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My New “Wear With Everything” Blundstone Boots

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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…)

The Rose Bowl Flea Market Tips

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Happy Wednesday! Sharing a post today of one of my favourite flea markets in LA – The Rose Bowl Flea. The next one is coming up really soon. Hope everyone is having a great week! xo – Lisa

If you ever find yourself in LA for an extended period of time, I highly suggest a day trip out to Pasadena for a visit to the EPIC Rose Bowl Flea Market. It runs on the second Sunday of every month and it is by far the largest flea market I have ever been to. It runs around the entire outside of the Rose Bowl (where the UCLA Bruins play) and into the adjoining parking lot.

We’ve been on the hunt for some furniture because we’re sick of living in a big white box and taking turns sitting on our one exercise ball. Here are a few tips for the Rose Bowl Flea and some photos of what we got up to a couple Sundays ago.

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Hanging in the bleachers at the Rose Bowl

Parking – The road to the Rose Bowl Flea parking lot was PACKED at 11 AM. You can do one of two things: wait for free parking and try to find a spot once you get into the lot OR you can pony up $15 for extra close parking, where someone directs you to a spot OR $10 for a lot just a little further away. If you’re showing up to the Rose Bowl Flea during a peak time, you may want to just pay to avoid the hassle. Which is what we ended up doing because the line of cars was barely moving. Yes, there’s even traffic at the Rose Bowl Flea.

Hours – When I was leaving the flea at around 2 pm, there was no line-ups to buy a ticket and the parking lot had calmed the hell down. The vendors start packing up at around 3 pm, so if you’re just going for a casual browse – I would say 1 pm would be a good time to avoid crowds. Admission is $8 and starts at 9 AM. If you’re a hardcore flea market hunter, you can get VIP first access to the Rose Bowl Flea starting at 5 AM for $20!!

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 Tin + wood light-up signs for sale! (more…)

5 Adorable Ring Holders

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I’ve been on the prowl for cute ring holders lately and have been searching for something unique to store my jumble of odds and ends. I’m usually pulling my jewelry off as soon as I get home and stash everything in my nightstand with a bunch of of other junk I had in there. I once LOST both my rings in that drawer, went searching like crazy and found them in a pocket in my jean shorts.

That was a major panic attack that I would NEVER like to repeat again. Which got me thinking – I should get adulting on this and find a place to put my pretty rings in order. Which got me on the hunt for something I could put on top of my dresser.

Anthroplogie score! I found this cute little umbrella-shaped ring holder last week for only $8. I finally have a place to store all my rings – I love a cheap thrill. For now, it’s sitting on a mirrored tray that I have on my dresser. This would even make a cute little engagement gift for a friend. Actually ANY of these would be something small, sweet and thoughtful for a newly engaged girlfriend along with a small card.

Here a couple other ring holders and dishes I think you might like:

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 Personalized ring holder from WiththisDish on etsy.

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Summer Croquet at The Parker Palm Springs

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Happy Throwback Thursday! I’m re-sharing a post from one of my favourite places – The Parker Palm Springs. If you ever find yourself in the area – I definitely recommend you stop by this hotel for lunch or for a longer stay.

When I was booking my recent trip through the Californian desert, I came upon the very hip + unique Parker Palm Springs hotel and resort. It was first built as a Holiday Inn in 1959 before Gene Autry (the singing cowboy) coverted it into his Melody Ranch. Merv Griffin puchased and operated the resort in the 90s before it opened as The Parker Palm Springs in 2004. There’s a lot of history and nostalgia in these walls and designer Jonathan Adler has given the hotel a modern update with a heavy retro influence.

I spent a lot of time getting lost in the Alice in Wonderland-esque gardens with its tall hedges and winding paths. I eventually found my way to one of my favourite spots, the croquet lawn.

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My Style – I try to keep everything light, colourful and fun when I’m on vacation. Mornings usually mean sliding into my bikini and pairing it up with a cool and flowy swim cover-up like this one. I love the beaded detail and bright orange colour. I went with flip-flops so I wouldn’t slip around the pool. (more…)

Wearing White + Styling for Summer

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For those of you staunch “no white after Labour Day” rule followers, your days of wearing white are numbered for the year. Whether or not you abide by this rule, there’s limited opportunity to take advantage of the time when wearing white is completely acceptable. When done right, the white-on-white style elevates even the most basic of clothes and gives you an element of effortless chic to your personal style.

 

White Brunch

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White-on-white style can take on many different forms, including casual. Think, high-top converse sneakers, loose camisoles and chunky knit sweaters when wearing white.  You can mix different casual fabrics, such as denim and cable-knit cotton, to pull together the most effortlessly stylish brunch attire. The whole look is casual but purposeful – like you just threw the outfit together and ended up looking magnificent (and that’s exactly what we’re going for here). (more…)

A Weekend in Banff

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Happy Travel Tuesday! I wanted to share one of my favourite posts with you about one of my all-time favourite getaways – Banff, Alberta. It is gorgeous in the spring and definitely worth a look for a last-minute getaway this time of year. Hope you enjoy. xo – Lisa

I am in love with Banff.

I paid my very first visit to Banff National Park in Alberta last month and I couldn’t believe I had waited so long to experience the beauty that is Banff. From the fresh Rocky Mountain air, crystal clear blue water and wildlife along the highway – the whole thing felt oh-so-Canadian and right.

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The drive from Calgary to Banff takes around 90 minutes along a busy highway where the Rocky Mountains just smee to appear out of nowhere along stretches of prairie plains. There are lots of easy hiking trails with a waterfall reward like Johnston Canyon and the scenic Banff Gondola which gives you a 360 degree mountain view from the top of the clouds. Make sure to pack your bathing suit for a hot mineral soak at the Banff Upper Hot Springs or buy a $69 day pass to access the luxurious water circut at The Willow Stream Spa inside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Banff also has one of the longest ski seasons in North America and usually runs into Victoria Day long weekend. Make sure to pack your gear and hit the slopes at Sunshine Village. (more…)