Just a short little post today Littles. I’ve got oodles of running around to do. I wanted to let y’all know that I launched a new Instagram profile here. I’ll be chronicling fabulous finds from inside the Target Canada dressing room. Please head over to Instagram and Follow me!
Also, don’t forget today is the last day to enter the David’s Tea Mother’s Day Contest here. Simply leave a comment sharing what tea is your mama’s favourite and you’ll be automatically entered to win their new Spring Collection.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. With so many mother’s in my family, we have a massive brunch planned on Sunday. It’s an annual event and it’s the perfect way to catch up with family and friends and celebrate the most important women in our lives.
To honour my favourite ladies on the blog, I took a look at a few gift ideas to inspire your selections when thinking of mom. From the gardener to the fashionista, there is something for every mom and this little list will help you kickstart your gift giving ideas.
Tomorrow I’ll be featuring a cute little Mother’s Day DIY project and announcing a Mother’s Day-inspired contest. So stay tuned!
1. Diptyque Baies Large Colour Candle
2. Inside Out Heart Cup and Saucer
3. Globe Decanter
4. Indigo Polka Dot Luggage Tag
5. Lillian Glitter Low Wedges
6. Esmerelda Green Wrap Bracelet – Bluboho
7. Indigo Garden Kit
8. Batik Print Scarf
It seems that each time I move, my hardest design challenge always ends up being creating an office space. Now perhaps this is my sub-conscious telling me that I’m too delicate to work for the rest of my life, but in the event that reality continues as is I think it’s time I create an inspiring and welcoming work space in my new home.
My biggest goal (and thrill) of a redesign this time around, is to make it as feminine and bright as I want. I also, for the first time ever, am actually going to set a budget and stick to it. Which means I will certainly have to get creative in what I do. Admittedly, I tend to just purchase items blinds without considering cost or practicality…not the best. But considering this is a design plan for an office, it is only fitting that the items I select have an esthetic element but are also financially and spatially functional.
Here are a few looks that I’ve been collecting on Pinterest as I work to develop a vision for the space I have in mind.
Key themes to help me keep costs low include:
- Make your space unique and artistic with cost-effective prints (I am currently coveting these here)
- Spend vs. Splurge…Hello Ikea for savvy accents & storage
- Search on Craigslist, Kijiji and Thrift Shops for items I can reuse or revamp with D.I.Y.
You’d think the above sound like common sense, but you’ve never seen me in a furniture store before. This will be a challenge, I promise you.
What’s your best design advice to style and save? I’d love to hear your tips!
This weekend’s St. Patty’s Day festivities have got me thinking green. Earlier this year, Pantone named Emerald it’s Colour of 2013, but I still can’t get enough of this gorgeous mint tone. There’s something about the soft palette of pastels that is incredibly calming and I automatically associate its airiness with spring. While the weather is still playing catch up to my senses, I’m happy to daydream in shades of mint green, periwinkle blue and and peony pink. It is so traditionally feminine and though I tend to be anything but, sometimes it’s nice to embrace your inner girly girl and break the mould. I mean, I’m definitely not Irish but for this weekend, who isn’t?!
How are you spending your St. Patty’s Day weekend? More importantly: WHAT ARE YOU WEARING???
Total Sidenote: Can we discuss how adorable the styling at Blush Shop is? It’s one of those stores that I would probably like to move in to…I mean the racks of beautiful clothes would just be a bonus, I swear!
I can’t recall just how long ago I fell in love with La Mer Collections watches. But I do remember the moment: I was enamoured with this rocker chick, gold-studded, black leather-banded goodness while flipping through an issue of People Style Watch. I’d like to say January 2009…specifically because I had just received a Michael Kors watch over the Christmas 2008 holiday & despite my better judgment of not needing another new watch (who am I kidding), I went out, searching high & low for a Toronto La Mer stockist.
It took me a couple weeks, but I finally found my prized possession at Little Burgundy on Queen Street West, and since then we’ve been attached at the wrist. So when a little diddy of a La Mer Collections interview came across my inbox from here, I knew the clock was ticking to spread the stylish word & share my own story of how these funky little watches wrapped up my heart.
Photos feature the new La Mer Collections studio in Marina Del Ray, California.
Don’t you just want to pop over for a visit?
Do you think they have time?!