Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NET A PORTER EARRINGS GIVEAWAY

I'd like to say I haven't been blogging because I've been busy. Well, I guess that's kind of true. I've been writing a lot of my book (sequel) and am now over 60,000 words. Feels about 70% done which is awesome sauce. Really loving the way things are going.

Been doing my usual writing for CoS too. Got to interview Liz Phair the other week which was sweet. She was just the nicest, coolest woman ever and I wished I could have hung out with her all day. We bonded over our love of ASOS... how cool is that? Interview should be published on the website soon :) She doesn't look 43 either, she's just one fab yummy mummy.


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Other than that I've been preparing to get a job (my EI runs out in December), started a exercise and healthy eating routine (which started with a two-week detox) and am looking forward to an epic trip next month (my last hurrah before employment): road trip with my parents from Vancouver > Yakima > Boise > Salt Lake City > Laughlin > Palm Springs. Then I head to LA after Palm Springs to see Faith No More at the end of November. Twice. Happy times ahead.

OH and getting Halloween all ready, of course. I'm being Meg Griffin (not sexy, but it will sure be funny!), my boyfriend is going as Ash from Evil Dead and we're having a party :)

So I haven't been too much into the whole fashion focus, which happens, but I did bite the bullet and finally order that jacket I wanted from Modcloth.



Seriously, this jacket is AMAZING! It arrived a little wrinkled, but other than that, the cut is to die for, the fake leather is SO realistic you'd never know and it just goes with everything. I couldn't be happier with it!


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In keeping with this fashion focus, I present to you an awesome new giveaway courtesy of DesignerApparel.com. I've done a giveaway through them before and they are AWESOME. Their website has gotten a new, sleek face lift too and you can find any labels from Cole Haan and Adrianna Papell, to smaller brands like Joan Vass . Also, they have an exclusive sale items only sister site MyPerfectSale.com for all the savvy shoppers out there - or just broke, unemployed people like me, lol. You can also sign up to receive e-mail alerts the moment your favorite designers’ items go on sale.

Designer Apparel's retail partners include Neiman Marcus, Shopbop, Bloomingdales, Bluefly, Zappos, Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.

This giveaway is through their partnership with Net-A-Porter - these Giles & Brother's sterling silver wishbone earrings make a playful everyday accent. Wear these delicate charms to give any outfit a fun finish. For pierced ears. Retail price $65.






Contest is open to North American readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below :) Contest will run for 10 days and the winner is drawn at random.

Tweets for this contest will get you additional entries, just make sure you @ reply WanderlustingKH on Twitter so that I know and can make a note of it.

Good luck!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Week In + Necklace Review

Sometimes I don't think I have a lot to blog about... then I realize what I've been doing for the past few weeks and suddenly it's overwhelming. I have a HELL of a lot to blog about. So, in order to keep it fresh, I'm going to keep it short, and then on to the necklace review thanks to mynamenecklace.com :)


Thursday

My CoS article - interview with Bill Gould posted. Reached the far corners of the world in a surprising amount of time. FIRST WRITTEN US INTERVIEW IN 12 YEARS AND IT WENT TO ME! That is still... wow, blows me away. So happy :)

If you haven't read it yet, PLEASE do, it's very insightful (whether you like Faith No More or not) and it means a lot to me. Very important stuff, OK?

Here is the screenshot of the main page

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You can read the article BY CLICKING HERE.

Later Thursday

I went to the Alice and Chains, Deftones, Mastodon concert. Missed Mastodon, but heard they were rad. Thought Deftones was awesome but not as long as their headlining set I saw in Spokane back in August. Still, good show and we got Passenger, which wasn't on the Spokane set.

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Alice in Chains totally won me over. I grew up with them in the 90's, my bro listened to them a lot, but I never really liked Layne's voice. RIP. Now William DuVall, I did like... thought he was a great, energetic, humble addition to the band. And the sound was incendiary. Just wow. PS pictures suck because I didn't have my big camera... wasn't reviewing the show for once.

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Saturday

Met up with my friend Jen, whom I hadn't seen in ages, at this bar in Chinatown called Keefers. Really cool place, Duck Sliders for $8 and interesting apothocary cocktails - she had one which was lime, rosemary and gin and it was fabulous.

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Then we went to the Japandroids/Ladyhawk show at the Rickshaw that I was reviewing. Was really awesome to see so much enthusiastic support for this band (especially with a hockey game going on) - gives me hope for the music scene here! Oh and rad show too, the Japandroids are two very loud, very cool dudes.

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Sunday

Thanksgiving. Enough said.

Monday

Scored free tickets to the Canucks game!
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Rockin' the team colours!

Back to GM Place... I mean, Rogers Arena we go! Never had better seats in my life before. Totally awesome, and we won too :)

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Mascot Fin banging on the glass

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Fin looking evil

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Last but not least, my necklace review!

www.Mynamenecklace.com was nice enough to send me a necklace of my choice. You can choose different fonts, sizes, lengths, colours and any words you want. Normally you choose your name, but I didn't want one of those types of necklaces (my name is silly).

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So I picked the name of a song that is dear to me - RICOCHET - it also has double meaning. All hate ricochets right off me, along the lines of "I'm rubber and you're glue" :)

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It's a great necklace too, doesn't aggravate my metal allergies in anyway and is very lightweight. I rarely take it off (truth) and it came in a wonderful box. And is very affordable! Recommend! Go check 'em out and take a look HERE.

They'll go perfectly with my earrings I got back in July (thanks Kira!) lol.

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Saturday, October 09, 2010

Fall Wish List

Summer is gone. And I'm OK with that... mainly because October really is one of my favourite months of the year. I know I say this every October, so you all know that lol, but still. Halloween, moody atmosphere, storms, scary movies... awesome clothes.

I'm not buying much, if anything, this year because of my budget. But I did manage to buy the perfect pair of boots while I was in San Francisco. They were exactly what I have been looking for.... low, sliver wedge. Camel colour. Knee high. Wide at the top. Almond toe. Real leather. Comfy... and just $129! (you can't get a better deal for real leather than that) It's Steven available at Nordstrom and they came in a bunch of other colours.





If I had a bunch of money though, I would be spending my moolah on the following:


How sleek and stylish is this Modcloth coat? And not too expensive for a coat $70


Seriously considering getting this one, also from Modcloth. Been looking for a fitted black jacket for some time and I love the collar.


I heart these Jeffrey Campbell Ericson boots and all the colours they come in. But I can't deal with the price of $179 (especially when I have plane tickets that will cost the same!) Maybe one day I'll randomly get them.


These Gojane boots are much more doable... $30!


This ring by Low Luv x Erin Wasson is an affordable way to add some zip (though I'm not sure if I would spend $60 on a ring. I'm picky like that. Unless it's something special like diamonds, you know? Not that those are that cheap lol).


Loving these copperish earrings too - so Day of the Dead!by Bing Bang.


A grey bag. Been wanting one for a while and just haven't gone for it. This one by Antik Batik is too expensive for me, but it's hard to find a real leather bag for cheap. Meh. I'll keep my eyes open :)






And finally, these snazzy form-fitting dresses from Modcloth. They would all probably end up being those "ride up my legs when I walk" type deals, but maybe if I could just stand around in them...

This post is supported by My Jewelry Box's diamond promise rings. If anyone wants to buy me one, I'd be OK with that :P

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Greetings From .....


EDIT: I wrote this last week... too lazy to change the tense ;P

Right, so I'm in San Francisco. Covering the Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass Festival... main focus, Mondo Cane. And hanging with friends. Actually I'm probably more excited about the epicness that will be Sunday night's show because I will be with some pretty fucking rad people.

Already I am blown away by the peeps I am renting a house with - they rock! The house is this tall, yellow, typical San Fran house in the Haight area, actually very close to Haight and Ashbury.

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It's dope and we like to call it the Mondo Cane Party House, except at the moment most of our partying has been taking place outside of the house.

I flew in by myself on Wednesday and spent the day dicking around the city center and what not. Stayed at a most awesome hotel (Des Artes) with the most awesome, fitting hotel room:

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Next day I interviewed one of my heroes, Bill Gould, the bassist and brainchild behind Faith No More. How amazing was this? The coolest guy (which I already knew), good food on Haight St (he paid, what a gentleman) and a really intriguing 2 hour lunch - You can read the article HERE :)

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Afterwards I met up with my housemates, went out for Pho at a noodle bar, also in Haight, it was huge:

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We went out for a few drinks in the Mission area at Benders (Bill wrote me a guide to San Fran and recommended this bar), saw a the most hilarious, ironic hipster speech at this impromptu sit-in outside the BART station. It was like open mic-night:

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Next morning we walked to Golden Gate Park to see MC Hammer... haha it was awesome.

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Here I am doing my Hammertime impression:
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Then my BF showed up and we went to Humphrey Slocombe's famous ice cream shop for it's million flavours. I had schezeuan strawberry, Mike had Jesus Juice (coke and wine) and Helen had olive oil. Seriously subtle and tasty:

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Then we continued our culinary escapade through the Mission district to the tiny Pirate Cat Radio Cafe... a radio station/coffee shop that serves... BACON MAPLE LATTES! If you like bacon (and who doesn't), you'll love this. Smokey, sweet... mmmm bacon fat infused steamed milk with maple syrup and bacon bits. DROOL! Heart attack in a cup!

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We went past the Mission Delores, the scene of Carlotta Valdes's grave in my favourite movie, Vertigo:

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Next up, acting like dorks in front of the Painted Ladies... cue "Full House" theme song:

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Sign says "This is NOT Full House!"

Then a jaunt around Little Italy or North Beach for some appies and drinks:

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Followed by the organic, tiny, extremely popular Mexican restaurant (part of Bill's recommendation) Nopalitos. Worth the two hour wait for a table (we busied ourself at an Ethiopian bar):

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After that, we were pretty tired but we managed to meet Bill for drinks at a few Lower Haight bars. Joining him was a familiar face, Marc, the guy who interviewed me after The Warfield show. I was surprised he remembered me! Really cool dude, great stories and some pretty funny moments.

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He snapped this cute pic of us and sent it to me :)

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What a great start to San Fran, right? Well, the next day I ended up having my iPhone stolen. Yeah.... sucks big time. I can't ever have a trip where nothing goes wrong, can I? LOL oh well, good times regardless and Thank God I have brilliant friends who are lifesavers in these situations. So... all is well that ends well!