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LA Trip Travel Favourites

This past August we traveled with a couple of our best friends to sunny Los Angeles. We landed in San Jose, rented a Jeep and drove along the coast. Winding roads beside the ocean led us to our beautiful destination. As a Canadian who had never been anywhere remotely close to this side of the continent it was a whole new world. We really loved the laid back, friendly and effortless vibe of the place.

Sweater, Yorkie and Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

Cozy December Essentials

I love the kind of look where you can be comfortable, cozy yet effortlessly elegant at the same time. To block out the chilly air I threw on a fuzzy turtleneck sweater purchased from Aritzia.* My jacket is a tried and true favourite that I bought at Target a few years ago (no longer available) but I I strongly suggest shopping from the Montreal brand Soia & Kyo. Their styles are classic and practical! I

Brides, Babies & Bloggers: Fashion Illustrations

Earlier this month I was busy organizing a lifestyle session to showcase some of my illustrations. This is a little gift to my clientele, to inspire and delight! I worked with Laura of LN Photography to get the perfect shot. It was all photographed in my home sweet home because I could not think of a cozier setting. If you would like to order a fashion illustration to give as a gift this holiday please contact

Zara jacket Aritzia sweater

Holiday Look

The other day we fulfilled an annual holiday tradition of visiting a farm to cut our own Christmas tree. While my husband and I decided to skip the actual tree part this year, we tagged along with a few of our close friends to enjoy the fresh air and festivities. It was an overcast, brisk day but not cold — perfect weather to be walking in a field of evergreens. We all brought along the

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Picks

With the holidays approaching, many of us are scrambling for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Here is a Holiday Gift Guide to my personal Top 5 Picks this season! Jo Malone Fragrances Whether it’s a candle or a perfume — Jo Malone really nails it when it comes to scents. A favorite of mine is English Pear & Freesia. It is feminine, fresh and not overpowering. I also love that Jo Malone fragrances

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Daily Makeup Look

Makeup is something that I do not cake on unless it is for a special event or photo shoot. I love using natural, warm brown hues and products that do not consume much of my morning as I prefer sleeping in as long as I can. These are a few products that make my effortless (literally) and low maintenance beauty routine possible! Many of these products were given to me when the brands partnered with

Living Room Updates

Many of you have seen photos of my living room via Instagram and other forms of social media, along with a little peak of it in this post. Lately there have a been a few additions! I love plants and made a visit to a local nursery to purchase more green goodness for my house. I picked up this lovely Snake Plant which also happens to be an excellent air purifier. I may also purchase one

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Candy Bar Ideas for Your Wedding Guests to Drool Over

One of my favourite parts of a wedding reception is when there is a candy bar! After browsing Pinterest a bit I thought I would share some cute ideas that I came across in hopes to inspire yours? Oh yes — and invite me! This rustic styled candy bar really got my attention. It is so homey and sweet. The exposed brick does wonders and I love this set up with the pink and white

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Bachelorette Weekend Ideas To Spoil Your Best Friend

Your best friend is on the threshold of celebrating one of the biggest decisions of her life. She has asked you to be her Maid of Honor. You have been by her side through many of the painstaking details for her wedding day. Now to plan the bachelorette! You want something catered to her interests and loads of fun. What do you do? No Hints Since most of this is up to you and the

My Secret to Shiny, Smooth and Perfect Hair This Fall!

I was approached by Eluana of Deville Salon in Toronto to try out a line of hair products by a company called MONAT. I had never heard of them before but as my hair is very big and stubborn I was curious to give them a try. She wanted to know what I am looking to achieve when it comes to hair care and without any hesitation I told her it was hydration and smooth,