Three Holiday Settings For Three Holiday Soirees

“It’s all fun & games ’til Santa checks the naughty list”

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Hold onto your crushed velvet pencil skirts & sequin embellished blouses ladies, because holiday season is upon us! I mean, not that you necessarily needed Little ol’ Me to tell you that! I’m sure the steady stream of any speciality, caffeinated holiday beverage that’s been coursing through your veins since precisely 12:01am on November 1st has been a glaringly obvious indicator that “Big Red” will be making his way down the chimney in T-minus 47 days from now. But who’s counting… (more…)


Kitchen & Dining Room Inspirations for Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving is an emotional time. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often”

Johnny Carson

You GUYS! I have been both mentally & physically prepping my body, mind & soul for the obscene glutinous journey it is about to embark on this Thanksgiving Weekend. All of my stretchiest of leggings & my flowiest of shirts have been laundered, pressed & packed for the cottage & I’m literally counting down the MILISECONDS until 3:01pm this coming Friday afternoon! The excitement is literally so real. Now… I wanted to do something a TAD bit different on the blog this year to commemorate the holiday, & because Thanksgiving IS heavily centred around food & that infamous big Turkey Dinner – AKA you’ll likely be spending a TON of time in the kitchen & dining room – I thought I’d share a few of my favourite kitchen & dining room inspirations, accompanied by some of my personal kitchen entertaining tips for Thanksgiving!!! (more…)


Rustic Cottage Dinner Party

“The last time I cooked, hardly anyone got sick!”

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If you happen to be a regular follower of this blog, I’m sure it’s quite obvious that I have an unhealthy penchant for all things Halloween; an obsession which I believe likley falls somewhere in the realm of “fetish”. Yep… it’s literally THAT intense. Each year, I host a Halloween Dinner Party that relies heavily on blood, gore & guts as its primary tablescape elements, so assembling today’s quaint & rustic cottage dinner setting was just a tad outside of my comfort zone to say the least! I mean, the two could NOT be further apart on the decor & dinner party spectrum. Nevertheless, I was totally up for the challenge & I HAVE to say that I completely nailed this one folks!  (more…)


Bachelorette Guide: New Orleans

“There’s certain things in life that I love. One is architecture. And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that.”

Lenny Kravitz

Ditch the kale smoothies & perhaps a small portion of your dignity (mandatory for Bachelorette’s & double mandatory for Bourbon Street; but like… in a postive way), because I’m talking Big Easy Bachelorette vibes on the blog today!!! If you do plan on venturing down to our friends in the South anytime soon – Side Note: MAJOR emphasis on friendly, you’ll meet some of THE nicest people there – you NEED to read my tips & tricks on visiting the Jazz Capital of the good ol’ U S of A! Enjoy! (more…)


What You Need to Know About Attending & Hosting an Influencer Event

“Why Use Social Media? Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell”

Seth Godin

Okay so as IF I actually needed to say this but Social Media is HUGE – I know, I know… I have developed quite the penchant for stating the obvious but it has literally spawned into this seemingly undying force of nature that shows absolutely zero signs of slowing down anytime soon! And thank actual GOODNESS because it just so happens to be, oh I don’t know, my whole entire life & career!! Now while most people automatically assume that a good 99.9% of my job consists of sitting on Twitter all day whilst carefully curating modertaly witty Tweets (ahem… I’ll have you know it’s actually 96%), there IS quite a lot of depth & responsibilties that go along with the title of being a Social Media Coordinator/Blogger – the most fun? Hosting &/or attending Social Media Influencer Events! SO having just recently hosted an Influencer Event at Ambrosia Natural Foods, I thought I’d give the low-down on tips for both hosting & attending an event such as this! ENJOY! (more…)


Post Vacay Blues: Getting Back Into The Groove

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who just had one”

Elbert Hubbard

OMG I don’t think that there could ever be a more truer quote on the face of this entire planet. Like literally. There’s undoubtedly going to be an inevitable sorrow that’s always associated with entering “real life” again, what with having just experienced days of endless amounts of travel, discovery & consuming copious amounts of tasty, foreign foods. I mean, I’m sure that we’ve all suffered from a bit of PTD (post travel depression) here & there – I did this past week, that’s for sure – so I thought I’d share 5 simple ways to ease back into routine once the vacation has come to an end. PLUS not to mention, we all just came off summer, which is essentially one season long binge of holidays & vacations! So enjoy! (more…)


The Natural Deodorant Debacle!

Post by: Jamie Fairbairn, Holistic Nutrition Student & National Level Waterskier

I love the smell of a woman/man’s armpit when they aren’t wearing any deodorant

… haha just kidding. Said no-one EVER!

Summer is HERE and since we’ve been discussing ways to help reboot those New-Years Resolutions, I thought that we should discuss a necessary staple for fellow fitness fanatics – deodorant! Whether you’ve been upping your gym routine or simply enjoying the heat wave that is July in Toronto, I will safely assume your deodorant use has been on the rise as well – tell me I’m not the only sweaty, smelly one this summer?! But I’m happy to announce after months of hunting the perfect deodorant that I may (emphasize the may) not be smelly anymore! (more…)


5 Hottest Bridal Trends For 2016

“A bride should feel like the most beautiful version of herself”

Jenny Packham

‘Tis the season for all things “Wedding“. I cannot even describe how positively EXCITED I am for today’s post, because Todd Stewart of Saint Cosmetics is breaking down 5 of the hottest bridal trends for 2016! Enjoy!!! Ps. I need that Pure Romance, berry lip gloss he talks about… like yesterday! (more…)


3 Budget No-Brainers for the Bride To Be and Her Guests

If you’re recently engaged or close to someone who is, you’ll realize how wedding costs can go through the roof no matter the budget. I’m talking about costs for the bride, and her guests. And hey – everyone’s got a tipping point, right? As a future bride myself (!!!!)  and the first in my family to tie the knot, I’m learning this all firsthand and would love to share a few experiences I’ve had in case they’re relevant to you or a loved one. Let’s share away so everyone can design a dream wedding with their specific budget – and your guests’ budgets in mind. (more…)


DIY Eco-Friendly Wedding Decor

“Every girl has her best friend, boyfriend, and true love. But you’re really lucky if they’re all the same person”

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Ever since oh so hesitantly activating my Pinterest account a couple of years ago, I admittedly have become a bit of a self-proclaimed “DIY demon”. Not that I have, or will, ever reach a “Martha Stewart” level of craftiness, I have undoubtedly developed quite the penchant for all things involving glue guns. So with wedding season upon us, I thought it would be more than appropriate to share three, insanely adorable Eco-friendly, DIY crafts that are perfect for the Big Day! (more…)