Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ten Laughs: Christmas Edition

Hope you all enjoy these festive laughs to tide you through the rest of the Christmas season (it's still Christmastime until the 6th of January, right?!?!) And may 2013 bring you and yours all the best!!!

so true


that amazing moment when

For Lease Navidad

Back in Nom...


So bad you hardly notice she's holding a goat! hahahahaha!

I heart spelling errors that end in HILARITY.

I died.

Hahaha love it!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

10 Things to Do in December

Happy New Year's Eve Eve, guys! Here's our 10 Things list for December - hopefully you've managed to tick them all off by now!

1. Go Carolling

Whether you go out singing yourself, or simply let others serenade you with a selection of festive songs, there is nothing like a bit of Christmas carolling to get you into the holiday spirit. 

2. Go Ice Skating

Whether you're a skating pro or have two left feet, you're still bound to have an icy good time zipping/stumbling around on the rink! (Even if half the fun is the prospect of
après-skate hot chocolate :-).

3. Do Something Charitable

Purchasing a present for Santas Anonymous, helping out at a soup kitchen, filling a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child...there are countless ways of spreading the love this time of year.

4. Make a Gingerbread House

Or, you know, a gingerbread mansion, as this well-coiffed lady has done. 

5. Indulge in Food

It's pretty much the law that you're not supposed to count calories in December (that's what January is for!), so indulge in all the mouth-watering culinary delights the season has to offer.

6. See the Lights

Probably one of the most entertaining (and free!) things you can do this month is drive around town looking at lights. Every neighbourhood has its resident Griswold family, so you're sure to see some fabulous displays!

7. Observe the Spiritual Aspect of Christmas

Even if you're not a Christian, you can still respect the religious origins of Christmas by watching a school Nativity play or checking out a church's display. 

8. Watch Christmas Movies

'Tis the season to curl up on your couch and watch cosy, corny, Christmas movies!

9. Hit Up the Sales

Brave the crowds and snag some super deals on Boxing Day. 

10. Ring In the New Year

Whether you plan on ringing in 2013 in the midst of Times Square or from the comfort of your living room, we hope you have the happiest of New Years! :-)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

We hope you're all having a peaceful, relaxing, fun, festive, food-filled break with your loved ones :-) 
Lots of love,
Ali, Vic, & Claudia xox

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Five Laughs

Happy Tuesday, guys, and sorry for the scarcity of posts these days - it's just been so busy busy busy round here! We're in the midst of finals at the moment, so posting is probably gonna be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks, but we do have some fun Christmas-themed posts planned, so stay tuned. For those also writing exams, we wish you the best of luck, and hope these laughs make you smile despite the stress!

thug life


Parenting Done Right.

Irish girl sunbathing.  Every summer!:(


Friday, November 30, 2012

Ten Things to Do in November

Sorry for the radio silence, guys! We've had a not-quite-completed 10 Things November post just chilling in drafts for the longest time...and even though there is roughly an hour left of the month, it's still better late than never, right?! 

1. Vote (Either Actually or Vicariously)

No, we're not American, but we still find Election Day exciting!

2. Observe Remembrance Day

Wear your poppy with pride in the weeks leading up to this poignant holiday, and take a moment to remember those brave people who fought in the war.

3. Celebrate (American) Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, American readers! We hope you enjoyed a day filled with turkey, love, and giving thanks.

4. Celebrate Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th of November! Happy Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night, English readers! 

5. Indulge in a Christmas Beverage at Starbucks

Gingerbread/eggnog/caramel brûlé lattes, peppermint mochas...heck, even Christmas Blend coffee...Starbucks Holiday Drinks are back in town and we couldn't be happier!

6. Listen to Christmas Music

It's a very special moment when you hear the first Christmas song of the season on the fills you with a happy, joyful feeling you should savour because within a month you will be guaranteed to Never. Want. To. Hear. Another. Christmas. Song. Again. 

7. Partake in Black Friday

Score some super deals at all your favourite stores with this annual shopping extravaganza/mall brawl.

8. Send Off Your Christmas Cards

If you send out Christmas cards, do it sooner rather than later - not only does it take the stress off you to have it done but it's nice for the receiver to have your card up on the mantel-piece/wherever for as long as possible.

9. Deck the Halls 

Sure, you could wait til December to put your Christmas tree and lights up, but the more mileage you get out of your decs the better, right?!

10. Get a Head-Start On Your Christmas Shopping

Shopping for other people can be stressful at the best of times - beat the mid-December crowds and lessen the stress by getting it done as soon as you can.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Five Laughs

Happy Tuesday, guys! We're so happy to have our lil sis Claudia back from New Zealand (she just got back Sunday), and we can't wait to have her feature on the blog in the very near future. In the meantime, here are some laughs to enjoy!



Kids are smart nowadays!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Anna Karenin-spired

Vicky recently had a Banana Republic work event to launch the store's Anna Karenina-themed Holiday collection, and, naturally, the dress code for the evening was "Russian." And, more specifically, black with touches of grey or red. A touch of fur, dash of red lipstick, and strand of pearls did the job nicely, giving a basic black outfit a winter-glam vibe.

Black dress - Kensie via The Bay
Black, fur-collared cardigan - Forever 21
Red belt - Aldo Accessories
Red earrings - Aldo Accessories
Pearl necklace - borrowed from our mum
Silver watch - Seksi
Black heels - Call It Spring
Black tights - Express
Lipstick - "Ruby Woo" by MAC
Nail polish - "My Italian Love Affair" by OPI

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Five Laughs: Election Day Edition

Happy Tuesday, everyone, and Happy Election Day to any American readers! Regardless of whether you're an Obama or Romney supporter, we hope you enjoy these presidential candidate-inspired laughs :-)



The election is going to the dogs! Mutt Romney vs. Bark Obama!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Star Style: Pisces

This is the last (but definitely not least!) instalment of our Star Style series, featuring the lovely Pisces! You mermaids are a very artistic, creative bunch, with a great sense of style. If you feel like you're not a true Piscean, it could be because of the other stuff you have going on in your chart - check it out by typing in your date of birth details at But if you find yourself nodding in agreement to the Piscean traits listed, then read on and enjoy our style picks for you :-)

File:Pisces2.jpgPISCES (19 February - 20 March)

Symbol: The Fish
Element: Water
Colour: Sea green, lavender
Gem: Aquamarine, bloodstone
Flower: Daffodil, violet, water lily, poppy
Traits: Kind, compassionate, intuitive, creative & emotional, but can be gullible, impractical & too sensitive
Your Style: You are very feminine and your style reflects this - you love soft colours, delicate prints and touches of lace

{Rihanna}                                         {Eva Longoria}                                 {Eva Mendes}
{Drew Barrymore}                                  {Dakota Fanning}                             {Emily Blunt}
{Whitney Port}                                           {Olivia Palermo}                          {Olivia Wilde}
{Rachel Weisz}                                    {Jessica Biel}                                 {Carrie Underwood}



1. Pretty Coat: Just because something is practical doesn't mean it can't be pretty - this feminine coat will keep you both warm and stylish!
Coast peplum coat -

2. Mint Jeans: Rock a pair of jeans in a pastel, Piscean colour.
J brand jeans -

3. Lavender Dress: Be unashamedly girly in a princessy dress like this violet wonder. 
Warehouse -

4. Lace Jumper: Add a feminine touch to even the most casual of outfits by pairing jeans with a lacy sweater like this one.
Vero Moda lace top -

5. Aquamarine Jewellery: A delicate ring featuring your lucky stone, aquamarine, would look great nestled amid a pile of stackable rings.
Marie Hélène de Taillac tri color ring -

6. Statement Footwear: Pisces rules the feet, so indulge your love for shoes with a totally unique pair, like these iridescent Hunters. 
Hunter wellington boots -

7. Delicate Blouse: A delicate blouse in your lucky seafoam green would look great with a lace pencil skirt. 
Ralph Lauren Collection pencil shirt -

8. Lace-Inspired Bag: Extend your love for lace to your handbags, too, with a chic lace bag like this one.
Dolce Gabbana printed tote bag -

9. Princess Perfume: With notes of water lily, apple, and mandarin, this lilac-coloured fragrance is perfect for dreamy Pisceans.
Vera wang fragrance -

10. Sea-Coloured Eyeshadow: Pisceans are known for their beautiful eyes - play yours up with soft, sea-inspired blues and greens.
Nars cosmetic -