Posts Written On August 2009

Caribana via Shay

Toronto’s Caribana Parade Weekend is many things to many people… a time to dance, a time to unite and a time to GET ON BAD!!! Here are some images to explain ‘bana weekend through my eyes… xoxo

waiting on the train



gorg lady in a gorg costume!

another gorg lady!

lovely ladies playin Mas with All Spice

beer tent


WINNERS Carnival Nationz will be headed to Barrie Aug.15 @ Lakeshore Park & Miami Carnival over Thanksgiving weekend!!! C u there!!!

Behaving BAD!

Iconic @ LEVEL Sun night

B.E.T party @ 6 Degrees Sat night!

Chillin’ with Canadian Olympian Mark Boswell



Kristen Jongen

I was in the Denver airport last week and found the cutest and most inspirational art work by Kristen Jongen. I loved her stuff so much that I bought her book, Growing Wings, for my sister. Jongon’s art work is so raw with emotions that it makes me want to laugh, cry and hug her all at the same time. Here is a true artist who is brave. She not only digs deep but also reflects all every aspect of her life to product beautiful pieces like these. Kristen currently lives in Northern Michigan with her three children, Anya, Mia and Van. Soul Soup is her website and this is a great present for anyone going through a tough time in their life. She is brutal honest, amazingly introspective and her work speaks volumes. I appreciate her work because I identify with tough transitions and the eternal optimism she radiates.

Everyone can always use a lift!

The piece that really caught my eye and may inspire my next tattoo is one of a bird and it says,

I won’t die with my song inside of me.


loves it. Check out more Kristen Jongen here


PCC Flea Market

Every first Sunday of the month, the Pasadena City College has a huge flea market with over 450 vendors. They are spread through out the parking lot, and even in the underground parking garage. They have a lot of antiques, vintage and assorted knick knacks. Some would say trash, some would say treasures. For me, I love things with stories and meanings. How often do we keep nostalgic items like faded movie tickets or that one necklace or old belt you just love. Going to a place like this made me think about consumerism and how many things we go through in life. To buy, to have, to discard. Such is life.

LP’s vs. Mp3’s

Ferragamo pumps 🙂

Vintage Ferragamo

nasty see-thru Jordans 🙁


Hey DJs! Remember hauling crates to the club?

Garage sale -type goodies

I use to have one of these wicker strollers for my doll 😉

Old Hollywood Glam

Seashore goodies

Kind of love these. These are great for DIY projects!

Tons of tons of scarves

lots of people came out to see how far they can stretch their buck

If you are in town, on the first Sunday of the month and you are up for a little bit of treasure hunting – you should definitely check this out!
What are your thoughts about flea markets and garage sales?
What’s the best thing you ever found at one of these bazaars?