Monday, May 31, 2010

daydream believer

Not sure if you guys know, but I'm currently working in the design department for Style at Home Magazine (Canada's premiere decor magazine). We styled this image below using linens and pillows from West Elm. If you're in Canada, be sure to check out the latest issue of Style at Home!

Friday, May 28, 2010

All Eyes On Her

I hope you all have a great weekend! And for all you Americans out there, I wish you a very happy long weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Getting Carried Away..

Cosmos, Manolo Blahniks and a girls night out are synonymous with the phenomenon that is Sex And The City. Never before has the unattached girl been so in demand. Today, all of the single ladies that don't have rings on it get to enjoy the good life with their best buds until their Mr. Big comes along. And of course, Sex and The City has definitely showed us just how fun that can be.

Last night I went to the Sex and the City 2 Premiere and After Party in Toronto. Not to worry- you won't find any spoilers here! But, I must say, the movie was great! The girls went on an exotic getaway to the beautiful Abu Dhabi.
Sex and the City After Party at The Hazelton Hotel

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emerites and according to Forbes, it is the richest city in the world. I also found out that the most expensive hotel ever built is located in Abu Dhabi. The Emirates Palace, built in 2005 is truly fit for a Queen. Each suite is furnished with gold and marble, there are over one thousand custom-made Swarovski crystal chandeliers and of course, you get your own butler to run your bath (for a few thousand dollars, you can have your tub filled with champagne).

Abu Dhabi

The Emerites Palace
24 Hour Chauffeur Service in Rolls Royce Phantoms and Mercedes Benz's
Suite at the Emerites Palace

Pool at the Emerites Palace
Although the fashion in Sex and The City 2 was not nearly as glamorous as the first, the interior design definitely made up for it. Everything was spectacular, especially in Carrie and Big's apartment. It was filled with the most exquisite furnishings! The dark and sexy color palette mimicked the exotic decadence of Middle Eastern and Moroccan Living.

Carrie and Big's Living Room

The Bedroom

Dining Room

Love the Wallpaper and Gold Mirror

And of course, we got a few glimpses of Carrie's old apartment

So all in all it was a really great movie. It wasn't necessarily the best plot but the aesthetics definitely made up for it! I hope that you all use this as an excuse to go out with your girls this saturday night. Get dressed up and hit the town for some cocktails and fun. This movie is a definite must-see..What can possibly be more fun than watching our favorite four girls dish about love, guys and of course, the importance of friendship.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Beach Days

As soon as the hot weather hits, I find myself spending as much time as possible outdoors (as I'm sure you do too). This past weekend I went up to my friends cottage on Lake Simcoe (just an hour outside of Toronto). The gorgeous weather made for a perfect weekend filled with boat rides, barbecuing and of course, late night bonfires! 

Inspired by my beach getaway, I've put together a collection of everything you need for the perfectday at the beach.


Amy Butler organic-cotton beach towels, Bed Bath and Beyond $18

La Cerise Sur Le Chapeau, Net-A-Porter $230

J.Crew Seaside Tote $45


Nixon Watch $60

Tory Burch, Emmy Flat leather Sandals $195

What are you Summer beach must-haves?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sun Essentials

H and M is at it again and this time with a new Summer Campaign featuring models Daria Werbowy, Erin Wasson, Sasha Pivovarova, Julia Stegner and Lara Stone.

I found these great Ikea Towels and they're only $3.50 each! They would compliment any bright swimsuit perfectly

And I'm loving the idea of using Mason Jars as mugs. Such a casual and fun way to drink your summer drinks outdoors!
Pottery Barn Mason Jar Mug, Set of six for $24.00
(Only available online)

So now you've got your swimsuit, towels, and drinks! (Pretty much everything you need for a pool party)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

If You Got It, Flaunt It

Bridgette Bardot
Coming from the mouth of the Queen B herself, we've all been told that if you got it, flaunt it. And what better way to show it all off than by strutting your stuff in one of the hottest dresses ever created. I mean seriously, this dress puts the her in herve leger. Its hot, its tight and it definately turns heads.
So who is this marvellous designer behind these femme fatale creations? They come from the talented Max Azria.

Before I show off some of his most coveted fashion pieces, I'd like to draw your attention to his LA Mansion, designed by his gorgeous wife, Lubov Azria.

Take a look:

And now, here are some of Azria's Herve Leger Creations

So, you feel like doing some credit card damage now? You can buy Herve Leger dresses online at net-a-porter.

Happy Shopping everyone!