IT’S A PLAID PLAID WORLD: WHY PLAID IS PERFECT FOR WINTER

I love plaid. I think plaid is perfect for winter, don’t you? I can’t think of a better pattern more suited for this tundra that’s called Canada. Let’s get one thing straight – when it comes to fashion vs. function when the temperature dips below zero, I always go for warmth and comfort. No matter…

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YEAR OF THE RED MONKEY: CELEBRATING CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH RED LACE DRESS

2016 is not only the Year of the Red Monkey. It is MY YEAR OF THE MONKEY. It is the Year of the Red Monkey or the Year of the Fire Monkey, under the FIRE element characterized by ambition and adventure (not to mention being irritable but hey, let’s keep it positive!). So as we…

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WHY JEREMY HOTZ’ INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MISERY TOUR IS THE BEST GIFT FOR VALENTINES

When you’re on the phone on a wintry Thursday morning talking to world renowned comic Jeremy Hotz, you know the day is going to be a fabulous one. Interviewing him in light of his Canadian tour – Just For Laughs JEREMY HOTZ INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MISERY – that has a stop in Ottawa on February…

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ARBONNE SMOOTHED OVER: GET YOUR LIPS READY FOR VALENTINES KISSES

It’s 5 days to go to Valentines Day, can you believe it? It seems just like yesterday we celebrated yet another one. How time flies these days! I’m sure by now you’ve got your reading list full of endless #ValentinesDay #GiftGuide and #WhattoWear for Valentines Day, yes? Well in that case, let’s talk about something…

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VALENTINES DAY #GIFTGUIDE: GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR FRIENDS WITH REVLON’S LOVE COLLECTION

Do you remember that time in school where you made your own DIY Valentines Card? You made one for your Mom, your Dad, or most likely you made ONE card for the both of them. With such youthful gusto, plenty of glue and glitter and endless supply of creative energy, we all made those pretty…

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CHANNELING JESSICA ALBA’S PINK SKIRT PERFECTION

Such a copy cat. Granted, I can’t find a better post title than CHANNELING JESSICA ALBA’S PINK SKIRT PERFECTION, I think you can totally understand why I’m SO excited for this post. First of all, I just DEFIED winter! Yes, I totally took my jacket off in the middle of the cold, freezing rain weather that…

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THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY

Before I begin this post, I wanted to ask… Have you had a chance to see Brené Brown’s powerful talk on “THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY” at TED Talks? If not, please grab yourself a warm cup of coffee or a comforting cup of tea and go see it. It may be the exact thing you…

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING : GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO FALL {LOVE OTTAWA BLOG LINK #1}

It has been QUITE a WINNING week and I couldn’t be happier, grateful and thankful. Which makes perfect timing as it is also this year’s Canadian Thanksgiving! I realized over the years I had to specify which Happy Thanksgiving as the US celebrates theirs after Canada. BLUSH AND MINT: GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO FALL In all…

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THE PERFECT SUMMER DRESS: LITTLE WHITE DRESS

As much as I love Little Black Dresses (LBD), I have a soft spot for the perfect Little White Dress (LWD) especially for the summer. When the sun is shining and the sky is blue, there’s no need to fuss over complicated  ensemble. It’s that time of the year when we shed the layers of…

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TOP 5 SUMMER DRESS PICKS FROM OLD NAVY

There isn’t anything quite like summer in Canada. It’s so gloriously beautiful yet so frustratingly short that you always feel like your in a race against time. Especially when you’re trying wear all the beautiful summer dresses that you’ve thoughtfully packed away during the winter. What makes matters worst is when you see all the…

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