weekend sparkles

weekend sparkles

it’s a long weekend here in canada and ours is jam packed! tomorrow, i’m attending a dinner party in honour of jamie oliver’s food revolution day geared at sparking conversations about real food and inspire people to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. i’ll divulge what i made to take with me on monday! enjoy your weekend, and why not treat yourself to some fresh flowers to celebrate spring – guaranteed to brighten up your space and make you feel HAPPY! x

how to tease your hair… this is a great tutorial and is exactly the same as my technique

stay organized in the kitchen with these fantastic tips

inspiration from ‘who what wear’ on styling your spring wardrobe

this homemade party favour is not only useful, but thoughtful and memorable

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

monday

i hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as much as i did! we had our first patio drinks with my mom and some friends to celebrate mother’s day – isn’t spending time on a patio (preferably with a drink) one of the best parts of spring and summer? see you tmrw with a round up of some recipes i’m dying to try this season. x

grey on grey on grey – an apple laptop match! // the beginnings of the mother’s day brunch spread // a fab fashion find at h&m for $10 // ava loves her spring walks // evidence of a delish lemon cocktail on a patio // luxurious chocolate covered grapes accented with gold foil at epic expo this weekend

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weekend sparkles

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happy mother’s day to all of you lovely, selfless ladies out there! i’m so lucky to have a wonderful mother, and like many of you, think she’s the BEST one there is. this weekend, as mentioned, i’ll be hosting a full brunch for both families to celebrate – i’ll let you know how it turns out!

if you’re in vancouver, stop by the EPIC expo – it’s a trade show that focuses on conscious consumer¬†lifestyles featuring the latest trends in fashion, food, health, beauty, home & garden, recreation, and transportation. i’ll be over in the epicurean corner on saturday with erin ireland sampling her delicious, artisan and to die for banana bread – so stop by and say hi if you’ll be there, too? (we’ll be in bright yellow – can’t miss us!)

in the meantime, enjoy these links i’m loving this week x

is pony hair really made from ponies and other fashion mysteries solved

a small bedroom doesn’t mean less style; great inspiration here!

10 salads for under $50 in total – love this

really dying to make this grapefruit cocktail

it’s monday: instagram sparkles

it's monday

happy monday! i’ve been getting into spring… spending more time outside and enjoying the beautiful surroundings we’re so lucky to live in. my mom has been here and is staying with us for two weeks so we’ve been doing things we normally take for granted like a visit to stanley park and enjoying some great eats. have a fantastic week! x

getting my professional makeup kit ready for a gig with moroccan oil // the cherry blossom petals make this look like a beautiful altar // one of my absolute favorite desserts: eton mess // vancouver on a sunday visit to stanley park // peony season begins // treats for a movie; who doesn’t like pocky?

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

its monday

a few sparkles via instagram from my week. i’ll be holding a twitter giveaway for a cake for breakfast ‘lyla kay’ bracelet (the one pictured above – cute, isn’t it?!) this week and i’ll announce it on the blog when it goes live with deets on how to win it! x

i received my very own cake for breakfast bracelet! stay tuned to win your very own via twitter // two pairs of new toms – ava stole their thunder // salted caramel ice cream between two soft, sweet and salty praline cake wafers from au petit chavignol // starting the weekend with a skinnygirl cosmo – might be my new signature drink! // ava seems to be taking downward dog literally… // simple accessories for the day that bring serious impact

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weekend sparkles

weekend

i came across this gorgeous photo and it summed up my feelings… hurry up summer so i can eat delicious, fresh berries! we booked a little summer getaway for august long weekend and i am so excited for it. i firmly believe you always need to have something to look forward to – preferably a trip! this weekend i’m trying desperately to get a start at finishing my office; shelves and art have yet to go up. have a fantastic weekend… let’s wait for summer together!

gold friendship earrings – i love this idea!

speaking of gold – this tutorial for gold edged frames is brilliant. wonder if you could just tape off the corners and paint directly onto the frame?

what models wear off the runway

victoria beckham’s designer range rover is ready for purchase… what do you think of it?

it’s monday: instagram sparkles

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a few sparkles via instagram from my week – hope yours was sparkly and the coming week is, too! i’ll be sharing a new favourite cookie recipe this week along with a look for less feature. x

neon, sequins and pointy toes for a fashion show // my favourite neon pink is out in prep for summer (essie’s ‘flirty fuchsia’) // a weekend shopping trip to old navy – i came away with this jean vest which i’ll pair with a maxi dress! // fun bun for sunday with the in-laws // the best donut i’ve ever had: bacon bourbon from cartem // my bf is on holiday so this means he makes me breakfast – he added a piece of mint to spruce it up, so cute!

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

monday sparkles

this weekend was super low-key and relaxing by choice. i got all of my errands out of the way on friday so we could sleep at least one weekend morning. it felt almost sinful! saturday afternoon we went searching for a headboard and came up empty handed. if you have any tips, feel free to share?

by the way: this whole week is all about makeup on the blog! a tutorial, a new collection from bobbi brown and a review on a new nars product.

a mid-afternoon nail painting break (‘teddygirl’ by butter and gold bowl from the cross design) // early saturday spring walk to enjoy the cherry blossoms // sporting some new toms from jennyfleur loves // setting up for a new blush tutorial when i’ll be posting this week // ava loves to relax on weekend mornings as well // the most amazing braised beef from raincity grill – if you’re in vancouver – you MUST treat yourself

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

its monday

hope everyone had a great long weekend full of family and fun… AND chocolate! just loving this spring vibe and it’s defo getting me out of that winter slump. with it getting light earlier, it makes me want to jump out of bed and get moving – i’ll be focusing on actually DOING that this week! x

a casual outfit of the day // a fabulous, fresh ring sent to me from social experiment – adore it! // picked up tulips and the new instyle mag // mr. sparkle looking so dapper! // my easter sunday finest // a coffee and treat spread for guests

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

its monday

whirlwind doesn’t even describe this past week… we are officially living in sin, and with that comes the amalgamation of our ‘stuff’ (he jokes that most of his will move into the dumpster… not totally true yet not totally false haha) and finding systems that work for US (not just ME); that meant buying a king bed and a nespresso machine – beyond excited! have a lovely week – hope it’s not raining all week where you are like it is here in vancouver x

love tulips and these should keep the apartment sparkling // testing out the new NARS tinted moisturizer for a future blog post // outfit of the day // my friend theresa who was featured in oxygen magazine as a ‘success story’ – amazing!!! check out her fitness blog – totally inspiring! // missoni towels that my bf was hanging on to for our place together // picked up a kombucha while grocery shopping