I had the huge pleasure of taking about how to go about creating a Bar Area in your space without using an actual bar cart - on The Every Girl last week!
If you didn’t get a chance to see make sure to click over! Talking about three things: 1. Mimosa bar on shelves, 2. Tom Collins on a DIY chalkboard and 3. Fold in, fold out pop up bar! Hope you like it!
Photos by Jamie Hodge
December 16, 2013 2 Comments
So many of you ask about what my favourite local boutiques are here in Vancouver! Including the ones that you can shop and ship to where ever you are- worldwide! I tend to talk and send so many of you over to darling friend Rebecca Rawlinson, owner of Rebecca Bree Boutique! If you like anything girly, perfectly styled and even a little edge to the whole ensemble, you’ll LOVE RB!
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s trendy West 4th, you’ll walk away inspired to dress to impress the moment you walk in (and out) of RB! Find amazing brands such as: IRO, A.L.C., Smythe, Camilla and Marc, Markus Lupfer, SKOT apparel (PARTYSKIRTS), The Sleep Shirt, Tibi, LuLu frost, and Rocaille. Trust me when I say you won’t go wrong finding an amazing piece for any occasion!
Photos by Whitney Krutzfeld for Framework Magazine
December 12, 2013 1 Comment
I’m so so so excited to share our winter family photos that the oh so talented Christie of Christie Graham photography captured! We wanted a winter wonderland look to make it extra Christmasy, but as every Vancouverite knows that’s not easy! We’ll be lucky with two snow days in the city! So up to Cypress Mountain we drove… again no snow! Christie found us the perfect little spot (patch) of snow and we there you have it (above). I couldn’t have be happier! Christie captured our little family and the joy Liam brings to our life so so so well. I’ll cherish these photos forever. Thank you Christie!
Hope you can grab some inspiration for your family “winter wonderland photos”.
December 5, 2013 10 Comments
Congratulations Marissa you have won $200 to minted to create your 2013 Christmas card!! I will be e-mailing you shortly.
I’m so excited to be working with minted.com! One of the best places online to get your Holiday cards quick and easy! We just finished up a Christmas photo session with Christie Graham Photography yesterday. And what was the first thing I did when I got home? Picked out and ordered the perfect Christmas Card for our family and friends on minted! Not only do I want to share what I ended up choosing, but I also want to give you a chance to win $200 from minted, to create your perfect holiday card! And don’t you worry lots of GOLD foil, sparkle & every holiday to choose from to make this season MERRY & BRIGHT!
Extra entries- Head over to Instagram @doctorscloset to enter and of course tweet us too!!
Tweet: I want to win $200 from @minted & @doctorscloset to create the BEST holiday card! thedoctorscloset.com/?p=5076
Giveaway closes Friday December 6th so you can get your cards ready ASAP!
Please leave a comment below with your email & your entries in ONE COMMENT.
December 4, 2013 102 Comments
Well it’s December and I’m officially allowed to start talking about Christmas!!! I thought I would give you a little mini Christmas tour of what’s happening at our home. With all the details of where you can pick up everything! Turn up the Christmas music and enjoy! ( Don’t forget the peppermint eggnog latte! )
REAL flocked Tree- David Hunter Garden Centres
Decorative Trees- Target
White fawn- The Cross Design
Glass Cloche- The Cross Design
Vintage Mercury Glass Bulbs- Charlie Ford Vintage
Coffee Table Books- Winners
Fur Stockings- Restoration Hardware
Deer Stocking- The Cross Design
Stocking Hooks- The Cross Design
White House- The Cross Design
Real Magnolia Leaves- Costco
Mini Christmas Lights- Home Depot
Garland- Home Depot
Holiday Pillows- Chapters Indigo
Wrapping Paper: KateSpade, Target, Winners
Toy Plush Reindeer- Chapters Indigo
FisherPrice Retro Collection XYLOPHONE- Winners
Monogram Glass Ornaments- Chapters Indigo
Silver Glitter Monograms Letters- Pottery Barn
Whale Ornament- The Cross Design
Gold Striped Bulbs- The Hudson’s Bay
Black & White Ribbon- Michael’s
December 2, 2013 14 Comments
Have you heard about the whole LOGANREAL craze yet? Well if not, I’m sure you’ve seen it! Rebecca Minkoff’s super cute monogrammed clutches and leather goods that are popping up all over instagram? Yup, you got it! The ever so detailed monograming is done by Logan Real. Here’s a few things that you need to know…
Logan Real began his career by painting unique designs on sneakers. During this period of time, he received a lot of recognition. Celebrities and even a member of the Saudi Royal family, have worn Logan Real hand-painted sneakers.One of his most recognizable services is Mon Monogram, were he personalizes women’s handbags by painting their initials in any font/color. He also performs these services live at department stores all across the nation, with designer Rebecca Minkoff, William Sonoma, and other brands.
So great right? Well wouldn’t you just love to win a custom monogrammed piece from Logan Real? Or come by to Secret Location Thursday November 28th & get your initials monogrammed to your new favourite piece! Enter GIVEAWAY BELOW.
To be entered in the giveaway please follow Secret Location & The Doctor’s Closet on Facebook and leave a comment below, let us know what you would monogram! Winner will be chosen at random next Thursday December 5th.
November 27, 2013 35 Comments
Winter is one of my favourite times of the year. Well, okay lets be real, more like up to about Jan 2nd. But up untill then, it’s all about being cozy, wearing sparkles, feeling loved, being pretty and GIVING! It’s honestly the best time of the year! I’ve rounded up some of my favourite items above to help you feel the wonderfulness of winter! Go grab some sparkle, twirl and dance around to some Mariah Carey Christmas! Over the top…? Not at all! (You’ll thank me later while you’re sipping on your coffee and baileys!)
Have my eye on those Proenza Schouler wallets! What do you think? Perfect for quick trip shopping. Plus trendy and classic all at the same time! Now what color to choose from?
Gap Cable Knit Sweaters $60
Star Bracelet $42
Antique Chandelier Earrings $28
We Should Cuddle Pillow Cover $38
Polka Dot PartySkirt $195
Très Chic Gloves $58
PS1 Small Zip Wallet $495
HIPPxRGB Polish via EcoDiva $18
This was a sponsored post. All opinions are my own!
November 26, 2013 8 Comments
Are you sick of all the gold yet? Certainly not, I hope! I’m still going strong and fall for anything with a hint of gold on it, beside it, covered- you name it! But really, it’s so easy to bring in gold (even if you’re not really that into it). My personal favourite: monogrammed pieces of jewellery. Even better, pair a simple monogram piece with a big chunky statement necklace! Pour yourself a glass of champagne into one of those cute flutes or coupe glasses and you’re GOLDEN!
On that note.. check out the “you’re GOLDEN” note cards I designed along side Kardz Kouture. You might like them. (wink)
Looking for a new monogram piece of jewellery? Make sure to use the below coupon for 10% off.
All gold all the time print $40
Name Necklace $49.95 (COUPON: CLOSET)
Acrylic Glitter Tea Spoons $25
Monogram Bracelet $39.95 (COUPON: CLOSET)
Gold Sequin Heart $10
Bubbly Gold Champagne Flutes $34
Vintage Gold Coupe Glasses $34.50
Jeweled Pennant Necklace $145
November 15, 2013 6 Comments
I’m so excited to announce that SHOPbymonika is now OPEN! It’s been such an exciting 24 hours (…well couple months), but the last 24 hours have been PURE EXCITEMENT!
Thank you to everyone who encouraged, pushed me and just simply poured love on me and my this little treasure of mine! Hope you can click over and find something you LOVE! www.SHOPbymonika.com
November 8, 2013 3 Comments
If you follow me on Instagram: @doctorscloset you might have seen some of the sneak peaks and over at @SHOPbymonika even more! Be ready to see a ton of my favourite things… best part is they’re all available for you to purchase! YES- all in one place! To get you even more excited, be ready for lots of GOLD, pinks and must have everyday items from ban.do, Kate Spade, bkr, Rifle Paper Co., Zoe Karssen, One Love Organics and so much more! Plus 4 exclusive collaborations that I’ve designed with PARTYSKIRTS, SSPrintShop, VonBon and Kardz Kouture.
Please click over Friday morning 9am PST… make sure to be on time, from the excitement already happening things might be selling out fast! See you there! www.shopbymonika.com
Join in on the buzzzz on launch day! IG, tweet your experience #bymonika #ishoppedbymonika
(It’s all in the packaging right?)
November 7, 2013 18 Comments