Giveaway :: BENCH Wants to Send you to Whistler!

Bench Canada Photo Challenge Contest Win a Trip for 2 to Whistler

News flash! The weather man calls for flurries this weekend (yikes) and I also know that my friends in Calgary has already been hit with snow… oh no! That means, Winter is on its way. As much as I dread the cold weather, one awesome thing about Winter is heading to the slopes. I’m a fairly average skier/snowboarder, but I sure do love getting together with friends and heading to the cabin once a year.

I’m excited to be sharing this fun photo challenge contest with you today! Bench Canada wants to send YOU to Whistler! Read the full article →

DIY {Expert Series} :: Whimsical {Holiday} Wreath

DIY Whimsical Holiday Wreath Workshop Cover

Too early to be in the holiday spirit? Never! I’ve started to plan out my holiday decor ideas already and had the pleasure to work with Sarah from Delight Floral + Design over the past weekend. We had talked about collaborating months ago, came up with several ideas and finally decided to work on a DIY whimsical (holiday or not) wreath together. I’m also incredibly thrilled to select Delight Floral + Design as our dedicated wedding florist!

For this DIY Wreath sesh, Sarah provided an assortment of gorgeous, next to real, silk flowers, stems, and decorative items. She always has access to beautiful, hard-to-find, real/silk florals.

This DIY whimsical wreath tutorial is perfect for the upcoming holiday season but can equally be used to create a fabulous floral crown!

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Wedding Planning 101 :: Selecting a Wedding Gift Registry

Wedding Planning 101 : Selecting a Gift Registry Option

Hey Hey! Hope you’re keeping well! Wedding planning has been going extremely well, not major hiccups so far and can’t wait to share my 3rd month’s progress in a couple of weeks time (be sure to catch my wedding planning task list from the last couple of months). Today, I want to chat a little bit about the topic of selecting a wedding gift registry. We haven’t done so ourselves yet, but I’ve came across a few options and wanted to see what you all thought!

The first question to ask is: Do we even need a Wedding Gift Registry? Read the full article →

Lifestyle :: Yoga Life {Yoga Tree + Titika Giveaway}

titika yoga tree giveaway

I hope you had a great and eventful weekend! I extended my Canadian Thanksgiving holiday last Monday to a week-long staycation. I really needed to get organized, complete a few more wedding planning details, and get started on my ‘getting fit’ plan. I’m so proud to say that I reconnected with my love for yoga this past week, making it to Yoga Tree‘s newest (and sickest) Toronto yoga studio at Bay and Dundas FOUR times.

I was first introduced to yoga over 5 years ago and fell in love with it. I found that yoga offered me a combination of serenity, relaxation, and a kick-ass workout. Many people that have never tried yoga before has a perception that it is not ‘challenging’ enough. Before you judge, I really do urge you to give it a try. I’ve found that it has improved my flexibility, core, muscles, and my overall endurance.

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DIY :: Necklace Organizer/Display {with Shop for Jayu}

DIY Necklace Jewelry Stand Organizer Display

Hello! I’m so excited to be sharing this new DIY necklace/jewelry display project with you! Its such a pet peeve of mine when my dainty necklaces get all tangled and knotted in my jewelry trays. I was determined to create a necklace organizer that would solve this annoying problem, I’m sure you’ve also encountered. Who wants to sit there and untangle necklaces when you’re in a rush to head out the door? 

I decided to create this necklace organizer with two things in mind – functional and beautiful.

How do you organize your dainty necklaces? By the way, isn’t this collection of dainty necklaces gorgeous? Thanks to Shop for Jayu for inspiring me in creating this super simple and functional DIY jewelry organizer project! Read the full article →

Home Decor :: The Scent of Fall {with Glade Wax Melts}

Glade Wax Melts Review Fall Home Decor

There is so much to love about Fall. I love the cozy sweaters and everything leather. I love the smell of pumpkin spiced pie while snuggling up on the couch watching movies. Most of all, I love the fiery autumnal landscapes. Fall is such a romantic season.

A must on my Fall to-do list is to update our home décor. As much as I miss the colorful florals Summer has to offer, I’m excited to refresh our furnishings with this season’s warm and earthy blooms, and, of course, cute-as-a-button mini pumpkins for the dining table. I had a fabulous time arranging this small tabletop arrangement from fresh stems I picked up from the local florist. Read the full article →

Lifestyle :: Joie de Vivre – Moments of Happiness

Prada Candy Forale

Being Thanksgiving today, I can’t help but think about all the things I’m grateful for.  I’m especially thankful for the friends and family in my life. However, I am also thankful for the fine little things that exist in life—those simple pleasures that can add a smile to my face on a rough day.

What’s your “Joie de Vivre”?

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Fashion :: A Dress Dedicated to Every Woman

Dress-Mavens-Custom-Dress-Cover

A few weeks ago, I shared a few fashionable “made to order” options, from dresses, to men’s suits, to shoes and watches. I had the pleasure to try Dress Mavens first hand, an online shop that offers customized dresses with one vision in mind – to help women embrace their beautiful shapes and sizes (from plus size to petites). Dress Mavens believe that every woman should feel her absolute best by wearing pieces that actually fit their bodies, and enhance their beautiful shapes. What accentuates my body will most certainly be different from what accentuates yours!

I’m so happy that my online customized dress has arrived (after a short 3 weeks) and couldn’t be more satisfied with the quality and style of the dress.

Keep reading to see how you can create YOUR own, perfect fit dress with Dress Mavens only a few clicks away! Read the full article →

Food & Drink :: Cake! Just a Click Away

Shop Bake Online Bakery Canada Delivery

I am a sucker for sweets, especially when they’re both delicious and beautifully decorated. Wouldn’t it be amazing (and convenient) to send sweets to your sweetheart the same way you would order flowers to be delivered to a doorstep? Look no further, I’m super giddy about the recent launch of ShopBake.com, a unique online market place for bakeries to sell their delicious items online and promote their sweets and treats beyond their shops.

This is such a fantastic service for party-planners, parents, and busy city people (like me!), as it gives you access to 50 of the city’s most prominent bakeries (across Canada) all in one place. You can purchase baked goods from various shops, have them delivered or the option to pick it up from the bake shop if the location is convenient!

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Beauty :: A Smart Serum for All Ages

Clinique Smart Serum Review

How much time do you spend on your daily beauty routine? I prefer one that requires the least amount of time as possible! I rarely have time to eat breakfast before heading out the door and often way too tired before bed to add extra steps in my beauty regimen. Therefore, all-in-one, multi-action products tend to be very attractive to me.

As I stepped into my 30s, I’ve also expressed more interest in ‘taking care’ of my skin—in particular, fighting early signs of aging and sun damage. I honestly wish I had taken my mom’s advice, and started paying attention to my skin much earlier.

I am thrilled about the Clinique Smart Serum. Not only does the product deliver multiple actions (killing a few birds with one stone), but it is also a serum suitable for all ages (perfect for those of you who want to start early!).

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