Holiday Gift Guide :: Jule’s Baskets

Jules Basket Holiday Gift Basket Toronto

I LOVE the holidays and exploring new gift ideas! It is such an exciting moment when I discover unique gifts, and an added bonus if I can also figure out the exact recipient that’s going to adore it! Leading up to Christmas, I’ll be sharing my discoveries through my Holiday Gift Guide series. I hope it’ll give you a few ideas!

Today, I’d like to introduce Jule’s Baskets to you! Locally made in Toronto, Jule’s Baskets are Health-Conscious curated gift baskets made with love. Jule’s Baskets carries an extensive variety of themed baskets that incorporates an assortment of high quality and specialty items.  Julie Tadeson, founder of Jules Baskets, a Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Certified Personal Trainer, believes that gift-giving should be a stress-free experience!

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Home Decor :: The Hudson’s Bay Company Collection Online Pop-Up Sale {Exclusive Discount}

Hudson's Bay Online Pop Up Store Sale Discount

The holiday season is just around the corner, have you started to shop for gifts yet? If you’ve got love for one of Canada’s oldest heritage brands, the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), I’ve got news for you! Starting November 26, you have the opportunity to shop a curated selection of The Hudson’s Bay Company’s collection.

My friends at Style Democracy is hosting an exclusive online pop-up sale with The Hudson’s Bay Company for a limited time. The sale collection will include a variety of clothing, winter (hats, mitts, scarves) accessories, blankets, homeware, at up to 50% off regular retail prices!

Good news, I’m offering all of you an additional 15% off discount valid on the OPENING day of the sale! Read further for full details! Read the full article →

DIY :: Joe Fresh Fur Trimmed Infinity Scarf and Embellished Hat

DIY Fur infinity scarf and knit hat Joe Fresh

TGIF friends! Starting your weekend off on the right foot with this DIY fur trimmed infinity scarf and embellished knit hat project just in time for the cold weather and the holidays!

I was lucky to snatch up this matching grey knit infinity scarf ($29) and hat ($10) at Joe Fresh a couple of weeks ago and decided to add a few touches to it. Faux fur is absolutely a hot trend this season and beaded embellishments are always a great hit!

Follow along to see how easy it is to transform your scarf and hat into a special Christmas gift idea or to add to your own wardrobe! Read the full article →

DIY :: 4 Fun DIY Sweatshirt/Sweater Projects

DIY Sweater and Sweatshirts

I’m currently brainstorming my next few DIY projects, seeing that snow has arrived, it’s got me in the mood for cozy sweatshirts and sweaters. I added my first DIY sweater project for this season recently, thank you so much for all the comments! If there is a DIY fashion project you’d like me to try out, please leave me a comment below, I’d love some brainstorming help!

In the meantime, here is a roundup of some of my favourite DIY sweatshirt and sweater projects from my old posts, I hope they’ll inspire you to create something for the cooler season!

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Food & Drink :: Entertaining with Stoneleigh Wines

Entertaining with Stoneleigh Wines

I love dinner parties. Especially with the arrival of the colder months, hosting (and attending) dinner parties seem to be much more attractive then roaming the streets of the city and fighting to hail a cab late at night in the cold. A couple of week ago, my dear friends Claudia and Fred invited us over for dinner and with the hopes of going OUT for a movie post dinner.

Let me set the mood here for you. After a delicious meal and a few too many wonderful glasses of wine, one could only imagine, we never made it out for a movies. Instead we decided to top up our glasses and enjoyed each other’s company. Doesn’t that sound all too familiar?!

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Wedding Planning 101 :: Third Month

Wedding Planning 101 - October 3rd Month

Hello! Today marks another installment of my Wedding Planning 101 series! Can’t believe three months have gone by and soon I’ll be hitting the 6 month mark! I feel a wave of excitement and nervousness at the same time. Though I’ve been able to check many things off the list these first few months, but figuring out all the intricate details is the part that will consume most of my time, energy, AND brain power. However, I’m totally looking forward to it!

If you’re new to reading about my wedding planning journey, I urge you to start from the beginning and read my past posts on “Wedding Planning 101“.

Here are the items I was able to accomplish in this 3rd month of wedding planning (a reminder, I’m working from a 9 month plan)! Best of luck to you if you’re starting yours!

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Home Decor :: Winter White Holidays

Christmas Holidays Decorating - White Themed with RONA

Happy Friday! Thinking about getting your holiday decorations up this weekend? I’ve got some inspiration for you! This year, I’m personally tempted to create a Winter White Holiday theme at home! However, seeing that we just purchased our lit up Christmas tree last year, I doubt the Mr. would have appetite for a second white Christmas Tree. A girl can only dream!

Don’t let my girl problems stop you though! If you’re considering an airy, white-filled inspired look for your home this holiday season, RONA has some amazing picks for you.
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DIY Workshop :: Whimsical Wreath with DeLight Floral Design

DIY Wreath Workshop Cover

I’m beyond excited to host this DIY Wreath Making Workshop with DeLight Floral + Design! Sarah recently renovated her home studio (see photos below!) and we are collaborating to host our very first DIY Workshop in Toronto!

If you’re looking for a great way to spend your Saturday, meeting new friends, and being surrounded by beautiful inspirations while learning how to make a whimsical holiday wreath, we’d love for you to join us!

Keep reading for full details and how to RSVP, spots are filling up really fast and we may even hold a second session! Read the full article →

Beauty :: Nicole by OPI 2015 Nail Lacquers

Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a sneak peek of Nicole by OPI‘s 2015 collection which is available in stores January 2015! The 2015 collection includes 11 highly pigmented nail lacquers featuring a range of long-lasting colors that will get you from day to night and to every possible occasion.

I’m particularly stoked about this new collection as I can honestly say that I can see myself sporting every single hue!

What nail color do you generally default to? If you had to try a new one, what would you fancy?

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DIY :: Joe Fresh Jeweled Sweater

DIY Joe Fresh Jeweled Sweater

I have a thing for embellished clothing. In my opinion, a jeweled sweater adds instant glam to any outfit and there’s also no need for added accessories. I’ve been meaning to jazz up a simple crew neck sweater and so glad to finally share this simple yet stunning DIY jeweled sweater with you. I picked up a super basic yet necessary Joe Fresh merino crew neck sweater ($49) and went to town on it by adding an assortment of sparkly blue crystals to the collar and arrow strips down the sleeves.

I am incredibly happy with this DIY Joe Fresh embellished jeweled sweater and can not wait to work on a few more variations!

I hope you’ll give it a try and just have fun and go crazy with it! Read the full article →