Monday, August 29, 2016

Monthly Music Favourites - AUGUST 2016

Hello!
Here are some songs which I've been enjoying for the past month:

Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7d8LUJ8Ejk

Gangsta - Kehlani (Suicide Squad soundtrack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgnv22twtaQ


Unsteady - X Ambassadors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MklKTJ5JoKg


Let me know what songs you've been listening to in the comments down below!


-Em

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Toronto Art Crawl 2016

Toronto Art Crawl at the Entertainment District took place this past Friday, August 12,2016 at David Pecaut Square. After work, I came home and had a quick meal. I left the house about two hours later to go to the bus stop. I then met up with my sister downtown. Once I met up with her, we walked to David Pecaut Square together.

There were only a few artisans/vendors at the square. However, there were two booths which caught my eye- Alchemy Natural Soaps and Skincare, and the smaller booth next to it with eye-catching photographs laid out on the shared table. Thus, my attention shifted to the photographs and the artist whom the prints belonged to, Hannah. We chatted for a bit, hence I decided on two prints: one of a fisherman taken at Pier 7 in California, and a streetcar in part of Toronto’s Financial District. I finally decided on the Toronto print, to which the girl who ran the Alchemy booth commented, “Gotta rep the hometown, eh?” I chuckled and thanked Hannah for her prints. I smiled at the girl who ran the Alchemy booth and left.

I'm glad I chose the Toronto print as I later found out that the Toronto snapshot was not on Hannah's Instagram feed! To see more of Hannah's work, her Instagram handle is: https://www.instagram.com/herlifeinpixels/

















Here is the print I purchased from Hannah. The intersection is King St. West and Bay St., in Toronto's Financial District. 


-Em

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Luminato Festival 2016

The Luminato Festival is a global arts festival held in Toronto every summer. It showcases all types of arts including performance, visual arts, music, theatre, dance, magic and more.

This year, my sister invited me and a friend to go to the festival with her. This year, Luminato was held in the Hearn Generating Station, an abandoned electricity generating station. Its smoke tower can be seen in Toronto's skyline.

The Hearn had many different exhibitions, as it is a large and spacious building. However, my favourite exhibition was "Trove: A View of Toronto in 50 of its Treasures."

My favourite works from that exhibit were the Marilyn Monroe tapestry by Andy Warhol, Princess Florine and Prince Florimund costumes from The Sleeping Beauty, and the Buckminster Fuller Project Toronto.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Monthly Music Favourites - JULY 2016

Hello!
I know it's been a while since I last wrote a music post, but here it is!

Two songs that I have been playing non-stop are:

Cold Water - Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber and MO

Tell Your Heart to Beat Again - Danny Gokey

If you have any song recommendations, please leave them in the comments!


-Em


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