Life · Relationship

Get movin’

A few months ago, despite my affection for the stoop and my generally awesome apartment, I started thinking about moving. I missed the neighbourhood I used to live in and I longed to live on my own again. Then along came Bogart. I talked about my apartment daydreams with him, and he sort of tiptoed around the idea…… Continue reading Get movin’

Dating · Friends · Relationship

Beware the Ides

I did two pretty big things this weekend: I turned 33 and I introduced Bogart to quite a few of my friends while drinking about to celebrate turning 33. I’ve had a rocky relationship with both birthdays and introducing boys in the past; both cause a weird mixture of nerves and excitement. With birthdays, I’ve ended the…… Continue reading Beware the Ides

Dating · Friends

You gotta have faith

I had every intention of going to the grocery store and cooking for the entire week. I’m surrounded by no less than 10 cookbooks; I even went so far as to map out what I’ll making for which meals. Then I realized I have to come up with something to blog about, despite the fact that…… Continue reading You gotta have faith


Is Hallmark hiring?

Just to show everyone myself I’m not a Bitter Betty about all the lubey handjobs and too soon bro discussions of butt stuff, I thought I would take some time to focus on something lovely. I MC’d one of my best friend’s wedding just over a year ago, where something extra special happened (and no…… Continue reading Is Hallmark hiring?

Dating · Friends · Life

Say cheese!

I did a photo shoot a few weeks ago — the boudoir kind — and it was only slightly terrifying. Now, I’m a modern gal and have been known to send a Snapchat or two, but there’s a big difference between a grainy, low-light shot from a front-facing camera and a high-res, stand around in your underwear for…… Continue reading Say cheese!

Dating · Friends

One door closes …

So perhaps I oversold the ease with which I can transition from the warm and fuzzies to ‘Hey buddy!’ I think my last post put more of an, ‘I’m fine, you’re fine, we’re all fine,’ spin on things than I’m feeling today. When something comes to an end, it still sucks. Full stop. Even if…… Continue reading One door closes …

Dating · Friends

You can’t make an omelette …

Well, I’ve written and deleted about five versions of this post in the past 20 minutes, so I might as well just cut the shit and get right to it: things didn’t work out with JB. We had possibly the most civilized conversation ever that started with the words, ‘I need to talk to you about…… Continue reading You can’t make an omelette …

Dating · Friends

Keep your friends close

After much cajoling, I have finally convinced my good friend Sachin to write some guest posts for me. As a bit of background, I’ve known Sach since first year university, and he is an avid reader/frequent nagger when he feels I’m not posting enough. He is going to be writing a series of posts for…… Continue reading Keep your friends close

Dating · Friends

Need for speed

It’s a night of firsts for StephNotStephanie! Tonight, I went to my first speed dating event and I dragged along my friend Nicole from Don’tCallMeNikki. We’re writing this blog together, making it the first collaboratively written post. I’m so fancy, you already know. P.S. Watch that video. Seriously. Like way harsh, Tai. (And yes, there was booze.…… Continue reading Need for speed