It’s hard to believe that it’s the first day of fall already! August was a whirlwind for me with two cottage vacations and a wedding. The first half of September was busy with TIFF and other blogger events and looking at my calendar for October, it’s going to be busy as well since I signed up for a book club and for yoga classes! I do love fall; aside from nature’s glorious palette, it presents us with an opportunity for new beginnings! Anyway, here is what I’m crushing on in September 2022.
This refreshing novel offers a unique premise: Sophie Go, a professional matchmaker is trying to establish her career in Toronto. There is one big problem, however: Although Sophie took her training in Shanghai, she never graduated. Due to the difficulty in attracting clients when she is unaccredited, Sophie decides to focus her client base on the older generation – the senior population living in her condo building! Sophie sets some strict deadlines to acquire several paying clients; otherwise, she knows she will be forced to move back home under the roof of her critical mother. Although Sophie is deeply interested in providing the perfect love match for her clients, her own love life is on life support.
I found it interesting to learn more about Toronto’s affluent Chinese society to which many of Sophie’s clients belong. Lim has also put a lot of thought into developing each character’s past, how it affects their present and their unique quirks, which further adds to the charm of this novel.
Published by Penguin Random House. ISBN No.: 978-0-593-33561-1
Cable Girls on Netflix Canada
We had just finished watching Borgen on Netflix and were looking for something equally as good when we stumbled across Cable Girls. The Spanish drama, which takes place in the 1920s, focuses on four young women who get jobs as switchboard operators at a new telecommunications company in Madrid. Each of them has their own reasons for wanting to work: financial, to escape family dominance and to create a new life. With their new-found independence comes problems, particularly in their romantic lives and more so during a time and in a country where women’s rights were severely restricted. There are five seasons of Cable Girls; we’re on Season 3 and we’re hooked!
I had a chance to visit the new Diptyque store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre last week and went home with a few products including their Hair Mist (Do Son fragrance). This hair mist leaves your hair smelling gorgeous. The Do Son scent is a floral but not too sweet. It includes Tuberose, orange leaves, jasmine, pink peppercorns, musk and Marine Accord. The hair mist contains camellia oil to nourish your hair, but I’m using it primarily for the intoxicating fragrance. Do Son hair mist is $74 CDN for 30 ml.
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I have been wearing flat-heeled boots for the longest time, but let’s be honest: they don’t look quite as good with a dress as a boot with a heel. That’s why I was excited to buy these Dario Wedge Boots from Naturalizer. The heel is 6.4 cm (which is just a little over 2.5 inches), but because it’s a wedge heel, it will provide more support for your arch than a regular heel. Wedge heels ensure that your weight is evenly distributed along the sole. I decided to choose the Dario Wedge Boots in English Tea Leather as opposed to Black Leather (they also come in Satin Pearl Leather, which is an off-white). The tan shade goes with so many colours including burgundy, navy blue, green, brown, black and off-white, plus I always buy black leather boots so I wanted to switch it up a bit.
Thanks for reading what I’m crushing on in September 2022. What are some of your current favourites? Please let me know in the comment section. You might be interested in reading, “The FRIENDS Experience Comes to Yorkdale Shopping Centre“.