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Top 15 Cities of 2015

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It feels like just yesterday I was ringing in the New Year with a bottle of Champagne under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower. 2015 has flown by, and I was blessed to be able to knock quite a few cities off my travel list. My number one highlight would have to be my month spent amongst the stunning scenery, architecture, delicious food and, of course, the shopping in Italy. Here is a quick recap of my fave 15 cities of 2015... If you haven't already been, you must go! 
#1 - Venice, Italy 
Despite several individuals suggesting that Venice is a "dirty" city, I found it to be quite the contrary. Venice is hands down one of the most unique cities in the world. There are very few cars, as there are canals on every block, with walking bridges curving over them for gondolas and boats to travel underneath. There is nothing else like gliding down Canals with a gondola driver joyfully singing Italian songs. This photo was taken on the rooftop of San Marco Cathedral, overlooki…

Banana Oatmeal Protein Crepes

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Delicious Banana Oatmeal Protein Crepes in 5 easy steps: 
YOU WILL NEED:
2 cups of Oatmeal 1 Banana  2 cups of Almond Milk 1 Scoop of Protein 1 packet of Stevia  2 egg whites  2 Tbsp of Natural GreekYogurt  1 Tbsp of Nutella  1/2 cut of Blueberries 1 Tbsp of Cinnamon Powder 1 Blender  1 Skillet 1 Flipper 2 Small Bowls
Step 1: Blend Banana, Oatmeal, Almond Milk, Protein, Egg Whites, Stevia in a blender. Step 2: Oil a skillet and pre heat on stove top. Step 3:  Pour a thin layer of the mix onto the pre heated skillet until evenly cooked.  Step 4: Mix the Blueberries with the Greek Yogurt in a bowl and pour in a line down the centre of the crepe. Fold the crepe onto itself, overlapping at the top. Step 5: Place banana slices down the centre of the fold, then drizzle the heated Nutella over the top. Sprinkle Cinnamon Powder overtop. Remove from heat.  Enjoy! 

Mixing Textures for Fall

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Photography: Meagan Weatherby Photography 

DETAILS  I  Cardigan: Rick Owens  I  Mock Neck Bodysuit: Crystal Siemens  I  Bag: Givenchy I  Shoes: BCBG  I  Necklace: Jennea Jewelry  I  Ring:  Unknown


As sad as it is to say goodbye to summer, fall is the best season for mixing fabric textures to create a chic new wardrobe. This look is comprised of my five fave fall staples: 
THE LONGLINE CARDIGAN  Longline Cardigans and Jackets are everywhere this fall. It is important to mix the lengths of pieces, so they do not all end up at the same length, visually cutting your body.  For a longer, leaner look, try pieces underneath that fall either above your knee, or at the ankle. If the longer piece is structured, pair relaxed pieces with it. If the jacket is loose or oversized, pair fitted, or structured pieces underneath.   I like to mix unique textures, so this Rick Owens Cardigan caught my eye. I have had it for many seasons, yet still love the uniqueness of  it.  The slit textured front and back m…

Bringing Nature Indoors

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Photography by: Style Concept - Design by HDA and Style Concept 


There are many creative inspirations that we inherently take from nature, such as finding originality in the natural colours, textures, and shapes that surround us, as these elements are routinely reflected in creative initiatives including design, fashion and architecture.  Incorporating nature into your home, is all about finding which elements you have a connection with. Pieces that bring out personal emotions are key for establishing a relaxing and balanced environment. Natural elements like cotton, wood and leather can help establish  your personal style and will help create a warm and welcoming ambience within your home.

This nature inspired project reflects on the home's natural surroundings, as the views from the large windows provide a great landscaping background which includes a variety of  unique stone and tree collections, as these natural elements were implemented into our interior design selection proces…

Holding onto Summer

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Photography: Meagan Weatherby Photography 

DETAILS  I  Shirt-dress: Vintage  I  Bikini: Luli Fama Swimwear  I  Sandals: Manolo Blahnik  I  Hat: H&M (UK)  I  Necklace: BellafusionI  Sunnies: Nicole Miller  I  Clutch: BCBGMAXAZRIA


I am in denial that summer is coming to an end. I am holding onto every last ray of sunshine, green leaf and fruity cocktail. As much as I love Fall fashion, it hard not to reminisce  about all the adventures from the past few months that didn't require bundles of clothing and heat pads. In the meantime, I am going to keep wearing my most favoured summer pieces, even if it means layering them. 

One of my currents faves is this Luli Fama two piece Bikini. It is edgy, unique and versatile. The corset style Bikini top has a vintage feel as it sits right at the ribcage with a sexy string tie detailing.  Since this top is a little unconventional from the typical triangle bikini top, it  also works great as a layering piece. You don't have to stop wearing y…

When in Rome

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DETAILS   Lace Top: H&M  I  Skirt: Neon Rose  I  Flats: Givenchy  I  Necklace: Winners  I  Clutch: YSL  I  Leather wrap Bracelet: Juicy Couture  I  Onyx beaded Bracelet: Bellafusion

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Instead of the typical tourist travel around Rome, I highly suggest going off the beaten path to find some of the most stunning views, amazing eats, and the best cultural experience. 
Rome is a large city, that is very busy all of the time. It is also very warm in the summer months, therefore, I recommend wandering around with no real agenda to comfortably explore the city at your own pace. With temperatures over 40 degrees (over 100 fahrenheit) one needs to stay hydrated and take breaks. There are unique Cathedrals on just about every street, great place to (respectfully) slip inside to keep cool while taking in the history and  stunning designs. 
One of the places that can't be missed is the view from the top of St.Peters Basilica. People often skip going up as it …