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SUSTAINABLE FOOTWEAR FEATURING VIVAIA

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  Building a sustainable wardrobe can mean a lot of different things. For me, it's being conscious of what I buy, making sure I can say "I love this" before clicking add to cart or going to a checkout counter. I have taught myself to visualize my wardrobe and think about what pieces are missing and what can be worn with a variety of pieces that I already own. I'm always on the search for companies that are on the leading edge, doing their part to cut back on emissions and making a difference. Doing the research to educate yourself is key because a lot of brands don't share a lot about their business practices in their ads.  There are a variety of other tips that I have to be more conscious when it comes to fashion, style, and other aspects of my lifestyle, but I'll save that for another post.    It's unfortunately not easy to find a lot of sustainable and eco-friendly brands at affordable price points, however, there are some companies that are making wave

The Artistic and Delicious WINDS Series by Alvento Winery

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Summer is finally here and that means you can find me at a beach!  One of my favourite things about living in Downtown Toronto is how easy it is to walk down to Sugar Beach with a box full of charcuterie and a delicious bottle of wine to watch the sunset over the city skyline.  I've been loving Alvento Winery's WIND series and have partnered with them to share the new collection!  Alvento Winery is located in Vineland, near the waterfront of Lake Ontario in Canada.  The 13-acre vineyard is owned by local peach agriculturalists - the Zhang's family who dreamed of running a winery in the region.  They create small-batch wines that are crafted from established vines that offer quality fruit with subtle complexities.  The owners are inspired by the English translation of Alvento, meaning; "At the Wind" and are focusing on wine styles that are refreshing and aromatic.   Alvento believes that we are all connected to the primal forces that live in expressions of creativ

THE BIGGEST TREND OF 2020 FEAT. CAREWEAR MASKS AND INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN FASHION? SCROLL DOWN

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2020 has been A YEAR FOR THE BOOKS and it's only the second quarter! As safety precautions become normalized for the world, it's important to wear a mask, but that doesn't mean style goes out the window. It's all about embracing this as it has become the new normal.  I had the opportunity to partner with   Vancouver based The Cut Fashion Design Academy which has started an initiative called Carewear to help keep the community safe while giving back. They have already donated over $8k to the food bank! With the economy opening up, it is important to be safe, sustainable, and stylish! ⁣ ⁣ Using non-medical cloth face masks is a sustainable option as they can be machine washed and re-used time and time again. This M-33 style comes in over 20 patterns + solids and includes a space for a filter. I’m loving this 100% cotton mask to add a fun print to my looks while staying safe.  They also offer a range of solid coloured pleated masks.  Check out their website or Instagr

GREEK TRAVEL ITINERARY FEAT. MONOS LUGGAGE

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Throughout our time living abroad in Europe, David and I had many opportunities to visit Greece. We ultimately decided to save Greece for our honeymoon, and we’re really happy that we did, as it truly is the most romantic place we’ve visited! The beautiful sunset views, unique daily excursions, and fresh cuisine make for the perfect place to celebrate love. David and I are always traveling, and one thing we have learned while traveling throughout Europe is to pack light because it’s not like North America where there are paved roads and large spaces to walk - this is especially true in Greece. The local landscape is much different from anything we had previously experienced; having to navigate the narrow streets of Mykonos, and the winding cliffside paths to our hotel in Santorini, convinced us to maximize our packing by splitting one large suitcase and two carry-on sized roller bags from Monos , and they were perfect for our month-long adventure. We like to immerse ourselves

Birthday Spa Day With Mix Beauty Lab in Toronto

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⁣ With my bday trip canceled due to Covid19, I wanted a little TLC here in Toronto. I decided to have some pampering at Mix Beauty Lab on my birthday, which also happened to be the last day before social distancing was in full effect in Canada. ⁣⁣⁣ After reading great things about Mix Beauty Lab , I knew it was the perfect place to go. They are a spa that specializes in facials, brows, hair removal, sunless tans, makeup, lashes, and nails - I could spend all day! ⁣ ⁣⁣ The first thing I had done was a brow session. I’d been growing my brows out with Briogeo 100% Caster Oil , and wanted to get them groomed before trying tinting, etc.  I had Eyebrow Threading for the first time and was amazed by how quick and painless it was. I have super sensitive skin, so I have avoided waxing and threading, but it definitely worked well with a little redness that quickly disappeared. I also got a little trim and tried their Mix Brow Fix Gel which is a tinted formula that i