Celebrating the good life, the stylish and the inspiring.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Design for the little ones

I am all for designer clothes for kids, especially if Phillip Lim is involved! I kind of wish it all came in my size! (I'm not that tall after all...) Via seesaw

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NYC crica 1940

Waaaay before Instagram, Charles Weever Cushman in 1941 and 1942 left us these fabulous images of a time where men wore hats, and ladies wore knee length skirts as National Uniforms. More here.

A couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to attend the opening night of the Alberta Ballet's season,  with the National Ballet of Canada's 60th anniversary tour. To say it completely blew our minds would kinda be an understatement. It was fantastic, but mostly it was real. Especially the Emmergence ballet choreographed by Crystal Pite. 

The talent, dedication and grace of the dancers just transported us to another world. It was raw, human, and truly impressive. No special effects, no photoshop, no autotunes, it was pure talent and art at its finest. It's something I think we don't get to see enough, or maybe don't value enough these days. We go to the movies, see scenes that might have took 30 takes to nail, and then were color adjusted, the image was tweaked etc. Same goes for most of the images we see, or the music we hear. I don't think there is anything wrong with wanting to achieve perfection, or the art of digital enhancement of any kind. But I think we underestimate the value of seeing live performances, with their flaws, put on by people who dedicate their lives to perfect the art of showmanship. It is a truly humbling and human experience that we should all try to get more of, and value more. 

So,  go out and see a live band in a small venue, a play, a ballet, modern dance, circus, whatever you like, but see it live, for real. And then, tell me what you thought! Enjoy! ;)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

These neat images by Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli  for his book called The Art of Clean Up, really calm the OCD part of me, you know, when you suddenly feel the urge to organize everything in nice pretty rows, or in neat little spaces....Am I the only one feeling like that sometimes? Like how a spent 2 precious hours of last weekend organizing books by color, then subject, then title... Well, ok seeing  it in words actually sounds pretty ridiculous I must admit...
Anyways, we all have certain things we're very particular about,what's yours?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Playfull and Oh So pretty!

That makes me happy, and want to go play in pretty dresses! Thanks to a creative colleague for the link!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Life lessons we all need...

To keep a good perspective on life!
Click here for more, via this amazing blog.

What would you have said?

"You look great when you smile!" would have probably been my line! What about you? This is a fantastic idea by the group Improv everywhere, the crazy-creative team that always seems to come up with brilliant ideas. I really hope I get to be part of one of their project one day!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Hello all!
I know I've been away for a while, but I have a good reason! I am very busy at work! Ye! I got a job! But don't worry, I'll still try to upload nice, fun, and interesting things here as much as I can! I just have to find my groove, and get on top of that learning curve, I hear the view is much nicer up there! :)

Image /Via/..who probably felt the same!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nothing to hide

How chic are these Loewe's suitcases? Maybe you'll be able to skip security with them! 
(Wouldn't that be great!)
Via  Elle.com

Monday, July 25, 2011

Longing for this long look!

From Hat to flats, I love this look! Special mention to Kiera Knighltey's man too, who ever he is!(Via)

New in our Jukebox

Latest tracks by theheadandtheheart

Last weekend was Calgary's Folk Fest, and it was a really fun time!! A full weekend of riding our bikes to the park for amazing music under the sun, with friends, sampling great food, what could be better? Even though there was lots of good shows from various talented artists, my highlight is definitely a Seattle band called  The head and the Heart that got everyone up on their feet the whole show! I just got their album on iTunes, and it's been on repeat since.That's how much I like it.  I feel I should also mention that Joel Plaskett and Coeur de Pirate's respective shows were amazing ! I already miss Folk Fest...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Outfit staple

Images from Late Afternoon, a pretty style blog you should take a peek at! :)


* A delicious summer salad, from the Dean & Deluca cookbook! Don't miss a step it's worth making all the small efforts!

Monday, July 18, 2011

A great summer movie!

Ceremony is a touching story about crazy, irrational love and true friendship. It's set in a breathtaking cottage on a beach, with a eclectic, free spirited, over the top group of people. The styling, decor and attention to detail take you on a beautiful journey, where the story line almost stop being important, just because everything you see is so pretty and unique. I wish I get invited to such an enchanting week-end one day! I highly recommend you pour yourself a nice iced tea in a crystal glass, and just let yourself be carried away by Ceremony.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Who you need to know now

Meet Lana Del Rey, self proclaimed "Gangsta Nancy Sinatra" is making big waves in the UK! Following the trend of powerful rich voices like Adele's and Amy Winehouse's, she brings a playful vintage vibe that is sure to make you tap you feet and put a smile on your face! I absolutely love it! The video above is " Kinda outta Luck" it starts slow, but quickly becomes awesome! Her current hit in the UK is "Video Games", you should also check out " Diet MTN Dew " .

"Baby put on heart shapes sunglasses 'cause we're gonna go for a ride!"- Lana Del Rey :)

ahhh Summer...

What a great time we had! There is something so reinvigorating about spending time in the sun, breathing fresh air, eating from the local land, running in vineyards, hanging out with a two year old... It was a fun filled little vacation!

Ps: not an actual photo of our trip, unfortunately! It's via every day I show, a great source of stunning vintage images!

Wurst, it's really not that bad!

A few weeks ago, we tried a new restaurant in Mission, called Wurst, and it was the best! We were there the second night the place was in operation and everything was seamless! The service was great, the food was good and the ambiance was electric! What a refreshing experience it is to dine under giant trees, pick from an original German menu, and an interesting wine and beer selection. You can even arrange to have them keep your own stein!  After dinner, make your way downstairs for a few drinks in a very laid back ambiance. It's also a great spot for people watching (oh come on, we all do it!), folks looked really good!

Link to the restaurant here, online reservation available.
Wurst, 2437 4th ST SW Calgary

Monday, June 27, 2011

Such busy times!

Here is a beautiful dance video! Sorry for the lack of post, things are a little busy over here! I promise to share some really good stuff this week! In the mean time, take a minute and let yourself be transported by this stunning clip!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Have a fantastic week-end!

image by Kristian Schuller via wolf and willow.

Why not add a bit of glamour to our lives this week-end, shall we? No fancy events planned? No worries,  why don't you try wearing a pretty dress to do grocery shopping? It'll lift your mood up, probably get people to smile nicely at you, and make the world a prettier place! Just have fun with it!

Friday, June 17, 2011

So sweet...

Dear photograph is a sweet new tumbler where people post old images place in current locations. Here is a few of the images up there, you can also submit your own!
Via cup of joe.

Friday Fun Links!

Original Image from Every day I Show
A thoughtful review of Bill Cunningham New-York.

A fun, free, printable place mat.

DIY filament lights, amazing! I would have never thought you can do that!

A pretty hair do, step by step.

Breathtaking slow-motion video.

Weird fruits turned into art.

Dressing up the pyramids in color!(video)

Super stylish little miss!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Delicious, stylish groceteria!

While taking a stroll in Inglewood last week-end, we came across what I'd describe as Calgary's foodie heaven! Bite Groceteria is a cute imported product fine grocery store with a hand picked  selection ranging from dry goods as wild rice and fancy couscous to an amazing selection of spices, cold cut meat, cheese, pickled veggies and so much more. Go there and get inspired by the pretty packaging and the mouth watering smells, it just makes you want to cook something fantastic! I couldn't resist the wild rice, the pickled balsamic and clove beets (delicious!) and I also got stuffed vine leafs...that disappeared before the photo shoot!
Bite 1212, 9th ave Calgary.

Summer chic done right!

Anthropologie's new summer catalog is filled with amazing summer outfits, but what really caught my eye is this delicate blouse paired with cute cargo shorts. Chic, yet casual it's perfect for the warm week-ends ahead! Love it!

Design envy...

Here are a few pieces of great furniture I would love to include in our home! 
Ah, if only I had an unlimited budget!
Mirrors, 195 $; Lamp, price upon request; Silver Tray, 49 $; Dining Table, 999 $; Side Table, 249 $; Rug, 19 $; Chair, 999 $.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pool party inspiration


 This is how  a perfect summer day could go: warm, laid back, sunny and spent with friends doing silly things to a nice mellow song! ahhh...

(the video is by Jamiroquai, Seven days in sunny June, via Chance)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

nature wonders

The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

The Arctic Light from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

Stunning! This in an incredibly beautiful video, take a little break from your day and enjoy! Me, I'll go back to unpacking our life here, yes! our stuff just arrived from Montreal!

via Black Eiffel

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fun project for green thumbs!

Here is my next project: a terrarium! I love these little worlds under glass, a fun alternative to a regular plant plus I bet they'd look great just about anywhere in the house, or as a table center piece!

top 2 images via green wedding shoes, bottom terrariums hand made by Assembly New York

Friday, June 3, 2011

This weekend...

Sometimes, things just don't go according to plan... We all know that, but let's try to make the most of what comes our way this weekend, make it fun, make it work! From my experience, that always makes for the best times, greatest outcomes,  and most cherishable memories. Carpe diem you guys!
Image via pinterest

DIY Lamp, do it!

Since I started the day with a post for you, manly readers, I thought it could be fun to follow up with a cool DIY project! You know, so you can get in touch with your masculinity and build stuff...
 I picked this project for 3 reasons: 1) it looks great! 2) You don't need tools, just pliers 3)you can get creative and really make it your own by changing the design, the materials, etc. .

For the full step by step guide, including you shopping list, check out the very talented Linsey Adelman Studio webpage. Here, is a direct link to this project. 

Have fun!

PS.: Ladies, it's also a project you can tackle easy, just don't tell the boys!

Gentlemanly gorgeous!

Here is a nice selection of men's grooming, washing, all around beautifying products that all are good for you, manly readers, as well as for the planet! I didn't really intend to do a green post, but it turns out all my favorites are also environment conscious, look at that! 

Click on the corresponding number for a link to the website where you can make the purchase (or find the items near you).

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Champagne on ice please!

The world renowned Moët & Chandon as come up with something new and fresh for the summer! They have created the first champagne that is best enjoyed on ice, introducing the Moët Ice Imperial. 
The maison recommends chilling the bottle to 7 'C (or 45'F), pick a large glass (like the cute Kate Spade champagne saucers above),  put 3 large ice cubes, add champagne, garnish with mint, ginger, berries or citrus peel, which ever you prefer. You could also put the garnish in your ice cube, for a fancy touch! 

a pretty way to organize books!

I really prefer this organization technique to the classic alphabetical order. Plus, it's easier to maintain!
images via color me happy

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Elle UK's covers are always awesome, but this one really hits the mark for me, stunning!
image via ilovewildfox

fashion lesson: colorful pants!

Colorful pants seems to be the item of the season, but it's not that easy to pull off! Artizia posted J. Brand's jean lesson on their (very interesting) blog and I thought it was absolutely perfect! 
The celeb's pictures show a great way to pair colors avoiding the "Spice girl, 1990" look! Using pastels or basic plain colors on top is the trick! Also, the ankle length ads a modern, european feel and allows you to show off those summer shoes! 

A quick word on J.Brand jeans: absolute love. They have been my go-to jeans for years now, and I can't tell you how much I like them, and how many compliments they drove my way!

JBrand's jeans are around 170 $, and can be found at Artizia, Holt Renfrew, and many select boutiques.
If you're looking for more budget friendly options, I saw great hues at Zara.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

here we go!

Gorgeous Alexa Chung from ELLE UK,

 The pic above pretty much describes me these days, lots going on!  So I'm moved in our new house, in a new city! Ok, our stuff is still in transit, so the move is not totally completed, but here I am. I'm very excited to settle in a new city, discover what my new neighborhood is made of, find new restaurants, new stores, new places to hang out... As much as I will miss my Montreal favorites, I'm eager to discover what will be my Calgary favorites!

I'm also very thrilled to have to whole house to decorate! Don't be surprised if you find a little more interior decorating post in here for the upcoming weeks.. hope you like it!

I'll also round up my Montreal favorite's here pretty soon, you should definitely check them out, or take note for your next visit in La Belle Province!

Monday, May 30, 2011

A little eye candy!

Hey hey! I am pretty busy with this whole moving to a new city thing these days, but I waned to share a few items that caught my eye on the world wide web! Enjoy!

Dress, DVF 365 $; three finger ring, ASOS 21$; Evening bag, ASOS, 25$; Glasses svpply, 50 $; Chanel gold nail polish, 25$; Jimmy Choo flats, 295$ at Holt Renfrew.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Moving out!

So, after 3 amazing years together here in Montreal, we are packing up to move to Calgary today!
Actually, there is a whole crew packing for us here... and they are fast so I have to keep this post short and sweet before they get to  my computer!

Overwhelmed? Yes. Nostalgic? Yes. Terrified? Nah, maybe a little... Excited? Most definitly! I'm learning a lot on myself these days. On saying bye, on leaving, and on planning for a new future! I'll let you know more when we are settled in! See you on the other side of the country!

Friday, May 20, 2011

I want to wear...

All from J.Crew, here.

Illustration love

Cate Parr is a dedicated, immensly talented illustrator from L.A. . To my eyes, she is one of the few who can use fashion images and completly transform them with her unique, dreamy style. I recently purchased the Vogue image featured above via Esty and I was so happy to see it show up in my mailbox the very next week! 
Click here to check out more of her work, and maybe get your favorite one!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Marc Jacob in... Prada?

Featured in the latest issue of Industrie, Marc Jacob in Prada!
Oh so playfull!
Of course I like Marc dressing in Prada very much. I think he is very brave and, most of all, he looks completly acceptable and elegant. He has a real spirit and I like his work . – Miuccia Prada

Mr. Beckham & Adele, perfect couple.

Hummm, not only is there eye candy in this new glossy, but there are actually very interesting and thoughtful articles, interviews and opinion pieces. Male celebrities, intellectuals, style icons from all over the world are carefully hand picked to create a forward thinking magazine, with unique perspective.
The website is updated regularly and features some interviews and great photographs. 
Created in Amsterdam, its sister publication, The Gentlewoman is also a great read for ladies. Especially since this issue features a great and (very) honest interview with my current favorite artist, Adele. 
What is also great about the women's publication is that it has the same smart and intellectual tone as its masculine counterpart. Beauty, fashion and anti-aging are still part of the topics, but in a wise approach, with interesting comments and reflexions. Intellectuals, artists, pop icons and women from different backgrounds fill the pages of this new mag. Love it!
(* If in Mtl, you get both at Multimag on Mont-Royal, and other fine stores I'm sure).