Pre-Pre Wedding Planning & Dreaming | Spring National Bridal Show

Tuesday 31 January 2017


I'm the girl who has half of her wedding planned since I was 16-- makes sense given that I am also the kind of girl to start a blog devoted to makeup, travel to the other end of the continent for a beauty conference, and take pictures of flowers basically every time I see them. When the team behind the Spring National Bridal show reached out to me to see if I would be interested in working with them to cover their upcoming show I was first flattered, then a tiny bit confused (I'm not engaged!), and then honestly really, really excited. Keep reading to learn a bit about the upcoming show, a bit about where I am at in my relationship, and why I think now is a great time for me to go to the show.

Holts Cafe | Winterlicious 2017

Sunday 29 January 2017


holts cafe winterlicious 2017

One of my favourite things about Fridays at my office is having the chance to grab lunch with my work friends. We love going to new places (though we may have a bit of a thing for chicken wings...) and trying new things. Winterlicious is one of my favourite times of the year in Toronto-- it gives me the opportunity to try new restaurants, and with the price fix menu it usually forces me to order something a bit outside of my usual comfort zone on the menu.

Staying Cute in Toronto's Winter

Thursday 19 January 2017

stay cute and warm this winter

Okay, so there are two winters. There is the winter every beauty & fashion blogger dreams of where big fat snowflakes whimsically drift from the sky, where you go skiing and come back to a warm hot chocolate by the fire (#nofilter!), where you have a cute cozy jacket that keeps you warm, and where you can wear cute shoes. And then there is Canadian winter. This winter, that is my every day more or less December through February is one full of slush, where salt wreaks havoc on your boots, and where your jacket is so big that you can hardly hold a purse on your shoulders. Oh, and did I mention that its so cold that your photographer (aka friend) will totally resent you for the toll it takes for her to snap some casual pics of you while her fingers more or less fall off? Yeah, so that’s the winter I am currently dealing with. (Well, not entirely, I write this from 40,000 feet in the air on my way to LA…).

Relaxing At Home | Giveaway

Wednesday 11 January 2017


You know how it is, the magic of Christmas and New Years has started to fade, you are determined to stick to your New Years Resolutions, and you really, really need some pampering. Keep reading for some of my favourite ways to pamper your self in the winter, and a little giveaway to help you do just that!

Why We Keep Going Back To Iberostar Varadero

Monday 9 January 2017

varadero beach

Three years ago my family took our first beachy, all inclusive vacation to Varadero, Cuba. My dad worked with our travel agent and he was confident that he had found the best hotel for our family's needs and was excited to go. Me? I was just looking forward to escaping escaping Canadian winter. Well, we had a great trip. The staff were warm and welcoming, the weather warm and sunny, and the beach flawless and safe. Since then we have returned twice. Curious about what keeps bringing us back to Iberostar Varadero? Keep reading!

I Am Not Going On A Diet

Sunday 8 January 2017

2017 resolutions

This year my New Years resolution is not to go on a diet, its to make a lifestyle change. 2017 is a big, huge, exciting year for me and I want to be able to embrace it fully, and take photos I will be excited to show my grandkids one day. Diets are easy. Lifestyle changes are hard. I want to share the start of this journey with you. Keep reading, and if you want, feel free to join me.

Books I Read While On Vacation | Inspired By Netflix

Friday 6 January 2017

vacation books

One of my favourite things to do while on my annual vacation to Varadero is to read. I find that in my every day life I just don't have enough time to delve deep into a book, and I wish that was not the case (more on that in an upcoming post). Keep reading (ha...ha...ha) to see what I read in Cuba.

My Makeup Story Tag!

Tuesday 3 January 2017

charlotte tilbury makeup

I found this tag while scrolling through The Glam Surge's blog and I thought it would be fun to do :)

Hi friends! I am in beautiful Varadero, Cuba this week with my family. I won't really have internet access so I won't be replying to anybody on any platform. I have pre-scheduled some posts. Hope you enjoy xoxo