I’m not sure about you all, but this week was both painfully slow as well as seemed to fly by. It was a week of great personal excitement for me with the launch of Effervescence Media’s online shop (and subsequent sellout of the WWKD Beauty Boxes!) and I also did take a dip into the Twitter IPO that launched this week so I’m definitely going to be relaxing this long weekend.
Why, you ask, do I get a long weekend? Well, Canada celebrates a statutory holiday on November 11th in honour of our Veterans for Rememberance Day. If you are able, do try and get out to a celebration honouring the men and women of the armed forces who have risked, lost or continue to risk their lives to keep us safe.
After a heated debate about whether or not people should buy new poppies for Rememberance Day every year (I say a wholehearted yes) with a friend (who says no, as he already bought one) I remembered how much I loved reading the weekly Social Q’s section of the New York Times. This week’s article is particularly poignant if you’ve been feeling the sting of shelling out for wedding, baby and graduation gifts only to have received none in return.
Speaking of celebrations, there must have been a huge one for new New York mayor Bill de Blasio. Iam not a New Yorker (sob) so his social policies and tax reforms are of no impact to me, but I grew fonder of the man this week when watching and reading articles about his teenage daughter, Chiara. Most politicians seem to try and get their kids in polo shirts and cardigan sets to look the part of the perfect political family, but she’s been seen rocking floral headbands and red velvet dresses. Love that he allows his daughter to be herself.
While I respect the floral headband as a fashion statement, it’s definitely not something I can pull off. I’ve become slightly obsessed with gold polka dots over the last week. I just don’t think I can get enough and I’m kind of OK with that. Wish me luck on convincing my husband that gold polka dot bed sheets are as manly as manly can be.