• Subscribe to the A&K Newsletter

IMG_0772

Halloween Roundup

Just three more sleeps til fright night! Are you ready?! For those doing the last minute scramble, here are a few of my favourite AND EASY Halloween ideas.

— Read More —
SMTTM-ARTICLES-Skulls-8

Heady Fashion Sense

It’s the day of the dead. The day to celebrate all that is scary and ghoulish. And best of all you get to dress the part. Of course, there’s one key element to Halloween that can be part of your lifestyle aesthetic all year long.

— Read More —
Screen shot 2014-10-23 at 3.05.45 PM

Party Shoes Welcome Here

Dust off your cocktail attire because party season is just around the corner. And that probably means you’ll either be having guests over or be a guest yourself. The question is, what are you going to do about your feet?

— Read More —
Unknown

Hercule Poirot On The Case… Again!

His “little grey cells” are back at work. 38 years after her death, Agatha Christie’s family has authorized a new novel featuring one of the literary world’s most memorable characters, Hercule Poirot.

— Read More —
Better with a beard_

Beards Gone Wild

As soon as something becomes a trend, fashion insiders declare it to be passé. It’s hard to keep up with, expensive and I avoid trying to be “on trend” and just wear whatever I deem…

— Read More —
bbc_image 2

The Anti-Bucket List

I have a bucket list a mile long, featuring places I want to visit (Istanbul, Buenos Aires and Bora Bora) and things I want to do (learn to play the violin and write a mystery novel). At the other end of the spectrum, the anti-bucket list, the things I hope to never do, that gross me out, freak me out or tire me out at the thought of them.

— Read More —
table-four

Giving Thanks

If Halloween is the best day of the year (see last week’s blog post), then Thanksgiving is the second best. October is a really excellent month.
Thanksgiving is like Christmas but without the stress of…

— Read More —
status-exercises

What’s Your Status?

In a recent improv class I took, we did a lot of work with “status.” I don’t mean your position in society, how much money you make, or your latest posting on Facebook. It’s how you behave in relation to other people. In acting, playing with status can help with character development. In real life, it’s a good tool for self-analysis and recalibrating your go-to behaviour.

— Read More —
Halloween 2004 013

The Best Day of the Year

Halloween is just around the corner. It really is the perfect holiday. (It’s not actually a holiday. But it should be.) You get to eat candy, you get to be whomever you want to be, you don’t have to spend money on presents for people you hardly see or even like and there are no awkward family dynamics to deal with, because you don’t have to spend time together if you don’t want to. What’s not to love?

— Read More —
IMG_2674

The Doors

I have a thing for doors. Not only they are very useful for when you want to go in and out of places (or hide stuff away) but I also love their look and unending variety.

— Read More —

Eat

Anna’s 2-minute French Omelet

— Read More —