Explore More with Ford Canada

February 17, 2017

Ford Edge- Blogger Style, Club Monaco Pink Coat

When I agreed to go on an excursion with Ford Canada to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection I had no idea what to expect. All I knew is that we were meeting in the city, then we would be driving up to the gallery to be one of the first to experience the Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries exhibit. The whole idea of the day was to let Ford take you to places unknown and I love that! Experiencing new things out of my norm is definitely something I'm looking to do more and more. Enhancing my knowledge of Canadian art? Well, it definitely hit that target!

Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection


Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection

To be honest, I knew next to nothing of Lawren Harris so I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about this iconic Canadian painter. He was a member of The Group of 7 and is actually buried on the grounds of McMichael!

Ford Edge, Blogger Winter Style- Club Monaco Pink Coat


I decided to bring my mom along for the ride with Ford. You all know we are as close as can be, so I thought it would great to have her by my side. We started the day with brunch at School Toronto for some delicious eats with the rest of the bloggers. It was a great way to chit chat, mingle and learn more about how our day would go. Delicious food, huge portions!

Toronto Brunch spot- School Restaurant
{photo c/o Rebeca Zulch}
Ford Edge- Blogger Winter Style- Club Monaco pink coat

After brunch, I got into my Ford Edge (which I was able to loan out for the weekend!), and drove the scenic, smooth drive up to Kleinburg, Ontario. The Edge is so comfortable and offers all the fixings! Heated seats, a sweet navigation system, backup camera, sun roof-- I was in all my car glory! And it handled so smoothly! I actually live quite close to Kleinburg so I already knew of it's charm. It has a very Stars Hallow kind of vibe and is perfectly quaint. If you're ever visiting I recommend hitting up  White Cherry Boutique for your dose of Kylie & Kendall, Brunette the Label, and other amazing designers. For treats or brunch check out Cookie Crumble CafĂ©, and for dinner, definitely check out Avenue Restaurant. I love visiting in the summer and sitting on the patios!

Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection
{photo c/o Rebeca Zulch}
Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection
{momma and I-- photo c/o Rebeca Zulch}
When we got to McMichael we had a mini introduction from the guest curators, Dr Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens, where we learned a bit more about Lawren Harris. We took a tour through Harris' revelations-- from his landscape paintings of the 1920s to his abstract paintings of the 30s. It was all so interesting, so curious and so complex. I loved the shapes and colours of his later paintings, done in the 30s and 40s. Check out Oversoul, Spectre, Untitled, and J.W.G. "Jock" Macdonald. 

Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection
{photo c/o Rebeca Zulch}

Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection

After viewing the exhibit we had a surprise paint lesson! I haven't painted in years so this was a highlight of my day! Did you catch my masterpiece (lol)? I went with soft pinks and rose shades. We were short on time but made the best of what time was left to enjoy each other's company and paint away. It's amazing what painting can do for your mind. It's so relaxing and makes you feel so free. You just let go of everything around you and get into the zone. I guess sort of like colouring... Definitely makes me want to sign up for a painting night with friends!

Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection
{Rebeca & Chloe -- photo c/o Rebeca Zulch}

Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection , painting lesson



Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Lawren Harris Higher States Exhibit McMichael Canadian Art Collection
{the group! photo c/o Rebeca Zulch}
Thank you to Ford for this awesome experience!

Take Your Own Breath Away

February 14, 2017

Galentine's Day at Stole My Heart - lingerie shop Toronto, Fancy Pufs, Wild North Florals

What do you get when you mix glamorous lingerie, sweet champagne, moody florals, and gourmet cotton candy with five bloggers? A fabulous Galentine's Day celebration that empowers you, inspires you and makes you feel the ultimate love. 

Last week Eleni, Rebeca, Jackie, Kristin and I headed over to Stole My Heart -- Toronto's newest lingerie shop and experience. The shop was founded by two of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet, Amy & Ashley. They not only have found lingerie brands for every body type, but that also will make you feel amazing in-- confident, beautiful and unique. I love that they celebrate and embrace every women's body type. They want you to leave happy and smiling with your new little number! 

Our morning was fabulous. We each picked out some stunning pieces from brands like Julianna Rae, Paloma Casile,  and Hopeless Lingerie and the girls made sure we felt comfortable in our selections. If not they were eager to find something that we were sure to love. We obviously had to put on Beyonce and crack open a bottle of bubbly to get shopping. Is there even another way to lingerie shop?! My girl, Michelle, from Fancy Pufs gave us some amazing cotton candy to nibble on. Her stuff is the best-- all organic, high quality, natural sugar in almost any flavour you can think of. Remember this? And this? I love how she did up little jars and boxes sets for us to take home, too!

Wild North Flowers pulled out all the stops with their amazing arrangements and table garland. They specialize in simple, seasonal and stunning! Not to mention they purchase 100% Ontario grown flowers. I love when local supports local. The whole shop smelled divine and the arrangements are so romantic. Wild North Flowers also offers workshops, which I would love to do! Need to learn how to re-create these masterpieces, stat!

All in all, it was a perfect morning to spend with girlfriends. Stole My Heart offers private shopping experiences for any occasion. Bubbly, lingerie, girlfriends and a little Beyonce... it's all you need to take your own breath away!

Special thanks to the shop, Amy and Ashley, and the amazing local talent to help us put this day together! 

Cotton Candy- Fancy Pufs

Stole My Heart is located at 1504 Dundas Street West. 

Galentine's Day at Stole My Heart - lingerie shop Toronto, Fancy Pufs, Wild North Florals



Galentine's Day at Stole My Heart - lingerie shop Toronto, Fancy Pufs, Wild North Florals

Galentine's Day at Stole My Heart - lingerie shop Toronto, Fancy Pufs, Wild North Florals

Galentine's Day at Stole My Heart - lingerie shop Toronto, Fancy Pufs, Wild North Florals


Galentine's Day at Stole My Heart - lingerie shop Toronto, Fancy Pufs, Wild North Florals

Galentine's Day at Stole My Heart - lingerie shop Toronto, Fancy Pufs, Wild North Florals

Galentine's Day at Stole My Heart - lingerie shop Toronto, Fancy Pufs, Wild North Florals



2017 Beauty Finds

February 13, 2017

Smashbox Softlight cover shot palette, Teeze Body Heat Highlighter, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm, Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream- Best beauty of 2017


January was a fab month for beauty. I discovered some sweet new finds that I can't wait to share with you. From everything from a drugstore toner to a chapstick that will leave your lips moisturised for hours on end, I have you covered.

Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic: Finally Pixi Beauty has made their way to Canada! Once I heard they were launching in Shoppers Drug Mart in January I pretty much stalked every Shoppers I passed to find it. I couldn't be happier that I no longer have to wait for a trip to Target to pick up this exfoliating toner. It firms, tones, tightens and is alcohol-free! It has such a heavenly scent and it doesn't dry out my skin like other toners. I wake up feeling so bright and refreshed. I don't know why I didn't pick up the larger bottle right off the bat...but I know I will be soon.

Smashbox Softlight cover shot palette, Teeze Body Heat Highlighter, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm, Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream- Best beauty of 2017

Bite Beauty Everyday Agave Lip Balm: My lips have never felt more hydrated and protected. This stuff seriously lasts all day! Formulated without parabens, sulphates and phthalates and made with agave and vanilla extract, I love that I can put it on and my lips feel instantly restored. Not to mention it's made with real ingredients. Forget the B.S. When I was first recommended this and went into Sephora searching for it, there was one left. I knew I had to get it there and then. Haven't looked back since. If there is one product you NEED off this list, this is it!

Smashbox Softlight cover shot palette, Teeze Body Heat Highlighter, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm, Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream- Best beauty of 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream: I know this one is a bit of an investment but it's so worth it. Your face will thank you. Rosehip oil, vitamin C, and I guess a little bit of magic, this cream will leave your face feeling extremely soft, dewy, luxurious and firm. It does wonders to cheat the look of a full night's sleep!

Smashbox Softlight cover shot palette, Teeze Body Heat Highlighter, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm, Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream- Best beauty of 2017

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Softlight: You saw that I recently have been testing out the Covershot palettes and while I have MANY favourites (hello, Golden Hour and Metallic!) for the everyday Softlight is my go-to. I am all about the soft pinks, golds and nudes for the every day and this one nailed it on my colour scheme. It's the perfect size to take on the go, and the formula is smooth yet offers a nice shimmer. I just mix and match shades until I like what I create! No instructions necessary.

Smashbox Softlight cover shot palette, Teeze Body Heat Highlighter, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm, Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream- Best beauty of 2017


Teeez Highlighter in Body Heat: This creamy highlighter is such a lovely rose/pink colour and gives off a pearlized reflective glow. I love adding a touch to the top of my cheekbones, down the front of my nose and on my cupid's bow for a radiant glow. Teeez Cosmetics is exclusive to Hudson's Bay. Their whole line is fun, cheeky and an instant mood lifter!

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Will you try out any of these? Let me know if you have come across any killer products this past month!




Pink & Black

February 10, 2017

RW& Co black bow dress, 424 Fifth Pink Birdcage Skirt, Kate Spade Blush Maise, Zara black leather mules -- Valentine's Day outfit

Okay. So maybe we don't have any fabulous or fancy Valentine's Day plans set for next week. I'd be perfectly content with making dinner at home and opening a bottle of champagne just for fun! But that doesn't mean you won't find me sporting something festive and fun. Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and since my wardrobe is predominantly blush pink I'll definitely take it as the perfect occasion to pull out some fancier attire and all the pretty colours. If pink or red isn't your colour but you want to embrace the occasion there are other ways to give your own little "nod" to the day. Why not try:
  • A swipe of lipstick. Pale pink, deep red, bright berry... change it up!
  • Manicured nails. I'd love to try out some nail art. But the shade possibilities are endless!
  • Accessories. Heart patterned socks, a pink crossbody, or maybe it's a jeweled pin. 

This skirt has been in my closet for a few years now. It's a classic birdcage in the palest pink colour. I think pairing it with black creates a bit of romantic drama. To keep the outfit from looking too fancy, and to add a bit of edge, I paired it with another score from the Zara sale-- these leather mules. Definitely adds a cool, relaxed vibe to the outfit; don't you think? I love their point and V shape in front! 

So now you know what I'll be wearing if we decide on a spontaneous outing! But what about you? In the need of some last minute love day outfit inspiration? I got you here, and here. Are you the kind of person who dresses for the occasion or keeps it casual? 

What I'm Wearing: 424 Fifth birdcage skirt, RW & CO dress (similar, similar) (worn tucked in as top), Zara leather mules, Kate Spade bag

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RW& Co black bow dress, 424 Fifth Pink Birdcage Skirt, Kate Spade Blush Maise, Zara black leather mules -- Valentine's Day outfit

RW& Co black bow dress, 424 Fifth Pink Birdcage Skirt, Kate Spade Blush Maise, Zara black leather mules -- Valentine's Day outfit

RW& Co black bow dress, 424 Fifth Pink Birdcage Skirt, Kate Spade Blush Maise, Zara black leather mules -- Valentine's Day outfit

RW& Co black bow dress, 424 Fifth Pink Birdcage Skirt, Kate Spade Blush Maise, Zara black leather mules -- Valentine's Day outfit

RW& Co black bow dress, 424 Fifth Pink Birdcage Skirt, Kate Spade Blush Maise, Zara black leather mules -- Valentine's Day outfit



Valentine's Day Gift Guide: For Her

February 07, 2017

My soul just speaks to the shades, scents and feels of Valentine's Day. I can't help it! I am and always will be a girly girl-- mixed with a bit of edge of course. February always makes me excited. I know that March is horrific and will drag on, but with February comes a bit of relief after a long January. We have Valentine's day, Family Day and all things red, pink and love-filled. You don't need to be in a relationship to appreciate it all. Just do you and treat yourself to something special. You deserve it. If you need a little inspo, I got you, girl. 


Valentine's Day Gift Guide: For Her
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