Monday, November 23, 2015

Music Monday: I'm a Believer

Photo by Al Douglas
A couple of weeks ago I went to a fantastic show (pictured above - I was in that crowd!) at the PEI Brewing Company featuring one of my favourite bands that just happens to be homegrown here on my beloved isle, Paper Lions.  I've followed these guys from the very beginning, from a show at the Arts Guild when they were still known as the Chucky Danger Band to shows in Winnipeg and Ottawa, and every time they put on an absolutely amazing show.  But this latest one that I attended was easily my favourite.  There were guest performances by young local talent, spectacular sax solos, confetti cannons, balloon drops and an excited crowd singing along to basically every song. It was a seriously fun time, and if these guys show up in your city, I highly recommend that you go, you won't be disappointed.

They'll soon be releasing an album which you can support via Pledge Music here (I already have!).  "Believer", above, is one of their new singles from the new album, and I am officially so incredibly excited to hear every last song, because I've been bopping around to this one for the last few weeks and totally loving it. I never cease to be impressed at the fantastic songwriting and catchy hooks that Paper Lions continue to come up with - so good. 
Have a listen guys, seriously.  If you're not loving life dancing around to this tune in minutes, I will be shocked.  It's SO GOOD!
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Reading in Style v. 16

Amy of Amy Flying a Kite
Jill from The August Diaries
Alexandra from Larkspur Vintage
Jenny from Margo and Me 
Olivia from What Olivia Did

It's time for another Reading in Style post, featuring some stylish ladies with their noses in books. While I feel like any spot is a good spot to read, some are more unique than others. Personally, I think Amy's choice of the forest meadow is certainly the most romantic.  However, there is indeed something to be said for curling up in comfy-cozy socks and cushions, tucked into a sofa or armchair like Jill or Olivia, or full-on literary lounging like Alexandra and Jenny.

My number one favourite spot to read is lounging on a towel at the beach, which I did shappily did an absolute ton of this summer.  Problem is, it's getting a bit cold for that now, so I'm relegated back to my fall/winter spot of choice - the corner of the couch, cup of tea in hand. For especial coziness, I'll throw a homemade afghan or quilt across my knees.  Either way, with a book in hand I'm a happy girl.

What's your favourite spot to curl up with a good book? 

Would you like to be featured in my next Reading in Style post? If you've got a bookishly stylish look/post to share, feel free to send it my way! rebecca (at) lotsixtyfive (dot) com!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Feeling

Fall Feeling

It's the first day of fall, and while it's hot enough that I'm heading to the beach after work, I admit that I'm looking forward to pulling out some of the cozy fabrics, chic boots, and warm beverages (albeit no pumpkin spice anything for this gal - blech!) that are everything I want as the days get brisk and the vibrant colours of summer shift to the warm tones of fall.  

For me? Autumn is about ankle boots and oversized sweaters, giant cozy scarves and reading good books while sipping steaming mugs of tea,  earthy dark tones, plaids and tortoiseshell.  I've picked a few of the items on my wishlist that have the distinctive fall feeling. 

 - Tortoiseshell Cat-eye Frames 

- A pretty polka-dotted mug for the aforementioned tea

- Good books are always on my list, and I'm dying to read this one.

- This is the most gorgeous-looking oversized sweater I've seen in ages.

- Delicate bracelets? Always a yes, and I love this one.

- I'm really into navy at the moment, and these boots are calling my name.

- A cashmere tartan scarf is an obligatory fall item.

- Who could resist this adorable fox clutch? Not me.

What's on your fall wishlist?

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Monday, September 07, 2015

Music Monday - Carry On

I have basically the whole discography of Coeur de Pirate in my iTunes playlist and am a huge fan of BĂ©atrice Martin's music and singing. So it's no surprise that the first single - Carry On - from her latest album (Roses) is a current favourite. I'm not sure if I prefer the French (Oublie moi) or English versions - I really enjoy both.  Perhaps the French version sounds a little more romantic.  

What have you been listening to lately? 
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

OPI Nail Envy

I am always thrilled to try new nail polishes out - as my ever-growing collection and overflowing storage area could very easily demonstrate.  I wear polish on my nails nearly every day and I have indeed noticed that they do need a break from time to time due to breakage and brittleness.  What intrigued me about the Nail Envy collection is that these polishes are formulated to encourage strengthening and growth.  
I tried four of these polishes: One slightly pink-tinted nail treatment - Pink to Envy, Two sheers - Bubble Bath and Samoan Sand, and One cream - Hawaiian Orchid

If you love sheer polishes and/or french manicures, I think that both Bubble Bath and Samoan Sand would be perfect for those types of look. Personally? I prefer a creamy, opaque finish on my nails but these are two beautiful sheer options, if that's your cup of tea.

The clear winner of this set, for me, is Hawaiian Orchid. It is a perfect soft pink that goes with everything, and is precisely the sort of colour and creamy, lustrous finish that I love. This is a polish I've already gone back to several times, and I know I will continue to do so - it's gorgeous. 

As for the treatment, Pink to Envy, and the overall strengthening quality of these polishes, I have to say that I think there is certainly some effect.  I wear polish on my nails easily 95% of the time, taking breaks when they seem to get brittle or break easily.  I wore a rotation of these colours (and a week of simply the clear (there really isn't much of a tint) treatment polish, and while my nails aren't unusually strong, neither have they become as brittle as they often tend to do.  So overall? I think on the strengthening promise, these polishes do deliver, if subtly. 

What polishes have you been loving lately?
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