Friday, July 28, 2017

Have you been to Nestled by Snuggle Bugz yet?

Ok, I'm way past the baby stage in my own family BUT...fortunately due to my broad circle of friends and co-workers, I still have lovely people to shower with baby-related gifts. That means I get to shop in the prettiest, most carefully and cooly curated baby boutique in this great big country of ours: Nestled by Snuggle Bugz.

I'm beyond impressed by local designer Karen Bennett's gorgeous touches from layout to lighting to shelving and all the inspiring room vignettes (I realize I'm partial since she's also my dear friend but after looking at these photos just TRY to tell me I'm wrong). The store is dreamy and calm and inviting, and full of beautiful ideas for parents-to-be.

Nestled is the sister store to Snuggle Bugz - a decade-long destination shop for all things baby - but with more of a focus on furnishings. You'll love Snuggle Bugz for things like the cutest soothers, cloth diapers, night lights, baby shoes and blankets, and you'll love Nestled for gorgeous cribs and rocking chairs and changing tables.

If you haven't yet been, I highly recommend. Nestled's first location is in Burlington, and Snuggle Bugz has 8 locations through Ontario & BC.  You can also shop Snuggle Bugz online and shipping is free on orders over $49!

A modern city-inspired room vignette at Nestled

Warm tones and a subtle colour pop at Nestled

The softest pop of pink and some DIY wall art at Nestled

The cutest baby mocs at Snuggle Bugz in Burlington

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Red Bag Sale at Joelle's and Jeff's Guy Shop

If, like me, you were soaking up the sun in cottage country last weekend,  you may think you missed out on all the Red Bag Sale deals at Joelle's and Jeff's Guy Shop but great news - you did NOT!

As you'll see in the pics below, there's a gorgeous Cupcakes & Cashmere off the shoulder floral blouse, a classic off-white peasant top from Joie (which would be a steal at 50% off and fyi I paid full price for it when I first saw and still do not regret), a simple long black tunic tee from Lilla P, and a killer men's tee from Chaser.

So bottom line: still time!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Joelle's Spring Event - May 8, 2017

I know many of you love any event thrown by our resident philanthropist fashionista: Joelle Goddard-Cooling.

Well, good news! On May 8th you can join her and the team at Joelle's for a lovely evening celebrating Spring at her gorgeous store in downtown Burlington.

I cannot stress enough that tickets are limited - it's a store, not a stadium - so act fast if you're interested.

For just $20, you can sip, savour, shop and help support a great cause: the Camisole Project / Foundation for Cancer Wellness.

There will be fashion illustrations, live mannequin models, tasty food & drinks, a candy bar and more (is the shopping part obvious?!)

You'll also find trunk shows happening for amazing brands like Olive & Charley, Zadig & Voltaire, and a pop-up shop by Rebecca Minkoff (such great handbags).

Call to reserve your tickets or pop in at 457 Brant Street asap!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Burlap & Twine Boutique in Burlington

I love it when a new boutique opens and this one does not disappoint!

Burlap & Twine already has a location in Hamilton, Ontario, and now downtown Burlington has welcomed their second gorgeous shop.

You'll find an array of vegan-friendly and ethically sourced bath & body goodies here like body butters, lip balm, bath oils, hand creams, body scrubs and bath bombs.

I popped in yesterday and couldn't resist their cute little "bath melts" so I picked up 3: lavender, rose, and raspberry.

As soon as I showed my kids they immediately started the bath and couldn't wait to see what happened. The raspberry did not disappoint as my main floor filled up with the subtle smell of sweet fruit while the melt fizzed away in the bathtub much to their delight. (added bonus: unexpectedly clean kids).

They're at 393 John Street in Burlington so have a peek the next time you're downtown!

Today is a gorgeous sunny day so a perfect opportunity to walk around, grab a coffee and check out some cute and unique shops!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Your new favourite faux leather pants

To say I've been looking forever for a pair of faux leather pants that would fit my girlish curves is an understatement. Typically the experience of trying some on would send me into a downward spiral of thoughts of strict diets and celebrity cleanses.

Well no more.

As of today my quest is over, thanks to  I ♥ Tyler Madison

Named after their rescue dogs (Tyler and Madison), this design team of 2 sisters has created a line of pull-on pants that look great across so many body types it's amazing.

Check out these new wax coated joggers (at left) for spring in military green. Slightly loose and made in Canada. Tell me you can't imagine them with a white v-neck tee, delicate gold chain, jean jacket and a classic pair of white tretorns. Most perfect weekend outfit ever!

I opted for the classic full-length waxed basic black legging. So soft and so comfortable, but also sexy enough for a night out with a killer pair of heels.

At an insanely reasonable price point (around $100) what are you waiting for?

Grab them at select retailers or locally at Joelle's in Burlington