Saturday, February 20, 2010

Reading Week + An Education

It seems as if I am in a quite nostalgic state in my life. School is about to finish in two months forever for me. It's scary but exhilarating at the same time. This week would have been my last reading week, and since that is so, I wanted to make it especially memorable and spend it with those I love.

First off, we went to go watch An Education. I was blown away by the story and the acting, but I was especially blown away by the great clothes that Jenny, Carrie Mulligan's character, wore. I loved the 60s style shift dresses and the coats. Carrie has a way of being completely transformed by the hair and makeup department.
My favourite was the white dress with the red running through it on one side. It was so romantic and beautiful.

an education

All images from imdb.com
If you haven't gone out to see this movie yet, I encourage you to go! It definitely sparked conversation amongst us and it was well worth the time and the money.

I also ended up going to Sweet Flour Bake Shop, which was recommended by Marta from With Love. Her blog has to be my all time favourite blog ever. I absolutely loved it there. You can create your own custom cookies (so yummy!) and their drinks are fantastic. The mocha was to.die.for as was their hot chocolate. We made one with chocolate chips and m&ms and mine was oatmeal+chocolate chunks+macadamia nuts.

sweet flour

It has become my favourite place to go, but since it is quite far from my house, it will have to be a rare treat. There was photography involved in the day (that's me with my bf's camera), as Bloor street is a very pretty place. If you live in Toronto or near by, do check it out!

There was much more that happened during this week; going down to Buffalo, frequent trips to new cafes and bakeries, but the most special moment for me was when my bf got me these gorgeous tulips when I was feeling blue. I know I have a lot to be happy about in my life (especially him and my sister, they are both fantastic to me) but its nice to be cheered up when you're feeling down.

flowers

I hope you all had a memorable week as well, and if not, I hope you all take the time to make special memories with the ones you love.

52 comments:

  1. Aww, reading about your lovely week makes my week feel even better. :)

    I had a memorable week as it's mid-winter break (no school for a week; yippee!). It's not my last year of high school, but it is my second to last. Even that's kind of scary.. I hope you have a great senior year! Best of luck with college apps and all; I'm kinda nervous for that. :X

    By the way, how do you do that cool photo collage thing? Photoshop? :)

    Have a great weekend! G'bless!

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  2. i want to see that film sooooo badly, man i hate living in the middle of nowhere!!! and those cookies look out of control!!! it's a good thing i don't live in canada because i'd be a fatty, yum.

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  3. I fell in love as soon as I saw the trailer --I hope to see it soon!

    Those cookies look yummy! And those flowers are such delicate beauties. J'adore!

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  4. I love to see that movie... I've read a lot of reviews and they are all positive.

    Gorgeous tulips... they will really brighten your day.

    Happy weekend Marz! xoxo

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  5. You lucky girl! I love tulips, they're my favorite!

    I need to see this movie! Carrie Mulligan is like a chameleon, she can look so different, she's good!

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  6. hi marz thanks for beautiful comment i am happy to see u again
    beautiful flowers

    have a great week end

    http://factsss.blogspot.com/

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  7. I agree that movie looks like it has awesome wardrobe choices! Can't wait for it to come out on dvd.

    Aww that's so sweet of your bf to buy you tulips! He's a keeper for sure :)

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  8. Finishing school is such an intimidating time in one's life. Good luck with everything! And I can't wait to see An Education - it's on my Netflix queue!

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  9. beautiful flowers, great shots of them!

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  10. Oh it looks like you had the loveliest week, I'm glad for you. The film looks actually really interesting, I really feel like watching it!
    xx

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  11. Gorgeous post!
    Love the costumes and your tulip photos!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. Gorgeous images! I really MUST see this film, it looks and sounds wonderful. Love the cookies!

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  13. Oh I am so dying to see that movie!

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  14. The costumes remind me a bit of something straight out of "Mad Men," and those baked goods are pure heaven! So glad you had a wonderful week, darling!! :)

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  15. aww your weeks sounds so lovely (especially that custom-cookie bakery!!) :)
    i have yet to see an education but i can't wait until i finally find time to watch a movie.

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  16. Oh I remember coming to the end of school for good, such an emotional whirlwind.

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  17. I HAVE to see An Education! Still haven't got around to it :S It looks fantastic! I agree, great costume design.

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  18. i definitely need to see that movie - what a fabulous wardrobe!

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  19. I must see that movie, now that you wrote a good review :) Awww.... and I am so glad you like that cookie place, it is one of my favorite places! But that is so exciting...graduation is a huge step and one that I am also really terrified of :)


    P.S. and thank you so much lovely words :) they made my day a little brighter.

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  20. The pictures from the movie look really intriguing. 'An Education' is definitely on my 'to watch' film list. (Just discovered you courtesy of Haute World - really lovely blog!)

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  21. I want to see that movie... I've heard such good things! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  22. I'm def going to have to check out that movie, her clothes look really cute and stylish. those cookies look delicious and now im craving a warm drink treat. I'm glad you enjoyed the bake place on Bloor street. If i ever visit toronto anytime soon, im going to have to check it out!

    Kisses,
    Stephanie

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  23. thank you so much, you're too sweet!

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  24. Thank you so much for your comment :) :)
    I still need to see An Education! I haven't yet and i'm dying to know when it comes out on DVD! but it feels like never. I thought it would be out by now because Coco Before Chanel was out in theaters around the same time and it came out on DVD last week...waiting impatiently lol! xx

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  25. I've had An Education in my queue for a bit but this makes me want to see it now! Those cookies look amazing as well :)

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  26. I shouldn't be looking at cookies this late . Beautiful photos of tulips.

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  27. I really want to see that movie, its also been reccomended by another blogger too.
    Those cookies look great, I havent made cookies in forever! I must soon :)
    And those tulips, just beautiful, i recieved yellow ones for valentines day.

    Rose

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  28. I've been wanting to see the movie! And after your review, I definitely have to see it!

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  29. yummmmm! those cookies look so good! great photos hun xo

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  30. It looks like this movie would be worth seeing for the costumes alone! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  31. Leaving school is kind of a hard thing to do. I still remember. It will belong to your past but you will have great memories of it. I like the idea of being able to do your own cookie. Do they bake them in front of you or what?

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  32. I've been dying to see this movie! She's such a natural beauty - I've only seen editorial pics of her in Elle so far, but I'm really intrigued to see her act. Beautiful tulips... a wonderful gift from your BF. And those cookies look sooo good!

    P.S. I've left you an award on my blog, but just saw you've already received it! Needless to say, you don't need to do the tag again ;-)

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  33. thanks about good words! and hell yea I enjoed this movie.. I even wrote about it at my blog some time ago.. :). it;s really nice!

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  34. I must have been hibernating, I have not heard of this movie til now! Will definitely check this out but I'm not much of a movie person so will wait til it's on DVD.

    I didn't know you're still in school! The way you write, you're so smart for your age. Goodluck and enjoy your last few months in campus!

    I hear you on the weird body type problem. I am in the same predicament too. My shoulder's too narrow but my chest is disproportionately bigger... same prob with my lower half, hips too big and legs so thin. Haha, TMI.. Oh well. We should just be glad we're healthy!! =)

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  35. i'm def going to watch that movie now! thanks for the recommendation! love the post xxox

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  36. I'm now intrigued by that movie!

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  37. Costumes always impact me in the most unexplainable way! I did not see this movie yet, but I will make every effort to go see it - I love the pictures for the set. :-) Oh, those beautiful sweets. Nothing brings more joy than a great cookie and the flowers , very unusal color, so unique, like a little gem stone. :-)))

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  38. It is really astounding how fast studying goes by... in the end (at the moment I feel like years to go). The cookie shop sound great. I want to go to there.... haha
    *Nathalie

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  39. i wanna check that movie out. sounds really great!

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  40. I want to see that movie for the wardrobe alone!

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  41. I looooooooove An Education, such a great movie and i love the wardrobe very much too.

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  42. Great photos!

    Oh, and I added you to my blogroll as well. :)

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  43. I loved An Education! The fashion and acting was brilliant.

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  44. seriously loving this inspiration
    fabulous darling, really chic
    thanks for sharing as always
    and thanks for the sweet comments, means the world!

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  45. hey it's the same time on my life. To months and no school ever again! (not including university later;) Sometimes it makes me sad.. I will miss all of the things, my friends and all that life!!

    Monika from J'adore Fashion

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  46. Sounds like an interesting movie, I definitely am going to check it out. And the flowers are beautiful!

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  47. my dear, i missed you!
    it's snowing up there, right!
    I love this movie. The clothes are absolutely beautiful.
    and oh yeah, you're getting better on photography. keep it up, sweetie!

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  48. Last few months of school....It will be a very bittersweet time for you, so enjoy it to the fullest!

    nice to know you had such a great week!!!

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  49. I've been wanting to see that movie for MONTHES, but can't seem to find the time! grrrrr
    -indigo

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  50. Love this post. Your photography is always so amazing!

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