Have you ever stay-cationed in your own city? It’s the best way to “get away” from your every day routine without the huge rush of a vacation, especially with a new baby!
Troy, Liam & I had the BEST time staying downtown Vancouver (40 min away from our home) at the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel. We enjoyed so many activities that the hotel offered as well as all the near by family attractions! We were a little hesitant bringing Liam into a luxury hotel, apparently nobody loves a screaming baby. (Liam doesn’t scream by the way, he’s perfectly behaved…) The Four Seasons Hotel was BEYOND amazing with hosting us and baby Liam! The hotel staff all greeted him with the biggest smiles and offered him everything from baby crackers to stuffed toys, a beautiful crib in our room and extra bits of baby luxury here and there! Knowing how much they welcomed a baby, made us feel that much more welcomed! We had a great time. Here’s a little recap of our fun trip into the city!
Being completely central downtown Vancouver we enjoyed exploring our city, from the art gallery to the skating rink to some shopping down Robson St.
An adorable play area in the hotel with stuffed toys and bouncy areas, bringing Liam lots of laughter!
Who doesn’t like waking up in a extra comfy king size bed. (Mom and Dad you can have the crib.)
Being in Vancouver, the rain was pouring down, so we decided to stay in and just hang out in our pj’s until late morning. The best!
We laughed so hard when we rolled Liam’s crib into the spa. We timed our massages right in the middle of Liam’s nap, we tucked his crib next door to us and relaxed to the n’thed degree! (Okay… I won’t lie, we had to get up but it was worth every effort to make it work.) Again, the staff were understanding and helped with Liam so Troy and I could feel a bit of extra pampering during our little vacation 40 minutes away from home! Oh! And the messages were beyond, and Liam finally fell asleep!
Thank you so much to the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver for such an incredible stay. We’ve never felt so welcome with our little Liam, we will be back soon!
Thank you to Jamie Lauren Photography for capturing our little getaway, we are so thankful for you!
Huge thank you to Denise Elliott for Makeup, making me feel extra beautiful and for Blo at the FSH for my gorgeous blowout! This momma felt amazing!
All Clothing from Privilege Clothing Boutique & Canada Goose .
Our Stroller: Bugaboo Donkey
March 3, 2014 1 Comment
Loved receiving the J. Crew F/W 2014 ready to wear looks from NYFW this morning. Even though I feel like we can’t get past this winter and I don’t even want to think about next winter (I’m a summer girl). I was excited to see the stunning pieces that will be arriving for next.. next season! No doubt that blush pinks are dominating.. think “blush pinks are the new camel of fall”, dropped waists and lots of beautiful floral patterns. Well that was nice, now lets talk warmer weather and summer looks. Don’t want to leave you hanging without some possible sun in the forecast. Below are current J. Crew pieces for you to be excited about and hopefully warmer days!
-BROWSE & SHOP MY FAVOURITE SPRING SUMMER LOOKS-
Photos c/o J. Crew
February 12, 2014 8 Comments
It’s time girls, wear all the love, all the pinks and even eat a donut while you’re at it! There are so many amazing pieces right now showing off all shades of pink, it won’t take long for you to find something! I’ve included a few extra pieces below, you’ll want to scroll through!
Shandi Dress Madison Ave Collection $698
Blakely Printed Pump $298
Heart Sunglass & Similar Here
Jewelled Cuff $125
Sedgewick Place Tweed hand bag $428
Ban.do Hair Pins $20
iPhone Case $39
Zoe Karssen LOVE Sweatshirt $75
Circle of Life Tee $35
Be Pretty Blush $38
-SHOP MORE LOVE-ly PIECES-
February 6, 2014 4 Comments
Well here it is one of the few outfit posts that I actually end up doing! If it wasn’t for amazing friends like Jamie of Jamie Lauren Photography (and this new favourite coat)…I think I’d still just be sticking to Instagram selfies! Maybe there will be more? We’ll see!
-SHOP THE LOOK-
January 23, 2014 7 Comments
I love a fresh new look in the new year! Planting some bulbs in vases and bowls around the house are such an easy DIY! Grab some of your favourite coffee table books and a candle and you have a great look!
-FAVOURITE COFFEE TABLE BOOKS-
January 17, 2014 5 Comments
I’m so excited to be partnering with Swarovski and giving away the gorgeous new Amorous Pendant!
I was asked to style it during a date night… and with February just around the corner, all I can think about is Valentine’s Day! In our marriage we love date nights, they’re actually pretty sacred to us. We also adore sentimental gifts, hugs, kisses and lots of LOVE. Since having Liam, I love watching Troy teach him how to love. I thought I would take our little date to the next level and bring Liam along. Daddy’s showing Liam a little trick or two to make me feel beyond special and of course my heart is left as a puddle on the floor. These two are seriously the sweetest, the perfect duo to gift this new Swarovski Amorous Pendant to their wife and mommy. Can a girl want anything more?
Enjoy this little story we put together with the help of the amazing Jamie Hodge of Jamie Lauren Photography.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win the Amorous Pendant from Swarovski, at the bottom of the post. (Closes Feb 4th)
- MY VALENTINE’S LOOK -
January 14, 2014 10 Comments
I know I shouldn’t be thinking any Valentine’s quite yet! But because I’m such a huge lover of hearts and LOVE, it’s hard not too! Here’s just a little tease!
Hope you’re 2014 is off to a great start! So far I’ve been stepping back a lot and reflecting on the past year and the year to come. I really want to make 2014 count. Thanking God for all the wisdom, health, wealth and of course my favourite- love. The blessings pouring in are all thanks to Him! Hope you can take some time to step back and map this year out! … & in the mean time get a little distracted with V-day coming up!
-SHOP SOME LOVE-
January 8, 2014 6 Comments
Wishing you all an amazing 2014! Make this the best year yet!
Follow your heart. Love a lot and Dream BIG!
January 8, 2014 No Comments
It’s always so hard to choose just a handful of photos from SO MANY amazing ones from our Christmas #littlegem feature for Glitter Guide! Jamie of Jamie Lauren Photography captured each little detail so perfectly we wanted to share more with you! These are another bunch of photos that were not published over at Glitter Guide (you’re welcome!). We want you to be inspired, Christmas is less then a week away- There is still time to grab some ideas and bring them into your homes! If not this year then next year!
Happy decorating from Stephanie & I!
Decorative Trees & Animals: Target
Place Mats: Target
Gold Flatware: West Elm
Gold Glitter Teaspoons: SHOPbymonika
Gold Glitter Server: SHOPbymonika
Milk Glasses: Michaels
Monogram Plates: AedrielOriginals.com
B&W Striped cake stand: AedrielOriginals
Mistletoe Print: SSPrintShop
Real Flocked Tree: David Hunter Garden Centres
Miniature Tree and Ornaments: Target
Monogram Ornaments: Chapters Indigo
Fur Stockings: Restoration Hardware Baby and Child
Fur Sleeping bags: Restoration Hardware Baby and Child
Girls slippers and Cole’s booties: Restoration Hardware Baby and Child
Liam’s Booties: Chapters Indigo
Holiday Pillows: Chapters Indigo
Greige Signature Pillows: Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Cookies & Cream Popcorn Bin: Chapters Indigo
Girls- White night gowns: etsy
Gold ban.do Heart Pins: SHOPbymonika
Cole’s Striped PJ’s: GAP
Steph’s & Monika’s Pjs: Forever21 Polka Dots, Black
Liam’a PJs: Target
December 19, 2013 11 Comments
Stephanie and I have been waiting for this feature to go up for quite some time now! I think it’s been over 4 weeks since we’ve had the tree up and have been in FULL Christmas mode! Click over to Glitter Guide to take a look at our Little Gem shoot we did with our kids! We put together a fun Christmas morning breakfast, lots of sparkle and joy!
We hope you like it! Check back tomorrow for unpublished photos here on my blog!
Photo: Jamie Lauren Photography
December 17, 2013 3 Comments