Happy Monday! Another day, another week's begun. I spent my weekend participating in a CANFAR HIV/AIDS "Walk for Life", catching up on readings and lying out in the sunshine. I didn't make it to the farmers' market, but slept in and had a delicious breakfast instead. Sometimes, it's okay to be lazy.
I started doing this with my old blog, and I'd like to continue it here - I call it "Happy Mondays!" I know a lot of bloggers post their weekly link lists towards the end of the week, however, I'd like to post mine at the beginning.
Everyone dislikes Mondays, but I want to give her a bit of a break - she gets such a bad rep, poor thing. Let's change the way we think about Mondays. New beginnings, productivity, another fresh start - that's what Mondays should be all about. Forget what sucked about yesterday, forget that you put off doing the dry cleaning, make a new to-do list, enjoy the last few days of summer and be glad you're alive. That's what Mondays should be all about. Being thankful for what we have, where we live and who we have as a support system in our lives.
Check out these links below, and be glad we don't live in an era where the only alternative to calling off a wedding is to become a Pan Am stewardess.
Here's an interview with Justine Picardie, a biographer who wrote a pretty sweet book, Chanel: Her Life, about designer-fashion icon Grabielle "Coco" Chanel. What makes Picardie's biography different from the rest is that she was able to obtain Karl Largerfeld and the House of Chanel's stamp of approval (not many Chanel biographers have been able to do that!) I'll be sure to pick up my copy, next time I pop into my local Chapters.
The Big Business of Breast Cancer. Do you know where your donations are going? To a sick, loved one or a sick, scam cooperation?
Fashion Magazine's Celeb Poll: Vote for who YOU think was the best dressed at TIFF!
Lately, I've been eyeing Moon Raven Designs - a jewelry and accessories line inspired by nature, animal skulls and bones. So incredibly original. Check out the Etsy store HERE to see more designs, and an interview with the designer, Michael R Doyle, HERE.
I read A LOT of magazines and this article, by Bethenny Frankel, in this month's issue Glamour Magazine is probably one of the better one's I've read in a while. I think the message is simple: Learn to love yourself, find your passion in life, and a man will follow. So unbelievably true.
I'm a HUGE Mad Men fan, so what's holding me up until it airs again in March? The Playboy Club and Pan Am, that's what! I ADORE period television shows and movies, especially ones set between the 1940's-1960's. You can stream The Playboy Club's premiere episode HERE! It airs on Monday evenings, and Pan Am on Sundays!
I am seriously considering purchasing one of those Pan Am blue bowling-style bags. Oh, and a pair of white gloves.
Have a fantastically productive week, everyone!