Thursday, August 6, 2009

20 Things

First, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH to all those who left me warm and supportive words re: my "go eat something" fiasco. You guys are amazing, your words don't go unnoticed and are very much appreciated. Thank you for understanding and being so wonderful :)
I recently got tagged by the lovely Little Rus at Fashion Titbits and lovely
1. What is your favourite item of clothing?
I never bare my shoulders so I love cardis and blazers.
2. What are your biggest obsessions?
Over the years I've amassed quite a collection of shoes and really does feel like a collection as 90% of them almost never leave their spot on my shelves.
3. Who inspires you?
Moms. I'll never tire of seeing children look at their moms with such awe and love.
4. Who is your favourite designer and why?
I'd have to meld Karl Lagerfeld, Rudolph Valentino and Zac Posen. And of course throw in Marc Jacob's whimsy. They're amazingly talented and know how to dress a woman.
5. What is your favourite song ever?
It wasn't always this song but S sang it to me at our wedding, it was totally unexpected and he totally ruined my makeup doing so, so I'd have to say "Always" by Atlantic Starr.
6. What is your favourite song right now?
Knock You Down (Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo)
7. If you were a sweetie, what would you be?
A RED Gummie Bear! They're so good and squishy :)

8. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet - what words would you use to describe your rainbow?
Kind words, warm hugs, soft kisses, fresh flowers, chocolate, smiles & sunny skies. 7 things that cheer me up after a rough or emotionally stormy day.
9. What are your favorite films?
Miracle on 34th Street, Big Fish, 13 Going on 30, Finding Nemo, Up, The Notebook...
10. Who is your favourite actor?
Her performances may not be deemed Oscar worthy[yet], but I love Lauren Graham. She just seems like soooo much fun. I think if I spent a day with her, I'd surely pee my pants from least once.

11. If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?
S could really use a vacation, "workaholic" doesn't even begin to describe it. I'd love to just be on a beach...anywhere so long as his computer stays behind...or could be thrown in the water.
12. What are your 3 favorite smells?
I love the smell of home when you've been away, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and S with or without cologne...preferably with, LOL.
13. What are your 3 favorite tastes?
Chocolate, Sushi & Steak.
14. What is your most treasured possession?
Other than irreplaceable photos, my grandmother's wedding ring.
15. What did you always want to be/do when you grew up?
Strangely, I've always wanted to be a dentist. Unfortunately, I don't have a steady hand.
16. If you were an ice-cream what flavour would you be?
Mint Chocolate Chip.
You either love it or hate it ;)
17. If someone made a short film about your life, who would play you?
Minnie Mouse?
We pretty much sound the same I think...
18. What would your perfect afternoon consist of?
PJs + comfy couch + a movie or two + some munchies of course!
19. If you were a flower what would you be?
An orchid or a lily, both of which will forever remind me of my grandmother.
20. Tell me one random thing... be it your favourite line from a song, scene from a movie or quote from a book.....or tell me about something that you love.
I love so many scenes from The Notebook.
Oh and I know Ryan Gosling's uncle.
No, I never asked if he could get me an autograph :)

I do hope that wasn't too much of a *snorefest* for you.
I'd like to tag the lovelies at:
I Know, Right?
My Teacups in Peony
Ocean Dreams
San Francisco Stylephile
While We're Waiting
xx Ela


  1. no way was this a 'snorefest'! LOL I love gummy fav are the green or white ones :) Your grandmothers ring is beautiful.I love that you picked Minnie!! Thats fabulous! Knock You Down is a great song, and Finding Nemo is way too cute! That is so sweet that your husband sang to you! :) ohh and sushi AND steak?! YUMMY!! YAY for mommies :)

    this was way way way fun and sweet! Have a nice night! :)

  2. AHH where do i even begin with this post....i love "Always" by Atlantic Starr, how sweet that he sang it to you!!! :) i'd love to be on vacation right now too... sigh... stupid marathon. hahha! ;P i'm with you on the smells.. i love my bf's "homey" smell... with no cologne. but i melt when he puts on cologne. hahaha! ;P and you know ryan goslings uncle? awesme! i guess ryan's a canadian actor isn't he? :)

    p.s you're still awake at 12:30AM your time, you rebel, you. hahahah! jk jk ;P

  3. I always love reading these and getting to know you a little better :)

    so cute about minnie mouse. I think my friends would say the same about me!

  4. I love this list (and some of the answers are the best, such as the red gummie bear one and your fave ice cream flavour, I can really relate!)

  5. Thank YOU Ela for your sweet comments, your kindness really shows through you! Aww, I love your red gummy bear as a sweet and moms are the best, I agree. My mom is my best friend and I am so thankful for her. Also, your grandmother's wedding ring is so beautiful, thanks for showing us a picture!

    Thanks for the tag - I actually recently did this one on my blog, so thank you for thinking of me! XOXO

  6. Aww Elly Welly I love when you do these!! Getting to know you better is addicting!

    I never show my arms so I'm with you cardigans! I'm always on the hunt for cute ones, so if you have any favorites, let me know! :)

    My grandma's wedding ring is my prized possession too!!

    And I happen to LOVE mint choc chip! :)

  7. You chose your grandmother's wedding ring as your most treasured possession. I think this is really sweet and touching:)

  8. One of my fave designer is KL too... :-)


  9. your grandmother's ring is amazing! i have my grandmothers charm bracelet, definately one of my fave possessions!

    gummi bear power!

  10. Loved reading about you, honey! Thanks for writing this post. Ii also adore The Notebook, but cry every time I watch it...


    P.S. Just to answer your question - I think I am older. ;)

  11. What a fun tag! Loved reading all of this. Oh, and I wanted to mention I haven't forgotten about your tag to me. Yes, I'm really bad with these, but it should hopefully go up tomorrow. And I could really do a with a beach vacation right about now. It's so warm here... I just need to dip my entire body in a pool of blue sea...ahhh.

  12. I'm so excited to play along!! I think you would make the most adorable red gummy bear :) And I too think Moms are amazing... what a fun list! As always, I so love coming to read what's going on in your world!!

  13. I love Lauren Graham too... she seems so real. I miss Gilmore Girls! At my old job location, I used to catch the 5 p.m. episode every day on ABC I commute to work and miss it!

  14. I love your answers!! We have SO much in common! I love mint chocolate chip ice cream and ohmygosh to be on a beach right now would be HEAVEN. And your grandmother's ring is so pretty. What a beautiful heirloom. :)

    PS. I just put my answers up too! Thanks for tagging me!!

  15. I love how you chose Minnie Mouse. That's cute! and I chose mint chocolate chip to be my ice cream flavour too when I did this tag :)

  16. Awww I love your 20 things! And now, I totally have a craving for gummy bears. I used to buy the huge costco size of gummy bears and tear through them like a woman on a mission, LOL. I also love the song "Always" by Atlantic Star. It's so romantic! Aaaaah....I can just picture your hubs singing that at the wedding; I doubt there was a dry eye in the house! (About the futuristic party pics, everyone was so much more dressed up than me I felt kind of silly so I didn't bust out my camera, LOL).

  17. Oh my gosh, I loooooooooooooove that song. Your hubs rocks!! And it is amazing the way bambinos look at their mams. When I go get my little man in the morning and he grins that sleep grin at me, I melt! Fab post lovely lady!

  18. Yay for mothers, they really are inspiring!! And YUM at gummie bears, I always prefer the red colour of any sweet to be honest...except for jelly beans, because the popcorn ones are amazing. Awww and your rainbow sounds so beautiful :) Wow, your grandmother's wedding ring looks stunning, what a wonderful memory to have! Haha and yay for Minnie Mouse :) Hope you're having a beautiful day!

  19. i enjoyed all your answers! It is always good to know more about my fellow bloggers =)

  20. Definitely not a snore fest! I love Lauren Graham too ;)

  21. Aww, this is such an adorable post. And I just HAD to bring back Minnie's voice so I could imagine exactly how your voice sounds. hehe. Wasn't the first bracelet awesome?!? I loved it too.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Hi friend, don't apologize for not looking at my blog before you posted this, I am flattered that you thought of me and you couldn't be more thoughtful!!! XOXO Hope your Thursday is going well. more day until Friday.

  23. It's so cool that you sound like Minnie Mouse!


  24. Gorgeous, fun post!

    I love mint chip ice cream!


  25. YESSS!!! love me some knock you down (and ne-yo, mmm mmm). thanks for checking out my bloggy. you're so thoughtful. but WAIT! you wanted to be a dentist?! OY!!!

  26. Hi!! I've enjoyed reading your answers so very much! They're all so lovely and telling a lot about yourself. We have 1-3 in common :) And I love Lauren Graham, too. She is soooo funny, isn't she! Of course I fell in love with Lorelai Gilmore and then I've tried to find out more films with her. I've visited your blog before but since I wasn't able to leave a comment with Name/URL I always left unseen... So I'm leaving my comment now through my Blogspot account.... A very fabulous and wonderful blog! Very creative and unique!
    xoxo, Sofie

  27. surveys are so fun!

    I would be a red gummy for sure!

  28. This is such a fun post to read! My mom is my inspiration too. Don't know if you saw, but the very first post on my blog was dedicated to my mom :)

    And thanks for commenting on my blog!


  29. Ela, I love your list! It's so fun and sweet! I'm headed out of town for the weekend, but I'll get to work on it...have to think about this one because I think we have a lot of the same answers. :)

    Thanks so much for the tag! And for the heads-up on the weird blogger stuff. I wonder if it's my fault? I just learned how to "schedule" posts (I'm a blog delinquent) so maybe I messed up the dates...

  30. a red gummy bear?!?!? I LOVE THAT!!

  31. i would be a gummie bear too! red ofcourse! :p

  32. GREAT post, Ela! I loved reading all of these things about you! I love red gummy bears, too! Well, I really love anything gummy (lol). I also love that story about your husband at your wedding! You guys seem like the cutest couple ever!

    I want people to keep giving you these tags because they are sooo interesting!

  33. mmm, i love gummy bears. weirdly enough, my favorite are the clear ones.

    and i LOVE the notebook. one of my favorites ever :)

  34. That photo of the gummy bear is adorable! I'm so glad you did this. I feel like I learned so much about you. Thanks for sharing!

  35. i love these things! i totally adore Lauren Graham too as I was addicted to Gilmore Girls.

  36. Dear Ela, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog! YESSSS, it's such a pleasure to have something in common :-D
    Thansk for adding me to your blog roll, I will do the same now, dear! Wishing you a very wonderful and sunny weekend!!
    Big hug!! S.

  37. Minnie Mouse would play you...that is the cutest thing ever! Good choice i think!

  38. I really love this post, darling! You're amazing!


  39. I love blazers as well!

    And just read your go eat something post (sorry I've been MIA) and I have the same issue too, it's always the big big girls (around 200 pounds) that say those comments to me. And honestly whatever makes them happy and feel better about themselves. I don't care. We both know that we're healthy and unfortunately some people need to insult others to make themselves feel better. It has become a social tabu to call someone a fatty but it seems okay to say things like "go eat a sandwich" or "you're too skinny". It's BS!

  40. ummmm chyello ms ela, where is your friday post? i need my friday morning ela post!!! haha! ;P

  41. I loved your answers - especially the gummy bear choice, too cute...Enjoy your weekend, xv.


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xx Ela