Country Chairs in an Urban Condo

I love receiving text messages from friends that say: "I found antique chairs for you". That's exactly the text I received when my friend spotted these beauties disposed on someone's curb, which to me, is basically a silver platter. I was planning on selling these chairs once I refurbished them, but I couldn't help falling … Continue reading Country Chairs in an Urban Condo

DIY Bridal Shower Gift: Basket of Wine for Marriage Milestones

If your friend is a big wine lover and you're stuck on what to get her as a bridal shower gift, the search ends now. Why not make her a personalized wine basket for each of her marriage milestones? I made this wine basket for a good friend who recently got married and she absolutely … Continue reading DIY Bridal Shower Gift: Basket of Wine for Marriage Milestones

Outdated Chairs Get a Pop of Colour

I picked up these chairs at a yard sale for $5.00 each. It was probably the most exciting furniture purchase I ever made till yet, not only because it was cheap, but because I looked past the horrible mustard velvet fabric and immediately knew what style I wanted to create. Deep purples, reds and black … Continue reading Outdated Chairs Get a Pop of Colour

“Jar of Happiness”: Budget Friendly Gift Idea

The Holiday season does not mean you have to break the bank and in my opinion, Christmas isn't even supposed to be about the overconsumption of mass materialistic goods. There are many creative and thoughtful ways to show someone you're thinking of them during the Christmas season. This year in particular, my thrifty juices flowed and I decided … Continue reading “Jar of Happiness”: Budget Friendly Gift Idea

My Autumn Delights

Fashion Suede boots, tights under a dress or skirt, warm scarf, plum and burgundy, brown and mauve lipstick, carefree hair. Nature Fiery leaves, gradient trees, crisp air, autumn sunshine Cozy Meals Hot chocolate, chiminea, cinnamon tea, spices, flavourful warm meals

In Honour of Summer

Seeing as the last day of Summer is in two days, I thought I would post a photographic recap of my best summer memories. Here's to sandy beach hair, to sunsets kissing the water, to quiet waves swaying you into blissful relaxation, and to weekends spent in isolation under just a full moon and a campfire. City Sails  Sunday Beach … Continue reading In Honour of Summer

DIY: Coconut Oil and Lavender Deodorant

In one of my Sex Ed classes in Grade 5, we were given educational kits which included a corny booklet on how our bodies would be changing and each of the girls received a sanitary pad and a Degree deodorant stick. I remember thinking how exciting it was to be introduced to such grown-up products and I eagerly tried … Continue reading DIY: Coconut Oil and Lavender Deodorant

Mermaid Essentials

If mermaids existed (I mean, I secretly believe they do in the enchanted Scandinavian seas), I imagine they'd have a pearly glow to their dewy skin and long wavy tresses that flow right down to their fishtail.  I figure these products would help re-create the mermaidesque essence. What are your favourite products or methods to achieve your … Continue reading Mermaid Essentials

Current Summer Status

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Upcycled Furniture Inspired by Summer and Travels

I am so happy to have finally completed refurbishing some of the antique pieces I've had sitting in my garage over the winter months. I had a bit of free time this past weekend so away I went with my paintbrush. I hope you enjoy the transformation! Storage Cabinet I painted this stunning piece a calming blue-green and added coral … Continue reading Upcycled Furniture Inspired by Summer and Travels

Before & After: Nostalgic Love at The Eglinton Grand

My very first job was working at the movie theatre as the popcorn girl. It was the perfect job for me because 1) I love movies and 2) I love popcorn. The theatre I worked at wasn't at a big Cineplex or AMC, it was at a little theatre called Rainbow Cinemas. It was the … Continue reading Before & After: Nostalgic Love at The Eglinton Grand

How to Spruce Up An Old Headboard

I went on a mini road trip in the Dunnville/Cayuga area for a relaxing weekend with my girlfriends. We drove by an antique store and naturally, I wanted to check it out. I find that there's something more authentic about going to small town antique shops versus going to antique shops in Toronto. It's not to say that … Continue reading How to Spruce Up An Old Headboard

Mascara Review: Roller Lash by Benefit Cosmetics

I picked up a new mascara yesterday - and I'm a happy girl. Roller Lash mascara by Benefit is perfection in the world of mascaras. I don't really feel like I need to write much about it because the pictures below will provide enough of a visual confirmation on how great this mascara is. Two coats and I … Continue reading Mascara Review: Roller Lash by Benefit Cosmetics

Seeing The Bright Side Of Things: My Warm Intake on Winter

For the longest time, I was convinced my parents chose the wrong country to immigrate to. Born in a sunny Mediterranean country, my blood is just not physically equipped to handle the cold and grey days for six months out of twelve. That's half a year of icy winds to the face, wet slush, hibernation (read: weight … Continue reading Seeing The Bright Side Of Things: My Warm Intake on Winter

Caca Rouge: The Natural Pop Of Red

A few posts ago, I was contemplating on cutting my hair up to my shoulders. I dunno what the heck I was thinking. Crazy talk, I say. After much hesitation, I realized I was not ready to give up years of patience and tender loving care to my long locks. Plus, I know myself very well: the … Continue reading Caca Rouge: The Natural Pop Of Red

My Year of Reinvention

"Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful, it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living, heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful." - … Continue reading My Year of Reinvention

Baby It’s Cold Outside

While finishing up my Christmas shopping this week, I stumbled upon a few good sales so I treated myself to a lil' somethin' sparkly and warm.  I picked up this unbelievably cozy infinity scarf from H&M. You can't tell much in the pictures but there are sparkly gold sequences threaded into the wool which adds a nice touch of … Continue reading Baby It’s Cold Outside

Holiday Fashion Shout Out: Zumel and Co.

I put together an outfit for a Christmas party I was attending and per the usual, I posted my ensemble on Instagram. I tagged the shop I got my beloved red heels from (as I normally do when I visit shops, boutiques or events) and to my surprise they re-posted my post on their Instagram … Continue reading Holiday Fashion Shout Out: Zumel and Co.