sunday was the official start of summer!!! all of montreal was out on the mountain having a blast, throwing frisbees, dancing to tam tams, and picnicking to the core. caught up with some of my best friends; yuchi (my handsome best bro) and rachel (who is living up the model life right now! so proud).
spring might be in full effect for all of you in happy places around the world, but we’re a little late on that one so please excuse my excitement. i go through this cray cray spring cleaning phase where i feel the need to get rid of all the clothes in my closet. that usually consists of me blindly selling off my prized possessions for 5$ at a “vintage sale”. as much as i like clothes, i dont like having too many at a time. RIIIIIIGHT. so as i proceed to give away my closet, here are the things i want to replace it with:
(1) a pair of super kawaii oxfords please. like these triple major x daniel palillo ones, or maybe some bright dr. martens.
(2) leather overalls. because they are leather overalls. but since i will be spending my summer partying and being poor and living off ramen (three very cool things) in duh korea i will probably just get denim.
(3) something sunflower print from joyrich
over the weekend, i sortof became a tourist in my own city. i think its really worth it to just take a day to not run any errands or do anything work/school related and not even make plans! i met up with my language exchange buddy on saturday and we ate brunch and walked around a bunch and ended up at brooklyn, one of the mile ends quaint coffee shops.
the colorful chairs in the front of the shop look a lot more cheerful when the weather follows suit, but since montreal decided to host a snowstorm in the middle of april, well….. yeap. i got a chai latte and he got an americano and we were both quite pleased. costs about 2 to 4$ a pop. we had just eaten earlier, but from what i saw, the food looked yummy!
the only downside to this cafe is, unlike homeo in hongdae, we werent allowed to sit on any of the furniture in the back half of the shop, as its all for sale. it still adds to the cozy atmosphere though! instead, you have to sit on bar stools, which isnt always my favorite.
the employees were friendly, and as jinchul and i exchanged a few words with them, we waved goodbye. when we were then ready to take the metro, i realized we totally forgot to pay!!! i went back the next day to take care of our bill, but i suppose thats probably a good sign you’re really at ease in a place.
zubi always feeding this blog with a good dose of house! havent been to a strictly house event, a montreal favorite, in quite a while. this is putting me back in the mood, but the fact that a snowstorm is coming our way (WHAT THE SNOWFLAKE) is getting in the way, just a tiny bit.
would love to just chat and eat a hamburger with the owner of hellz bellz. lanie seems like a really humble kewl kitty. i’ll be honest, i haven’t really checked out or worn any hellz bellz since 3 or 4 years ago, but now that i have, this collection looks d0pe. how fun are the googly eyes?!?! and please sign me up for the junya mafia.
here’s a video from 2013 PROJECT MVMT, a playground for the influential brands pushing the envelope in streetwear right now. streethearts was a section showcasing the strongest womens brands floating in a sea of d00d apparel. check out the video from marcus troy TV: