As per tradition, St Patty’s day weekend was spent covered in green makeup, stickers and fake tattoos. This year we did not need to brave the crowds, we enjoyed the parade from my conveniently placed ‘balcony’ after green pancakes and baileys with coffee for breakfast. For the first time ever (for me) I was enjoying the day in a t-shirt (there may have been pants too). A welcome change after years of freezing, wet parades.



It’s that time of year again -green beer, obscene amounts of sparkly shamrocks and (extra) baileys in your coffee. Montreal’s St Patrick’s day parade is right around the corner. I will be piling on the green clothes & makeup once again on Sunday to celebrate with the rest of the city who loves any excuse to party on the streets and in our many Irish pubs.

Here’s all you will need for a day of celebrations – while staying warm and cozy on the side of the street in the middle of March. [though they are calling for warm weather this year, we’ve spent many under umbrellas or in winter coats]

And in case you missed the first post of this kind, I’ve started a new column featuring handmade and vintage pieces from small businesses. Have a green (in more ways than one) St Patty’s day weekend!

A work in progress: My St Patty’s Day Look

Some may say that I have issues… I just like to think im well prepared.
The parade/day of drinking is not for another 2 weeks but i’ve bought/ordered almost my entire outfit already. You have to keep in mind that if I waited till there was only a week or 2 left, I wouldnt have been able to order some of this stuff becaus you never know how long it will take to ship from the U.S.

* If you don’t know about Etsy, you should! It is an online community where people sell handmade and vintage things. (inlcuding me! urmomm.etsy.com)