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Apartment Decor Haul

Apartment Decor Haul - Sara du Jour

Since I showed you guys around my apartment (living room tour | bedroom tour), there have been a few new additions. I thought I’d let you in on some of the beautiful goodies for the home I’ve collected over the past few months. 

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My First Vlog!

It’s an exciting day in Sara du Jour land! As promised (kind of), my very first vlog is here! I’m a bit nervous about it as I’m much more comfortable expressing myself in writing. Talking to a camera by myself still feels a bit odd to me. Maybe I’ll get used to it.

Please let me know what you think, and if Q&A or tag vlogs are something you’d like to see more of.

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I Woke Up Like This, or: #NoFilter

I Woke Up Like This, or #NoFilter - Sara du Jour

I have never been more nervous to put up a blog post before. But it’s late at night – that particular time of night when people get a little more honest, and sometimes, a little more brave. 

I’m in bed with my laptop and my cat, and I’ve been hit with a wave of courage to do something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while. So, I’m going to grit my teeth, cross my fingers, and hope I don’t regret this in the morning.

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Sara’s Summer Boogie Playlist

Summer Boogie Playlist - Sara du Jour

If you’ve been here a while, it probably won’t surprise you that this isn’t your typical summer playlist. You won’t find any of the top 40 biggest hits of summer 2014 here.

That’s not to say that “real music” isn’t still made today. Every generation produces musical works of genius and works of cra….commercial success. (Before Yoncé did it, Mozart wrote a song about butts - and there’s nothing wrong with that.)

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Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou - Sara du Jour

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings reads like a work of fiction. It’s vivid, engaging, and tells a fascinating story. But given the traumatic events and circumstances described within it, I wish it were just fiction instead.

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"A Few of My Favourite Things" Celebratory Giveaway!!!

Huge Celebratory Blog Giveaway!!! - Sara du Jour

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…

Julie Andrews is one of my favourite things, too. If I could package her up and send her to you as part of my giveaway, believe me, I would.

For now, though, I thought I’d make do with giving away a few other favourites of mine to one lucky winner. ***GIVEAWAY RULES UNDER THE CUT***

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Song of the Day: Almost Like Being in Love – Nat King Cole

Dinner at Rosewater Supper Club

Summerlicious Dinner at Rosewater Supper Club - Sara du Jour

Before Summerlicious in Toronto ended for the year, Lena and I determined to squeeze in one more fine dining experience before time ran out.

Lena suggested Rosewater Supper Club, a hotspot frequented by celebs like Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Wahlberg, David Beckham, and Sir Anthony Hopkins during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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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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