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: Continue reading →
I’ve been eyeing Whitney English’s Day Designer for a long time, but couldn’t bring myself to drop the $60 it costs for this giant day planner. After purchasing her more affordable and smaller Target version for $16, I knew I was ready to make the upgrade.
I am SO glad that I did. First off, the Target version was just a little too small. It was great for slipping into my backpack, carry-on or purse – but there wasn’t enough room for me to really create a proper to-do list and schedule. Continue reading →
Everyone has to experience Afternoon Tea at least once and the Omni King Edward Hotel is certainly a classy place to do it.
A time-honoured tradition, the King Edward Hotel has been serving afternoon tea since the 1920’s. Guests can enjoy tea inside the Victoria room or in the lobby, which is truly fit for royalty with its plush purple velvet couches and oversized chess pieces. Continue reading →
I have definitely hit that point in my life where all of my friends are having babies!
Since Paul and I are in Portland, it’s hard to be helpful from afar. I can’t drop off meals or offer to baby-sit, but I definitely want to let my friends and family know that I’ve been thinking abou them. So I’ve been stocking up on cute shower gifts and wanted to put together a curated list of fun gift ideas for new parents that go beyond the onesie and baby gift registry.
Here are my favourite unique gift ideas for new parents:
1) Meal Delivery Service
This is one of my favourite and most well-received gifts. New parents don’t have time to shower, let alone cook a healthy, from-scratch meal. I like to seek a local healthy meal delivery service or use a nationwide service like Munchery or Freshly that delivers fully prepared meals to new parents directly to their doorstep.
You can choose a gift certificate or opt to send a one-time delivery of maybe 6-12 meals in one go. Shipping is usually included and most of the meals freeze well if they don’t get around to eating all of them. Continue reading →
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I am most definitely a neat freak.
However, like most busy women – I don’t have time to put in a ‘second shift’ after a long day of work to deep clean my house. If your schedule is anything like mine, you’re probably in the same boat.
You want your house looking neat and tidy so you can relax in your space when you get home, not face all the chores that need to get done.
I definitely subscribe to the ‘clean-as-you-go’ camp. Letting things pile up just gets overwhelming that you don’t know where to begin which makes you not even want to start. So here’s what I suggest for an effective speed clean:Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →