Favourites Friday No.80

The sun is shining and the birds are chirping as TGIF hangs in the air. It’s finally the weekend and I couldn’t be happier!


I have reached the end of my crazy weekends of traveling and I am excited to indulge in brunch, arm day at the gym, and not sitting in my car for any extended period of time.

This week has been all about choosing favourites that would make my life easier so I could relax into the weekend. And I’d like to think I accomplished that.Read More

My Summer Must-Haves

It is officially summer! Today marks the first day of summer and I am ready for warm weather, afternoons by the pool, and lots of iced tea.

my summer must-haves

To prepare for the months of sunny weather ahead, I’ve compiled a list of everything I need to be cool and hydrated for what is sure to be a scorcher ahead.

Everything I’ll Be Using This Summer

High SPF Sunscreen

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MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme SPF 50

This sunscreen goes on smooth and creamy and instantly melts into skin, yet keeps the sun at bay for a burn-free summer. This will always be my favourite all-over sunscreen, perfect for face and body.

Comfortable Shoes

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Soludos Espadrilles

These shoes will get me everywhere this summer, and all the eclectic styles they come in make them perfect for any personality. I plan on wearing these everywhere, from the pool to Trader Joe’s to brunch with the girls.

Perfect Pool Read

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‘Landline’ by Rainbow Rowell

While you’re sitting poolside, drink your iced tea with a good book. Rainbow Rowell is one of my favourite authors and Landline is great for older readers. And when you’re done, read one of her other books!

Sweet Peach Blush

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Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

If you’re staying out of the heat, still get that perfect sunny glow with a peach blush. This blush is 1) affordable and 2) amazingly natural looking. Your peachy cheeks are perfect for any summer outing.

Girls’ Night Dress

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Leith Surplice Tie Waist Dress

I’m all for a dress I can wear to any brunch, dinner, night out, or party and this is perfect for all occasions. The summer-y coral colour instantly brightens skin and will keep you cool on summer nights.

Beach Treat

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Bakers Royale Champagne Popsicles

A special little treat for the beach. And what’s in them is a secret between you and me.

Breezy Beach Shirt

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Lulumari Blue Embroidered Blouse

This blouse is perfect paired with white pants or denim shorts. The loose sleeves and cute embroidery make it a great hot weather go-to when you need to be out the door ASAP, but still look easy and breezy.

What is your favourite part of summer?


My 10 All-Time Favourite Films

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved films. There’s something about watching an entire story unfold in only 90 minutes that has always entranced me. A world is revealed in a short time, in the most visual art. Cinema is my life.

my 10 alltime favourite films

And while I love to watch films in my free time, my taste in films varies by mood. I love to watch plotless films on bad days, dramatic films on weekends, and romantic comedies when I eat.Read More

Favourites Friday No.79

While Portland has seemed to cast a grey shadow in the middle of June, I’m looking forward to a weekend of good food and good company.


This week was all about taking care of my skin. My hectic schedule seems to have wreaked havoc on everything from my forehead to my heels. That’s why I’m sharing the five products that saved my skin this week and were definitely my favourites.Read More

5 Ways I Prepare For a Busy Week

Lately it seems all I have is busy week after busy week. While I love taking on the challenge, it does take a certain bit of planning to ensure that everything is in place.

five ways i prepare for a busy week

On weeks where I know things are going to be full – long day at the office, weekends traveling – I always take one day out of my weekend to prepare everything so I feel on top of my game. Here’s my five steps for busy week preparation:Read More