Fashion: Fancy Toes

Furry toes for the holidays? Yes, please!


Seychelles Celebrar Skimmers, $120, Anthropologie

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Photography: Black & White Continued

After I featured these black and white photographs, my friend Kathlyn sent me over these photos of one of the bathrooms in her new home.

ferris-wheel-photography-Paris-2 ferris-wheel-photography-Paris-1Gorgeous, right? The wallpaper is so dramatic, and I love the black-framed mirror. What’s even more special about this space (for me, anyway) is that the black and white photos of the ferris wheel are mine. I took them years ago in Paris and Kathlyn blew them up and framed them. I had completely forgotten about the photographs, so to see them now in a new space is awesome.


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20 Below: Bucket List Notebook

This might be the perfect notebook to start the new year…


bucket list journal, $19.52, Etsy

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Children: An Easy Rider

A functional and stylish and fun toy for kids – I do love a good combo.


early rider push along, $148, Serena & Lily

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The Friday Five: #HappiMess with Delta Faucet Canada

My life this fall has been slightly chaotic. Sometimes I do wonder why I decide to take on so much work and extracurricular and blogging activities. Why, oh why, do I do this to myself? Then I realize that I have so much fun doing what it is that I do that I have no reason to complain about my sometimes-overly-packed days. A couple of weeks ago, for example, I headed to Toronto to join the very colourful Tiffany Pratt and about 20 other bloggers and influencers to create a #HappiMess sponsored by Delta Faucet Canada. Here’s my recap in five points…

1. Delta Faucet Canada welcomed us into a very white event space at Andrew Richard Designs. The long white table was all set with artsy materials.



2. Tiffany encouraged us to create and paint and sparkle up a unique clutch. I was totally frozen when I saw the palette of colourful paints. Luckily, the Tiffany and the PR crew had a spare tube of black paint, and I put it to very good use. I definitely felt more at ease once the black paint made an appearance! (Thanks, team!)


That’s my clutch! (It sparkles more in real life!)

4. We mingled and laughed and played with paint. And then washed our hands…obviously. Here I am washing up (and pretending to be a hand model):


 great faucet, right?

3. We nibbled on delicious eats by the Food Dudes and talked about Delta’s collection.


5. In addition to the painting, the clutches, the food, the drinks, and the Skittles, we filled our Instagram and Twitter feeds with photos of lovely flowers from Blush and Bloom.


It was a very fun evening, and completely different from my day-to-day university life. Kudos to Tiffany and Delta for bringing out our creative sides (and for showing us how magical sparkles can be!).

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Do let me know if you make a #HappiMess over the next couple of days!

Photo credit: Koko Photography

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Fashion: Cornelia James

If you’ve been following any of the “what Kate wore” updates, then you will have heard already about Cornelia James.


This UK glovemaker has been making the Queen’s gloves for decades and has received the Royal Warrant – a recognition of excellence. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing the bow-tied Imogen style gloves in New York City this week, and just for fun, I thought I’d gather together a collection of their white gloves for a royal blog post. Oh, the fun!

Imogen-day-glovesImogen pure wool gloves


Beatrice pure wool gloves


Rose cotton gloves


Annabel cotton gloves


Scarlet cotton gloves


Genevieve cotton gloves


Tatiana duchess satin gloves

Trifti-Cornelia-James ski glove


Zum See ski mitten

Any favourites?

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Christmas: Stars at AOL Time Warner Center

I spent several holidays in Manhattan while my sister and her family lived there, and I always loved walking through the AOL Time Warner Center. The view is awesome and the star decorations are lovely. This photo is a few years old, but the stars – and the view – remain pretty darn special.

stars at the AOL Time Warner centre, photo by Jordana

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Christmas: White Trees

We all know that I’m addicted to white. Yes, it’s true. When it comes to Christmas, however, I can’t resist adding green and red to the mix. I know, I know, it’s shocking. I love having a real live green tree (mine is from Ikea, and it smells so good!), and my colourful decorations remind me of the places I’ve travelled. That being said, when I saw this white tree at Rona last weekend, I wondered if I should give a white artificial tree a try one year.


I probably would end up just putting lights on it and calling it a day. Maybe I’ll wait for it to go on super sale, and then try it out next year.

I thought these Christmas decorations were also pretty cute:


White-Cabana-Rona-white-Christmas-3 White-Cabana-Rona-white-Christmas-2

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Marketplace: Marble Accessories

Although marble has already made an appearance on this blog this fall (e.g., bathtubs), I think there’s always room for a bit more. This round-up features functional, artistic, and affordable marble objects.


marble two-tier server, $39.96, CB2


marble toothbrush cup, $12.96, CB2


marble wall-mounted shelf, $69.95, CB2


marble appetizer plate with glass dome, $39.95, Chapters Indigo


large marble pedestal, $75, Chapters Indigo


hex marble tray, $65, Black Rooster Decor


diamond marble votive, $42, Black Rooster Decor


wood-marble square platter, $34.95, Crate & Barrel


marble 2-tier server, $69.95, Crate & Barrel

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Marketplace: MUJI comes to Toronto

MUJI has arrived in Toronto!


2015 scheduler




porcelain soap dispenser


acrylic tree


wall clock


image via BlogTO

MUJI’s flagship store is located in the Atrium on Bay in Toronto (at Dundas & Yonge).

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