Hello blog friends! Things have been a flurry since getting back from London. I've been scrambling around with the lead up to last weekend's Apricity event at the library. The team was spread out all over the city doing various media calls to promote the event (pop-up reads, fashion segments, you name it). I took the radio spots.
And Alice came with me! With locations downtown and the snow finally gone (revealing our beloved dirt city), we took the train.
To the CBC to talk libraries and literacy.
Alice insists on selecting her own clothes these days, in case you were wondering.
Next day, BACK ON THE TRAIN.
I've definitely been missing the Underground. So I'll ride the LRT to remind me of my happy trip!
Then, more radio with this delightful crew.
Bust a Move (honorary chair gig). I did yoga, and it was challenging. How many planks can one girl handle?!
Spent a bunch of time doing crafty things at the library in preparation for the next day.
And that evening, I was at an 80s themed Refinery Party.
Hair. So. Big.
Big time Apricity party at the library the next night!
The next week, it was more presentations on poverty with my United Way youth initiative. This time I went to my old high school... Ross Sheppard!
Back in my day, I certainly wasn't queen of the school or anything, but Alice really threw her influence around as queen of the book loft. She was right at home in my old hallways.
AND with my old I.B. social teacher, Mr. Kuebel! The two of them had a splendid time together while I had a blast with the classes of awesome students.
Works meeting, to go and pick up the Miss Sarah jacket at Workhall Boutique.
Last year, when I went into Workhall for the very first time, I was in the change room trying on a few things. Nicole, the proprietor and designer of the pieces, asked if she could show me something really dorky. I said, "sure!"
She came out with this jacket and said they designed and named it after me, since they were all readers of this blog, even before I ever came into the store.
Whaaaaa?! I was so flattered and tickled.
So here it is, the Miss Sarah. It looks like a smock/kimono and is an excellent alternative to a structured blazer. The Miss Sarah part of it is the slit up the back so the jacket flaps behind you when you're riding a bike (I tried it yesterday and yes, this is indeed the case). Fabulous!
Here it is in spring/summer patterned and lightweight material. I also got it in a stiffer, structured nude/taupe version.
Little Brick, and I did all the hills on my Pashley and I'm still fine (admittedly had to walk up two hills).
That night, Western Canadian Fashion Week.
Here I am with Rowena and two of my ladies from Prairie Dog Film and Television.
My hair is so big because I was walking in the celebrity showcase and they made me look like a horse with a tumbling mane of hair.
I rode my bike to this as well.
Kit and Ace.
Cory Christopher was there to teach us about spring planters and arrangements, and he also coached us in making our own little plant thingies.
I really hope mine doesn't die right away.
And now, I'm on break with the kids! Got lots of catching up planned with friends and a few spring cleaning and purging goals. I couldn't avoid it, and am teaching a little bit over the break too. Got some art gallery and some family swim time planned, and lots of riding.
Was on the bike all day yesterday and can't wait for the cargo bike to get dusted off!