You know you have a favorite color party skirt hanging in your closet waiting for the perfect event to wear it to. If you are Carry Bradshaw it would just be the perfect coffee date outfit, but for most of us it requires a little bit more of a special event. However, since events like those don't com around to much i decided to pair my Party Skirt with a more casual tee shirt look. Making it a little more Carry Bradshaw meets Erin Wasson. I love pieces like this that are such statement pieces but can still be styled in completely different ways for different events. Vancouver is abnormally warm for the time of the year, no complaining here that means I get to steer closer to my go to california style day by day.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sundays off duty means catching some fresh and recharging for the week ahead. In Vancouver, the seawall is a great place to escape and get some easy exercise, all while taking in the beautiful scenes of sea meets downtown. Does anyone ever take a moment to set some goals for the week ahead? I think I am going to start a new sunday ritual that includes goal setting. Lists, of to do's usually work well for my productivity, I wonder if goal setting every weekend will as well. Let me know what your weekly productivity and inspirational goal setting looks like, I am interested, to hear some new strategies. After catching some fresh air in my go to sunday's best Joes Off Duty leggings, I am sitting myself down and meal planning for a healthy week and also setting some new goals that will hopefully get myself out of a little bit of an inspirational rut.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
For your sweet tooth: Beaucoup Bakery
If you have any type of sweet tooth, a visit to Beaucoup Bakery is a must. Its a little hidden gem, full of home made baked goods, known for their delicious croissants, and mouthwatering pastries heading over the Burrard bridge for this little treat is totally worth it. The owner is such fun to speak to, she knows her baked goods in and out and the special recipes are exclusive to her little spot, cant wait to see what else she will have my salivating over.
For lunch and coffee dates in the neighborhood: Greenhorn Cafe
One of my favorite local hangouts, Greenhorn Cafe, its a little spot in the heart of the west end, its always buzzing yet has a living room kind of feel especially in the back room, where there is a great collection of records and a cute spot to sip on coffee and eat the delicious kale salad they have for lunch. This spot always comes to mind when thinking of a place for a casual meeting or even a spot to work at for the day, its just got it all and for sure recommend a visit when walking around the west end area of Vancouver.
For your caffeine boost in Gastown: Revolver
If you are looking for your mid day caffeine boost to go with your day strolling around Gastown, exploring the oldest part of Vancouver with its eclectic and colorful scene Revolver is your place to go for your coffee jolt. Vancouver has such a huge coffee culture this place really knows its trade along with a cool vibe for coffee talk with your hipster bestie or boyfriend.
For your evening sip and unwind: 33 Acres
The best beer in town without doubt is the local craft brewery 33 Acres, come in for some sips, my personal favorite 33 Acres of Darkness. They also serve of some great snacks along with a different pick of the day in food truck eats. Word on the street is that its also going to house your morning coffee run! Yes please! The spot is always full of friends and a good vibe and without a doubt the best beer I have ever tasted, which makes it a must visit spot in Vancouver. All these local haunts are cool and different for its own reasons, Vancouver does breed an amazing food, coffee and beer culture so highlighting only a few favorites was really difficult. But, whatever you do be sure to add these local haunts to your Vancouver must visit list.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Shop the new: Chloe Love Story
Valentines day for me is the day I like to spend surrounded by loved ones wether it be family or your favorite person in the world, the day just holds an extra layer of comfort with that special someone by your side. Ever noticed that Valentines Day carries romance in the air kind of like an irresistible scent, its addictive and you can not resist to be touched by the sweet idea of celebrating love. Chloe Love Story is the perfect scent to go with my love story this year. This Valentines day I will be dreaming of my love, wishing myself under a palm tree with sandy toes hand in hand, reminiscing about our own love story and getting excited about new untold adventures ahead, taking in the romance and extrordinary love and breathing it all in, creating a never forget type of moment. The kinds that are triggered in your memory mostly by scent and touch. Today I decided to reveal some photos from my last trip to California to celebrate Valentines day with memories of warm temperatures, the beach and the palm trees that make California the dream that it is. Be thoughtful this year on Valentines day, cherish being with your love and in a place of comfort and warmth that only that person can add to your life and make the moment stand out with Chloe Love Story. I never forget a moment that is linked to a beautiful scent. Happy Valentines Day.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Valentines day casual day date beauty look:
Foundation by Ellis Faas, Concealer by Vincent Longo, Pressed powder by Vincent Longo, Creamy Eyeshadow by Ellis Faas, Luminizer by RMS beauty, Blush by RMS lip2cheek, Mascara by Artist touch, Lipstick by Ilia
My beauty looks, are courtesy of Kiss and Make up
Valentines day is around the corner and I am so excited to share these beauty looks with you guys for this special day of love. My first look is for a day time date. An easy breezy fresh faced glow is perfect for a walk on the beach or a picnic in a park. Key steps to keeping it fresh is a great light weight foundation, this Ellis Faas one is my absolute favorite. It gives my skin a dewy look and lightly covers any imperfections all day long, we added a bit of blush and some luminizer on my cheek bones that give that extra little glow to your smile.
Valentines day night date beauty look:
Eyeshadow by Vincent Longo, Lashes by Femme Fatale, Lipstick by Vincent longo, Tata Harper Love potion
A vavavooom date night on Valentines day naturally calls for red lips and a smokey eye that makes a glance at your date just naturally a smoldering one. We created this look on top of the day time look, all it needed was smokey eyeshadow and the red lip and done, and now its out on the town, to a musical or even a fairy tail ball. This combo is a perfect valentines day night beauty look. The eyelashes add even that extra bit of love to your eyes, they are actually really not that difficult to apply, key note on how to, put a mirror flat on your counter below you, look down and carefully put them into place. Which look do you prefer? Kiss and Makeup is the perfect destination for all your beauty needs this Valentines day.