An Evening at the Ballet, Style Saturday

Style Saturday is back for one week! I wanted to share another style approach to an evening at the ballet or the theatre and show that there are quite a few ways to dress to the occasion without being over-the-top, black tie formal. Whenever I speak to people about attending the ballet (which is quite a lot…), I consistently hear that being inappropriately dressed, either too casually or too formally, is a concern. Typically a company won’t turn you away because of an outfit choice, but it’s always nice to feel comfortable amongst everyone else in your choices! This is another way to tackle business casual without feeling out of your element…

An Evening at the Ballet

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Our Story

Last evening, I was lucky enough to attend the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s premiere of Our Story, a collection of pieces by celebrated Canadian choreographers in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday! As the oldest ballet company in Canada and the longest continually operating company in North America, the RWB is a leading company that balances traditional and classical productions with bold and experimental pieces that push the art form.

An Historian About...RWB's Our Story

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Christmas Travel List, Travel Thursday

Normally I try to focus on places I have been (or will be going shortly) for my Travel Thursday posts; however, this one is going to be slightly different! I like to be at home with friends and family for the holiday season, and enjoying our snowy traditions. (Definitely going to have to go up into the mountains when I’m in Seattle…) However, there are some holiday destinations that I would love to see and will probably pick away at these over the years. This is my dream Christmas travel list that I will one day be able to complete!

Christmas Travel List

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Fighting SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a very real condition that affects many of us throughout the year, but most often in the darker winter months that we have looming ahead of us. It often sneaks up on you; it will come slowly so that you gradually adjust to it rather than realising that something has changed. I find that for myself I often start noticing the effects after the holiday season ends, as the brightness and coziness of get-togethers taper off with the New Year, but many people do start feeling it quite early in the season. There are some easy ways to fight SAD and keep your energy up in the winter months!

Fighting SAD

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Butter Tarts, Make It Monday

Butter tarts are a quintessentially Canadian recipe, and regional variations can be found all over the country! I know that every country and region claims that their food is the best, and while I completely accept that some Canadian food is kind of weird and bizarre, butter tarts truly are the best of the best. I’ve given butter tarts to many people visiting Canada, and they have been enjoyed every single time! (The same can’t be said of nanaimo bars, ketchup chips, and poutine.) This is an easy to make recipe for butter tarts, for the perfect addition to your holiday menu!

Canadian Butter Tarts Make It Monday

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The Pinterest Question

Pinterest is a hot topic in the blogging world. I think it’s calmed down in the actual world, but it still consumes hours upon hours of bloggers’ lives and it’s very much considered an integral part of blogging for many people. Each form of social media is a living and breathing animal that behaves however it’s creators want (which is completely unbeknownst to the rest of us). In my quest to educate myself, I’ve tried to find as much information as I could about Pinterest, and after much thought, these are the conclusions that I arrived at!

The Pinterest Question

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Comments…

A quick housekeeping update to everyone- if you notice I’m responding to a comment that is four to five months old, it’s because I just discovered that WordPress has marked 200+ comments as spam! Most are from regular posters but I am so sorry to everyone that I didn’t see this before. I promise to check my spam filter on a daily basis from here on out to make sure it doesn’t happen again!

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!
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Black and White Photo Challenge, Day 7

Orla from Fancy Paper Blog has very kindly nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge! For seven days I will share one black and white photo from the day before, with no people in it and no explanation…. These posts will go up at noon!  Continue reading

How to Pull Off Plaid, Style File Friday

If you take nothing else away from my closet, you will see enough plaids to cover the Highlands. Plaids are my favourite pattern, and I think subconsciously part of the reason I dislike the summer is that plaids are incredibly difficult to wear. My plaid collection is wide-ranging and hits most every variation of the pattern possible. I know that a lot of people prefer to dress completely in solids, and sometimes even solely in black, but I think that plaid is a great “entry” pattern that is easier to wear than people think! These are my tips to wearing plaid and managing your collection.

How to Pull Off Plaid,Style File Friday

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Black and White Photo Challenge, Day 6

Orla from Fancy Paper Blog has very kindly nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge! For seven days I will share one black and white photo from the day before, with no people in it and no explanation…. These posts will go up at noon!  Continue reading