a royal party

posted on: April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Party


when it comes to the royal wedding, i am a girl obsessed. it stems from a long love for all things british and that i knew prince william and catherine middleton's wedding would be spectacular. i had to invite my closest girlfriends over to watch! last night we all got dressed up, had wine, cucumber sandwiches, cupcakes and cake pops from cakelicious, and watched all the live coverage from that morning. there aren't many things i like more than wearing a dress and giant hair piece. sharon of posh veils hand made me this one of a kind piece just for my royal wedding party. isn't it perfect?!


POSH VEILS hair accessory


hair piece c/o posh veils // dress c/o plum // faryl robins from the dakota sample sale

Fresh Flowers and Nana's Tea Cups

Cakelicious Cake Pops

Cakelicious Cupcakes

Pia

Brandi and Vanessa

i loved catherine and pippa middleton's dresses and of course prince william and prince harry looked handsome as always. all the royal wedding coverage reminded me of my first trip to england in 2009. i happened to arrive the day before the trooping the colour at buckingham palace. none other than the royal studs themselves stood on the balcony, so close to where i was standing! and to think, i missed my one and only chance to meet prince harry and make him fall in love with me. rats!

Hello Prince Harry!

when bloggers meet

posted on: April 27, 2011

"one of the amazing things about blogging is the friends that you make along the way."

Cee, Veronika & Alexandra

blogger meetup

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i was so delighted to get an invite to a blogger lunch at chill winston last weekend. i spent sunday afternoon with cee of coco and vera, veronika of girl and closet, alexandra of to vogue or bust, and lynn of hearted girl. we had some wine, appies, and lots to talk about! it was as though i'd known the girls forever as we went on about the life of a blogger (hello insomnia and taking outfit photos in public), work, fashion, and everything in between! time flew by and before we knew it, we'd been chatting for 3 hours! the day wouldn't be complete without a mini photo shoot though and of course, lots of laughs :)

i so look forward to hanging out with these girls again and to meeting more people from the vancouver blog scene. there is so much talent in this city, it's crazy!

lipstick jungle // this is our love

posted on: April 25, 2011

anniversaire

olive and blush

olive trench


Plum Trench Coat & Necklace // Kersh Lace Dress // Zara Booties // Forever 21 Clutch

lipstick jungle


Since I've spent the last four days moving all of my belongings from one apartment to another, my life is what some may call disorganized. I can't find any jewellery and I still have a huge basket full of laundry, so putting an outfit together for this post was quite the task. I work well under pressure though, and was determined to dress up and feature my new olive trench coat. It's so beautiful, everything a trench should be and more!


April 25th marks the 4 year anniversary of mine and Adam's very first date! Since he surprised me with tickets to Cavalia last week, I decided to treat him to a delicious meal at Nicli Antica Pizzeria this evening. If you haven't been to Nicli Antica on East Cordova, I suggest you get your little buns over there asap! This was my second dining experience at Nicli Antica Pizzeria and they once again exceeded my expectations. They do not take reservations, so expect a wait or an opportunity to stand and drink at the bar. Their perfectly executed cocktails or vast selection of wine is sure to keep you occupied! I recommend their 'Bianca' pizza for dinner, though all of their authentic Italian pizzas are worth a try. I will also brag on their behalf, that they make the best tiramisu that I have ever had! If good dessert isn't a reason to go back to a restaurant, then I don't know what is? Whether it's for a date or a friendly get together, I HIGHLY recommend Nicli Antica Pizzeria for lunch or dinner. I promise you will love it! (and no this was not sponsored...it's just that good).


drink menu at Nicli

Nicli Antica Bar

cocktail hour

I spy Smelly Danielly

pear drink

4 year anniversary

sooo excited for the pizza

The 'Bianca'

the best tiramisu




Attn: Stylish Vancouverites

posted on: April 24, 2011

Obakki fall / winter ‘11 fashion show & after party
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

FASHION SHOW @ 8PM sharp, doors @7:30PM
St.Andrews-Wesley Church at 1022 Nelson Street (Corner of Burrard and Nelson)

AFTERPARTY @ 9PM: Boneta at 1 West Cordova. Gastown.

COST: $20/ fashion show $40/ fashion show + after party
Tickets are available online at obakki.com or at the Obakki flagship store.
*Limited space available All proceeds to the Obakki Foundation





For the first time ever, Obakki is having their fall/winter 2011 fashion show open to the public with all proceeds are going to the Obakki Foundation. I will be attending with the gorgeous Laura-Beth this Thursday and am already stressed about what to wear super excited! If you can't make it, the show will be streaming live on obakki.com . Hope to see you there xo

a clash of colour

posted on: April 21, 2011

mustard teal

colour crazy

blurred


Blazer & Skirt from H&M // Forever 21 Blouse // Plum Belt // Jeffrey Campbell Wedges // Gifted Jewellery

close ups

I love the colour blocking that I've been seeing this spring. The bold colour combinations are so fun, and I've been anxious to try it out for myself. It appears though, that I'll have to take baby steps to achieve a full colour blocking outfit. There's something intimidating by grabbing the brightest pieces in your wardrobe and wearing all of them...at the same time!




This song is on repeat right now and makes me excited for sunny weather and many more bright coloured outfits ;) Happy Thursday aka Friday.

Dakota Group Sample Sale Contest

posted on: April 20, 2011

Dakota Group April Sale

Enter to win a chance to pre-shop the Dakota Group Sample Sale!

One lucky reader will be able to scope out the delicious deals BEFORE everyone else! At the last Dakota Group Sample Sale, I scored Pour La Victoires and Kelsi Daggers for half price. I can't wait to check out what lovely new styles they have, my spring shoe collection could use a few new additions.

To enter, simply comment on this post telling me why you'd love to join me at the Dakota Group Sample Sale pre-shop!

Contest ends Saturday April 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm PST. I can share mroe details about the pre-shop when I select a winner!

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRIES xo

cabin life

posted on: April 16, 2011

remember when i went to the cabin a few weeks back? that's where the last two outfit posts are from, since everyone was wondering where those cool views were. i love the city, but it's so nice to have a getaway with rolling hills and lake views. trip started with us driving two hours in the dark and pouring rain only to realize the key to the cabin was back in vancouver. we tried to turn around on what i like to call "creepy omg we're going to die serial killer road" somewhere in between chilliwack and hope, but ended up having to drive all the way to hope to be able to turn around. thankfully adam and i are pretty laid back because it was a sucky situation but we were able to laugh it off. that friday night is now known as: hope and back and back to hope, the best date everrrr!

tried again to leave saturday morning on the 3.5 hour drive to merritt. it was a winter wonderland on the coquihalla and then you emerge from the mountains into the dry dessert. it's all very strange and magical in beautiful british columbia!

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i forget how breathtaking the cabin is until i'm there. the house is filled with the cutest cabin accessories and let's face it, the cabin is nicer than any house i've ever lived in. that's not even including the views of the lake. i love the cabin, i really do. we're so lucky that adam's aunt and uncle are kind enough to let family members use it throughout the year.

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heather + max: an engagement

posted on: April 14, 2011

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Heather and Max are the kind of people you instantly want to be friends with. Their love for each other and zest for life is utterly contagious. I met them through my friend Paula last year and when she recommended me to do their engagement photos, I was ecstatic! The two part engagement series was shot on a rainy day in their apartment complex and then at sunny Belcarra Park the following weekend. Belcarra is where Max proposed, and it was so special that they brought me back there with them to take some photos. Their other family member, Kalix the chocolate lab, was such a great sport both shoots.

If the photos don't give it away, we had a blast and I cannot wait for these two to finally get married in Mexico next month. Hope these photos make you as happy as they make me. I can't help but smile every time I look at them!

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all the best to you heather & max ♥

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