Thursday, October 30, 2014

Outfit of the Day: Fall Into Nature.

T-shirt Cynthia Rowley  |  Blazer H&M  |  Jeans Shop in Florida  |  Shoes Zara  |  Scarf Paris

I love a good blazer with these torn up jeans. This is a very "Friday" office look, that I'm loving. It's super casual, yet super trendy and can still be worn to the office. It's also the perfect outfit to transition into Fall, although I must admit, we are kind of heading into Winter already! The beautiful scarf you see worn around my neck is a 100% silk scarf that I recently picked up on my travels to Paris. I'm a total scarf lady, so if you ever take a peek into my closet, you'll see my huge collection of scarves! If you're not particularly into wearing scarves, throw on a chunky necklace to tie the outfit together. 

Happy Weekend!

Photographer Ravelle Samaroo  |  Second Photographer Jonathan Lai  |  Hair Paolo Marola

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Experience Lisbon: WalkingTour.

One of the most beautiful things about Lisbon, Portugal was walking around the city and getting to know the beauty and culture that is Lisbon. Taxi's in Lisbon were very inexpensive, however, walking around the city really taught us much about the culture, which is why we decided to do a walking tour with one of my favourite tour companies, Inside Lisbon

As mentioned in the blog post about the tour in Barcelona, you must do your research to find out which tour companies are worth investing it. I 100% recommend booking your tour with Inside Lisbon, because of their variety of tours, their extensive knowledge about the city, and all the wonderful little creeks and corners they show you because of the local tour guide they have taking you around. 

As the company does feature many kinds of trips, we chose the walking tour. We felt that with walking around the city, we can ask as many questions as we wanted to our tour guide without feeling like we were holding up a group of people. The tour was small and intimate, and just perfect for the two of us. 

Our tour guide Rita, was the most energetic, passionate, and wonderful person we came across in Lisbon. Not only did she speak very good english, but she also knew so much about the city, and was able to answer all our questions. 

We met Rita at Restauradores Square as a meeting point. She explains a bit about the history of the square and why it is so important to Portugal. 

As you are walking with her, she explains all the little details of the city. This point we stopped at Portugal's most famous Ginjinha shop. The oldest Ginjinha shop in all of Lisbon. 

Note: Ginjinha is a famous liqueur in Portugal and a typical drink for people after a long day of work. It has 23% of alcohol and the saying is that 'six shots of Ginjinha a day keeps the doctor away!'

Our long walking tour led us into these beautiful, cultural alley ways. Rita then explained what all the graffiti was about on these walls and why it is so important to the Portuguese culture. 

The walls are basically lined with lyrics of famous Fado songs. 

Note: Fado is a music genre that can be traced to the 1820s. It is the soul music of Portugal.

Getting ready for some Ginjinha shots!

Ginjinha has a very strong taste and isn't for everyone. However if you are in Portugal, you absolutely must try it!

At some point of the walking tour, you get on the famous tram of Lisbon. The tram ride was about 20-25 minutes long and you get to catch a bit of a breather and take in some of the information that has been already told to you.

Lastly, the tour stops at a famous restaurant serving fresh local food. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and served the most delicious food!

At the restaurant, you get a chance to see the Fado dancing and singing that was talked about during the tour. This was such a lovely experience as we got some extensive knowledge about Fado music prior to coming here. This was the perfect ending to a grand tour as it tied in everything so well. 

Some facts to know about Inside Lisbon:
  • They have been around for over 10 years. 
  • The have tours in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, and Italian. 
  • Besides a walking tour, you can do jeep safari tours, sailing tours, segways, and much more. 
  • They can plan your next corporate event as well!

As mentioned earlier, I highly recommend booking your Lisbon tour with Inside Lisbon, as they made the experience for myself, absolutely unforgettable! 

A special thanks to Andreia Coelho from Inside Lisbon for the complimentary tour passes. 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Pretty Things at Chapters.

I know it may be too early to start Christmas shopping, however it's never to early to at least window Christmas shop. I was at Chapters over the weekend, and I have to tell you that I think I may have found all my gifts there! I didn't actually buy anything as yet, because it's October...enough said. 
It's a great place to pick up small stocking stuffers, and even some larger stuff. They have a huge selection of fashion coffee-table books, which I just die over, the most chicest stationary, adorable accessories, and a whole lot of winter wear. 

Christmas is my absolute favourite holiday, and I just can't help but already be excited for it! Visiting Chapters over the weekend got me way into the Christmas spirit, and now i'm actually counting down the days till December 25th. 

Hope you get as excited as I did when I saw all this fun stuff!

Gorgeous little make-up cases. They come in all different sizes! 

The most adorable mugs. I will have to get the 'Good Morning Handsome' for my handsome. 

Cozy up with some of these gorgeous throw pillows and blankets. Winter is coming!

Love these card holders and notebooks!

For the travellers out there, this is kind of perfect. I'll take one, thank you!

Some picture perfect wall-art. 

More sparkly make-up cases.

Spruce up your kitchen with some of the chicest mugs. 

Everyone needs a 'Good Morning Beautiful' mug.

Super warm, winter scarves and more pillows.

Love, love, love these notebooks. If you are the old fashion type of person, like myself, to still jot down notes & inspirations in a notebook, these are for you! I take my notebook traveling with me. 

Thank you cards, post its, and more super cute notebooks. 

Kate Spade has a beautiful line of stationary at Chapters. I would only ever spend $20.00 on Kate Spade pencils!

And lastly, obviously a huge selection of books of all types.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Outfit Of the Day: Kate Moss & Red Lips.

Fashion Week, anywhere in the world is all about the outfits we wear. Whether you are rocking a designer outfit, or showing off your best vintage finds, Fashion Week is the place for it! Through the next few weeks I will be posting the outfits I wore at Fashion Week. 

This outfit below is one of my favourites. It's comfortable, glamourous, and chic. And the best part of it all, is my Kate Moss sequins mesh jacket. An outfit like this can be worn not only to Fashion Week, but to the office as well. You may want to swap the Kate Moss for a blazer, but the rest is for the chic and fashionable. 

Take a look below to see the outfit details. 

Top Socialite  |  Sequins Jacket Kate Moss  |  Shoes Jessica Simpson  |  Bracelet The Bay  |  Rings Aldo

Photographer Ravelle Samaroo  |  Second Photographer Jonathan Lai  |  Hair Paolo Marola

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fashion Week: Day 4 Highlights.

The week has almost come to an end, Fashion Lovers! I don't know if i'll make it to tomorrow's shows, but here is a quick recap of the shows I saw today. First up was Matthew Gallagher, who had a gorgeous collection! We saw beautiful silks, maxi dresses, pleats, and frills throughout the collection. 

Next up was the Soia & Kyo show, which had such a beautiful collection of neutrals! There were definitely some jackets in that show that I wanted to take home with me. 

Lastly, we caught Rudsak. Lots and lots of leather! Loved it.

Enjoying a few martini's in between shows, with Anastassia at the Grey Goose Lounge

Striking a pose with one of my favourite bloggers, Stephanie Sterjovski. What a doll!

That wraps up Day 4 of Fashion Week. I will have more of my outfits next week on the blog. Be sure to check them out, and tweet me your fave's! Hope you all enjoyed my fashion week highlights. Until next season! xo

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