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Giveaway Announcement!

Hello! As I mentioned on Facebook a little while ago, when my blog hit a certain follower milestone, I wanted to do a giveaway to say ‘thank you’.

Well, today it hit that number, and I couldn’t be happier!

I’m going to do a proper post with all the prizes and rules very soon, but for now, drop me a comment with what you’d like a prize to be. I have a few ideas but would love your thoughts, too.

I don’t want to exclude anyone, so the giveaway will be open internationally, and I will ship anywhere in the world.

So: what would you like? xx

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Book Review: Looking for Alaska

Book Review: Looking for Alaska - Sara du Jour

Though I read and liked The Fault in Our Stars, I wasn’t sure I was going to foray back into the world of John Green.

Having now read two of his books, it seems as though his style is to write about death and teenagers who aren’t quite teenagers. But I’m getting ahead of myself again.

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Summerlicious at Canoe Restaurant

Summerlicious 2014 at Canoe Restaurant - Sara du Jour

Summerlicious in Toronto has rolled around again! That wonderful time of year when even twenty-something peasants like us (I kid) get the chance to try out the fanciest restaurants in the city at a much more reasonable price. I blogged about our experience at Toula restaurant during last year’s Summerlicious festival, but this year, we set our sights even higher.

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Song of the Day: All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor

A fun, infectious body positive song with gorgeous art direction!



Little Lies to Stop Telling Ourselves

Little Lies to Stop Telling Ourselves - Sara du Jour

  • 10 minutes is enough time to finish the last 31 minutes of this show

  • Just one more episode and then I’ll go to sleep

  • 5 hours is enough sleep to function on

  • 4 hours is enough sleep to function on

  • 3 hours is enough sleep to function on

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Indigo Bookstore Haul

Sara du Jour: Indigo Bookstore Haul

My favourite bookstore, Indigo, was having a sale. This conveniently coincided with my serious craving for excellent new books to devour.

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Recipe du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

Sara du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake Recipe

I’ve been trying to eat really healthy again over the past month, and while most of it has been smooth sailing, the thing that’s been the hardest to say goodbye to are processed sugar and fat-laden desserts, like cakes, brownies, and ice creams. Since munching on fruit just wasn’t cutting it when it came to my dessert cravings, I decided to invent a solution. 

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Song of the Day: Say Something – A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera

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Book Review: What Would Audrey Do? by Pamela Keogh

Sara du Jour Book Review: What Would Audrey Do?

Audrey Hepburn is one of my biggest inspirations, so I thought this book would be right up my alley. I admire her kindness, generosity, grace, and sense of style (particularly in the fifties and early sixties).

Unfortunately, What Would Audrey Do? wasn’t quite what I hoped it would be.

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Darcy & Me

Sara du Jour: Darcy & Me

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a small apartment must be in want of a cat.

Ever since reading Pride and Prejudice, I knew I was destined to fall for a Darcy. And wouldn’t you know it? That’s exactly what happened.

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100 Little Things to Be Happy About

Sara du Jour: 100 Little Things to Be Happy About

"Remember the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault

Everybody has bad days, and on the days you’re feeling low, it helps to remember the things that bring you joy, no matter how tiny. Here are 100 little things to be happy about, to remember, and to look forward to.

  1. eating raspberries off your fingertips

  2. the smell of greenery after it has just rained

  3. a candid photo of yourself caught mid-laugh

  4. leafing through books at the bookstore and inhaling their scent

  5. taking a bath lit only by candlelight

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Live Organic Food Bar

Live Organic Food Bar Toronto

My dad’s a raw vegan, so for Father’s Day last Sunday, I invited him for a late lunch/early dinner to Live Organic Food Bar in Toronto.

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Song of the Day: You’re the Top, by Cole Porter (sung by Sutton Foster in Anything Goes)



2014 Films I’ve Seen & Want to See

Sara du Jour: 2014 Films I've Seen & Want to See

I love storytelling in all its forms. Books, movies, television shows, plays, musicals - you name it, I love it. So naturally, I watch a LOT of movies.

I thought it might be fun to catalog all the films from 2014 I’ve either seen, or am counting down days to see. Click any movie title to get to its IMDb page. Add your own picks in the comments for movies you’re excited about this year. Here we go!

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Rifle Paper Co. Haul

Sara du Jour: Rifle Paper Co. Haul

Rifle Paper Co. is one of my favourite brands, so I frequently peruse their site to see what’s new. Anna Bond, the founder and creative director, is incredibly talented and has an unparalleled visual aesthetic.

I’ve got things from Rifle Paper Co. all over my home – from framed London and Paris illustrated map prints, to greeting cards I’ve either framed or stuck on my fridge door, to my iPhone case. I’d let Anna art direct my whole life, if she wanted to.

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