Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The scents of my Year | Vitruvi

Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve

Using inspiration from my travels across the world, I am so excited to be debuting my custom collection of fragrances I created with the incredible Vitruvi founder Sara Panton. The collection tells stories through scents, from each city I have been lucky enough to travel through this past year. 

Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve
Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve
Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve
Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve
Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve
Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve

Cape Town: Bottling the floral salt ridden air of Cape Town, clary sage and spearming bring a fresh ocean tone and carry the subtle tropical scent of ylang yang and flowers up grass banks from the windy beaches. 

Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve

New York: Warming cinnamon and smoky frankinese paired with a drop of vanilla and neroli, reminiscent of a negroni cocktail on a winter night in my favorite NYC speakeasy. 

Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve

Los Angeles: Vanilla and sweet orange reminiscent of warm sunscreen slathered over salt water bodies post surf and pre lemonade on bikes over the boardwalk.

Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve

Vancouver: Inspired by Canadian spruce leaves and juniper berries picked on Sunday adventures trekking over wet rocks and damp moss on a rainy west coast hike. 

Vitruvi, Scents, TobruckAve


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Stay tuned, as this scent collection will be available to purchase on the new TobruckAve.

This collection of botanical scents we created, is sharing a personal story of the past year of my wanderings with TobruckAve and my personal life. Its been a wild ride this year, traveling through 4 incredible cities creating the most precious memories, learning life lessons, meeting new amazing people, shedding tears, growing as a person and finding my place in this crazy space called life. I wanted to create something to secure those memories and that I can share with everyone that has been on this adventure with me, who I am so grateful for. This is really close to my heart and this process of creating something so sentimental was a dream come true. Each scent represents a fond memory I have of each city I lived in this year. From bike rides in LA, to cozy cocktails in an underground speak easy bar in NYC with my girls, to back to the roots in Vancouver and of course the unbelievable beauty and ocean fresh air of Cape Town. These scents will take you to those moments and also inspire you to make your own new memories in cities you will visit across the world through out your life. May it always be a reminder to take a moment and breath it all in. The new TobruckAve is coming soon, and these will be available for purchase. If you would like to preorder - email me tobruckave@gmail.com. 

“ We create products for individuals who are thoughtful about the objects they use and thoughts they choose. For those who prioritize the essential, live simply, think with complexity, and feel deeply.” - Sara Panton, Founder and CEO, Vitruvi


  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Geometrics | Shellys London

Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Boots, Tobruckave

Boots by Shellys London, Pants by BCBGen, Sweater by Whitney Eve, Jacket by Cameo, Purse by Lauren Cecchi

Looks like a geometric kinda day to me. As you know I love mixing and matching textures and prints always is a yes for mixing as well. For winter, stripes and plaid are a perfect match if you ask me. This is the last of my Shellys London holiday looks. These boots inspired this look completely. The mix of textures in the boot made for the ret of the outfit. I love that you can barely see where the boots end and my tights start. Leather inserts on tights like this make them not just another black pair of tights and so perfect for a holiday date night, right? Also, this area is turning out to be my favorite in Vancouver to stroll around in. The West End, seems to be full of hidden gems and less of the perfect glass buildings that stand so tall in Vancouver. Just around the corner is my new favorite coffee shop called Greenhorn Cafe. Its a travel tip, add it to the list. Last week of work! So excited, for my trip to the alps. 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holidays in the Alps | Gift Guide



The perfect gifts to snuggle up and beat the cold with

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Counting down the days now until my trip to Switzerland for the holidays. Cold weather and the great outdoors are on my mind and I am sure some of you are feeling the same. Get some last minute gifts that will help your friends get through the cold months even after the holidays. If you are on the east coast or europe, winter is not over after New Years. So give something that will keep your friends  or yourself warm, dry and cozy for longer than just the Holidays. Its not to late. Happy Holidays. 

  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This Seasons Mood

Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration

Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration
Holidays, Tobruckave, Inspiration

Images via Pinterest

It is that time of year where the smell of pine tree's and crisp fresh air all of a sudden makes you feel cozy and warm inside. I love the mood set by my holiday board on pinterest without even really thinking about it, looking back at it it perfectly reflects my mood and my christmas plans this year! I am heading to the Swiss Alps for the holidays, I couldnt be more excited! Its heading back to where I grew up, my childhood friends, my mom, my brother, the places I loved going to growing up, and the best part is I get to bring my boyfriend with me this time around. Fusing my North American life to my little swiss girl life is kind of a big deal and I have never had the chance to do that before. I cannot wait to breath that alpine air and really connect with that side of my life again. Its been so long! Counting down the days! See you soon Switzerland. 

  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Insert the holiday bandit | Shellys London

Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave
Shellys London, Holidays, Tobruckave

Shoes by Shellys London, Pants by BCBGeneration, Sweater from American Eagle, Jacket by Diesel, Clutch by Isly

Little bandit status is happening right here. I dont know why but these amazing patent platform mary jane's had me going the opposite way of what I would usually style them with for the holidays. They are so comfortable, thanks to the platform so they are perfect for the day time as well. Woke up feeling in more of an edgy mood rather than a sparkly holiday dress mood. I love the versatility of the Shellys London holiday collection. Every shoe is totally holiday office party appropriate but also totally day time OK as well. I love it when I can get lots of use out of a shoe that I love. Adding to the look, this bad ass leather jacket that really just amps up the edge in an outfit and again perfectly reflected my mood at the time. On another note: thanks to the Booje Media office christmas party and the VS Fashion show I am finally actually feeling the holiday spirit. It took me a second this year, I don't know why but hey as long as the cheer is here and I didn't turn into the grinch I am happy! Holiday shopping, about to happen. Photos by Viranlly

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