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Spring Etsy Favourites

etsy spring favourites

Spring is finally here!

One of my favourite sites to shop is Etsy for cute little handmade gifts and unique stuff for my home. With the warm weather slowly making its way here, I’ve put together a round-up of my 5 Spring Etsy favourites for the season. Here’s what I’m loving right now: (more…)

Toronto’s Best Bridesmaid Dress Boutiques

henkaa bridesmaids dresses toronto

By: Tamika Auwai

Yes, it’s all about the bride but pretty maids in a row deserve to get their shine too.

Adorn them with dresses that aren’t just photo ready but also chic and wearable beyond the big day. A tall order indeed but luckily Toronto is filled with several fantastic bridesmaid boutiques sure to fit the bill. If your bridal party is on the hunt, check out these great shops:

Henkaa is a your best bet for dresses that are sure to be worn again. Their convertible frocks can be transformed in dozens of different styles to suit everyone’s personality and body type. (more…)

My New “Wear With Everything” Blundstone Boots

australian boot company toronto

By: Tamika Auwai

Steady approaching the cooler side of 35, I know one thing for sure.

No matter how much you love your wardrobe of gorgeous four inch stilettos, one day you will find yourself reaching for shoes that keep you closer to the ground.

It’s inevitable ladies. (more…)

How To Wrap The Perfect Gift

gift wrap ideas

There are some people who look forward to wrapping gifts and there are others that dread it like the plague. No matter how you feel, Christmas is on the horizon and it’s time to wrap those gifts! Unless you haven’t even started shopping and need these last-minute gift ideas.

During my final year at the University of Toronto, I scored a seasonal job wrapping gifts – oh you know, just around a couple hundred of them. I managed one of those mall gift-wrapping kiosks in the underground path and it was a sweet temporary gig that was sort of fun and crafty at the same time. (more…)

This Beautiful Day’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016

portland leather goods

I’m almost done my holiday gift shopping this year and these are some of the best things I’ve come across for everybody on your list! Can you believe Christmas is less than THREE weeks away?!?

For The World Traveler

Treat him or her to one of the gorgeous personalized leather passport holders from Portland Leather Goods for a perfect holiday gift. I chose to have my name added to the front and chose from one of the many designs they have on their site. (more…)

The BEST Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals 2016


Black Friday sales have already kicked off for 2016. I’m keeping tabs of all the deals because of all the things we need to buy for our airbnb beach house. Since sharing is caring  – here are the best deals I’ve come across so far that have already launched!


American Eagle –  40% off on NOW until November 29th with FREE Shipping


Anthropologie – 25% off TOPS with code LAYERS


Crate + Barrel – 15% off storewide starting November 25th


Forever 21 – 30% off ALL SALE with code EXTRA 30


Ikea – 15% off sofas + floor lamps plus $25 off $150 purchase with coupon on their website


Gap – 40% off on NOW with code GIFTTIME


J. Crew – 40% off on NOW with code HOLIDAY


LOFT – 40% off on NOW with code THANKS


Macy’s – 20% off sitewide on NOW with code FEAST


Madewell – 25% off sitewide on NOW with code THATSALE


Old Navy – 40% off storewide on NOW with 50% off storewide starting November 24th


Target – 25% off all Beauty TODAY only with daily specials happening all weekend. Target’s 2016 Black Friday Doorbusters have all been listed here.


Victoria’s Secret – 50% off all bras on NOW


West Elm – 15% off $100 or more with code SAVENOW


World Market – 25% off all furniture on NOW with code FURNISH