Category Archives: Style

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





Beach House Design Ideas: The Master Bathroom


I considered this mermaid tile for a second, but $$$

We bought a beach house last month and decided to turn it into an airbnb.

Construction is already under way in the Olivia Beach community and we are 2.5 months away from completion! Which means I have about another 2-3 weeks to finish up any design decisions, figure out paint colours, order the bathroom vanities, floor tiles, shower tiles and finish pricing out the engineered hardwood.

Here’s what the Powder Room + Kitchen will look like. My next project?


WIN a TIFF Swag Bag from The Bask-It Style Lounge!

8th Annual Bask-It Style Media Day At The Thompson Hotel By GLO Communications

The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing and with that comes all the amazing parties, sightings and celebrity gifting lounges that go with it. We know we all can’t get in the door when it comes to these lounges, but we want to deliver these gifts to you! (more…)

Beach House Design Ideas: The Kitchen


The inspiration from Nicole Davis Interiors

We bought a beach house last month and construction is moving along quickly! On our last visit the foundation was poured, the house had been framed, the plumbing was put in and we did our electrical walk through to figure out where all the lights and switches will go.

We’ve had a great experience thanks to the amazing team at Olivia Beach. I know we are spoiled, because with any other builder – it is rare to be allowed this much customization.

I made some decisions on the design of our main floor powder room already.

My next project? (more…)