Friday, December 31, 2010

Lululemon indecision!

Today I went out for coffee with a friend by Coquitlam Center and decided to exchange the green Lululemon hoodie I bought for the black packpack. The pack I have now has had it and I love the Lulu one, of course :D

I heart fashion!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hi my name is Darcy and I'm addicted to Lululemon

I seriously have ZERO willpower when it comes to Lululemon.  I went out for brunch at my all-time favourite breakfast place, De Dutch with my friend and former co-worker, Elinor.  Afterwards I wanted to pick up some eye makeup remover from Cranberry Lane so we headed over there, and then we decided to nip over to Coquitlam Center.  I originally set out to get MAC bronzer, but we ended up parking by the entrance that's right beside the Lululemon...and Elinor dragged me in! Totally against my will.  Le sigh...I walked out of there with this hoodie in cactus/lime, a black sports bra (on sale, actually quite cheap!) and a black non-slip headband.  My only consolation is that Elinor spent way more than I did haha.  All in all it was a great day with one of my favourite people. 

Tomorrow I'm going into Coquitlam again for coffee with my friend Erin, and then I'm carrying on to Burnaby to go out for yam fries and to check out the Metrotown Lululemon with my friend Jen.  I've told her she's not allowed to let me spend any more money at Lulu! Maybe I should give her all my cards to hold on to, just to be safe :P

Flirting with Grad School

Recently I've been doing spending a lot of time researching Masters programs.  I'm not 100% sure about teacher's college, and I've found some really cool programs for library studies.  I would want to be a children's librarian, so I could hopefully find a library job in a school.  I'll be applying to SFU to do teacher's college prereqs, and two Grad schools (one in Ireland and one in Ontario) for sure.  I'm looking at two others in Alberta and Quebec.  I would really really like to get out of Quebec though haha.  Lots of exciting options for next year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Recipe: Low-Fat DC Cupcakes New Year's Eve Strawberry Champagne Sparkler Cupcakes

Servings: Serves 12
Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes (36 mini cupcakes, 3 per champagne flute)
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries , diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. good Champagne (sweet rose Champagne suggested)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour , sifted
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder , sifted
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. (4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 4 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup zero-calorie sweetener (e.g., Splenda)
  • 2 large eggs , at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract plus seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 1/4 cups skim milk , at room temperature
Champagne Buttercream Frosting
  • 16 Tbsp. (8 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar , sifted
  • 1 tsp. skim milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup good Champagne (sweet rose Champagne suggested)
Strawberry Layer
  • 24 fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup good Champagne (sweet rose Champagne suggested)
Chocolate Ganache
  • 2 cups high-quality dark chocolate
For Serving:

12 glass Champagne flutes

12 long spoons

12 indoor-safe sparkler candles

Step 1: Baking the Mini Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 2 mini cupcake pans with 36 mini baking cups or grease pans with butter if not using baking cups.

Dice up 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries and soak in 1/2 cup of Champagne. Set aside.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Place the unsalted butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or hand-held electric mixer. Add the sugar; beat on medium speed until well incorporated.

Mix in applesauce slowly.

Add the eggs one at a time, mixing slowly after each addition.

Combine the vanilla extract, vanilla bean seeds and milk in a large liquid measuring cup.

Reduce the speed to low. Add one-third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, then gradually add one-third of the milk mixture, beating until well incorporated. Add another one-third of the flour mixture, followed by one-third of the milk mixture. Stop to scrape down the bowl as needed. Add the remaining flour mixture, followed by the remaining milk mixture, and beat just until combined.

Gently fold in the diced Champagne-soaked strawberries, just until incorporated.

Scoop batter into baking cups and bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. If using paper baking cups, peel off all the paper baking cups from the cupcakes at this time.

Step 2: Making the Champagne Buttercream Frosting
Place the unsalted butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or hand-held electric mixer. Add the confectioner's sugar; beat on medium speed until well incorporated.

Add the vanilla extract, milk, salt and Champagne, and beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Place frosting in a disposable piping bag with a large round tip.

Step 3: Preparing the Strawberries 
Slice 24 strawberries lengthwise and soak in 1 cup of Champagne for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 4: Melting the Chocolate Ganache

Break the dark chocolate into small pieces. Fill a medium saucepan with an inch or 2 of water and place over medium-low heat. Place the dark chocolate pieces in a medium glass bowl over the saucepan and melt slowly. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is completely melted. Remove the bowl of melted chocolate from the saucepan. Pour the melted chocolate into a plastic squeeze bottle. (If a squeeze bottle is not available, you can drizzle with a spoon.)

Step 5: Assembling Layers in Champagne Flutes

Line up 12 glass Champagne flutes. Insert 1 mini strawberry Champagne cupcake in the bottom of each glass. Next, pipe a swirl of Champagne buttercream frosting on top of each cupcake. Add several slices of Champagne-soaked strawberries and a drizzle of chocolate. Repeat layers. Finally, place a third mini strawberry Champagne cupcake at the top of each glass, pipe with a final "Georgetown Cupcake signature swirl" of Champagne buttercream frosting, and top with a final drizzle of melted chocolate.

Step 6: Serving
Insert 1 indoor-safe sparkler candle in the top of each glass. Light the candles at midnight, serve with spoons, and enjoy!
Recipe from Oprah website


Christmas Break so far has been nice and relaxing, just the way it should be! I got many wonderful gifts for Christmas, such as:

A tshirt from Plan Canada's Because I am a Girl campaign

The New Red Mitten from The Hudson's Bay Company

I bought this cardigan from Plum in charcoal grey with money I got for Christmas

I also got a long-sleeved black shrug to wear with the dress I got for my friend's January wedding, and a black jewelled clutch, also to wear with the dress (all from Plum).

Yesterday Mom and I went out to see if we could score some more Christmas bargains, and we found some great things at Pier 1! I got this beautiful sparkly silver Eiffel Tower ornaments, a box of mini different coloured disco ball ornaments, a sparkly fleur de lys ornament, and napkins that say, "Peace, Love, Shoes." 

I also needed a strapless bra to wear under the dress for the wedding, so we went to the La Vie en Rose outlet.  Everything was buy one get one free! I found a great strapless bra as well as a sparkley black one.  I got panties to match the sparkly bra and a second pair, because they were free anyways.

I wanted new nail polish for the wedding too, so we went to a salon in the same mall as the outlet, and I got this gorgeous shimmery gunmetal grey OPI polish, as well as a travel-sized Aveda hand lotion and brown Cargo mascara.  The mascara was 25% off and everything in the salon was 15% off on top of any previous discounts.  Score!

Today I went shopping with a friend because she had gotten a gift card to the mall.  She got some great things, and I found a 10$ ivory coloured slouchy tank to wear under my grey Plum cardigan.  

And now I'm on a spending diet :P

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

It's my first Wednesday linking up--You can here!

I'm *loving* all of the delicious baking that comes with this time of year: chocolate and almond shortbread, butter tarts, white chocolate candy cane bark, rum balls, etc... *drools*

I'm *loving* these Lululemon pants and the Scuba hoodies, which are perfect for cold winter days (perfectly fitted and you can zip them all the up to your nose!).  Take that -40!

I'm *loving* that I am going to see The King's Speech next week with two amazing friends <3

I'm *loving* looking back at pictures the semester I spent in France last winter, even though it makes me miss it so.

I'm *loving* this organic hand lotion from Escents Aromatherapy in Breeze:

Ultra rich, great scent, non-greasy, and perfect for skin which freaks out in the harsh winter weather.

I'm *loving* that DADT is OVER.  Thank-you President Obama!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Brun chocolat! Rien d'autre!

When I was studying in France I happened upon a small boutique fifteen minutes from my apartment, while showing a friend from Vancouver around (she was studying in Belgium).  There I stumbled upon a dress which became one of the most indulgent purchases I've ever made.  It just so happened I was on the hunt for a party dress.  You see, I'm graduating from university this coming May, and towards the end of the semester there will be a Grad Formal.  A university can do this kind of thing when its student population numbers just 2,000 total.   Back to the dress.  While trying it on I was discussing foot ware colours with Candace (in english) a man in the boutique, who spoke only French, asked what we were talking about, which is when his eyes got wide and he uttered my title, "chocolate brown! Nothing else!"  Between girls, this is not the season for chocolate brown.  I've been looking since I got home in May.  I even went downtown to Holt Renfrew (home of Luis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, etc...You get the idea) to find out my size in Christian Louboutin after I found a gorgeous pair of chocolate brown Louboutin heels on ebay.  Alas, the shoes on ebay were not my size.  Since then I've given up on finding shoes in stores.  I resorted to googling "chocolate brown heels" and found these on (NB: I'm Canadian):

I wish the heel was higher on them, but I guess I can't be picky :( Well...that maybe be part of my problem.  I won't wear heels with straps around the ankle (they make petite women look even shorter by cutting the leg off at the ankle-thanks Stacey and Clinton! haha).


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Still blog challenged

In attempting (and succeeding in one respect) to remove a ticket from my blog, I removed a comment from Amanda's Saturday Around the World.  Sorry!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Blog challenged

Somehow I go a ticket on my page...and can't figure out how to get if off lol.  Any tips?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Recipe: Candy cane brownie

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 unsalted butter (I never use unsalted)
12 oz. chocolate chips, divided
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa poder
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup warm milk
10 candy canes, finely crushed

Coat an 8-inch-square baking pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix sugar, salt, and flour. Set aside.

In a double boiler or microwave safe bowl, combine butter and half the chocolate chips. Melt, stirring often, then remove from heat. Whisk in cocoa, transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside.

In a large measuring cup, whisk together eggs, vanilla, and milk. Add to chocolate and cocoa mixture and whisk well to combine. Fold in flour mixture, then mix in remaining chocolate chips and all but 2 tbsps. of the crushed candy canes.

Use a rubber spatula to transfer batter to prepared pans.  Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out covered with cakey bits. The centre of the brownies should be set. Dust top of brownies with remaining crushed candy canes then cool completely before serving.

Bon appetit!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I am a bad blogger, I know.  With the most ridiculous exam period ever, I just would have felt too guilty updating.  I'm in Montreal at a friend's until it's time to leave for the airport.  I'll probably get there ridiculously early, because that's just the way I am.  Tara met me at the bus station last night and I was starving so we went to...Juliet&Chocolat.  Where else? Delicious, as always.  Packed, as always.  Tara's husband Aaron picked us up after and we went back to their place.  Tara had to leave for work at 9, so I got up with her and went on a little adventure (which the reason for must remain a secret.  Shh!) to Atwater Market.  I <3 these things! Full of local cheeses, interesting and hard to find goods, beautiful flowers, and more.  I could spend so much money on food in that place.  I settled for a porc and brie sandwich, croissant, and pain or chocolat (or chocolatine as they say in Quebec) from a delightful boulangerie, much like those you find in France.  They even had...wait for it...croque monsieurs! I desperately wanted one (haven't had once since France) but I wanted something to go because I wasn't hungry for lunch just yet, and a croque has to be eaten toasty warm.  I'm back at Tara's now, and just booked my grad photos online for January 21st.  Flight leaves in T-5 hours!


Friday, December 10, 2010

The days go by

2 weeks and two days! Until them I'm filling my days and looking for the positives.  As much as this province frustrates me, even I'll admit there are incredible bonuses to being here.  Such as:

1)  I've been to New York City twice in one year.  Not something this BC girl ever thought she'd do.

2) I can have breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner with my best friend whenever I want, without even leaving my building : ) Last night we made the most amaaazing fajitas! My friends will always be my favourite thing about Bishops <3

3) I broke in my new ice skates today.  Bishop's has an ice rink on campus and it's FREE on Sundays for two hours.

4) I've seen my favourite band, Great Big Sea, twice in less than a year.

5) I saw Lion King on Broadway AND bought earrings from Tiffany's on 5th Ave for my 25th birthday <3

To name a few...

Friday night Lara and I saw Harry Potter.  In the almost 3 years I've been in Québec I've never gone to the theatre in Sherbrooke.  I couldn't believe how cheap it was! Only 5.50$ for students! It's DOUBLE the price at home! See, good thing about Quebec.  Needless to say I'll be keeping an eye on what's playing in the future.  To make a night of it (time off campus is precious, friends) we went to Café Caffuchino's.  If anyone out there is ever in the Sherbrooke area this place is a must! Great place to go for dessert and drinks.  Very elegant and sophisticated decor, delicious desserts, and friendly staff.  Win!

Me with my amazing dessert! Chocolate cake base with chocolate mousse center complete with chunks of cheesecake in the mousse.  If there's a Boston Pizza in your area they make the exact same dessert.  Go. Get. It. Now!!

Today I went ice skating for the first time this season with my new skates!  

Tonight I'm going with Suz (my partner in BU crime hehe) to take her little sister back home (she was here for the weekend).  We're meeting her mom in...Vermont I think.  A drive+my BU bestie=LOVE!

Also, Tim Horton's has their chocolate candy cane doughnut back and it almost makes me forgive them for taking away my autumn spice muffin (but not quite).

Darcy xoxo

Thursday, November 25, 2010

What I'm looking forward to!

The countdown is most definitely on! One thing that you should know about me is that I love countdowns.  A lot.  I start them months in advance.  I cheer when the days go down by 5's (50, 45, etc...), 10's, weeks, months.  Speaking of countdowns, why haven't I done one for Convocation?! Sweet Jesus what is wrong with me?!  I also love bulleted lists.  So why not combine the two? I'm going to start jotting down things I want to make sure I do/am looking forward to when I'm home, back in the land of the sane.  Or at least, the not as whiny :P

  • The Vancouver Aquarium.  Scuba Claus is back by popular demand! That's right, Scuba Claus.  Santa Claus scuba dives in the Georgia Straight exhibit, which is my favourite aquarium exhibit.  There will also be a tree lighting, courtesy of the electric eels.  Score! 
  • Drives to see the Chrismas lights.  Someone used to set up a hockey Santa Claus scene on their front yard.  I'm not sure if they still do it, but I do love me some Christmas lights! From the warmth and comfort of an automobile, bien sûr.
  • Winter Harp (see picture above). From the website: "Dozens of candles light the stage as musicians in medieval attire play harps, flute, drums, bells and an assortment of rare medieval instruments in an evening of poetry and song."  You had me at harps! And medieval attire.  Because they were awesome.  In a tradition begun four years ago, my oldest pal and I go to some sort of show around Christmas time.  For three years it was the musical Beauty and the Beast.  My pal studied stagecraft in college and I am a musical junkie, plain and simple.  Shoot me up baby!  Tragically the show seems to have stopped touring, so last year we had to come up with a different plan.  Neither of us were (was?) crazy about the Christmasy musical on offer at the theatre that played our previous show, so we just went to a movie that both of us wanted to see.  This year we're back to our former theatre antics.  It's even at the local theatre!
  • Baking.  Christmas baking, regular baking, baking! For me Christmas isn't about the presents, or even (entirely) about my favourite Christmas songs (I want a hippopotamus for Christmas and six white boomers, for the record).  It's about the food.  I eat.  A lot.  Constantly, actually.  I'm a snacker. I love appetizers and all food that is bite-sized.  Bonus points of there's an abundance of sugar.  Which is where Christmas comes in.  Munchy food and sweet treats galore!   I even get the pleasure of knowing exactly how much weight I gain over Christmas break, as I have to weigh my luggage before flying home and going back to school.  The old school nurse said I was the only student she'd ever met that lost weight at school and gained it at home.  What can I say, I like to be different? 
  • Specifically, I live for Christmas morning brunch.  Words cannot begin to express mon amour for this meal.  I look forward to it all year.  Mmmm wife saver...
  • My pets.  Sure the cat hates the world and the dog is not too bright, but they're awesome anyways.
  • Rent L'arnacoeur (see previous entry).  I'm not even going to attempt to find it for sale.  However, the local video store does have quite a good selection of foreign films.
  • Make Grandma's cinnamon buns.
  • Complete French teaching assistant job application.  My friend Scotty (three guesses as to where she's from!) who I met while on exchange in France, is applying for a similar program through the UK government.  How nifty would it be if we both happened to get hired and placed in the same location?
  • Visits with: Jamie and Bruce (who apparently moved and live close by now!) - baking and movies etc..., Natasha, Elinor -White Spot and BBC Pride & Prejudice, Ashley, Charlotte & Brook, Chrissy-poutine pizza!, Candace (who will be freshly returned from working at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland memorial in France!), etc...!!
  • Cook dinner! The potential of cooking something and not having to eat it for a week is muchly appealing!
To be added to...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Favourite things à la Oprah (Part 1)

It's that time of year! I am really sad I haven't been able to catch the favourite things episode these last few years, so I came up with the perfect solution this year! I'll do my own favourite things blog entry! In fact, I may do a few :P

Sorry it's so blurry! This is the only shot I could get off the website.  Meet the Lululemon Remix hoodie in torrid/chilli tartan print.  Lululemon pants were actually feature on Oprah's favorite things episode this year! There, solid proof that Lululemon is the best.  Even the Big O's a fan!

Actually, it's L'arnacoeur.  I saw this movie in theatres in France and it is the cutest thing ever.  Alex (Romain Duris-who I will gladly settle for if I can't have Michael Bublé) is hired by family members to break up a woman's unsuitable relationship.  When he gets hired to stop Juliette's wedding (played by that skinny cow who stole Johnny Depp from the world) which is to take place in 10 days time he finds himself mixing business with pleasure.  It will be released on DVD in Canada on December 21st.  I asked at Archambault the last time I was in Montréal : )

Meet Charm, by Kate Spade. I'm like a magpie. I can't get enough of shiny things!  This ties in nicely with our next item:

The perfect little black (bubble) dress by BCBG.

Kitchen Aid stand mixer in Ice.  

It won't let me copy and paste a picture, so check out the link (Return to Tiffany heart charm and chain).

C'est tout! For now : )

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekend update-Concerts and Plays and French Toast, Oh My!

Hello lovelies,

I have to say as far as weekends go,this one was pretty darn good.  We started off with a bang, in the form of a free concert Friday night.  After class on Friday I decided to kill time in the library before my doctor's appointment (like...4 hours? haha) rather than face the chilly walk back to rez and all the way across campus back to the doctor's office.  I happened to come across my friend Chris, who asked what I was doing that night.  A Friday night? Me? That would be nothing, I replied.  He had an extra ticket for the Jill Barber/Michael Kaeshammer concert that was being held that night at Centennial.  Oh.  My.  God.  She is the cutest thing ever.  We had amazing seats in the 2nd row, dead center.  Our theatre is a little different than most, in that instead of the first few rows being below they stage they are level, meaning we pretty much had the best seats in the house.  I couldn't resist buying one of her CDs after, especially as she was out in the lobby, mingling with her fans and signing CDs, LPs, etc...I was worried she'd be a little too jazzy for me but for some reason she's not.  I might possibly have been love with her outfit too.  Really wish I'd gotten a picture of it.  She was wearing a crinoline under her dress.  I have a (not) so secret love of crinoline.  I'm not really sure why...paired with shimmer tights (as it always was in my dancing days) it's the itchiest thing on the planet.  I also wore my Tiffany's earrings for the first time <3

This is my favourite song that Jill sang:

Jill Barber-Oh My My

Yesterday my Quebec Culture class (which is making me increasingly suicidal.  Thank-God there's only one more week of classes left!) went to a play in Montreal called, "Thérèse et Pierrette à l'École des Saints-Anges" by Michel Tremblay.  I had to get up at 8 to get ready, and was pretty tired from the night before.  I think the highlight of the day for me was not the play, but this:

"lunch" at one of my favourite Montréal eateries, Juliette & Chocolat.  You're understanding correctly.  It's a chocolate restaurant! I had a strawberry, banana, chocolate crêpe, a fair trade grandmother style (that means it's super thick) milk chocolate hot chocolate, and Cat and I shared a raspberry chocolate mousse.  Yep, that's a lot of chocolate.  Mmmm...

Here are a couple more pictures:

Chocolate raspberry mousse and my crêpe 
Cat and her friend Gérard battle it out over chocolate fondue.

We took the wrong highway heading home, so we ended up going a bit out of our way and having to backtrack.  I took over driving for most of the way home because Cat was getting tired.  Quebec highways are so strange.  You feel like you are driving down some rural country road, but nope that's a highway.  I guess it is preferable if something happens, but the problem with this are that there are obviously no exits, as it really is just a  road, and there are houses up and down both sides.

So what's on for today? The following:

  • Wash sheets
  • Call Grandma
  • Figure out how much tuition will be next semester
  • Clean room
  • Wash dishes
  • Make chocolate banana bread
  • Clean bathroom
  • Make french toast for breakfast
And with that I'm off like a herd of turtles!



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

These streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you

New York, New York.  As with most big cities, I relax considerably once it's my second, third, etc... trip.  Also, once I gave up on the subway and started taking taxis everywhere.  With a group of people it ends up cheaper than taking the subway sometimes.  I dislike the NYC subway greatly.  It is confusing, ugly, and smelly at times.  Anways so to start with the trip up, I high-tailed it from class, to my apartment, to the bus stop on campus to find two classmates there, who said one of the Art History professors was driving into Montreal and had offered us all a ride.  Only downside to this was we got to the Mtl bus station ridiculously early, and had to wait like four hours before we could catch the bus to NYC.  There was an earlier bus but we would have gotten into the city at like 4am.  Nooo thanks.  I think overnight greyhounds have to be the worst things on the planet.  Seriously next time I go to NYC I'm flying, I don't care how much it costs.  We got to the hotel, put out bags up in our prof's room because we couldn't check in yet, and set off.  Friday we went to the MoMa, which was really not my cup of tea.  Contemporary and Modern Art makes my brain hurt.  Kathleen and I spend all of 10 minutes in the MoMA before we escaped to hunt down Central Park.  We walked around there for a bit before heading back to meet back up with the group.    
For dinner the English girls (the French ones split off and did their own thing.  Whatever).  went out to this delicious asian restaurant.  Those sneaky museum girls told them it was my birthday and out came a delicious chocolate cake and ice cream.  Mmm so good! Saturday we did the Museum of Natural History, which we ripped to shreds, and the Guggenheim.  MNA=major disappointment.  Most boring museum ever, not to mention racist and blatantly colonialist at times.  Ew.  We moved on to the Guggenheim, which was spectacular.  The current temporary exhibit is called "Chaos and Classicism" and featured art from Germany, France, and Italy during the interwar period.  Fantastic artwork, and the architecture of the building itself is spectacular.  After we were done there we were let loose.  Kathleen, Alaina, and I had one store on our minds: Tiffany's! We decided it would be easier to take a cab than try and figure out the subway (a correct assumption).  *Sigh*...Tiffany's on 5th Ave really is the most beautiful place ever. They have an engagement FLOOR! I bought a pair of pearl earrings, Alaina bought a charm for the Tiffany's key necklace she already had, and Kathleen bought a necklace that has an outline of a dove.  I <3 my little blue box <3  Met up with Corey at 5th and 50th as he had become separated from Suzanne and Merran on the subway (cursed subway!) and neither of their phones were working! Suuuper.  Anyways eventually we all met up, and took a taxi to the Lion King Theatre.  Corey and Merran were late additions to the party, so they didn't have tickets.  Unfortunately there was only one ticket left, so Corey graciously let Merran have it.  He wandered around Times Square while we were at the show, which was INCREDIBLE.  Literally from the moment the curtain went up I was speechless.  Everything, from the set, to the lighting, to the singing and dancing, was spectacular.  I might have cried a little, during one of the songs they added in for the show ("He lives in you, He lives in me") aaaand during the "Can you feel the love tonight' Pas de Deux between Simba and Nala.  It was pure beauty.  Check the number out here:

"He lives in you, He lives in me" performance

The New Museum was also in there somewhere, and it was...a little strange.  There was a performance piece that none of us really got, and truthfully it made us a little uncomfortable.  Strangeness.  But there was a great view of the city from the 7th floor, and when the elevator doors opened everyone sang happy birthday to me : )

I must remember there was an adorable French patisserie on Lexington.  Note To Self...

Sunday we got up and left for the bus station at 7:30...and didn't get back to Sherbrooke until close to midnight.  The bus driver from NYC to Mtl got lost...for almost 2 hours.  Not impressed.  Anyways, pictures:

Yes, I take pictures of Sephora stores everywhere I go :P

Me, Laura, Noémi, and Alli on the 7th floor of the New Museum

The Guggenheim

Tiffany's = LOVE

Times Square 
Merran and Suzanne in Times Square

Our show!

Suzanne, Merran, and me after seeing the Lion King ON BROADWAY!!!!!

Corey and I after the show

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Redpath Museum pictures and new skates

3 exciting things:

1) I got 86% on my 2nd child dev midterm.  That's up by 6% from the last one and 20% from the tests I did with this prof last year.  I've got him figured out now, we we're doing good : )

2) French prof pushed the due date for our scary 10 page paper back a week, which means I don't have to have it done by Thursday morning (it was going to be due in one week and I'm going to NYC from thu-sun.

3) New skates arrived in the mail from Tara today! They are beautiful and fit perfectly! I know my ankles will be a lot happier in these skates than my old ones.  I can't wait to go skating next weekend!

Okay, so here a few pictures from the Redpath Museum on the McGill campus that my museology class went to two weeks ago, and one of my amazing new ice skates : )