April 6th, 2014
For the past few years I’ve been a host on Timmy’s Telethon benefitting BC Easter Seals Camps. This year, I’m working with Easter Seals on their newest fundraiser — woman2warrior.
It’s a 5km obstacle race for women of all ages and fitness levels.
I figure you could go for brunch with your girlfriends that Sunday morning. Or you could get muddy for a good cause.
Plus there are mimosas at the finish line. So grab your girlfriends and join us on May 25th at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium and follow along as we share training tips, fundraising ideas and a little pinspiration (pictured above) on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
P.S. We’re looking for vendors and sponsors to make this year’s finishers’ area even bigger and better than last year. Want to help? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
April 6th, 2014
I read a ton of blogs. They’re my inspiration, my information, my everything. But the one blog I read every. single. day? Lainey Gossip. If you’re also a fan and want to join me at the Lainey Gossip Faculty of Celebrity Studies Tour 2014 when it stops in Vancouver next weekend, you’re in luck. It’s super exclusive (only 50 attendees) but you and your bestie could win your way in.
Lainey will be sharing her take on conscious uncoupling, James Franco, John Travolta and so many more. The live lecture will include cocktails and snacks, as well as a cerebral look at the study of celebrity gossip. Lainey will also be sharing an inside look at her debut book Listen to the Squawking Chicken. It takes place next Saturday, April 12, attendance will be taken at 1 p.m. and class will adjourn at 3 p.m. in downtown Vancouver.
To enter email KDundon@TheAnthology.ca with subject: Lainey Gossip. I’ll pick a winner this week. Good luck!
UPDATE: Contest closed. Congrats, Laura!
April 5th, 2014
For a lot of people the thought of re-covering a chair is intimidating. But that’s easy. So, so easy. It’s the re-painting that tough, messy, tiring work. When I upcycled a pair of stools for the Vancouver Home and Design Show a few seasons ago, I spent minutes with the staple gun putting on new fabric but I spent hours and hours sanding and painting.
So this DIY from A Beautiful Mess would be an undertaking and a half. Not only is the table made from scratch, but the chairs were all sourced at different flea markets, sanded down and painted a million coats of vibrant yellow. But man, would it be worth it.
April 3rd, 2014
You love Drop Caps, I love Drop Caps, we all love Drop Caps. So The Anthology and Penguin are teaming up again to give away the latest in the Penguin Drop Caps series, a collection of collectible hardcover classics. Featuring the art of graphic design superstar Jessica Hische (of Daily Drop Cap), these books are more beautiful than your Kindle.
So how do you enter to win The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan?
Email email@example.com with the subject line: The Joy Luck Club
Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada only.
April 1st, 2014
At home, my wardrobe is strewn with clothes thrown helter skelter. On the job, though, everything is perfectly placed/folded/wrinkled/what have you.
A lot goes into a shoot.
These are a few of the behind-the-scenes shots from a trend series I styled for The Province and Metropolis at Metrotown (thanks again, team!).
The features run Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout April in the print edition of The Province.
P.S. For behind-the-scenes shots as they happen, like The Anthology on Facebook.
April 1st, 2014
Holly Peterson, the New York Times bestselling author of THE MANNY, is launching a new book, The Idea of Him, this month. In this Q&A she shares the greatest mistake she made as a journalist, how money can make you insane and why she didn’t want to end her book with a kiss from Colin Firth.
Why did you write this book?
I wanted to write about the phenomenon of falling in love with the “idea” of someone versus the reality of the actual person across the dinner table from us. I think it’s something we all have done. Once we are in a relationship, sometimes we delude ourselves into being happy, yet something doesn’t feel quite right. When reality hits, we must confront our fears of being on our own, and that can be frightening. Our fears of being on our own often propel us into staying with the wrong person.
I know I’ve personally fallen for the “idea” of someone numerous times because I have an idea in my head of what I want that person to be and how I’ll feel with him: the cool guy with the long hair will make me cool, the stable, appropriate guy will make me feel safe…I even fell for a Frenchman over how his cashmere blazer felt on my cheek! All that stuff doesn’t count in the end: the only thing that matters in my mind when it comes to love is an accompanying true friendship and deep intimacy.
Keep reading →
March 7th, 2014
When rock-it promotions, a boutique PR company in Toronto, interviewed me for their Media, Darling series on their blog On the Fourth Floor, I talked about cyborgs, champagne interviews and email hoarding because that’s what my life is all about these days.
Read it here. Thanks, team!