If you are looking for unique, retro inspired swimwear, Minnow Bathers is perfect for you! The Toronto-based line designed by Karen Donaldson and Vanessa Warrack, is a collection of men's and ladies swimwear with inspiration drawn from many sources and eras-from 80's aerobics wear to 50's nautical pin ups. You can find Minnow Bather's fun styles and vintage inspired prints exclusively at Penny Arcade Vintage in Toronto (which is where I originally saw the line and fell in love with the v-striped halter one piece). Super cute and Canadian made- you can't get much better than that!
Penny Arcade, 1177 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON
Long gone are the days of paying full retail for a designer dress. I recently heard about Wear Today Gone Tomorrow, which is a company that lends out designer dresses for a fraction of the retail price, and I thought this was a genius idea! The membership is free and the shipping is free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Dresses by Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Miu Miu and Chloe just to name a few with prices starting at only $20!
Makes 1 large loaf, 16 slices
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unpacked brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
3 egg whites
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
¾ cup non-fat plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups mashed bananas (ripe)
½ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325 degree.
- Combine the first 7 seven ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat egg whites, butter, yogurt and vanilla with a whisk until smooth. Add bananas and whisk again.
- Add banana mixture to flour mixture. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in walnuts.
- Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray. Pour batter into pan.
- Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (my banana bread only takes 45 minutes so make sure to keep an eye on it). Remove from pan and let cool.
Per slice: 176 calories, 4.1 g fat
1. Unscrew the top of the stool from the legs of the stool.
1. Cut the foam the same circumference as the top of the bar stool.
2. Cut the fabric 5 inches (all around) larger than the foam.
3. Place the foam on the stool and center the fabric on top of the foam.
4. Staple gun the fabric to the backside of the stool.
5. Cut bristol board or cheap fabric the same size as you did the foam and secure on the backside of the stool with the staple gun to cover the raw edges and to give it a finished look.
6. Secure the newly re-upholstered stool top back onto the legs.
Photography by Jessi Allen.
When I went for my morning run the other day, I was thinking about all the million things I had to get done and all the things in my life stressing me out at the moment. A sense of calm came over me when Let It Be by The Beatles came on my iPod. I don't remember ever putting the song on my iPod (and I'm still perplexed on how it got on there), but the words just made so much sense to me and were exactly what I needed at the time. There's no need to worry or stress out. Just let it be.
Award winning Interior Designer, Dror Benshetrit is the newest designer to team up with Target. Known for his high impact pieces that are made for small spaces, Benshetrit's new line will hit Target stores June 21st. The line consists of lamps, wall decals, bedding, pillows, magnetic boards, side tables and stationary which are all under $90!
Hot from the UK press, notorious graffiti artist Banksy will be displaying hundreds of his art pieces in his biggest display ever in Britain. While still maintaining his anonymous character, the exhibit was all done in complete secrecy and the news of this display was only unveiled this morning. Banksy is known for his controversial work that frequently addresses serious social and political issues often done with a sense of humour. The Banksy exhibit will feature hundreds of works of art and many of them are brand new, never been seen!
Bristol Museum, UK
Here is some of Banksy's work:
I was inspired to do a posting today on bike helmets because they were mandatory for the ride and a lot of people weren't so keen on wearing one. I have to admit, although they are a very good safety precaution, they just don't look very cute!! I found these cool looking helmets by Yakkay that look like actual hats. How it works: you buy their basic helmet and then you pick out which cover you want to go over it. Now if only someone can solve the problem of helmet hair....
In celebration of our 6 month anniversary, Eat.Live.Shop. is giving away two gorgeous leather Brave cuffs (retail value of $85) to a lucky reader! All you have to do is fill out our quick customer feedback survey by June 15th (it's only 6 questions and will take you 5 minutes-I promise) and one of the surveys will be selected at random using random.org.
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When I was thinking of ways to incorporate art for my loft with fashion, I immediately thought of using vintage magazines. I found these amazing vintage French ELLE Magazine's when I was in Paris last year. I got them framed and matted (which I think gives them a really fun look) and I love them! The idea now is to start collecting more and evenutally filling an entire wall with a variety of vintage fashion mags with all different coloured matting. I'll keep you posted on my new collection!