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Make Pyjamas Chic Again

September 7, 2016

My sartorial motto is "dress for the life you want, not the life you have"- so I'm not sure what my pyjama-as-streetwear outfit says about my ambitions. This two-piece set stopped me in my tracks in front of the display window of H&M. It was whimsical, cheery, and challenged me to temporarily revise my wardrobe mantra to "make pyjamas chic again". Ironically, I chose to wear it for the first time on Labour Day.

Labour Day Playlist

September 2, 2016

Somebody needs to explain to me where this summer went. It seems like just yesterday that I was rambling about my excitement for the beginning of spring, and now it's somehow September! This year is flying by, and I'm excited to unwind, and reflect over the next few days. 2016 has been full of changes, good and bad, and although I'm incredibly excited for what the next few months have to offer, I'm looking forward to slowing down, reassessing my goals, and soaking up the last weekend of summer. Here's what will be soundtracking my Labour Day weekend...

Welcome to the Get Down

August 23, 2016

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My first reaction was skepticism when Netflix revealed it's latest series The Get Down, a Baz Luhrmann-helmed project that chronicles the rise of hip hop in the South Bronx in the seventies. When I think of influential people in hip hop, the last person who comes to mind is Luhrmann, the Australian director best known for extravagant productions such as Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby. Although The Get Down is far from perfect, to me, it's a surprising successor to music-based productions like Empire, Straight Outta Compton and Hamilton.

My "Infinite Jest" Survival Guide

August 10, 2016

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David Foster Wallace's iconic novel Infinite Jest has earned quite a reputation since it's release 20 years ago. The book clocks in at an epic total of 1,079 pages, with almost 400 endnotes, all of which are in a tiny, tiny font that might just make your head explode. The plot is non-sequential, tedious and highly demanding on the reader, but between all of these roadblocks, there are moments of humour, heartbreak and literary genius that make the entire experience worth it. Trust me, I'd know. After many failed attempts and months of trying, I can proudly say (or humble brag??) that I finished reading Infinite Jest, and am here to pass along my tips and tricks to anyone interested in conquering this book once and for all.