About a month ago, I had a the pleasure of working with Tracey Jazmin, an extremely talented photographer working in the Ottawa area. We met in downtown Ottawa at the famous hotel, the Chateau Laurier, and she took some shots of me on the hotel’s beautiful grounds, gardens and along the tree-lined Sussex Drive bordering the Byward Market.
If you are getting married or need any lifestyle photography, contact Tracey Jazmin. Not only is she brimming with natural talent, she is fun, free-spirited and her infectious laugh will guarantee a great atmosphere! We had an awesome time together and I cannot wait to work with her again! Continue reading My Photoshoot with Tracey Jazmin
I love myself a good pedicure at a calm, beautiful spa. There is nothing like slipping your tired, beaten feet into a scented tub of warm water followed by a heavenly foot massage. Top that off with having someone else paint your toenails so you don’t have to contort yourself into a pretzel to do so yourself…I’m in 7th heaven!
Not all spas are clean and peaceful havens. Here in Canada, spas and salons are not closely regulated, therefore leaving precautions to be taken by the patrons themselves. Many of the spas I’ve frequented are very clean and take sterilization seriously, but we all know that not all spas are created equal. Continue reading 10 Things You Should Know About Pedicures
Anyone with a ton of disposable income can buy themselves a topnotch wardrobe…but does that really make you stylish? Not from what I’ve seen.
Style is more than arming yourself with the latest it-bag and slipping on the coolest shoes out there. It’s defining your personal style with confidence. I’ve seen it many times all over the place…people armed with hugely expensive designer pieces that don’t pair well with what they are wearing, women teetering on sky high Pigalles and looking like they hate every moment of it. That is not style, my friends. Continue reading Seven Habits of Very Stylish People
So…you’ve won the lottery. Congratulations! Now what?
This is something fun that my sisters and I do every now and then…usually after something major financial-wise happens in our lives like the need for a massive car repair, having landscaping done or a snowstorm hits and we wonder what the hell we are doing suffering through Canadian winters. We play “What would you do if you won the lottery?” Continue reading Freedom 35: A Lottery Winner’s Wishlist
The House of Balmain has just released a sneak peek of its Fall/Winter 2015 campaign featuring famous sister acts Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Joan and Erika Smalls (ashamed to say that I didn’t even know that Joan Smalls had a sister).
I want to thank every single blogger who has nominated me for an award! I am truly flattered. Not to toot my own horn, but there are so many awards that I have been nominated for and tag posts to complete, that I’ve had a hard time keeping up. I feel the best way to share my answers with everyone is to do two or three combined posts over the next week or so to cover all of these great awards and tags!
Today’s store feature on NRML Select will mark the last in my weeklong store feature collaboration with Katie of YOW City Style. This has been one of the most fun projects I have ever completed! A huge thank you to VAM Boutique, Neon Clothing Corp., Twiss & Webber, Victoire, NRML Select, Vincent and Top of the World for opening your doors to us! We have met a bunch of wonderful people and learned a lot during this process. Best of all, we have made a ton of friends and we are thrilled to feature and promote these boutiques to our readers!
Westboro is one of my favourite neightbourhoods in Ottawa (anywhere, for that matter actually). Just a little west of the downtown core, Westboro is a wonderful mix of beautiful homes, great restaurants (be sure to check out Pure Kitchen), cool and interesting people, and some of the best boutiques in the city – NRML Select being one of them.
Located on Richmond Road in the middle of Westboro’s eclectic shopping strip, NRML Select is your go-to shop for such luxe brands as Comme des Garçons PLAY, Whitney Eve, Mink Pink, Triwa, Rag & Bone and Malin+Goetz. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into this spacious boutique. My little sisters always told me how cool this store was, but I never had the opportunity to check it out. Imagine my delight at seeing a big selection of Daniel Wellington watches and a collection of amazing Rebecca Minkoff bags that I’d never seen before! SCORE! It was abundantly clear that you could buy an entire festival fashion wardrobe from NRML Select, as they offered a covetable selection of cool footwear, rompers, palazzo pants, bomber jackets, cute tees, tanks, dresses…you name it, they have it and we want it.