Caress.

 

I love discovering new beauty products, especially when they encourage me to take a moment for myself and relax! I am loving Caress Mystique Forever Body Wash, the floral scent smells absolutely amazing, and because of their exclusive fragrance touch technology, every time you touch your skin for 12 hours after you use the body wash, a light amount of the scent is released so no need to layer on anything else.

I of course love to use Caress in the shower, but I especially love to use it in the bath - it is nice to take some time to enjoy the beautiful smell, and my skin is so super soft afterwards!

You can see & shop the rest of the Caress Forever Collection here,

xo

 

Hair Care.

 

Finding the right product to keep my hair looking healthy and happy all day long is always on my mind, so I was super excited when JohnFreida® Hair Care reached out and asked me to try products from their Frizz Ease Collection.  My hair is naturally wavy and the Frizz Ease® Secret Weapon® Touch up Creme is perfect to tame flyways and keep my locks looking smooth for my go-to look of natural beach waves.

I dye my hair as well and am often swimming in the ocean or pools, so I love the Secret Weapon® Touch Up Creme and the Frizz Easy® Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner to keep my hair soft & healthy looking. Both products really leave my hair shiny while resisting frizz and blocking humidity.

The Frizz Ease® Dream Curls® Daily Styling Spray is another go-to of mine- It smells amazing and is the perfect thing for  second day hair revival when you need to boost your curls from the day before. I love bringing it with me to a photo shoot when and I'm traveling as it gives that bit of body so your locks stay bouncy and natural.

You can read more about the collection here,

xo

McArthurGlen

Zimmermann Dress, Paige Jacket, Céline Bag & Shades, Chloé Heels, 

Zimmermann Dress, Paige Jacket, Céline Bag & Shades, Chloé Heels, 

 

I fell in love with the McArthurGlen Designer Outlets long ago when I was lucky enough to visit the Serrvalle Centre & Novia Di Piave Centre in Italy last June (see my post about it all here) so of course I was so excited for a fun shopping day at the beautiful McArthurGlen Vancouver.

They have so many amazing brands (which of course all offer up to 70% off the regular price, which always make me a happy shopper) and the centre is so pretty to walk around in and explore, I just love that it is all outdoors!

I started my day heading right into the mix stopping by the amazing sculpture by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, it is breathtaking! It is also right beside SL (which is related to Secret Location where I worked as the Senior Buyer for 2 years-they carry the best brands from Simone Rocha to Anthony Vaccarello to David Koma, a must visit!) where I picked up a sparkling clutch by MAWI London ~which I photographed when I grabbed a coffee in the middle of the centre for a little mid-shopping pick me up.

I also visited the Pretty Things Flower Pop Up which just opened and is just beautiful! They have a huge selection of single flowers, bouquets and succulents~ you can never have enough flowers.

After my coffee break I stopped in at Thread + Copper and fell in love with so many pieces, and ended up picking out a lace top & mini skirt - so perfect for summer coming up.

After a day of shopping of course a girl needs to eat, and luckily McArthurGlen has the best pizza place right in the centre, Bibo - It is insanely delicious and I recommend everything on the menu! The ingredients are imported from Italy and everything is hand made and they make my absolute favourite Neapolitin style pizza...seriously yummy.

I had the best day at McArthurGlen Vancouver, and the great news is, so can you! They are giving away a $200 Shopping Spree, so make sure to visit their site here & fill out the giveaway form. Good Luck!

xo

 

Girls' Getaway ~ Whistler Diary

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Wearing Paige Denim Suede Jacket, Spell Designs Maxi, Wildfox Dress, Blue Life Swimsuit, Billabong Snowboarding Suit, d.RA Red Dress, Jetset Diaries Dress. Photos by Allison Kuhl

Wearing Paige Denim Suede Jacket, Spell Designs Maxi, Wildfox Dress, Blue Life Swimsuit, Billabong Snowboarding Suit, d.RA Red Dress, Jetset Diaries Dress.

Photos by Allison Kuhl

 

I grew up snowboarding, and now am lucky enough to live just an hour and a half from one of the best mountains in the world, Whistler - So when my girlfriends Kiara & Allison had the opportunity to head to Whistler for a Girls' Getaway I was ecstatic!

We were able to borrow a mountain ready vehicle, the Ford Explorer Platinum from the Ford Dealership in Vancouver (They have heated seats with massagers and the best sound system!) and we were on our way. We stopped to take in the breathtaking waterfall at Brandy Wine Falls (a must if you drive from Vancouver) and then it was right to the mountain.

We checked in to The Westin Resort & Spa (right in the heart of the village, it was ideal and so easy to get everywhere we needed to go) and were off to Superfly Ziplines to zoom through the tree tops. On our second day we started off at one of my favourite spots, The Scandinave Spa.  They just recently renovated to include a new cold dip pool along with a new sauna & sun room and sun deck - so beautiful! It is a must do when visiting Whistler. Feeling truly relaxed & rejuvenated, it was finally time to head out on the hill - It was the best day!

After snowboarding all day we headed for Apres at a really cute new restaurant, Bar Oso (perfect for sharing, they have an amazing selection of tapas) before heading to Bearfoot Bistro where we of course had to go into the Vodka Room donning our Canada Goose Jackets to taste vodka in the -32C room! They also have a super cool wine cellar that is worth a peek as well.

We had a very relaxed morning the next day enjoying some breakfast in bed before heading back to Vancouver, making sure to stop in Squamish along the way for one last look at the beautiful surroundings.

The trip was so much fun, we made the best memories and I am looking forward to making this an annual tradition!

xo

 

 

 

 

Sunset.

Reitmans x Meghan Markle Collection Sunset Dress Photos by Jamie Lauren Photography

Reitmans x Meghan Markle Collection Sunset Dress
Photos by Jamie Lauren Photography

 

Like so many people I am a huge fan of the TV show Suits, so when I learned that Actress Meghan Markle had teamed up with Reitmans to create an exclusive collection I was so excited!

The pieces are all so pretty and perfect for summer, but I particularly fell in love with the Sunset Dress - So romantic and happy with a tropical floral pattern - I will be wearing this during the summer non stop.

You can read more and shop the collection in stores or online starting April 28th  here.

xo