Category Archives: Style

My Favourite Places To Shop in Canada

shopping canada toronto

I’ve been hanging out in Toronto, Canada for the last 2.5 months and it’s been a full two years since my last visit here. There are so many people and things that I’ve missed and I wanted to shed a spotlight on some great brands and stores that I love in Canada.

If you’re planning a trip here or just looking to discover some new favourites – these are the places I always make a point of stopping in at when I’m back for a visit.

Yes, there are lots of little boutiques I love to shop – but I wanted this post to focus on larger chains that you can find in major cities across Canada. Whether you are visiting Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary or elsewhere.

Here’s my shopping list! (more…)

The BEST Boots For An Icy Canadian Winter

winter boots canada

A sponsored post.

One of the things I dread most about winter is navigating the icy sidewalks and parking lots without falling flat on my face. I’m usually shuffling along in a pair of casual moccasins – but I had to give these up when I came back to Toronto because they were not waterproof, warm or equipped with any sort of grip on the bottom.

So when Mark’s asked me if I wanted to come test out a pair of winter boots that could grip ice – the timing could not have been better as I was in the market for a new pair. (more…)

This Beautiful Day’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017

christmas plaid

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping. I love getting it all done ahead of time so I can spend most of December just enjoying the holiday and not rushing from store-to-store.

Here are a few unique and interesting things someone on your wishlist might love! (more…)

My New Home Essentials

room and board portland

Hello!

It’s been awhile since I’ve had some time to sit down and blog – because moving pretty much takes over your life… even when you’re just going 6 blocks up the street.

Paul and I have said goodbye to The Pearl District, but we’re still in Northewest Portland and loving our new apartment after we realized how much we needed a door and some division of space. (more…)

Come Say Hello at Room + Board Portland!

room and board portland

Come join me and Jenni Bost of A Well Crafted Party as we host a fun networking night out for local Portland Bloggers + Creatives in collaboration with Room & Board in The Pearl District.

I’m super excited to be partnering up with this modern furniture brand as I’ve been eyeing a few pieces for our apartment and airbnb beach house. Their space in the Pearl is inside an old renovated and revitalized warehouse and it’s stunning.

We will have lots of snacks, goodies and drinks along with a chance to chat with local creatives from the Portland area. To RSVP, please email Lisa Hill via the address above and let us know if you’ll be joining us for this free event!

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Beach House Bedroom Reveal!

boho beach bedroom

photo by: Matt Varney Photography

It’s been awhile since my last airbnb Beach House update – but we are FINALLY done!

The house was finally listed here on airbnb at the start of May and it’s been pretty crazy busy since then. We have about 30 reservations on the books since we began and our summer has been pretty hectic getting all of our guests set-up and settled.

I finally found some time to blog more about airbnb journey and wanted to share more details on our Beach House Master Bedroom! Have a look around… (more…)

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

igloo mini fridge

Father’s Day is coming up real fast!

We’ve got gift ideas that you can order asap or pick up at a store this week for dear old Dad. Whether he’s into coffee, bbq, seafood, or working out – we’ve put together a fun list of picks for Father’s Day 2017. See what made our list:

For the Man Cave – Is your Dad’s basement missing this amazing Igloo Mini Fridge? Keep his beers in the basement cold with the sleek and compact design that could fit easily next to his TV.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017

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Not sure what to get your Mom for Mother’s Day?

We’ve put together this handy guide for some gifting inspiration! Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday May 14th, 2017 – so you still have a bit of time to get ordering and shopping for Mom.

Here are our top picks… (more…)

8 Spring Outfit Ideas

8 Spring Outfit Ideas

I am super excited about transitioning my wardrobe to SPRING!

The days have been grey and rainy in Portland and the sun has been far and few between. I can’t wait to bust out a few florals, bright colours and a sundress or two as things finally warm up a bit more.

Here a few fun spring outfit ideas to get you inspired for the new season: (more…)

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…)