“MCO” – My Current Obsessions….

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The List is Short and Sweet, but let me share what has been rockin’ my world lately.

These are my 5 Current Obsessions…

1. My Ultimate Girl and Guy Crush Tying the Knot!

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively – Really could there be a more attractive couple!? I thought no one could top Giselle and Tom Brady – but ladies and gents IMO they just got trumped!
But where are photos of the wedding!??? I am all about celebrities having their privacy, but come on… it has been over a week and I want to see the dress!
Kudos to RyanR on the ring though… it is simply beautiful!

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I will wait patiently for photos from the big day… and by patiently I mean google- imaging a variety of word combinations 3-4 times a day.

2. CHEVRON

For years this word had simply meant a type of truck to me (reminder – I grew up in a town of 5,000 people in rural Alberta). Although lately, it has become my new design obsession. Chevron walls, chevron clothes, chevron floors, chevron nails, I am all about Chevron!

This very well could be one of those trendy things that at the time we think is oh-so-cool, but when we look back in 10 years we will go “GROSS! ugh… that is so 2012″… (similar how we look upon orange floral patterns that were so in in the late 70s and early 80s).
But until then… Chevr – on!

3. Pumpkin

It is that time of year again! The main reason I favor fall is because that means Pumpkin is in season! It is one of my favorite ingredients to bake with and is the main component in one of the best hot drinks ever – Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte!

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Use it as a baking substitute (instead of a fat) , a filling (like in a pasta seen above)  or simply roast and/or use it as a seasoning!
Fall means pumpkincraziness…

4. The HBO Show Girls

I have heard natter about this show for months, but had yet to see an episode as I am not blessed enough to have HBO on my channel roster.

Girls and I came into contact one Saturday a few weeks ago when I had one-too many cocktails the previous night and was staying at a friend’s house who had HBO on demand. Well…. 10 episodes and one Yogurt Stop break later, it was all I could talk about! Sublimely real, it at times makes you cringe, but at the same time you can’t tear your eyes off the TV. It is obscenely fascinating that the 24-year-old Lena Dunham stars, writes, and directs this show! – I can’t wait for next season!

5. BRAVO’s Gallery Girls

On the flip side I have another TV obsession – coincidentally enough named “Gallery Girls.” It’s a Bravo “reality” show, following 7 twenty-something girls that are trying to make their way through the NYC art scene. It is filling a SATC void for me, displaying great Manhattan scenery and fashion.

I empathize with the characters on the show, as no matter how “produced” the scenes may be, the competitiveness-no-money-glamour that is portrayed, is eerily representative of what I felt after graduating from Fashion School.

Although clichés are obvious (Brooklyn girls wearing haphazard black clothing, with unwashed hair and lipstick on their teeth) the characters are a little less generic than you would first expect. Liz for example, is first impression an OC, spoiled, rich girl. A few episodes in you come to realize she has a drug addition past, sports a full sleeve, and has an estranged relationship with her art collector father.
I count down everyone monday until a new episode arrives on my DVR – check it out!

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randiwood

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