Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Blogger's Guide to Winnipeg // Unplugged at the Fort Garry Hotel

I often get asked for recommendations on social media about things to do & see in Winnipeg so I'm starting a new column all about this wonderful little prairie city that everyone loves to hate!

With sweaty hot summers, frigid winters and plenty of mosquitos Winnipeg tends to not be on most people's "must visit" list.  But once you look past the surface, Winnipeg is a charming & vibrant city with a wonderful culture.  In my humble opinion, summertime is definitely the best time of the year to visit the prairies!  Sure, you might have to fight off a few mosquitos, but with so many amazing festivals and outdoor events it really is worth a visit!

Today's post takes us to the Fort Garry Hotel in downtown Winnipeg.

A blogger's guide to Winnipeg: Ten Spa, Yoga Public and the Fort Garry Hotel.
[Photo: Charmaine Mallari]

Friday, July 8, 2016

Kitchen Reveal // To Build A Home

Guess what guys... It's time for another room reveal!  If you've been following along for a while, you know we recently built a new home and I've been loving sharing all about the process!  So far we've revealed our dining room, our office and the Pretty Little Details design studio.  But you can also see all of our design inspirations for each room here!

Today, I'm bringing you all inside my kitchen!  Before we even began building our home, I knew exactly what I wanted our kitchen to look like.  I wanted it to feel bright & airy with gorgeous marble and lots of counter space.  I originally had planned to use marble countertops in the room, but after realizing the amount of maintenance required for keeping marble in top shape, we decided to go with crisp white quartz surfaces instead.  We opted to include marble hexagon tile as backsplash and I love the soft texture and dimension it gives to the room.

I hope you love this space as much as we do!

Blogger home reveal: Beautiful white kitchen with marble hexagon tile.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

10 AMAZING braided hair tutorials!

Every time the season changes, most women also decide to change their hair.  Whether it's adding highlights, or finally cropping your long locks, summertime is the perfect time to try something new with your hair!

For me, summer means carefree, beachy braids!  And today, I'm linking all of my favourite tutorials for creating gorgeous braided hairstyles!

Are you as obsessed with braids as I am?  Let me know which braided hairstyle is your favourite!

Ten easy and gorgeous hair braid tutorials.  How to create a fishtail side braid.

1. Braided half crown fishtail

Tutorial via: Inspired by this

Friday, June 17, 2016

A little bit edgy // 3 ways to add a 70's vibe to your style!

My go to style is usually soft and feminine but lately I've been all over the 70's vibe.  Fashion is all about embracing how you feel in the moment and today's outfit brings out my edgy side.  I've been wanting to purchase a lace-up body suit for a while and this one from H&M is perfect!  Some of the bodysuits I've seen recently have lace-ups that go nearly to your belly button, but I'm a believer in keeping a little mystery when it comes to your wardrobe.  This one is perfectly edgy without being scandalous!

Although it's summer, it's been a a little chilly here in Winnipeg.  Since this body suit is sleeveless, I layered a slim black cardigan over top of it, then tucked it into my skirt to keep the look sleek and modern.  The skirt is a vintage piece I found in my mom's closet years ago.  Sadly she purged most of her vintage pieces before I got my hands on them (goodbye vintage polka dot bikini!) but I'm glad she was able to pass down this classic skirt!

Want my tips for adding some 70's style into your wardrobe??  Scroll on down!

Outfit inspiration: How to wear a lace up bodysuit + 3 ways to add a 70's vibe to your style!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Four Years // Anniversary Photoshoot with Charmaine Mallari

June is one of my favourite months!  Within the span of one month, we get to celebrate our wedding anniversary, my husband's birthday, and the blog-iversary for Pretty Little Details.  June also happens to be peony season... my favourite!

Today is our fourth wedding anniversary but we actually celebrated it earlier this week by getting all glammed up for a photoshoot with Charmaine Mallari.  The photos turned out absolutely magical, and even though everything was shot here in Winnipeg, it feels as though we were wandering through an old city in Europe.  She seriously has such an eye for seeing the beauty in the ordinary.

I hope you love the photos as much as we do!

Romantic photoshoot in front of the Winnipeg Legislative building.  Couples outfit idea: classic little black dress and charcoal grey suit.