to rush out of the meeting because they ate tacos the night before and got a powerful case of the runs, consider the above.

Pensively yours,



So I bought them.

Was considering using the scrilla to go to Watch the Throne. The value of money is a hard lesson to learn. The value of killer shoes is an easy one indeed.

It's been a long old trouble long old troublesome road

Bryan Greenberg, do you remember when you were on One Tree Hill? Remember when you played Jake Jagielski, the unassuming teenage father playing guitar and romancing the ladies of Tree Hill? Remember when you and Peyton kidnapped that baby!? I do.

Bryan Greenberg, do you remember when you were in the Perfect Score, when you and Scarlett Johansson tried to steal that pesky SAT test, causing adolescent mayhem in the process? I do.

Bryan Greenberg, do you remember when you were in the show about the guy who returned to his hometown to apologize to Laura Pepron or something. I nearly do.

But I always remembered you. Thought you had such potential, always wanted to be attracted to you. The thought lingered in my mind, but I couldn’t commit. I’m not easily wooed; I need to appreciate your talent before your above average looks.

But Bryan Greenberg, do you remember when I realized you could sing more than just lullaby’s to your fictional daughter? Do you remember when How to Make It in America premiered and you instantly had my heart?  Of course you do, it was the day you finally, out of nowhere, won me over. You showed me not only your talent, but also ability to make good choices. The show’s distinct humor, style and grit speak for itself. But you and it floated in and out of my life in eight quick episodes.

Recently, I experienced a hard time. I can’t afford HBO, (an ongoing hassle). On top of that, my washing machine broke, my stove stopped working, all the lights in my apartment suddenly needed new bulbs and my beloved computer fried. Quelle dommage.

I was at a loss; these disasters coincided with the premiere of your new season. I heard good things, people astonished I hadn’t seen it, and I couldn’t join in. I purchased a new computer recently, (shout out to Caitlin for helping me discover the joys of a brand new MacBook Pro) and the first night I watched the start of Season 2 and didn’t stop.

You’re looking good; I laughed when (spoiler alert!) Ben experienced the Neanderthal high, I’m hot for the extramarital affair, you tugged at my heartstrings when Ben and Cam fought over the rights to Crisp. You were there for me, and pulled me out of what seemed like a dimly lit, appliance-less depression. I’m in, it's on.

So much so, a close friend met you at a party recently. I have yet to bring myself to talk to him about it, I’m so jealous.

Tentatively yours,


PS. Listen to Bryan Greenberg’s music, its good. You Can Run ft. Caitlin’s boi, Kid Cudi is particularly enjoyable.

Peacocking that Faux-Pas

During a particularly dreary day, our keen eyes caught a man strutting his stuff down King Street. He was committing what some would call a grizzly fashion faux-pas:  white dress shirt with a white undershirt visibly poking through.

Never being ones to judge (wink wink), we couldn't help but remark on how confidently he was wearing the disaster.

His chest was puffed up and he was walking proudly.

He was peacocking that faux-pas*.

This got us to thinking, is it really a faux-pas if you’re wearing it proudly?

We own the exact same camel coloured leather jacket, and wear it often. This is not a coincidence; we bought them knowingly, at the same time. Generally, in these types of situations friends will trade off days, attempting to avoid the embarrassment of showing up wearing the same thing, but let’s get real, these are nice jackets. So we strut about together, wearing the same jacket, commenting on how the other has styled it that particular day.

We peacock our own faux-pas!

*please feel free to adopt this phrase into your vocab. Actually we’d love it!

Judgementally yours,

You got the swag sauce, you’re dripping swagoo

Our current scrutinization of Beyonce’s 4 album has led us to begrudgingly adopt “swagoo” into our vocab. This troublesome turn of phrase was met with pure distaste as we routinely hit skip on our respective iPods as “Party” crept through our earbuds.

The meaning, however, came clear to us one fateful afternoon as a particularly dapper man caught our attention over lunch. The only way to describe him was “swagoo,” he was dripping swagoo and knew it.

If you yourself struggle with the adoption of this phrase please consider these babies (possible singular baby).

They’ve (he’s?) got the swag sauce, they’re (he’s?) dripping swagoo.

Epistemologically yours,

I don’t have much to say about these. I want them.

I actually can’t afford these.
Sperry, $180.
Plus tax.
- Caitlin

A necklace of pinterest

i don’t do it myself.
i spend money on things.
But if you’ve tasted the sweetness of what is pinterest.com you may have started fancying yourself a diy-er.  Let me warn you it isn’t that easy.
Here are some things you may need in order to take on such a project:
1. a crafty friend. Caitlin is mine.
2. a friend who has all the materials you need. Caitlin is mine
3. a friend who is willing to basically do the project for you, with minimal input, as you watch Modern Family and lazily bead one strand of the complex necklace shown below. Caitlin is mine.
I wore this necklace out the following Saturday and smugly told everyone that I made it myself.
Resourcefully yours,

we created this blog for three reasons

1. we were bored at work
2. we like looking at stuff on the internet           
3. our ideas and conversations are so amazing. our modesty is insane.
This blogs is comprised of imagery, musings and general speculation.
Lauren and Caitlin
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