Drake General Store Staff Year End List - Jill
2013 has been an incredible year. We’ve asked our staff to pick the things they liked, loved, + loathed over the past year.
1. Name + Occupation with Drake General Store
Hi kittens, I’m Jill. I work in our Hudson’s Bay store and am interning in our marketing department.
2. 2013 Film of the Year:
Blue is the Warmest Colour left me feeling so devastated about love, as if I was the heartbroken one. That said, it was so wonderful and had so much to process, I saw it again in theatres within the week. After viewing I also ate spaghetti for a week.
3. Favourite Record of the Year:
The self-titled album from FIDLAR was a music high for 2013 for me. The album is as brazen as the acronym their name stands for, and is the perfect mix of poppy California skate punk and aggressive garage rock.
4. Favourite Book of the Year:
Not a new book but a new author, Hunger by Knut Humsun. A favourite of my favourites (including Miller, Hemingway, Bukowski), I had never heard of him until a clerk at my favourite bookstore suggested I pick it up. About a starving writer being driven into a state of madness, he is a character you relate to more than empathize with. We may not all be concerned with where our next meal is coming from, but the struggle for something we are missing is universal, and the place that need and hopeful desperation takes us to. I did not only relate to but genuinely liked the character, for as unstable as he seemed, he also came across completely honest - he really has nothing to lose in being so.
5. Best Moment on the ‘Tube this Year:
The last minute of season six, episode one of Mad Men. I literally gasped, and then was so relieved Draper hadn’t changed his ways.
6. Favourite Event/Thing I did this Year:
My favourite event of the year is Valentine’s Day, as that is when WORN Fashion Journal throws their Heartbreak Karaoke. I’m no stranger to the mic and gleaming text, but this night stands out for me as everyone serenades sad songs, and sometimes even share a story of heartache to go along.
7. All I want for X-Mas is…
A lifetime supply of our Field Notes notebooks, The Guide to Urban Moonshining (I’m in need of a cozy new hobby this winter), and a Toronto Smitten Kitten Luggage Tag as I am already prepping for my spring travel plans. Don’t worry, I’ll be back.