It is two days to Christmas my friends and I cannot tell you how thrilled I am for this day to finally come! The hustle and bustle everywhere as they shop for food and gifts lends to the festive spirit of the season!

That festive spirit certainly extends to Christmas parties, which makes it even more exciting to dress up for the holiday! Here’s ONE simple style tips to ensure that you are Christmas party ready in a flash:

Add sparkle and shine: You could be wearing anything, just pick sequins on a dress or a top, a bejewelled belt or any statement making jewellery and you are ready to go! This time anything that glitters is gold!


On another note, if you need some last minute Christmas gift ideas (you can also check out my Personal Christmas Wishlist in case you feel so inclined to y’know… send me some love) and you happen to be in Ottawa, here are 10 local places (some are available online too!) that you can get fantastic gifts that will surely delight your loved ones!

THANN – I think you know by that I absolutely adore this skin, body and hair care line! It is the most indulgent, most beautiful all-natural skincare that you can give as a gift, I guarantee it.

Sala San Marco – Why stop at Christmas when you can plan for the New Year? You can get gift certificates to the city’s most fun and foodie-approved (there will be a 40-foot buffet and more!) New Year’s Eve party!

Arc The Hotel – Sometimes, you need a home away from home and you want it at one of Canada’s premiere boutique hotels. Second home to most visiting celebrities in the capital, the luxurious bed and dining is sure to make a lasting impression to your loved one.

Givopoly – If you think your Christmas gift won’t get there on Christmas Day, think again! GIVOPOLY is challenging Santa Claus to a delivery off! Call them or visit them online to choose wonderful gift baskets you’ll be jealous you are giving it away!

Flowers Talk – You many not think of flowers as Christmas gifts but blooms are actually one of the most unique and gorgeous you can give this holiday! Think about a beautiful bouquet for your lovely wife, a Christmas wreath for your Mother-in-law or a stunning arrangement for this year’s Christmas party hostess!

The Upkeep Shoppe – Who needs a mani and pedi? Everyone! I cannot think of a better gift than a moment of relaxation that results to perfectly polished digits! Now you can open your Christmas presents in style!

Mikaza Home – From new bedroom furniture, to modular pieces for the living room, kitchen and all your home accessories needs, Mikaza is indeed the place to go. The customer service is outstanding, bar none.

Holtz Spa – Perhaps the most centrally located spa in Ottawa, this urban sanctuary is steps away from Canada’s historic landmarks. Give a gift of pampering and relaxation from Holtz, they will surely thank you for it.

Germotte Photo and Framing Studio – In a world of Instagram and Pinterest, we take thousands if not millions of photos and though they are instant, they are most likely fleeting. Why not give the gift of making those photos last longer, if not forever. Germotte provides high quality framing services and customisation that will suit all your photography needs.

Babes and Gents – With 10% of its profits donated to UNICEF, you can pick up vintage looking tops for both men and women at Babes and Gents. This is one Christmas gift that instantly gives you that touch of cool!





Happy Shopping and Merry, Merry Christmas to one and all!

Much love XOXO,




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