Happy Holidays!

We get so busy during the holidays – preparing, planning, cooking, shopping, wrapping – that I feel that we often miss out on the beauty of the holidays and what this time of year really means. I hope you all take the time to enjoy these moments with those you love and appreciate the fun,

A Few Good (Gingerbread) Men

There are so many things to love about the holiday season – the cheer in the air, the colourful decorations, the delicious food. I, for one, have a particular affinity for baking holiday treats (oh who am I kidding, treats of any kind really!). And one of my favourite holiday treats are gingerbread cookies. So

Emerald Green For 2013

Pantone has named its official colour for 2013 and it’s emerald green! Now before we get into the good stuff, first a little background info. Green is the colour of balance, healing and hope. It’s also said to connect us to unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion. But most importantly, the emerald is my birth stone,

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Scones

Despite the random gorgeous warm days we’ve had recently, fall is officially upon us. And with that, my wicked baking addiction returns. I woke up on Sunday morning craving that warm aroma that can only come from something delicious baking in the oven. And so, I quietly got out of bed (my boyfriend still sound

Lessons From Madame Chic :: Book Review & GIVEAWAY – CLOSED

What is it about French women? They always seem so effortlessly polished and impossibly chic, all the time. From their makeup and their hair, to their manners and appreciation for the finer things, they just have that certain je ne sais quoi. What’s their secret? In the new book Lessons from Madame Chic, 20 Stylish Secrets

Katy Perry Lashes by Eylure :: Review

I am a girly girl (yes, it’s true!). I love dressing up, trying new ‘dos, experimenting with different makeup looks. Even though, on a daily basis, my look is somewhat simple and natural. When I received the Katy Perry lashes by Eylure to review (newly available in Canada), I was so excited! I love Katy

Anastasia Beverly Hills Kisses On My List :: Review

You know the anticipation and excitement you get right before you open a Christmas gift? You shake the package and try to guess what it is, then when you can take it anymore you rip open the package to reveal its contents, then you smile. You never imagined it could be so wonderful! Well that’s

Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You To Want Me :: Review

If I look back at past decades, I have to say that the 70s are one of my favourite eras. Farrah Fawcett, Bianca Jagger, Ali Macgraw – there was no shortage of style icons. So when I saw that the Anastasia Beverly Hills Holiday 2012 collections were inspired by the iconic era, I was in

New Hardware From Etsy

We all have our guilty pleasures and mine is jewelry. While i love to invest in a nice piece of fine jewelry every one in a while, the thing i love most is statement jewelry. Especially the kind made by lesser known artisans who do it for the love of their craft. And my mecca

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate! Whether you have a big feast planned with family and friends, or are spending a quiet day at home, I hope you spend the day being happy. Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes it’s easy to loose sight of the things that truly make us