Category Archives: Cool


My Favourite Blog: Humans of New York

“What happened to your arm?”“I was walking down the stairs and looking at the stars.”(Amman, Jordan) Have you ever looked at a complete stranger and wondered “what’s their story?” I do. All the time. Luckily Humans of New York is there to satisfy our craving for answers… Brandon Stanton, the photographer and mastermind behind HONY, began taking pictures in 2010 after… Read More

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Quirky Music Videos for Chet Faker

I first learned about Australian musician Chet Faker in reference to his soulful remake of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity.” The original is one of my favourite songs of all time (I knew all the lyrics in 6th grade) and thus the thought of anyone trying to come out with a better rendition seemed as promising as my karaoke performance of… Read More


Our Pregnancy Photos in SW9

When I entered my third trimester, I knew I wanted to have pregnancy photos taken. Up until then, my bump was quite small. Most people struggled to differentiate it’s appearance from just another English beer belly (…totally understandable – I’ve hesitated myself in the past). Unfortunately, unless I was simultaneously carrying around a jar of pickles and complaining… Read More

Music Video: The Lady is a Tramp

Today I’ll be flying across the pond to the Big Apple for a week-long visit with friends and family! And to celebrate my arrival, here’s one of my favourite duets from two of the most talented New Yorkers around, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. This fresh, quirky, blue-haired version of the 1937 Babes in Arms show tune was made for Tony’s Duets… Read More


10 Hipster Foodie Magazines You Should Read

Here are 10 of the best hipster foodie magazines around. Their mouth-watering recipes and thoughtful stories will get you in the kitchen. And their intoxicating photography will make you wish the pages themselves were edible. Unfortunately they’re not. But you’ll definitely be inspired to whip up something on your own. Don’t worry if it’s awful and looks… Read More

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Parrot Zik Headphones

A few months ago, MF and I found ourselves in the Atlanta airport with some time to spare. Like anyone, there are only two things to do at an airport: eat and shop. After wiping the fast food grease off our fingers, we decided to poke around the electronics store for some headphones. Bam! Right… Read More

Emily Packer

Giving Birth to The Smoochies

Hello world. Welcome to The Smoochies, my new lifestyle blog! I’ve decided to create this digital scrapbook – part diary, part creative outlet, and part day-to-day tips – to offload the thoughts and ideas bouncing around in my brain, all into one place. There is a second reason for embarking on this blogger’s journey….one which… Read More