It feels like an awfully long time since I last watched Mad Men. Too be honest, I was losing interest until I saw these photographs today from Banana Republic. Their Mad Men collection is back with a fabulously late-60s vibe! A collaboration with the Emmy Award-winning Costume Designer for Mad Men, Janie Bryant, the collection is deliciously late 60s. The bright popsicle hues paired with op art geometrics has got me ready and reeling for the next season of MM. Inspired by Megan Draper (Canadian-born actress, Jessica Pare) and modeled by the fab Coco Rocha, I can already tell this collection is a winner. It launches in stores on February 27th while the show’s premiere is slated for April 7th.
Spring can’t come soon enough.
Since we missed Thanksgiving with my family last weekend, we had to rectify that immediately and they hosted a dinner last night. It was a such a beautiful sunny day, Byron and I decided to drive out to Canmore through the mountains to look at the shops and have a coffee.
We hurried back to Calgary in time for the dinner at my parents! Two homemade pecan pies in tow and as well as our excitement for Mad Men!
i love my Mom’s dining room! so gorgeous! don’t you love the pale blue pumpkin? its real!
gorgeous floral design.
My Mom is an amazing cook and she made a spectacular feast for us all this Sunday evening! Cornish game hens, jalapeno & havarti stuffed baked potatoes, classic stuffing (that I also made last weekend!) and a beautiful fresh Greek salad. I made Pecan Pie for dessert and we watched the Season Finale of Mad Men.
What a perfect meal! xoxo
What a great weekend! Traipsing off to the mountains for the day and then yesterday have an awesome workout with Mr. Honey (part of our great new fitness adventure!) and an amazing family dinner at my parents house. My Mom is such a good cook – I learned everything I know about cooking from her. I remember back in the day when I would burn rice; that is how terrible I was at cooking. Now, I know how to cook a roast, concoct delicious sauces, and come up with desserts from scratch. We had a delicious roast beef dinner with a cauliflower bake whose recipe could have been out of a 1950s cookbook but was SO good. Definitely going to be stealing that recipe! Cornflakes baked on top and all!
I made some yummy gf chocolate chip cookies for everyone and we all enjoyed them while watching the latest episode of Mad Men with a cup of decaf coffee or wine. I didn’t really enjoy last nights episode of Mad Men. All of the characters were going in directions I didn’t want them to. I guess that’s real life though. People make bad choices all of the time. The fashion was great though. Loved Peggy’s beach outfit. Her cute red/white striped top and denim skirt. Gidget-chic!
In other news I was interviewed in Unlimited Magazine about Art Central here. Unlimited is one of my absolute favourite magazines and I hope to write for them one day. They always have cutting edge stories about young business life in Alberta.
Also, there is an amazing opportunity for a creative ambitious type for local international success magazine, UPPERCASE. They are hiring an advertising manager for their publication and I think it is such a great job for anyone wanting to get magazine experience and to work for a magazine that is truly passionate about art and design, inside and out. Here is the job posting.
Can you mix pretty with edgy?
As you can see a couple entries below, I am selling my beloved 1950s sectional sofa. It is time for a design change and I’m excited! Our lease is up on this little lofty apartment in January and we will be looking for a new place, a bigger place. Especially since the wedding and all of the amazing gifts we receieved, we have sort of outgrown the space. Be that as it may, I am still trying to cut down on the amount of material items we possess. Possessions can create emotional wear on a person and even though I am completely not minimalist in any sense and I always love to have pretty things surrounding me, there comes a time when you need to let things go to a new home.
Before we decided to move in together, Byron had bought a fabulous black vinyl couch from Nood here in Calgary. It is a very slick design and we have recently decided to move from the more 50s style to a sexy 1960s vibe in our place. We’ve also been very inspired by Roger Sterling’s office on Mad Men, black and white, everything.
Anyways, I am thinking lots of menswear inspired fabrics for all of the pillow forms I recently bought at IKEA. Plaids and pinstripes, wools and flannels. Crisp greys, blacks, and whites. Maybe a bit of purple thrown in to maintain the feminity in the house. It is pretty funny because we are going from supremely girly with pink and turquoise everywhere to something more monotone. Now all I need to do is convince my parents to give me their Saarinen table! I am worried though. How am I going to handle the lack of pink in my life?! I don’t really wear pink in my wardrobe except in the summertime. I guess a little pink lipstick might go far. There is no doubt about it that I will lapse, especially once we move. I’ll be tossin’ pink all over the new place. Or will I?
Not my parent’s table but I LOVE this kitchen!