Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Smythe – Fall 2015 Collection

In my interview with Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe of fashion brand, Smythe (check out my interview at BE INSPIRED by Andrea and Christie of Smythe), the multi-talented design duo expressed excitement over their latest collection. Having built their successful brand around uber stylish women’s jackets, they continue to branch into other fun pieces including, for this…

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BE INSPIRED by Andrea and Christie of Smythe

I remember the very first Smythe jacket I purchased several years ago. I knew, right then and there, that it wouldn’t be my last. The brand’s iconic jackets are addictive. You can’t have just one. One leads to two, two leads to four, four leads to eight…well, you get my point. In fact, their designs are so striking…

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Vanilla Poached Peaches – A Simple Summer Dessert

Every year, I look forward to enjoying peaches when they’re in season. I love incorporating peaches into summer time desserts because they’re easy to prepare and practically fool proof. One dish that I’ve made on several occasions is caramelized peaches sauteed in grand marnier, sugar and butter; spooned over a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream. So yum! At a…

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Bouley Restaurant Shares its Bon Fizzique Cocktail Recipe

Bouley’s offering of alcoholic and non-alcoholic artisinal cocktails is impressive. When I recently dined at the Michelin-starred restaurant, I ordered the non-alcoholic version of the Bon Fizzique. The combination of ginger and pineapple was incredibly refreshing. It’s a great recipe for a summer party or event. Bouley was kind enough to share their cocktail recipes…

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DIY Paper Straw Necklace

With a 6 year old daughter, I find I’m always looking for fun and simple crafts to make with her on rainy Sunday afternoons. I recently purchased 8 packages of colourful patterned straws from Target (I just couldn’t help myself!) and ultimately figured that I’d never end up using that many straws. Thinking back to the classic…

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Bridal Shower in Yellow and Gray

  The love story between Adrienne and Vince began with a friendship, that started in their university days, which eventually blossomed into a romantic relationship a couple of years ago. With their nuptials this past June, Adrienne’s mother, sister (Iris) and sister-in-law (Jane) threw her a unforgettable bridal shower the weekend before the big day. Themed in…