I recently spent some time in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and while I was there, I got to enjoy a boat cruise through Los Olas to see some of the biggest and most expensive homes in the city. The huge estates are owned by Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrities and socialites and were a real feast for the eyes! I thought I’d share a few of my favourites.
Here’s one of the more “quaint” homes I saw. I love the charming green shutters.
I mentioned last week that I’m working on creating an art wall in my place. Artwork is such a great way to add a personal touch (and colour!) to any space on any budget – it can be as cheap or as expensive as you’d like (you can even do it yourself!). It takes me such a long time to decide what to hang, and then, where to hang it. Here, I’d like to share a few of my favourite pieces from around my house.
For the second day of my 12 days of ornaments series, I’ve picked these beauties. Believe it or not, these ivory-toned glittered rose ornaments from Canadian Tire are only $3 bucks each. They’re part of Debbie Travis‘ holiday collection.
A recent trip to Victoria rendered me completely rejuvenated and inspired. I was only there for a few short days, but I packed in enough for a whole week. Over the next week or so, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite (and most stylish) moments, from staying in a stunning hotel to learning to shuck an oyster, and everything in between!
amazing views from a prop plane flying over victoria
I’d love to know what you think of the places I write about. Would you follow a similar itinerary?
I have some shocking news. According to CIL paint, Canadians are stuck on neutral colours! CIL conducted a countrywide survey to find out which colours Canadians liked to paint their walls. “While most people… acknowledge that using a more colorful shade can rejuvenate a room, when it comes to actual purchases, the majority appears to take a more conservative approach,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint.
Thanksgiving was about six weeks ago here in Canada but our neighbours to the south are preparing to celebrate their Thanksgiving this week. If you’ve got turkey on the brain (whether for Thanksgiving or maybe you’re already starting to think about your Christmas turkey), here are some recipes and tabletop ideas you might find interesting. Read the rest of this entry »
Ever since I saw this coral chevron pillow I’ve been a huge fan of Caitlin Wilson Textiles. She always has such colourful, graphic prints that can be purchased by the yard or as toss cushions to liven up a living room or bedroom. My latest obsession is the Hong Kong Gold collection – specifically the Gold Lotus Pillow.
I was the girl that would take my blanket into the living room at night and sleep beside the Christmas tree. I could never get enough of the sparkly, glittery ornaments, twinkling lights and smell of fresh pine. I’d stare at them from all different angles and find comfort lying in my tree’s quiet grandeur.
After moving out on my own, I never had my own tree because I didn’t have the means to bring a real tree into my (usually) small apartments. And, of course, it HAD to be real for that nostalgic pine scent. This year, however, I finally caved. I finally have a Christmas tree! It’s a modest six feet tall, slimmer, artificial pre-lit tree from HomeSense that magically fits perfectly into my bachelorette. Being my first tree, however, means I have to (read: get to!) buy new Christmas ornaments! Bringing me to the ultimate decor question: What will my holiday theme be this year?
I’ve checked out the new holiday decor collections, from classic to whimsical, and have found a very varied selection to choose from. There’s one in particular that I have my eye on though… Can YOU guess which one I will choose?