Monday, January 16, 2012
Guest editor at Dealuxe.ca
I miss my old job at the sweet place. I miss what it was like when we were new and full of ideas and possibility. Not that I don't love my new job. Not at all. I'm over the moon at the experience I'm gaining, where my career is heading, how much I get along with my boss and my editorial team. Love doesn't even cut it. Most days the new job doesn't even feel like work. It's certainly different, less writing and editing at the moment, but I'm growing and it feels grand.
But I miss the sweets. I miss the giggles we had which only people who bathe in pop culture and fashion and the humour in things vapid might understand. I am fully immersed in the mom right now, at work and home, and while it's lovely in its own way, I do miss having that daily dose of pink.
So when my friend Sari asked me to be guest editor at Dealuxe.ca, the fabulous new shopping site of one of my mentors, Joanna Track, I obliged. Because of all the things I thought I'd miss, who woulda thunk it would be fantasy shopping and sourcing? I got to pick out 12 items that I love on their site and write about six of them. To say I had a lot of fun with it would be like saying I only like the chef salad at Lola's a little bit. I think the end result really reflects my personal style, something I've cultivated and honed for years. That's the great thing about being 37 -- you don't have to guess about what might look good on you, you just know.
Anyway, if you feel like a bit of fantasy and frivolity, go peruse my picks. I chose mostly what I could afford and what I might splurge on should my tax return be generous. But I also chose items that I genuinely wear and use daily. I promise you'll have at least one giggle. http://www.dealuxe.ca/en/magazine/2012-01-w3/guest-editor-nadine-silverthorne