Growing up, I have never been comfortable in my own skin. We're all wonderfully imperfect beings with 'flaws' that we are either born with or imagine for ourselves. We point them out left and right just because that's what we do. I'm about to turn another year older and as difficult as it is, I am learning to embrace some of these imperfections. As much as these flaws are a part of us and our everyday lives, they do not define us.
As with any new home, you want to make sure that you’re maintaining the place on a regular basis so that there’s no build up of dust and dirt. Despite our best efforts with our last place, we just couldn't keep up with the maintenance and also didn't have the right equipment for proper cleaning. We recently moved into our first purchased home so we are taking all measures to ensure that we’re treating it with love and care. After all, it is ours.
What better way to spend a gloomy weekend than with brunch with some blogger babes? We opted for an oldie versus a new spot (e.g., Café Cancan, although we will likely make our way over there in a week or two). I don't recall my experience at Weslodge the last time I was here, but this one was definitely a memorable one. Bryce, our server was sweet and made our experience one of the best with his service and humour. The menus have changed since the last time I was here and everything was delicious — from the french toast to the fried chicken which Bryce had surprised us with.
With Valentine's Day coming up, what better way to celebrate the special occasion than with a piece by Mejuri? It’s the perfect piece to gift to all the loved ones in your life. When I first discovered this brand, I was particularly drawn to the intricate designs and dainty nature. All Mejuri pieces are hand-crafted with precious metals, gemstones and diamonds so you know that they’re delivering the finest quality. What surprised me the most was the price of these pieces. They are one of the first to introduce this new tradition of luxury. You no longer have to choose between expensive classics or cheap costume jewelry.
I wouldn’t call myself a brunch connoisseur, but I am a brunch enthusiast and enjoy attending weekend brunch with friends and bloggers. After exploring some spots in the city, I've rounded up a list of my top 5 brunch spot faves in Toronto.
A new gem arrived in Toronto just two weeks ago and I'm excited to share it with you – it's called Oretta. An Italian-inspired restaurant with such an uplifting ambiance. As soon as you step through the doors, you will notice the colourful hues along the walls and floor tiles. I wore a muted outfit because I didn't want it to clash with the colours of the backdrop. Something simple, but feminine.
A special piece of jewellery is one that always comes in a little box with a ribbon bow wrapped around. Not only did this one come in a precious little white box with black ribbon, it also came with a hand-personalized note with my name on it. I love unraveling gifts like these — Mejuri thought about every little detail and made sure that the packaging was as special as the product itself.
Give me a cup of latte and bunch of pink items and I’m a happy girl. I had the opportunity to visit Offsite Concept Space on my day off and brought along some of my favourite pink goodies. I’ve been loving these phone cases from Caseapp.com because I was able to customize the skin myself. I selected the marble and palm tree leaves from one of their existing designs, but I was still able to add my personal touch to it.
As a blogger, it’s important to establish your brand aesthetic and maintain it across all channels. Instagram has been an effective marketing tool in promoting my blog and brand, but it wasn’t quite as easy as it looked. I used countless apps to help me edit, visualize my feed and plan for the upcoming weeks of content. It was difficult juggling from app to app and the features that would simplify everything just weren’t there. Enter Planoly. Planoly is an end to end Instagram visual management platform that allows you to beautifully plan out your feed from start to finish either on your mobile phone or on your desktop. It’s crafted in a way that’s simple and easy to use.
Mother’s Day is this upcoming Sunday, May 8th. This day is special, as with the other 364 days in the year so don’t forget to thank your mom for everything that she has done for you. What better way to say I Love You than with a thoughtful gift on Mother’s Day? Here’s a curated list of gifts that are perfect for her.
I love eating, but can’t say the same about cooking because of all the prep work that is involved. Enter Chef’s Plate. It is a convenient meal delivery service that ships the perfect amount of fresh ingredients and delicious recipes right to your doorstep — so that you can be the chef, without the hassle.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed a memorable NYE celebration and a wonderful fresh start to 2016. Terrance and I rang in the new year with our loved ones with a small celebration at our place. It was a night to remember with a lot of sangria, wine, bread and cheese (and us screaming at the top of our lungs over Heads Up!).
One of the biggest reasons for blogging is being able to use this space as my creative outlet. I love being able to produce lighthearted and parisian-esque photos. I've received a lot of comments on what I use to take my photos, as well as how I edit my photos so I will be sharing it all here on the blog today!
Asides from my obsession with shoes, I've also grown a love for bags overtime. Within the last three years, I've learned to invest in bags that would last me for years and would love until the end of time. What I've realized is that one size doesn't fit all, which is why I try to look for bags of different shapes and sizes and would be appropriate for various occasions, be it special or not. Today, I'm sharing with you my top 5 favourite bags...