Ideal of Sweden Launch Party

IMG_0204Last night I had the pleasure of attending Ideal of Sweden’s  Spring Summer 2018 launch party for their new collection of cases. The function was held at L’abattoir restaurant in their private event space, and was decorated with beautiful fresh flower arrangements to match the theme.
IMG_0206There was a display area showcases the fresh line of premium phone cases, all created with artistic Swedish design. All the products are very sturdy and durable, with a magnetic backing you can attach to the wallets the store carries as well. On an everyday basis I have been using the gold and marble one for months now and love it! IMG_0202IMG_0210IMG_0207IMG_0216

Our 3-course dinner and drinks were delicious; this was my first time at L’abattoir. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a restaurant review on my blog, and I really enjoyed the service and ambiance at this elegant establishment. In addition, having the chance to network with other bloggers is always a fun experience. Thank you to the team at Ideal of Sweden for organizing such a wonderful event, and to my dear friend Brittany for bringing me as her plus one! She has a great blog too that you can check out here.

Hello, Spring

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The first day of spring arrives on the 20th of March this year. We are already seeing longer days because of Daylight Savings time, so the sun sets later which is wonderful. Spring is a time of renewal and revival, whether that be in nature or in our personal lives. In this second installment written in partnership with Zaful, I will be talking about spring dresses! Check out the final post here. Continue reading

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Minimalism Journey: Tips on Getting Started

Everyone has a different definition of “minimalism” so let’s first clarify what we’ll be talking about on this blog. My definition that we’ll use here is that minimalism is the process of finding freedom in having less. It’s a physical representation of your emotional state. One can tell a lot about someone based on how they mold their physical surroundings.

Over the past few years I have reduced the items in my wardrobe by an estimated 80%. Seriously. This was a long journey that was done through routine closet purges every few months. Minimalism allows you to collect high quality, long lasting articles of clothing, versus an abundance of lesser quality items. I’d rather have one expensive well made blouse than five flimsy ones that you have to replace every season. Another benefit of having less is that it’s way easier to choose an outfit to wear. Every time I get rid of an item that’s not adding value to my life, there is such relief. The feeling is simply euphoric.

An emotional relinquishing has to be provided before a physical manifestation can take place. You can find power and gain control of your life through conscious release of the non-positive. You’re essentially saying, “No, I do not need this in my life. I refuse to give it power. I let it go.” This is the type of paradigm shifting that helped me a lot in the past. Last year, in one of my literature courses we were reading about Oscar Wilde (really fascinating person) and in his piece The House Beautiful, he said something very profound. It went along the lines of “have nothing in your house that is not useful or beautiful.” The truth of that concept really resonated with me because it was rational and sensible. Why own material objects that add nothing of value to your life? Why cling to useless items that aren’t even aesthetically pleasing? Many people hold on to sentimental belongings, but you if you really want to cherish the past, know that the memories you choose to remember will always be with you.

Letting go is so much better, trust me.

A Hint of Millennial Pink

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While the vast majority of my wardrobe consists of black and white, a splash of colour now and again is always fun. Even though millennial pink has been around for a while, I still think that it is a very wearable colour that will add a feminine girly aspect to your look. You can pair it with more neutral shades so that the bright colour will stand out more. This blouse also incorporates an off the shoulder element as well as flouncy sleeves – so adorable!
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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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The holiday season in December is my favourite time of year. It’s been so cold here in the city, so lately I’ve been bundled up in sweaters and scarves. No snow yet, but it may still happen. Anyways, here’s a curated list of Christmas gift suggestions if you’re having trouble finding the perfect present. This winter I’m excited to catch up with friends and go to the Christmas market. What are you looking forward to? Continue reading