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Meeting Emily

9 Dec


I met Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere at her in-store appearance & book signing on Saturday at Holt Renfrew, and it was a great success. I had such a good time, and left even more excited than when I had arrived. Alongside my good friend Simone, we were able to get there about an hour early, get assigned a number from the event co-ordinator on the 3rd floor in the cashmere department, and browse around before getting into a line to await Emily’s arrival. With intricate details such as porcelain teacups, a Victorian-style frame as a backdrop, paired with retro style chairs & a pop of tangerine color – the atmosphere was perfect. Add a few Prairie Girl cupcakes to the mix and us girls were in heaven. (I was anyways, their cupcakes are amazing!)

I am so inspired by Emily, and the success that has come from her site. The dedication she has for her followers and fans really came through as she spent a few minutes with each of us to thank us for coming out and answering any questions we had for her. It was a bit intimidating thinking of what I wanted to say to her. I didn’t want to be redundant and tell her what I assumed everyone else was telling her which was “Hi Emily, I LOVE your blog!”, haha. I did let her know that she was and continues to be a big inspiration to both Julie and myself, and asked her advice on how we can improve, maintain and sustain a successful blog. Her advice was to keep a very clean looking site, with great photos, relevant content, and remember to have fun. I think we can all agree on said advice, right?

A big thank-you to Holt Renfrew on Bloor for hosting this event. It was beautifully executed, and all the staff, as usual, were very accommodating. I am smitten with Emily’s book. I think it’s the perfect gift for any stylish girl on your Christmas list this who loves to entertain, enjoys a good desert, an even better cocktail, and some fab d-i-y projects. (I’m lookin at you pg.152!) 😉






The bloody holidays

7 Dec

Did I throw you off with the title there? At least it caught your attention. I think of a bitter old Scrooge who lives in England scoffing to himself while saying “Oh, the bloody holidays” whilst passing by children building a snowman. I have a bit of an imagination to say the least.

This title however, is in reference to the color oxblood which has been on everyone’s radar this season, not only when fall crept around but right now in the swing of the holiday season. I’ve been loving oxblood everything. Clothing, accessories, lips, nails, you name it! I especially like pairing a dark color with something quite light such as this fab casual, loose knit sweater from Loft. I knew Loft and I would become besties as soon as it opened at Yorkdale. (You can read about it here).

I was able to get a few shots in while doing some holiday shopping. It wasn’t too cold out, so it was perfect trench weather. I love the contrast of the brown and black with these oxblood trousers. I also managed to snag a shot in front of the Swarovski tree at Yorkdale.

Here’s wishing you a Happy Holiday!




IMG_1268Coat-Topshop (’11) Sweater & Bracelets-Loft Trousers-Joe Fresh Booties-Nine West Crossbody-Michael Kors Lips- Rimmel’s “Bordeaux”

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