My family and I are in the middle of a huge life change, having just moved from Toronto to Dundas. I do miss the density of the city (and my friends in my old ‘hood), but I don’t miss the crazy downtown traffic. A traffic-free three minute drive to school? Point for Dundas! Needless to say, everything is new; we’re first-time homeowners, Viggo started at a new school, my husband, Mike, now has a pretty significant commute to work each day, and I shopped for clothes at Walmart. That’s right.
Ha ha ha. Can you tell I’ve been watching the new season of Game of Thrones? But really, it is. Nights are cooler, and while I’m planning to wear my summer stuff to the bitter end , my mind has been planning and editing my fall wardrobe (editing mostly, as we prepare to move and I wonder how on earth I ever amassed this much stuff!) This tie-front dress is another piece from Tobi.com and I chose it because it’s a good transitional piece to throw on, come ankle boot
Is it just me or does the last month of summer get totally robbed of that summer feeling by some auto mechanism that kicks in to make you feel like fall is imminent, despite the weather? It doesn’t help that Toronto has had the weirdest summer on record (my own, record that is, which isn’t actually factually accurate 😂). But it happens every year. And while I’m planning my fall wardrobe in my head, and only buying fall or transitional pieces when I go shopping, you’d never know it to
I recently had the opportunity to customize a book, called Kingdom of You, for my nephew, Seth. The latest read from Wonderbly.com (formerly Lost My Name), continues the tradition of setting the kid in your life up as the protagonist, allowing you to choose the main character’s name and hair colour and to incorporate some of their favourite things. In Seth’s case, it was superheroes and ice cream! We gave it to him this past weekend and, while I thought he would like it, he actually squealed with delight at some parts–a definite success! The story kept
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” — Lao Tzu This quote perfectly sums up what I’m going through as our little family packs up our Toronto apartmet in preparation for moving into our first house…in Dundas, Ontario. We are so excited about owning an actual house—and one we really love, at that—but we are less excited about leaving the city. (No disrespect to Dundas—we chose you for a reason!), but Toronto has been our home for the last 15 years, not to mention our kids’ only home, and we love
It’s no secret that I spend a lot of time at the mall, so I take note when a store makes it a nicer place to be! The renovation of RW&CO.’s flagship location at Yorkdale, really enhances customers’ retail experience with a striking cash desk, fun, vintage-inspired merchandising, and of course, the clothes. Designed by New York firm, MNA, the new store boasts a wrap-around glass facade that invites shoppers into the store’s more functionally designed environments. Check out some highlights of my first visit, below! The new wraparound glass storefront.
We started using probiotics around here when, fed up with Viggo’s endless school-contracted illnesses (he’s had everything from cold, flu, stomach flu, to hand, foot and mouth disease, and even viral meningitis), I asked my friend, who also happens to be a naturopath, what to do. She told me she swears by probiotics and that her daughter (Viggo’s classmate), is rarely sick. Viggo (and Gigi and Mike and I, by association), were both going on what seemed like week 10 of the same cold (really), when I took her advice
Mike had the opportunity to join me in this Father’s Day campaign for RW&CO., and it’s so fitting because he’s such a natural (dad, I mean, but we also found out he can throw down a pretty fierce pose 😉 We built our looks around the brand’s selection of tops and are both so happy with our choices. Mine is a flowy jersey tank, which is a summer must in my books, because of its versatility. And Mike’s is this striped tee. A classic Breton striped t-shirt is one of
As I inch closer to my 40th birthday (it’s still a year and a bit away so I’ve got a little time), I am becoming pre-occupied with signs of aging (or maybe it actually has nothing to do with my mentality about turning 40, and everything to do with the fact that I am almost 40 and symptoms–I mean, visible signs of aging–are starting to come on fast and furious). I’ve got lots of greys (good thing my husband turns out to be pretty good at root touch-ups), and have noticed a
As we were on a rare family outing to Yorkdale the other day, Mike looked at one of the displays in a store window and said, “I don’t have enough stuff in one colour palette. None of my clothes coordinate very well.” Usually quick to commiserate, I had to stop myself because this spring I have really focussed on limiting purchases to a specific colour palette (light neutrals in denim/blue, cream, and nude), that not only work well together, but that tie into my pre-existing spring/summer wardrobe as well, resulting in