I don't think I will ever be comfortable speaking in front of a camera for YouTube, but I still wanted to share some of my recent favourites with you... Hopefully you like them as well! Don't hesitate to leave me any recommendations if you have favourites of your own.
After lusting over multiple Instagram accounts of florists (the best ones are @belljarbotanicals @poppykalas and @brrch_floral), I finally decided on what my favourite type of flower is. To differ from everyone else who's obsessed with white peonies, I will admit I have a fond love for pastel colored Anthuriums. And it looks so beautiful with pink roses (pictured above).
The High Low Podcast
You must be tired of hearing me talk about how great Dolly Alderton is, but I don't feel bad sharing this favourite with you because this has become one of the podcasts I enjoy listening to the most. Dolly co-hosts this pop culture podcast with journalist Pandora Sykes and they are the best duo! I have to say that it is better to listen it as soon as it comes out but you can also go back to previous episodes if you're interested in the topics they address. They discuss everything from the Duchess of Cambridge's post-partum appearance in the media, to food snobbery, to loneliness, to much more serious matters like the Time's Up movement. It is a gem!
Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray
Whenever I curl my hair, this is the product I use to make it stay and look voluminous. It is the ultimate "lazy girl" product for your hair. I reviewed it a year ago and still love it so much! I'm currently on my second bottle and I have to say this is a product I would repurchase again and again. The smell is amazing and it gives a nice texture to the hair. I'm curious to try other products from the brand so if you have any recommendations please let me know.
Heartburn, Nora Ephron
As you saw in one of my recent book reviews, I started reading Nora Ephron's books after learning she was Dolly Alderton's favourite author. Heartburn is a novel inspired by Nora Ephron's real life. In this book she tells the story of how her second husband cheated on her while she was pregnant with their baby. Her writing is beautiful and her descriptions extremely well detailed that she makes this sound like a funny story, with the help of anecdotes and recipes. From this book I could totally see the resemblance in tone with her other pieces, but most specifically the films she wrote, like Julie & Julia or When Harry Met Sally. I've heard a lot of people talking about this book recently, despite having been released in 1983. Highly recommend it, it is such a quick read as well!
& Other Stories Perle de Coco Hand Cream
I bought this hand cream last time I was in New York and I've been trying to use it sparingly as & Other Stories is not available in Canada. However, knowing I will be in London next month (with access to & Other Stories), I've decided to use it more and I just have to say that it is AMAZING! My hands are really soft and all but the greatest thing about this hand cream is the smell. It is a soft smell of coconut mixed with vanilla and it lasts for hours. My university jumper absorbed the smell of it and I almost don't want to wash it now haha.
Last Thursday was my colleague's last day at the office so we went out for lunch. Obviously we went for tacos as our office is surrounded by at least 5 Mexican restaurants. It was the first time I tried "Tacos Frida" and they were the most delicious tacos I've ever had in Montreal, the food is so authentic! I highly recommend if you are visiting or if you are ever around St-Henri. The only problem is that they are so cheap which means the temptation is big! The guacamole is also delicious (can you tell it's time for me to have lunch haha?).
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Frances Ha Movie
A Netflix recommendation this time! You probably know that I love independent movies, whether it's a drama or a romantic comedy. The ones I adored the most are Like Crazy and The Boy Downstairs. But yesterday, I watched Frances Ha, a movie written by Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, staring Greta Gerwig. It's about Frances, a girl in her late twenties who can't seem to make it happen in New York. She moves from apartment to apartment because she can't afford any of them and she is trying to become a dancer, but she is still just an apprentice for a dancing company. The movie explores her relationship with her best friend Sophie, as this one becomes engaged and leaves Frances behind. I think this film is so raw and beautiful. It made me think of Girls. The movie is in black in white so it gives an interesting perspective to the storyline.
COS F/W Collection and COS x Dia
Yesterday I was invited to discover COS's F/W 18 collection and completely fell in love with the off-white/oatmeal color palette. I also adored their collaboration with the Dia Foundation, inspired by Montreal-born artist Dorothea Rockburne. The collection takes inspiration from mathematics and origami and I have my eyes on a beautiful pair of trousers! More photos from the presentation on my Instagram highlights!
What are your April favourites?