Monday, March 29, 2010

Summer Decadence

I absolutely love this picture. The lounge chairs look so decadent with the array of colourful patterns. There is a definite boutique-hotel vibe here...I'm not sure whose pool this is..but if you happen to be reading this (and it happens to be your pool)- pls email me and invite me over!! I'll even bring some fresh lemonade :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Young Vogue

When I was younger I loved playing dress-up. I loved walking past the Disney store with my eyes wide open, seeing which new dresses were on display. I would ask my mom time and time again for early birthday presents, so that I could play princess in the latest and greatest Cinderella dress.

As I got older, I became more interested in Fashion. I would rummage through my moms old clothes hoping to find some vintage treasure. I remember my mom once telling me that my Grandmother took her to New York City (right after becoming engaged to my dad) and bought her a Lanvin dress. My eyes lit up...A vintage Lanvin!? Seriously!? To this day, I still think about what happened to that dress. We think it was either misplaced (or dare I say sold to a consignment store).

Now, when I clean out my closet, I always think about saving my favourite pieces (whether or not they are worn out) because one day, when I have a daughter, she might ask me for a vintage treasure.

Today, thanks to top designers like Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Phillip Lim, young girls no longer need tutus or Belle costumes. Today, they can look fabulous in the most adorable fashion get-ups, fit for a true princess.

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim Cocoon Coat $360

3.1 Phillip Lim Leopard-Print Parka $285

Marc Jacobs- Little Marc

Marc Jacobs- Little Marc

Marc Jacobs- Little Marc

Marc Jacobs- Little Marc

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Blissful Colour

Lately, I've been craving colour. Lots and lots of colour. I'm talking blues with fuschia's, greens with pinks and purples with new motto: the more colour the better!

Mixing just the right amount of colour in any room adds a certain element of style and personality. Try not too worry too much about what does and does not go. If you want to mix pinks with reds or navy's with black- do so! And if that friend of yours (who always needs to put in her two cents) tells you that the pillows clash with the chair, all you have to do is just smile! What does she know anyways...Right!?

Check out these colourful and bright inspirational photos:

I wanted to post this next image to show that you don't need to match colours perfectly. These orange and green lucite chairs mixed with the purple wallpaper gives the room a colourful and ecclectic feel.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Weekend Glamour

It's been a crazy week but alas, its Friday!
I Hope you all have a great weekend filled with parties  and sunshine!
Wishing Devin and Carly a very Happy 23rd!

Friday Fresh

A few weeks ago, my friend and I went to a new restaurant in Toronto called Delica Kitchen. Owned by the daughter of Ace Bakery, this adorable cafe serves up the most delicious (and fresh) sandwiches, salads and baked goods.  If you're in Toronto, be sure to check out Delica Kitchen and let me know what you think!!

Delica Kitchen is located at 1440 Yonge Street (between Yonge and St Claire)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wish you were here

I love hotels. For me, they represent a luxurious space with all the amentities one needs to feel special. When you go to a hotel, you are completely taken care of. Whether it's your duvet cover being fluffed and folded at turndown or the comfy slippers tucked away neatly in your closet, hotels and their respective guest services make us feel happy, pampered and relaxed. Lately, a large emphasis has been placed on creating a certain look and vibe, turning these hotels into the new "it" place. These Starchitects and top Interior Designers  ultimately use their golden touch to create excitement and grandeur within the space.  

One of my favourite hotels in Miami right now is the W South Beach. Created by a team of legendary architects, designers and artists, the W Hotel represents the luxe Miami lifestyle craved by all.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hang me on your wall

Lately, I've gatherered some inspirational photos of rooms with framed prints hung on walls. I think this is a great look if you have prints (or family photos) that you'd like to share (rather than keeping them filed away on your computer or putting them in an album). The end result- a wall
that makes a definite statement.

Prints can be expensive. A great way to save money is to find images from the internet and have them printed out on quality paper at any photo store. Another great option is to use photos that you've taken on trips (pictures of streets, cafe's, architecture) and have them edited to black and white.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Double Take: Lust or Must

You see something you love but you feel too guilty spending that kind of money. Trouble is, you can't stop thinking about it. You need..okay..want.. to have it.  
Sounds familiar? Thats what I thought. But..what if I told you, you could have your cake and eat it to? That's right. I'm talking about finding the things you love- whether it be furniture, accessories, or clothing for half the price tag.

Lust: Jonathan Adler's Channing Desk (White lacquer and polished nickel with lucite knobs) for $1750

Must: desk from Z gallerie for $449.00