Happy Birthday Harry!

Any good Harry Potter fan knows that July 31st is not only Harry Potter’s birthday, but J.K. Rowling’s birthday, too. In honor of them both, we’re watching the Sorcerer’s Stones tonight and indulging in some Potter inspired goods.

Above: Hogwarts House Banner Posters, Chocolate Frog, Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans, Wizard Bunting, Wand Remote, Butterbeer & Butterbeer Cupcake

Happy Weekend: 07/27/12

It’s the weekend already?! I’m ready for tonight’s opening ceremonies. Speaking of the UK, I’m having a wicked craving for fish & chips! Anyone have a good recipe?

Some links for your weekend:

The message above is from Franki’s blog. Make sure to take a moment to read her post.

How to find the best Gelato.

If I had to ride a bike for my commute, it would probably be this one.

I love this beautiful jewelry collection.

Still drooling over this recipe.

Just try and tell me that THIS didn’t make your week.

On the Jacobite: Riding the Hogwarts Express

Did you know that the train in Harry Potter is a real functioning steam train? The Hogwarts Express is actually the Jacobite of West Coast Railways. Located in Scotland, where much of the scenery for the movies were taken, the train departs from Fort William and takes a beautiful scenic route up to the seaside town of Mallaig.

Being huge Harry Potter fans, we HAD to take this train. It also happened to be mine and Aidan’s first time on a train, which made it all the more magical. I was surprised Continue reading

Happy Weekend: 7/20/12

I’m off to see Dralion with the family this weekend and maybe catching a circus class, too. (Did I mention I started occasionally attending aerial and contortion classes a few months back?) What are you up to? Hope you have an adventurous weekend!

Here are a few links from around the web for you:

Get the best sleep ever!

How cool would it be to wake up to this?

Summer reads from Erin at Apartment 34. Have you read any of these?

Holy smokes, a pink lake?!

And, kiss of the year goes to…

Uncle Beefy speaks the truth. Live it.

Check out this dubstep beatboxer!

Image: Cirque du Soleil

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  • From Alexa Chung to Emma Watson, Star Style showcases the latest in celebrity fashion, showing you how and where to ‘Get the Look’ of your favourite stars.

  • Straight from the catwalks of London, Paris and Milan, get news on the latest Catwalk collections with profiles of models, fashion designers and show schedules from Elle UK.

when was the last time you did something for the first time

When was the last time you did something for the first time? That’s the question that Eastpak is asking in their fantastically inspiring microsite. The site takes you through a randomly generated series of first times with huge images, video, and even exploring via Google Maps. It then gives you the option to share something you want to try or to go back to exploring the site.
Such a great campaign, no?

I’m curious to know, when was the last time YOU did something for the first time?

Happy Weekend: 7/13/12

It’s Friday, and I didn’t even know it. I totally woke up thinking today was Saturday. Oops. What are you up to this weekend? I’m planning on spending time catching up with my bestie who is just back from 10 months in Indonesia.

A few links from around the web to peruse over the weekend:

This looks like the best damn oatmeal ever. Yum!

Apartment Therapy on Escaping Aboard the Orient Express

The Traveler’s Guide to Happiness shows us that it really isn’t just about the destination. Much of our happiness is derived from anticipation and reminiscing, a point made by Gretchen Rubin in The Happiness Project! Read more about the 4 stages of happiness here.

Is Friday the 13th lucky or unlucky? I’d rather think of it as a lucky day!

The best sunscreen for your face

What are you made of?

Is this what summer feels like to you? Sometimes it does to me.

I really love Roséline’s instagram photos, don’t you?