They say home is where the heart is.   I guess, for me anyway, this is so true as my husband and I have put so much heart into making our house a home.  Being surrounded by things that I love like beautiful books, family heirlooms, wedding photos, and my husbands favorite recipe books warms my heart.

Tray: West Elm, Teapot: vintage from my Grandmother, Teacups: vintage from my Great-Grandmother

Books: gifts, Piggy Bank: Home Outfitters, Wedding pics, Candle Holder: DIY

I like to fill my home with  a mix of new and old treasures.  There’s a little bit of his and some of mine combined with things we have got together.  Sure, we have a coffee table from Ikea….and a bunch of other stuff too.  Who doesn’t?  Decorating your home should be  just like getting dressed.  I might wear my fave skinny designer jeans with an inexpensive t-shirt and vintage leather jacket.   In my house I combine my Ikea coffee table with a chic tray and vintage family pieces.   It’s in how each of us choose our personal mixes that gives us our unique style.

Candle holder: The Cross Design

Owl (aka Louis): Home Sense, Vase: Chintz & Co.

Book: vintage family book from 1865, Crystal Candle Holders: Birks (wedding gift), Binoculars: vintage from my grandfather

What’s your at home style?  Are you all about sleek modern lines or classic and cozy?


I always adore this time of the year for how full my dance card seems to be.  Tons of fashion shows, shopping events, photoshoots, styling, and writing of course.  Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.

Creme de la Creme preview party…with Bria of Framework Magazine. (Photo by  Ellen Hong from Hong Photography)

Opening night fashion show at Eco Fashion Week featuring Nicole Bridger and Mala Imports. (post on this event still to come)

Lauren Moshi Pop Up Shop at Ishara event (photo by Andrea Gurniak)

Snapping a few pics between events downtown. (Photos by Alex)

Dress: Inwear, Top: American Apparel, Jacket: Inwear, Vest: Garcia, Belt: Brave Leather, Bracelet: LowLuv

Topshop Media Preview at The Hudson Bay Co.

Taking time to stop and smell the diamonds….Birks event.

My fabulous event +1 go-to-friend…Miss Ang!

Getting my dance on with Reiko of The Real Housewives of Vancouver…ok well, we didn’t really dance together, but we were at the same event.

Canadian Indie Rock Band, Metric, concert

It was quite the full week.  I was lucky enough to finish it off with a four night trip to Portland with my Hubby to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.  The past few months have been a journey of new things and I couldn’t be more delighted.   “The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.”  Dave Weinbaum


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