OOTD - Suede Skirt

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

There are ton of fall styles I look forward to trying every year, but suede skirt is one thing I keep going back to each fall. Wearing short skirt is not only for summer, short suede skirts are perfect for fall. You can pair them with oversized sweaters, dress shirts or simple t-shorts… the possibilities are endless. I paired my skirt with a simple top and a blush coat.

shoes: Bereshka
skirt: Zara
shirt: Simons

Best Horror Movies to Watch

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The leaves are starting to turn, pumpkin spice is everywhere. What does that mean? It's the countdown to Halloween! No just me? Well if you are like us and you love Halloween check out our top horror movies to watch and get into the Halloween spirit. 
The Witch- A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. This movie was so scary but in a good way, I jumped multiple times. 
IT- In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town. Anything with a clown is scary, period end of story.
Annabelle: Creation- Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll-maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they become the target of the doll-maker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Get Out-A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
A Quiet Place- In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. I was really surprised this was so good, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski were amazing and John wrote it. 

What will you be watching to get into the Halloween spirit?

OOTD - Slip Dress and Sweaters

Monday, September 16, 2019

I think that slip dress had a major moment last couple of seasons with all IT fashion girls wearing them paired with simple accessories or layered with a T-shirt over it. I wore slip dresses a lot this summer, but didn’t quite yet want to give them up for fall. I paired my favorite slinky dress with an oversized sweater and trainers for brunch with the girls. Layering the dress with sweater over it, so just a peek of the slip dress is visible makes it perfect for warm fall days.

sweater: Pull and Bear
dress: Simons
shoes: Adidas
purse: Marshalls

What do you guys think of slip dresses for fall?

3 Must See Locations In Oz

Friday, September 13, 2019

If you are travelling to Australia any time soon, the chances are that you’re going for an extended trip. Travelling that far across the world to spend a couple of days exploring such an incredible destination makes no sense. To make it worth your while, you need at least a fortnight to explore the natural outback, the cosmopolitan cities and the unique wildlife. The Australian people are friendly and welcoming, and adore showing off their nation to tourists. You might want to explore the bright lights of the Sydney Opera House, the foodie streets of Melbourne and the wonderful golden sands of Byron Bay. However, the land of Oz is so much more than these tourist highlights. Take a look at these three must see locations in Australia.

Lesser Known Islands
While everyone knows about Tasmania, there are a few more lesser known islands surrounding the large Australian land mass. If you adore spending time on the beach, why not head off on one of the Fraser Free tours to explore the largest sand island in the world. To escape the crowds, the rugged yet beautiful Fraser island can be the perfect place to spend some time relaxing and exploring the natural wilderness. You could check out the Champagne pools, the clear waters of Eli Creek and the odd shipwreck or two adorning the beaches of the small island. The azure waters and white sand beaches are like something out of a glossy travel magazine. If you want to experience paradise, Fraser island is where it’s at.

The Grampians
Mountain climbing might not be the sort of activity that you think of when you envisage a trip to Australia. Throwing a shrimp on the barbecue, enjoying the sun’s rays and watching a spot of Australian cricket might be more apt. However the Grampians are the perfect vista for those who love a more physical activity on vacation. Just three hours west of Melbourne, the grampians are well set up for tourists. With numerous walking paths catering for all difficulty levels, you could spend a few hours strolling through the range spotting an abundance of Australian wildlife. If you fancy taking part in a climb, there are lots of guides willing to take you up the sandstone mountains. The views are ridiculous and you could be on top of the world.

Kangaroo Island
If you are venturing down south, you cannot head home without venturing to Kangaroo Island. Full of these marsupials, this island is rich with wildlife. There are visitor restrictions on the island and rightly so. The wildlife here is protected by the Australian government and only a set amount of tourists are allowed to visit each day. The best way to get on the island is to go with an official 4X4 tour company. You can hotfoot it into a jeep before whizzing around the island to take in the views, the rugged cliff, and of course, the hundreds of kangaroos hopping around.

I don't know about you but many people yearn to take a trip to Australia, me being one of them. We want to experience the outback, the wildlife and the vistas. Follow this guide and find some off the beaten track areas to escape the tourist crowds.
Have you been to Australia? What are some of your favorite places to visit?

Perfect Date Night Staycation in Edmonton

Thursday, September 12, 2019

I've always loved the idea of staying in a hotel in my city. These is something indulgent and a fun about it. You see the city you live in a completely new light. This past week I had the opportunity to check out Varsocna hotel, in the heart of historic Old Strathcona, and nestled amongst numerous restaurants, boutiques and theaters blending bohemian panache with contemporary chic. While I head to Whyte Ave often most of the time feels like business or running around with a to do list I always felt like I had to ask for permission to experience the area as a tourist, indulged in pretty cocktails or spend the time exploring the Edmonton river valley or  take me time curled up with a glass in the room sitting area with a good book.
Varscona hotel combines old-world comfort with modern amenities and it’s so close to so many restaurants, the UofA and the river valley. Ampersand 27 is located adjacent to the hotel and offer perfect atmosphere for a date night (or girls’ night on the town).  &27 is about locally souring many of our ingredients from local producers. They also have a Thursday date night menu featuring 10 items for 10 dollars each, how amazing is that?
 Also, I learned that when you have kids, staycations are really convenient and (my friends with kids) highly recommend you do them more often - but more on perfect Edmonton kid friendly staycations later.

Best part? You get to experience the date night at &27 and Varscona hotel.

Enter to win a amazing date night package - which includes a one night stay at Varscona hotel on Whyte, and a date night out at & 27 with a specialty cocktail and 4 items from the date night menu. Enter below to enter and head over to instagram for additional ways yo enter.

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Complimentary stay and visit to Ampersand 27 c/o Varscona hotel on Whyte and Ampersand 27, and our friends at Brand Bloom.

OOTD - Animal Instinct

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Like it or not, fall has arrived in Edmonton. Watching all the NYFW coverage I have been seeing a lot of cool animal print pieces! I recently wore this dress from ASOS and I think it will transition well into fall. I love finding pieces that I can style in different ways; like layering it, or adding a belt to it. I think animal print is one thing that is here to stay still fall, what do you guys think?

dress: Asos
jacket: Bano eeMee
purse: LV
boots: Hudson's Bay

#Review: Best Moscow Mules in YEG

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

We had the difficult task of trying Moscow Mules at a lot of restaurants in Edmonton. I know what you are thinking, thank you so much for completing such a difficult task. Here are our top 5 favourites. Enjoy!

The things I look for in a good Moscow Mule are:

Is it in a copper mug
does it have the right combination of mint, ginger beer and liquor
Is it not too sweet

1. Earls Kitchen + Bar
2. Urban Tavern
3. Chop Steakhouse Bar
4. Joey Restaurants
5. Cactus Club Cafe

Which bar or restaurant makes your favourite Moscow Mule? Who should have made the list?