Hello Loves!

As my rumbling belly drags me to my fridge, to find it empty… bare of anything, the starving foodie inside of me reminds me of happier times, when my love and I enjoyed a spontaneous feast at one of Toronto’s latest hot spots, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen.

Tucked away at the back of Liberty Village, this place is a little piece of heaven, in this booming metropolis. I had hoped to go to Mildred’s numerous times for their ever popular brunch, not sure why it has never happened… but it hasn’t, however I was delighted to get the opportunity to eat anything here… so dinner it was.

Their dinner menu consists of a tapas style (my fav), we enjoyed a selection of eats… MTK gnocci poutine, moroccan spiced chicken and of course FRIES! Hahahaha. I think what I liked the most, was the fact that they have their own herb garden… We even witnessed one of the chefs going back there to pick some. You know that everything is fresh.

The interior and the atmosphere of this place was spot on, I shall be returning… this time maybe for brunch!

Book your table HERE

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Hello Loves!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! My weekend consisted of champagne, cake and mini cooper surprises! If you are confused by what I am talking about, then you obviously don’t follow me on Snapchat, but hey ho, because I still love you I will explain what I mean. Yesterday was my Mum’s 50th birthday and she got a mini cooper for her gift, get it? Great, now your in the loop. Let’s move on.

After posting my last blog a couple of significants were intrigued by what I wore to the much anticipated Nordstrom Gala. Most of you will have actually seen my outfit as it is currently my most commented on picture on Instagram (high five), but it is only a tiny little square image. So I thought I would upload a some larger images to my blog and link where I got things from. I gots you!

Metallic has pretty much been all the rage this entire year! From nails, to bags, to shoes, to clothing, to gosh darn highlighting your entire face to look like some weird bloody robot. It has been in, and it seems like it will remain trending well into 2017. There are so many ways to wear metallic. Stores are being stocked with various clothing items from bombers to shiny pants… But those together, and you are sure to stop traffic! There are more simplistic ways to add this trend to your look… I am currently wearing a metallically blue nail polish called Azure by Chanel.

I love this trend, it’s fun and quirky… just like me! What do you think?

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Dress: TopShop (similar) Bag: Gucci Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar)

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Hello Loves!

TIFF is over and I am under the weather. Ugh! As I snuggle up under a cozy blanket I just purchased from Homesense (sshh don’t tell Sameer), I can’t help but day dream about last weeks staycation at the beautiful Trump International Hotel And Tower Toronto.

I arrived to this sky-scraping location last Wednesday as a little treat and a location to get ready in for the Nordstrom Gala, also I was well aware that there would be alcohol consumed at said event and I do NOT condone any form of drinking and driving. Anyway, before I even stepped foot out of the car I was treated like a queen, every single staff member was incredibly kind and accommodating… they were truly conscious to make my stay a perfect one.

I was shown up to my gorgeous one bedroom suite by a member of the Attache team, what’s wonderful about this team is that they are the ultimate personal VIP concierge but even better… they are able create anything you want on your stay. They research the person before they arrive to figure out exactly what they like and maybe would need during their stay. So if your thinking of hosting a birthday party or want to propose, I highly recommend requesting the help of an Attache member to help bring your ideas to life. Anyway, sorry I’m rambling. Back to the room. I am not often speechless but upon entering this room for once in my life I was mute. It was so incredible, everything you would want for a glamorous night away. I was also greeted by a selection of cakes, chocolates and BALLOONS!! How did they know I am OBSESSED with balloons!! But what blew me away the most was the absolute attention to detail that is evident throughout the entire hotel. The designers of this hotel wanted to give the feeling of this being like home, and I totally got that feeling… if my home was a snazzy NYC condo. From the crown moulding that is reflected throughout the hallways, the cherry blossom detailing spotted in various locations, to the tiniest of Hermes inspired pattern that is captured on carpeting, air duct covers, and even doors. There is a fabulous synergy to this hotel, the transitions from room to room is pure perfection.

Anyway, as lovely as the look of this hotel was/is lets face it, I was here to sleep.. and eat. Sorry not sorry. Let me tell you, firstly, the food is fantastic! I actually got the opportunity to feast at their onsite America restaurant…, which please don’t let the name fool you, this is no greasy burger joint. I chomped down on a oyster starter, ahi tuna on jambalaya main, a passionfruit tart for dessert and a refreshing prosecco to polish it off… m m m delicious. We were also spoiled with an in room breakfast fit for kings, with waffles, eggs, toast, potatoes, bacon and fresh juices… it was a foodies dream. But now to the most important feature of this entire accommodation, the bed. After a full night out, and drinking a few to many glasses of champagne I was exhausted!! All I wanted was sleep! This was probably the best bed ever!!!! I slept like a baby. The beds just ate you up, totally Goldie Locks approved… although I didn’t have the chance to sleep for very long (we got in late and were up early) it was a really lovely deep sleep. I haven’t had a sleep that good in years!

This was the absolute perfect mid week break, it was a great opportunity for Sameer and I to rekindle and relax (we still haven’t gone on our honeymoon yet… so this was a nice little bit of time together). I had such a fabulous time, so much so that I am planning to come back in the next few months… but this time I am leaving Sameer at home… it’s going to be a GIRLS NIGHT OUT!

To learn more about Trump International Hotel And Tower Toronto and book your stay, please click HERE

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Hello Loves!

It’s that magical time of the year again, where the streets of Toronto turn into red carpets, traffic is a every minute occurrence and common folk get the chance to rub shoulders with celebrities. It’s TIFF time!

As a fashion stylist, I have spent many a years dressing my clients for the red carpet catwalk. Meaning TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) has always been work for me, with the exception of a couple of parties, I have never really been given the opportunity to enjoy it.

Today marks the first day of TIFF 2016 and I am already off to a crazy start. With parties, premieres and brunches to attend, whatever will I wear? I am so excited to share with you guys some of the things I will be doing and seeing… I am especially hyped for the Lion premiere, staring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman. The true story of Saroo Brierley, shows the raw emotion of a man who was separated from his family in India at age five. He was later adopted by an Australian couple and spent the rest of his life growing up there, until 25 years later he located his original home using Google Earth. I heard this story a couple of years ago and was blown away by what technology can do in our lives.

I will be broadcasting my experiences via Insta stories @filipajackson and Snapchat (username Filzer), I hope you follow along.

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Jacket: Apparel Suite (DM for custom) Romper: Shop Akira (similar) Shoes: Adidas Handbag: Chanel

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Hello Loves,

When I think about wearable tech, my mind flashes back to those useless ugly pagers. Apparently it’s not the 1990’s anymore, in fact Cher (from Clueless) would be 37 by now! Technology in fashion is now a thing and wearing technology is a fashion statement.

I was recently given the exciting opportunity to attend the 2nd annual Best Buy Life & Tech Expo’ to learn a little more about the innovations in technology and how to incorporate it into your everyday fashion. Dundas Square was taken over by this exciting and free event. They had a variety of tents showcasing cutting-edge technology for you to try. The Kate Spade tent was by far my fav (obviously), as it featured the much loved Kate Spade brand but with a twist… Did you know Kate Spade is now offering fitness trackers and smartwatches?!… and they are all so cute!!

But the highlight of this event, the pièce de résistance, as I like to Google, was the FASHION SHOW finale!!! Although we were unsure if this show would even happen due to weather permittance (if you follow me on Snapchat, username Filzer, then you would know what I’m talking about… if you don’t then you should), but come hell or high waters (literally) the show would go on. Oh boy am I glad it did. I was so inspired by the use of technology in fashion, from the super slick Monster Elements headphones, which offer direct digital USB audio, to the … move over GoPro, here comes the iON Snapcam! This unique piece of tech is a 1.5 inch square, wearable camera that allows 2 hours of HD 720p video recording! It’s actually pretty amazing and cool. But I think my faaaaaav item of the show was the Noon VR (virtual reality for y’all lamo’s that don’t know… JK I had no clue either) headset. Now, I know these things have been around for donkeys years (as my Mum would say), but they have never been this compact or slick. Not only did the model make this ‘wearable tech’ look super cool, it actually is cool… it turns any smartphone into a personal virtual reality device… your own personal cinema!

Attending this event has given me a whole new perspective on technology. It truly is the must have accessory. This is a trend that I am desperate to be apart of… first on my list, the classic Fitbit.

Check out more of Best Buy’s wearable tech by CLICKING HERE.

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