Hello Loves!

Well guys, it’s that magical time of the year when each weekend the people of the city escape to the ‘mountains’ up north. As I am an avid skier… ok lies… I don’t ski at all, but I do have a family condo on the hills of Blue Mountain, so while my friends and family hit the slopes, I search for brunch.

Last weekend while avoiding the peer pressure of wrapping up in layers upon layers and throwing myself down a mountain on two planks… Sameer (@playingwithapparelmen) and I decided to wander the streets of Collingwood where we stumbled across a perfect little brunch spot. Located one street over from the main Collingwood strip is Tremont Cafe. How did I not know this place existed?! I must be blind.

Tremont Cafe is a gorgeous fusion of Parisian chic and Canadian pride. They have an extensive brunch, lunch, and dinner menu, offering a variety of delicious eats and treats. All in a cozy and somewhat historic (as historic as Canada gets) building that was once surprisingly, a hotel for travellers.

So next time your up north and want to avoid having to endure the snow, or want to warm up after having to endure the snow… may I recommend Tremont Cafe for your culinary needs.

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Hello Loves,

Time is flying by and the dreaded thought of Spring cleaning is stepping on my heels. This year, I decided to get a head start on the out with the old and have a go at clearing out my closet.

Standing in my overflowing walk-in, I realized I’m a hoarder… gross! My closet houses some truly weird shit… such as my PJ’s from when I was about 12, they don’t fit anymore (obviously) and have a hole in the butt area, but they remind me of Christmas day and opening gifts from Santa and they also have a really cute floral print all over them.

I hoard items that I won’t ever wear again, but there will be some stupid story of this one time when I wore it and something happened. Like the sweater I wore when I first tried In N Out Burger… stupid, I know.

So this year, I devised a plan to figure out what to keep and what to donate.

  1. If I haven’t worn it in the past year, chuck it
  2. If it makes my husband laugh it’s probably not a keeper
  3. If I can’t share it on the blog, I don’t think it’s suitable for the public
  4. If it doesn’t fit now, it never will
  5. If it’s on the worst trends list, it’s ugly

This plan worked, I was able to clear a huge amount of my closet… 6 bags worth to be exact! Although, I miss the things that were once there, I am made happier again by the prospect of shopping and filling that newly created space. Ughhh, I think I have a problem!

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Hello Loves!

After 12 years of living in Canada, I finally added a pair of winter boots to my closet. How have you lived through those freezing cold Canadian winters for the past 12 years with no boots?! You may ask, I’m not really sure lol.

I do know that we have a habit in Canada, of complaining and crying through the entire winter and then as soon as it’s done we totally forget the way we felt. I am guessing this is why I have gone bootless for so many years.

I may be exaggerating a little,  I haven’t exactly gone bootless… I have a pair of Hunters… they leak, I also have a pair of Uggs… they leak… what I really needed was a pair of none leaky warm things to cover my feet. However, I am so darn picky and embarrassingly tend to only like things that are popular, hence the Ugg scenario.

But after years of searching for the IT winter boot I am happy to announce I have found the one! The snow proof Winter Carnival boot, from Sorel. Oh boy do these babies keep my toesies warm, as well as keeping me oh so fashionable… and most importantly, DRY! They are also the perfect shade of grey, making them easy to style with pretty much anything in my closet. Apart from dresses… please don’t wear these with dresses!

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Coat: Dorothy Perkins Pants: Free People Shoes: Sorel

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Hello Loves,

One of my 2017 resolutions was to decrease my carbon footprint, mainly due to my support of sustainable fashion and the fight against fast fashion. However, I must admit I still find myself a victim of the high street calling. Although I have made leaps and bounds in the accessory portion of my closet, investing in higher end labels that will hopefully be passed down through generations, I still struggle to convert the clothing section.

Maybe it’s because I am still a two year old that spills everything I eat and drink on myself, or maybe it’s that things on the high street are accessible and so gosh darn cute… I just can’t bring myself to put my hand DEEP inside my pocket to buy a tank top for $90.

It’s a difficult topic, but there are ways to remain sustainable without selling your liver for a vest.

  • Buy Vintage

I am a sucker for a good vintage find. Fashion always goes in circles, what was stylish will most definitely be stylish again… apart from Ed Hardy, let’s not relive that travesty.

  • Shop Eco

Shop at local Eco and ethically friendly retailers, such as People Tree and Eileen Fisher.

  • Don’t Follow Trends

Trends are the worst, and boy have I been victim of them. You end up buying items to wear for a quick second before they are ‘oh so last week’. If you must join try recycling and DIY.

  • Know Your Fabrics

Polyester and other synthetic fabrics can take thousands of years to decompose, clogging our landfills. Opt for natural materials such as cotton, wool, and silk.

  • If You Must, Be Picky

Now if you must shop the H&M and Zara’s of the world… be picky. Buy pieces that are timeless and will remain part of your outfit rotations for years to come (such as my pink coat below from Forever 21)

Becoming sustainable can be hard, but doable. Just by shopping less often and spending a little more than you would, the few times you do will not only save you big bucks, but also our planet from some disastrous consequences.

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Hello Loves!

I looove food. Mmmm food. In fact, I spend most of my life looking at Instagram pictures of foodie flatlays, and writing lists of places I must try. Planta Toronto was one of those over Instagrammed and delicious looking places I HAD TO TRY.

So I did.

If you hadn’t guessed by the name, Planta is an all plant restaurant (duh… come on it doesn’t take a scientist to figure that one out). Being a vegetarian (6 days a week), I am always on the desperate look out for veg friendly places. I mean I don’t want to have to keep forking out $18 for a bloody salad… come on! Planta offers a WIDE variety of options suitable for any kind of dietary preference…, even meat eaters love this place.

Not only does Planta serve the BEST truffle macaroni I have ever tried, they have a great selection of pizzas, burgers, and salads… you name it, they got it. Even juices and delicious alcohol creations, all in this gorgeously designed space. The perfect place for blogger hangouts or lunch with your bestie that has no idea how to work a camera *cough Sonya. It’s the best… everyone will LOVE it.

I’ll see you there soon (I am always there).

Learn more about Planta and make a reservation HERE

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