Marsala Pantone’s Colour of the year 2015

Pantone have released their 2015 colour of the year and even though it has had mixed responses on social media, I personally adore this years colour, Marsala. A wine red hue with earthy brown tones. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while […]


I had a quick dig back through my blogs archives to pull out these Christmassy treats from years gone by. French toast , or eggy bread as Simon likes to call it is a favourite of mine, especially when I end up with bread that is a few days old. Give the classic a festive twist […]

November Favourites

I Really don’t know where this month disappeared, but I am so excited for December to arrive in all its glittery festiveness. November was a month of many new discoveries and a few returning favourites.  What have you been loving lately, got any recommendations for me to try. You know I love to hear from […]

Ipsy “Girl Meets Glitter” November review

Each month subscribers receive 4-5 deluxe and full size products, packaged in a beauty bag. After creating a profile, Ipsy stylists will hand-select products to match their beauty interests and deliver straight to their doorstep in US and Canada. You can sign up here . Cost: $10 + tax + shipping, free for US (so […]

That Golden Hour | Outfit of the Day

A morning spent snowboarding followed by  stroll through the city in the afternoon, a weekend doesn’t get much better than that. I am so excited (and very impressed) by Cyress’s efforts to open so early. There hasn’t been any real snow fall this year but the resort managed to have 2 runs and 2 chairs […]

Beauty Product Reviews //1

I thought it would be fun to to share my thought on the products I have been using, so welcome to my new monthly review section: My Two Cents. Have you used any of the products above? Do you agree or disagree with how I feel about them? Let me know with a comment, I love […]

The best travel skin care

1. The Body Shop Aloe Starter Kit $25 Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser, Aloe Calming Toner, Aloe Soothing Day Cream and Aloe Soothing Night Cream 2. Somme Institute Mobile Travel Kit $85 Nourishing Cleanser, Transport, Serum, A-Bomb and Double Defense 3. Aesop Boston Travel Ki t $75 Classic Shampoo, Classic Conditioner, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Rind […]

Picnic Time + My favourite Picnic baskets

I love a good picnic… tasty food, a pretty setting, good weather and good company. The other day we headed up Burnaby mountain to enjoy some pasta salad and a cheeky g&t while we watched the sun set over Vancouver. The one thing I have had my eye out for is a picnic basket, and […]

Material Pleasures// Juicy Salif + A Cocktail

Philippe Starck’s Juicy Salif for Alessi has been on my wish list for forever. Starck’s first sketches (drawn on a napkin while at lunch) show a series of images that change from a squid to what is now the iconic citrus juicer. Obviously I had to try out my new kitchen gadget , and that mean a […]

Save your Lips

My poor lips really cop it, between the cold whilst snowboarding and the wind and salty water when out diving they really don’t stand a chance on their own. I’m in a constant battle against dry cracked lips, and its not a fun one. The 6 lip balms above are what I currently have around […]