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Five Ideas for Friday: February 22

by Jennifer Nachshen

Are you as tired of the cold and snow as we are? No point giving in to pillow-topped mattress peer pressure. Instead of staying in bed, we suggest pretending it’s already summer with a new t-shirt, some hush puppies, natural-looking fake tan, a swim suit and a few sea shanties. It’s going to be a busy weekend.

Dress for Haiti’s Success

If you’re heading to Kanaval Kanpe, show up dressed the part in this Je Love Haiti t-shirt ($25) available at Helmer’s boutique.
 

Helmer Atelier & Boutique, 2020, Blvd St-Laurent
 
Host an Oscar Party

This is not an easy year to theme out your menu, but we think you’ll do fine with a loaf of bread (Les Miserables), Paula Deen’s Hush Puppies (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and just a little googling will get you the recipes for crabby snacks and homemades (Silver Linings Playbook). Finish it up with white cake a la Django Unchained.

 

 

 

Get a Spray Tan

We all need a little something to make us feel like summer isn’t so far away. Add a little colour without baking in the sun.

 

 

 

 

Buy a Swimsuit

Sure, it’s a bit early. But picking out your summer swimwear will get you in the mood for warmer weather. And you can always wear it to the spa in the meantime.

Tankini by www.Lolewomen.com

 

 

 

Sing like a Pirate

Some might say that Johnny Depp has taken this pirate thing too far, but his album Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys, co-produced with Hal Willner’s and featuring pirate/sea songs by artists as Dr. John, Marianne Faithfull, Iggy Pop, Courtney Love, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, and Tom Waits is getting high praise. Aye Matey.