Top 5 Netflix Originals This Fall

With the chilly weather setting in, there’s nothing more that we’re looking forward to than sitting in bed with a warm blanket and indulging ourselves into some TV until we lose track of time. So, to kick off this season of immobility we’ve created a top 5 suggestion list of this year’s trending Netflix shows for you to binge watch! Grab and blanket, maybe even a partner and get ready to get hooked!

Sense8

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This Netflix Original is an American science fiction drama series. This series tells the story of eight strangers from all different parts of the world who experience a vision of a violent death of a woman. The story unfolds as we follow these confused and beautiful people as they try to understand this strange connection that has brought them all together.

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Stranger Things 

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There seriously has not been any shortage of this topic coming up in conversation and there’s no surprise why! Stranger Things is the latest Netflix original series that has been released and it has grabbed attention by the masses. This 8 episode series is about the story of a young boy who mysteriously disappears. His mother, police officer and friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back! This show is seriously not something to miss out on!

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House of Cards

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If you’ve found yourself glued to the TV with the recent political catastrophe, then this show is definitely up your alley! House of card is no won it’s 5th season and we don’t see this slowing down anytime soon! This series is an American political drama web television series that focusses on the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) who after being appointed as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power through power ideals and manipulation!

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Narcos 

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Brace yourselves to see one-hundred Pablo Escobar costumes this coming Halloween and it’s no wonder why, because his character is quite impressionable! Narcos is another Netflix original series set in Colombia that depicts the story of notorious drug dealer Pablo Escobar who became a billionaire through he production and distribution of cocaine. If you’re into crime and action then this is seriously not something to miss out on!

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Amanda Knox 

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If you found yourself hooked on Making a Murderer then this will be your new favorite show! This Netflix documentary places the microscope on the real life story of the allegedly accused murderer Amanda Knox and her boyfriend. This series shows every angle of the investigations and crime of how the situation unfolded to the aftermath of everyone’s lives that were affected!

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Written by Emilie Berbrier.

Dreams Loves Fall

With the warm weather slowly disappearing and the crisp cool air starting to settle in, we thought we would give you a little teaser of what we’re looking forward to this coming Fall! We know that this season is one that many of us look forward to, however, many of us also dread this season because it’s just the warning signs that winter is slowly approaching! And if any of you are Montrealer’s… we know that winter is definitely not something that get’s easier with time! Here are some of the things we’re looking forward to this fall season!

Leather Jacket Season

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This is by far one of my favorite things about fall. Don’t feel like putting much effort into an outfit? No problem, leather jackets are the easiest solutions to throw over any legging and sweater and make it fashionable! For any leather jacket suggestions I would check out Zara! They have a range of styles, colors and textures!

Big Scarves

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I don’t know about you, but this oversized scarf trend (which I like to consider big blankets) is something I look forward to every year! You can wear them in so many different shapes and forms and they are the ultimate warmth on any cold day or night!

Warm Drinks

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For many of you this already part of your daily routine! But, I know that the second fall comes around your go to places like Starbucks and Second Cup start offering seasonal beverages such as the ever so common PSL!

Beanies!

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One of my go to staples throughout the fall! Always good for when you’re having a bad hair day or even if you just want to keep your ears warm while walking!

Onion Soups

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In the fall and winter, it’s okay to indulge in a little bit of cheesy heaven! That’s what all those big sweaters and jackets are for 😉 Make sure to try the Onion soup at Towne Hall in the West!

Days Like These

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You know that saying that goes something along the lines of “Netflix and Chill”, well a lot of my fall activities include my Sunday’s looking a lot like this!

 

We hope we sparked a little bit of excitement for what’s to come in the next few months! Bundle up, stay warm and go out and eat whatever food warms your soul! Happy fall, happy reading!

Written by Emilie Berbrier

5 Reasons Why We Love The Cold

As the weather starts to get colder and winter slowly settles, we are all bundling up and reminiscing back to the good old days when we wore our flip flops… a time that seems so far away now. Let’s be honest: the cold has many downsides. Instead of depressing ourselves, let’s take a different approach and look at all the positive sides of the winter that’s ahead. Yes, trust me, there are plenty!

#1: You get to bundle up in your warmest clothes

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All hail the comfy Christmas sweaters, stylish hats, and fun scarves! With all the layers we have to wear, our wardrobe opens up a myriad of possibilities. You can dress how you want, without having to worry about having the perfect body (layers can do wonders). You can also have fun with your style by accessorizing with scarves, hats, gloves, cardigans, stockings…the list goes on! And finally: shoes! Your options are even greater than during the summer: from high-heeled booties to comfortable snow boots, you have a whole range of shoes to choose from.

#2: You have no guilt in eating that entire bowl of pasta!

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The cold weather justifies all of your food choices, so you can feel guilt free about downing that huge bowl of pasta: you need to load up on carbs right?
Also, there are plenty of delicious winter recipes to try out: chili, mac n’ cheese, butternut squash soup, and pumpkin pie bread pudding are just a few ideas. In fact, since you’re more likely to be inside, you’ll have more time to test out the recipes (and consequently stay by the hot oven to warm yourself up).

#3: You understand the real meaning of hugs

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It’s to keep you warm of course! There’s nothing better than hugging your friend or your loved one and taking advantage of all that extra body heat. It’s also a great excuse to stay close to people! Group hug anyone?

#4: Your creativity is stimulated

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For those of us who don’t have the option to tan all year long by the beach, we have to get creative with how to spend our time. And winter offers all sorts of options, whether it’s outdoors (Snowball fights! Sledding! Salt water taffy!) or indoors (Reading by the fireplace! Having a cozy movie night! Or even Hosting a good old-fashioned dinner with friends!). Honestly, winter makes everything cozier and more intimate, and that is something we can all appreciate.

And finally #5: You truly know how to enjoy summer when it comes

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Going through Montreal winter makes you that much more appreciative when summer comes around. After months of being bundled up, Montrealers know how to make the most of summer and they know the TRUE meaning of “It’s summertime!”

So don’t let yourself be depressed with the winter blues, instead focus on all the wonderful winter moments!

Written by: Marie Le Cannellier 

Dreams Loves #NobodysDamsel

In a recent study conducted by Trailer park, Inc. one of our favorite female characters became America’s ideal female TV character!

If you don’t watch Law and Order SVU then this blog post isn’t for you & well we can’t be friends anymore.

In this survey Olivia Benson was up against other #GirlBoss’s including our other favorite Olivia… Ms. Pope.

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Now we know what you might be thinking… it was probably a survey catered to women only. Nope! 19% of men voted for her and found her to be “intelligent, tough, independent, compassionate, and confident.”

We love Olivia because well she’s the definition of a boss ass bitch (pardon our French). She looks out for other women, she can handle her own, regardless of what her job throws her way and well she’s the boss (no really she is – Sgt. Olivia Benson – google it).

Well all we would like to say is Welcome back Olivia, we missed you!

Law & Order SVU Premieres tonight! #NobodysDamsel

What’s the reasoning behind your PSO?

We don’t know about you, but we’re welcoming Fall with open arms! Fall is by far our favorite time of year. Who doesn’t love the site of trees changing colors, bright leaves laid out all over the ground and the coolness of the crisp air? This time of year also means, big comfy sweaters, scarves that could easily pass as blankets and cute trench coats, hats and booties!

Besides the excitement about the beautifully picturesque backgrounds, we know the real reason all you girls (men too, just the closeted ones) are really excited about this season and it starts off with three very addicting little letters… PSL.

The Pumpkin Spice Latte craze has become so big that it is now being referred to as a phenomenon not just a happening trend! We’re not quite sure what it is exactly about this Fall favorite that constitutes to this much hype, so we’ve decided to conduct a little survey that we would like you to kindly fill out to help solve this mystery!

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Listed below are three options, we kindly ask you to read through them, think about your answer and then comment below on which you believe is your driving force behind your PSO (Pumpkin Spice Obsession)…

Option #1:

In our first approach we’ve decided to take on a scientific route! According to psychologist, there is such thing called reactance theory! In which we believe takes place during this time of month! This theory suggest that consumers react strongly to unavailability products which you also may recognize as “limited time offers”. So if you find yourself being driven to consume as much pumpkin spice as possible in fear of “time running out” then this is the check off box for you!

Option #2:

We’ve come to the understanding that some of you may actually achieve PSO because you thoroughly enjoy that taste and flavor this 400-calorie beverage contains! Who could honestly resist Starbuck’s signature espresso and milk, highlighted with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spices and of course whipped cream? We could see why this would be hard to resist!

Option #3:

You’re straight up just a betch! We mean this in the most polite way possible! This in no way means that you are a mean person, what this simply suggests is that you love pumpkin spice lattes for all that the drink encompasses! For example, you love the drink so much that instead of taking the time to call it by its formal name, you’ve now given it a nickname (PSL) because you’re that close! You also feel the need to SnapChat and Instragram a picture of your latté with the hashtag #PSL so every person is aware that you’re keeping up to date with the Fall trends! Don’t feel guilty; we’ve all done it!

So whether you’ve decided to be honest about the real reasons you’re suffering from PSO or have chosen to put up a front, we’re wishing you a very happy Fall and hope you enjoy your PSL’s while you can!

Sincerely, a closeted PSL addict herself!