{ Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category }

take me back to brooklyn

Last week I had the pleasure of heading to Brooklyn with some media friends to check out the west elm Holiday 2014 preview. First off, for all you west elm fans, get ready for some fabulous new items this coming holiday season. I can’t post anything too detailed just yet, but stay tuned in the next few months. I fell in love with pretty much everything they showed me! Here are some pictures I snapped from the whole trip – a whirlwind 24hrs. It was my first real venture into Brooklyn…and I’m dying to go back and explore some more.

Bridge take me back to brooklyn View of the Manhattan Bridge just down the street from the west elm head office. There was actually a giant TV screen playing the US world cup soccer match set up under the bridge!

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wrap the perfect gift with gift horse & co

There’s just something about a beautifully wrapped present that makes gift giving extra special. If you’re someone who loves getting creative when it comes to birthday or holiday gift wrapping, then you’ll love Gift Horse & Co.

Newly launched, this premium gift wrapping subscription-box service offers members wrapping papers, ribbons and embellishments for stylish gift giving all year long.

sah gift horse and co wrapping boxes wrap the perfect gift with gift horse & co
Founded by expert gift stylist, Corinna vanGerwen, each box contains a selection of  unique products to help you create beautifully wrapped presents.

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recipe: sugar cookie bridal shower favours

This past weekend I hosted a bridal shower for my best friend and bride-to-be. Planning a bridal shower can sometimes be challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun. With help from the rest of the bridesmaids, we had pretty party decorations, a menu full of tasty recipes and lots of delicious desserts. After dividing the to-do list there was one last thing that needed to be done; bridal shower favours.

SAH blog bridal shower sugar cookies recipe: sugar cookie bridal shower favours
When it comes to gifts for guests, I am a firm believer that baked goods are always a great idea. Almond macarons, cake pops and even double chocolate brownies – all delicious choices. After scouring Pinterest for ideas, I decided to put together favours that were as delicious as they were pretty.

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contemporary canadiana

Cottage season is here, and with that comes reinvention, refreshing, and sometimes revitalizing old digs. The classic cottage that we all know and love has wood panelling, rustic finishings, and of course the beloved Bay blanket on display. This year why not try light wood throughout, softer hues, and modern decor? Here are some of my picks for a new twist on an old favourite.

Classic Canadiana contemporary canadiana

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3 cute illustrated cards sets for national letter writing month

As you can probably tell by now, I’m a total card junkie. I’m not even great about writing cards, I just like collecting them and knowing they’re there for whenever an occasion arises. And National Letter Writing Month is an occasion for letters like no other (except Christmas season perhaps). The last in my roundups of cute cards to help with your correspondence for National Letter Writing Month is three illustrated boxed variety packs, so you can choose the card that best matches the recipient!

 

 

Fox Cards 3 cute illustrated cards sets for national letter writing month
Studio Oh! Woodland Creatures Set, $14 (set of 12), Indigo.

 

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3 cards that say “stay in touch” for national letter writing month

Tomorrow marks the start of National Letter Writing Month (who knew that was a thing!?), so I’ll be rounding up some of my favourite greeting cards this week.

Who doesn’t love to receive unsolicited snail mail? So pull up a chair, turn off your computer, put pen to paper and reach out to some of the people you love…the old fashioned way.

Don’t know what to write? With their cute sayings, the cards I’ve rounded up today will start you off in an easy way.

(Don’t forget your stamps!)

Kate Spade Greeting Card 3 cards that say stay in touch for national letter writing month Why Hello There, $25 US (set of 10), Kate Spade New York. 

 

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book review: rachel ashwell couture prairie

Anyone who’s ever seen decorating icon Rachel Ashwell knows that she’s more at home in well-worn jeans and cowboy boots than anything else. So it really comes as no surprise to learn that her latest book, Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie ($44, Cico Books), centres around her purchase of a small hotel in Round Top, Texas, that she’s transformed into a shabby-chic haven called The Prairie for like-minded people who make the trip to the Round Top antiques fairs that happen three times per year, as well as those who just want a quiet getaway at a rustic-meets-sophisticated country inn.

Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie book review: rachel ashwell couture prairie

 

RACP Lilliput Lodge book review: rachel ashwell couture prairie

The Seabury Suite in Lilliput Lodge

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diy: dyeing easter eggs

It’s the first day of spring, which means Easter is just around the corner. This past weekend, I thought I’d try my hand at dyeing some eggs but in an ombré effect. Check out how easy it is to create your own.

dyed ombre easter eggs diy: dyeing easter eggs

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st. patrick’s day: best green rooms

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite green interiors. While clover green may seem daring and bold, check out how these rooms made the lucky hue work.

horchow bedroom st. patricks day: best green rooms

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holiday: st patty’s prep

I’m a sucker for anything that has a theme – so when a holiday rolls around that I’m allowed to dress up for, I get really into it! St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Monday, March 17th….but for those of you who are celebrating this weekend (am I the only one?!) I recommend you head to your nearest Target! Check out my great finds there early this week.

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