I had the pleasure of going to New York City for Fashion Week last week, and as if the city isn't busy enough, during Fashion Week, the city is filled with some of the trendiest celebrities, stylists, photographers, and bloggers. During Fashion Week, people watching is very exciting! I didn't take as many photos as I should have, however I did snap a few shots here and there with my phone for you guys.
There is nothing I love more than a menswear inspired look. This tailored look is perfect for the office or even a night out, with a little rearranging. I've paired the black and white outfit with my amazing Vince Camuto shoes for a little pop of colour and of course, a bold lip. Change up the white buttoned-down shirt for something a little fancy for a night out, or just ditch the blazer. Either way, this outfit is versatile, super chic, and classic.
Note: The black bow tie you see around the collar of my white shirt, is just a thin ribbon I bought and tied around my neck. Who said men are the only ones allowed to wear bow ties?!
Most little girls dream of growing up to be princesses. I dreamt of sitting front row at New York Fashion Week. And as I most likely won't be sitting front row, I am however attending NYFW for the very first time! This is more than a dream come true for me as I have been following NYFW forever...at home in front of my computer screen! This time I will be attending in person, and cannot wait.
Just wanted to let all my fashionistas know that I will be away from Sunday, Feb 15th - 18th.
But DO follow me and all the craziness that is NYFW on twitter & instagram!
To be quite honest, Valentine's Day to me is just another regular day. Love should be in the air everyday, not just February 14th. But I do indulge in all the chocolate around this time!
I also love a little pink around Valentine's Day. Nothing wrong with embracing some colour on "National Love Day." This jacket is perfect for the night out. I paired it with blacks and whites as we definitely don't want to take away from the jacket. When going with something so bold, tone down on everything else. You want a piece to stand out and give it that full attention.
What's everyone doing for Valentine's Day?! Comment, tweet, or instagram me!
If you've ever questioned going on a raw food diet or eating raw food permanently, Raw Aura is a place you want to try out! I visited Raw Aura for the first time last week, and I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the food. Situated on Lakeshore in Port Credit, Raw Aura offers familiar food that everyone knows and loves by using 100% raw ingredients. That means nothing is heated over 43C/105F. Their menu is packed with amazing dishes, which you will see below.
This retains the digestive enzyme, vitamin, and mineral content of one's dinner in its pure and natural state. These living foods are simple to digest, leaving the body light and energized since this simple form requires no extra energy from the body. Flavours are pure, fresh and intense, honouring the divine banquet provided by the earth.
Sweet & Sour Noodles - A mix of kelp and zucchini noodles tossed in a light tangy maca infused almond butter based sauce with red pepper, fresh cilantro, romaine lettuce, red onions and topped with spicy almond bits.
Yellow Coconut Curry Noodles - Yellow curry, cashew, coconut oil, garlic, lemongrass, pineapple, lentils, red pepper and red onions tossed over zucchini noodles.
About to dig into these delicious noodles! If you like Thai flavours, you will LOVE this dish! Definitely one of my favourite things on the menu!
Burrito Bowl - A soft sun-dried tomato and carrot tortilla stuffed with lettuce, tomato, red onion, guacamole, and refried pumpkin seed beans, garnished with cashew sour cream and side salsa.
Pasta Bolognese - Zucchini noodles tossed in a rich housemade tomato red pepper basil marinara sauce, sunflower seed and sun dried tomato sausage, topped with almond parmesan.
Falafel Wrap - Sprouted chickpea falafels wrapped in collard green leaves with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, chickpea hummus and creamy tzatziki sauce and served with a side salad.
The atmosphere had a lovely earthy feeling, with natural wood tables, menus displayed on chalk boards and their cooking area was filled with organic fruits and vegetables.
Chocolate Banana Cake
I had an amazing first experience with raw food at Raw Aura. I urge you to go and try it out for yourself. The food is different and delicious. Have an open mind about it, and you will no doubt love it!
Do you have a favourite raw food restaurant? I'd love to hear about it. Comment and let me know!