CONGRATULATIONS Alia Waterfall, Katthy Ko, Andrea Cain & Lauren Armstrong you are all going to Creme tomorrow!
Vancouver’s premiere bridal show, Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase, returns for its ninth year on November 3, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Presenting the theme Maison Crème de la Crème - will wow and inspire new brides with aspirational wedding designs and bridal experiences which will include Vancouver’s only haute couture wedding gown runway show.
My wedding was over 4 years ago but this event is still one of my favourites every year! Crème de la Crème hosted by Count Down Events, at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver! Here’s why: (Oh… and don’t miss the video below!)
New brides promised an afternoon of dream-filled inspiration and pampering at this year’s show!
The fall is an important time of year for most newly engaged couples,” says Soha Lavin because “anyone planning to have a summer wedding should be selecting suppliers now and securing their bookings, which is why we hold Crème de la Crème in early November. We’re offering brides a day of elegant inspiration with the ease of access to all of the best purveyors under one roof.”
I’m giving away 3 sets of tickets! If you are interested in attending please leave a comment below and follow Crème de la Crème on Facebook! I will be picking three winners and announcing on Facebook on Friday, November 1st!
Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (791 West Georgia Street)
Tickets: $45 per person, online at www.cremedelacreme.ca
About Crème de la Crème: Hailed as the wedding show of choice by Vancouver’s most distinguished wedding experts, Crème de la Crème raises the standard of wedding shows with its haute couture fashion show, trendsetting designs, and showcase of products and services that convey style, artistry and excellence. www.cremedelacreme.ca
About CountDown Events: Producers of the Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase since 2004, CountDown Events is one of the most coveted full-service event planning companies in Canada. Pushing the limits every day to deliver the most spectacular and extraordinary luxury weddings and high-society soirees, CountDown Events combines a passion for fine dining, luxurious style and captivating entertainment to produce award-winning events as one of the most respected event production firms in the country. www.countdownevents.com
October 30, 2013 10 Comments
Some of my baby fall favourites! I’ve been sticking to organics, cozy knits and old school looking toys!
For an adorable range of baby boy clothing click over to Joules!!
Zoe Organics Diaper Balm $18.00
Dish Soap, Diapers
Dr. Brown’s BPA-Free baby Bottles
Striped Sleeper $38
Baby Knit Gloves $18
J. Crew Toy Taxi $76
Noodle Fox $24.50
Watch a Falling Star $19.95
Polka Dot Hat $16.95
Pearly White Metal Car $179
VONBON Organic Cotton Blanket Blanket $45
October 24, 2013 4 Comments
I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who came to my West Elm event this past Wednesday! It was a huge success! So thankful for each and every one of your comments and sweet messages as well! Here is a little recap of the night. I talked about how to style the perfect dining table for the upcoming holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! The theme was gold (obviously), black and white stripes, comfort with a twist of glitz and glamour! I’ve pulled some of my favourite snap shots from a few who attended! Thank you again!
And of course to West Elm Granville for having me! It was such an honour!
IG Photos from: @luluanddrew @212designin @erincg @kdesigninc @sydneyroberts @wenchee @rebeccabree
-SHOP MY TABLESCAPE-
October 11, 2013 8 Comments
I’m so excited to be hosting the “Holiday Entertaining Tips & Trends” at Vancouver’s West Elm! Come join me at 6PM Wednesday October 9th, at the South Granville location! I’ll be talking about my favourite table scape trends for the upcoming holidays! Yes, thanksgiving is just around the corner but I’ll be touching on Christmas and New Years entertaining too! Don’t want to giveaway too much. BUT- I can promise you that my favourite staple GOLD will be a main focus!
Hope to see you all there! Please RSVP here.
October 8, 2013 4 Comments
The fall runways walked in way back in February but now that summer has come to a close, and the temperatures have dropped, we get to pull out our fall beauty bag of tricks! Dreamy velvet skin, that big, bold brow and of course, an annual favourite, the vampy lip, are the three trends, I for one, cannot wait to rock this season.
It’s always all about the skin, isn’t it? That creamy, perfectly hydrated, mildly matte complexion is the base of a really pulled together, elegant look. At the Victoria Beckham fall 2013 show, dewy skin was replaced with a semi-matte, velvety finish. Getting skin smooth, supple and perfected isn’t an overnight feat – consistent skin care is the cornerstone of balanced skin that takes makeup well.
Start off by keeping the skin exfoliated with Dermalogica Microfoliant. Sloughing off those dry patches will give you a smooth canvas on which to apply makeup.Treating skin with Retinol (Vitamin A) is, by far, the most effective weapon for smooth and plump skin. StriVectin-AR™ Advanced Retinol Night Treatment is the powerhouse that, when applied regularly, will promote cell turnover and collagen production… both of which are essential for glowing skin.Finishing the skin with foundation, look for a creamy texture for that velvety finish. Long-lasting formulations like NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation will give the skin that radiant, semi-matte finish.
Ladies, put down those tweezers, and step away from the magnifying mirror. Bold brows walked quite a few fall 2013 runways, and the models at DVF showcased the trend in style. For some of us (like me!), bodacious brows are a way of life, but if your brows are a little more on the sparse side of things, adding volume and pigment is the ultimate dream team.
Tame and tint brows with Benefit’s Speed Brow or NARS Brow Gel, the latest rage in brow makeup. The gel formulation of these products actually plump up each little hair, giving them a little control, too. The mascara style wand grabs even the finest little hairs to add a soft touch.
Pro tip: going one shade darker on the brows (yes, even you blondes), adds youth to the face and enhances the eyes the way a good set – of brows – should!
At Vera Wang, models’ lips were the center of attention and were paired with a completely naked face. No mascara? Not even a dab of blush? Not with this look! Pulling off a dark and moody lip takes confidence, prowess, and, of course, a mini-lesson in technique can’t hurt. Evening out the complexion with your usual foundation to dull any redness and filling in your brows for that certain polish, are key features of this look to really let those deeply pigmented lips take center stage.
Use a thin coat of concealer like Benefit Erase Paste as a base on the lips – this prevents bleeding, and gives the lip colour something to grab on to ensuring maximum wear.Crisp up that lip line, and use M.A.C Vino Lip Pencil on the natural inner lip line. Apply one coat of Revlon Wine Not lip colour, blot lips with a tissue, and go in with a second coat of lipstick to really give the pigment lasting power.
-SHOP THIS FALL BEAUYT POST-
September 24, 2013 4 Comments
-GET THE LOOK-
It’s that moment when you go our for lunch with your girlfriends and you notice that you all match. It only means one thing; Photo-Opp!. So who’s the cute blonde and beautiful brunette you ask? Check out Krystin Lee of suburban faux pas & Stephanie Sterjovcki of stephaniesterjovski.com. Two of my favourite Toronto fashion bloggers you will LOVE!
Thanks for such a great time TO!! It was so great to explore this amazing city, attend Blog Podium and hang out with my favourite ladies! Now how do I bring them back to Vancouver with me?
Thank you to © Stephanie Sterjovski Photography for the photos & to her main squeeze!
September 23, 2013 6 Comments
-PRE ORDER HERE-
Tory Burch Beauty. Do I even need to say more? Official launch Sept 26th… dangerous, pre-ordering available now.
This is not a sponsored post, it’s just too pretty not to share!
1. Leopard cosmetic case $68
2. Face Brush $48
3. Eau De Parfum Spray – 1.7 oz / 50 ml $82
4. Blush & Bronzer $42
5. Floral Cosmetic Case $78
6. Eau de Parfum Spray – 1 oz 30 ml $62
7. Lipstick $32
8. Hanging Zip Cosmetic Case $145
9. Body Cream $80
10. Candle $60
11. Makeup Brush $48
12. Body Lotion $50
September 16, 2013 7 Comments
I know we’re heading into fall and you all want to cozy up in your warm knits and dive into those boots!! Not yet..? Yeah, me neither! Lets dream about next spring/summer, and die over this fabulous polished beach-y collection from J. Crew presentation at NYFW on Tuesday. We can’t quite shop these beautiful coral, navy, whites and beiges just yet! So to keep you on your toes I’ve picked out some of my current faves available now at J. Crew below!
Photos c/o J. Crew.
September 11, 2013 5 Comments
-SHOP MY FAVE BAGS-
It certainly is that time of year! Fall is quickly approaching, which means bring on the beloved fall fashion! Staples pieces are a must at this time of year. My favourite staple?- You go it, a great bag!! It seems like all the major “it bags”, also have a major price tag attached to them. I’ve tried to find a range of fabulous bags with variety of prices along side them to make you “it bag” shopping a little easier. Staple items can cost you a
bit lot more, but they can also last you a long ways! Start saving and splurge a little here and there! … Currently I’m still saving- sigh.
1. Lambskin Messenger $676
2. Alexander Wang Pelican Satchel $298
3. Rachael Ruddick East West Shopper $266
4. Halston Heritage Cross Body Handbag $375
5. Olivia Large Satchel $695
6. Alexander Wang Rockie Duffel Bag $795
7. Small Emile Tote $945
8. Take Me Quilted Neoprene Tote $198
9. DVF Mini Quilted Bag $295
10. 3.1 Phillip LimPashli Satchel $895
11. Leather Scallop Edge Shopper $126
September 10, 2013 8 Comments
Not at NY Fashion Week? Well, neither am I! Nothing to cry about! Some of my favourite bloggers and friends are there especially to fill you in on what’s happening! Here are my top faves instagrammers, aka- most fashionable ladies to follow this upcoming week!
September 7, 2013 1 Comment