Friday, 25 June 2010

Home decor

Also, what do you think of the new header? I thought Unpretentious Bouquet of Parentheses needed a more joyful image, feel free to share your thoughts! x

(image found via Lola is Beauty)

Montréal moving

As I'm moving my belongings (but not myself, that'll be on Wednesday) this Monday into my new apartment, I've been living in a land of boxes and clutter for the past week or so. I can't wait to be out of here!


Ensuite Thomsen Bensemoun 16

Ensuite Thomsen Bensemoun 8



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The things I'll miss:
-the neighbours' cat visits;
-living almost above the cheapest grocery store in Montreal;
-being very close to my favourite coffee shops and vintage stores;
-being able to walk to two of my favourite venues (Sala Rossa and Casa del Popolo).

The things I won't miss:
-the black mold in the washroom and the livingroom;
-the clubbing festivals and the street being closed;
-having to fight drunk people to go home;
-not being able to afford anything in the aforementioned vintage stores;
-the NOISE;
-how small and strangely constructed my apartment is.

The things I am looking forward to:
-a bigger, nicer living space;
-adopting a cat of my own;
-the street being quiet at night;
-living closer to a laudromat;
-living closer to the Atwater market;
-cooking more at home;
-living closer to my favourite Salvation Army;
-living closer to another of my favourite show venues (Friendship Cove);
-living in a more interesting neighbourhood (St. Henri) which is not trendy (I'm leaving the Plateau);
-painting in greens and yellows;
-making my new place feel like home.

(Photos via Fine Little Day (1), Ensuite (2,3), ? (4,7), Chivalry (5), The Selby (6))

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Ballet flats

My heart jumped when I saw this picture of Audrey Hepburn on Gunslinger:


Apart from having a certain fascination with Miss Hepburn (I know, who doesn't?), it made me really happy to see that she is wearing white dance shoes as real shoes, something I've been doing for a few years! Actually, if you can find leather ones and get a sole added to them, they're a cheap and often nicer alternative to ballet flats. That's all for now!

Sunday, 13 June 2010


Oh, Rita Hayworth, how I wish I could dance like you! You really make me want to get back to my dancing shoes... (Also, I want shorts just like yours! Maybe they'll help the talent, who knows!)

(From You'll Never Get Rich, 1941)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Birthday and all that jazz

Oh, I haven't posted in such a long time! I've been very busy with work (which is becoming less and less enjoyable, grr), but I reduced my hours so things are going back to normal. I was also kept quite busy by birthday celebrations: my father turned 60 on June 1st, and I turned 20 on the 5th. I enjoyed three days of delicious food and different cakes as I visited my parents on one day, came back to Montreal on the second and was invited for dinner on the third. In other news, I (finally!!!!) found an apartment and am moving in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, I became obsessed with If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats and dicovered The Gories, thank to a post on Victoire (man, I can't wait to see them live on July 17th!).

In the meantime, I am waiting for these lovelies to arrive at my doorstep to help me say a slow goodbye to my trusty old ones that I've brought to the cobbler's at least five times (where else can you find booties that have tassels at the end of the laces, tell me?). At least these have horses on them, ha!


See you soon!