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Thursday

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February 2016

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A LOVE(LY) VALENTINE’S DAY COCKTAIL

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Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 7.34.49 AMGet into the Valentine’s day spirit with this simple yet adorable looking cocktail. Whether you are spending the 14th with your special someone, family or with your girls, this easy to make cocktail will be sure to please.

I have spent the week searching far and wide across the internet for an easy cocktail recipe I could serve to my guests on Sunday night. After going through a couple of websites, my non-bartender self started to feel a little overwhelmed with the complexity of the ingredients and the preparation that went into most of the drinks. Then, after almost giving up, I stumbled onto this perfection.

Ingredients:

[Serving size: 2 Glasses]

  • 3/4 cup dry ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 drops of stevia (or other sweetner)
  • 1 cup pink Moscato (Prefered: Gallo Family Pink Moscato)

And here are the three easy steps:

1) Blend ginger ale, rasperries and stevia together

2) Pour mixture into two separate glasses

3) Pour Moscato on top

 

Complete the look with heart shaped ice cube <3

Monday

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February 2016

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HOW TO HANG ART LIKE A CONNOISSEUR

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I love the feeling of hanging a new piece of art. The thought and time that goes into choosing a the perfect spot and the way it can transform a room. It’s a personal experience.

But I recently had a friend, who happens to be an art buyer,  tell me my art was all wrong. Not the actual pieces, but the positioning.

“57” on centre”  he told me. “It’s the magic formula for all art”.

As it turns out, it really is the most pleasing height for the human eye.

When I changed all the art in my home to this height, despite the eclectic-ness of it all, there was finally a sense of balance. It was like a magic trick. So, now I feel that I have to share this new found knowledge with you.

Here’s how to hang art like a pro:
  1. Mark your wall at 57″
  2. Measure your painting and divide it by two
  3. Then pull your tight wire as if it were hanging and measure the distance the wire and the top of the painting.
  4. Then make this simple calculation:  (painting divided by two) – (tight rope distance)= X
  5. Then simply add X to your 57″ mark and that is where you should put the nail.

Here’s an example video from Apartment Therapy:

The same rule applies to a group of pieces. Simply make the middle of the collection the 57″ mark (think of the whole thing as 1 piece).

*Tip: Put two wall art hooks instead of just one. This will help keep your art piece straight and balanced while giving it less chances of ending up crooked over time.

Friday

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February 2016

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3 DIY CENTREPIECES TO TRY THIS WEEKEND

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1. MODERN SERVING PLATE550-component-plate-5

How cute is this dish? And it only takes about 3 mins to make it! Check out the tutorial from Passion Shake 

2. THE PAPER BAG VASE
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Who new paper bags would become a trend? Well we’re digging it! Get The full DIY on Craftberry Bush

3. MINI GRANITE SUCCULANT POTSdiy-mini-granite-pots-almost-makes-perfect1

Bring some warmth to your home on this cold winter weekend with these adorable succulents. Almost Make Perfect shows you how to make these super easy fake granite pots

Wednesday

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January 2016

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5 STEPS TO BETTER WINTER SKIN

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Winter, it’s not all fur and après-skiing. It’s face numbing mornings on your way to work and post holiday indulgences on your lunch break. Fight this cold war head on with this 5 step skin regiment. Find your inner snow queen!

1. Drink up

We’ve all been told to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Do it! Drinking water is crucial to hydrated skin. Make it less boring by adding fruits or buying a trendy water bottle.

2. Scrub, scrub, scrub

As the temperature drops, dry and dead skin becomes more noticeable. removing that layer with exfoliators or peels is a great way to help the appearance of your skin and allow your moisturizer to sink in. But let’s talk about that later!

3. Raise your tone

Toners might be the most underrated products for moisturized skin. Why you’ll love them? They remove any excess dirt, balance the oils on your face and prepare the skin to absorb all the moisture. How can you resist?

 4. Make the switch

Just like your winter wardrobe, your moisturizer of choice should change too. A richer formula to match the harsher weather. Opt for the hydration boosting products & watch your skin do the rest.

 5. A little something extra…

My favourite skincare extra: a good mask to top off your new skincare routine. A great source of intensive care with a range of needs to fulfill, I’m highlighting the hydrating kind.

Winter skin essentials

Monday

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December 2015

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VELOUR TOUJOURS: A SMOOTH OBSESSION

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c/o matchesfashion.com FROM LEFT: MAISON MARGIELA, SONIA RYKIEL, ALTUZARRA, CHLOÉ, GIVENCHY, EMILIO PUCCI AND THOMAS TAIT

 

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Tough velvet has been front and centre on the fall/winter runways, the luxe look is by no means reserved for couture. You can wear velour toujours! Introduce some velvety accessories into your wardrobe, or dive right into a luxe jumpsuit. This smooth sensation has spread from high fashion to our favourite stores.  No need to break the bank to satisfy this craving.

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Here are some of our favourite affordables!

 

Friday

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December 2015

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#TGIF: TRY THIS EASY HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

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 I got my my nails and toe nails painted in the perfect shade of holiday red (which I found out is the OPI Big Apple Red) yesterday so, it’s official,  the holidays have arrived. Maybe it’s because i’m a December baby, or that i’m hosting Christmas dinner at home for the first time. Regardless, I am in full holiday mode.

Could I  also be trying to over compensate for the lack of snow. I think my solution to global warming is to add more holiday cheer to my home. What’s wrong with that? So yes, I will continue to clutter your feed with holiday cheer. #sorrynotsorry

Today’s solution to global warming is this simple peppermint champagne cocktail from Freutcake:

Peppermint White Christmas Champagne Cocktail

1 bottle chilled Champagne
White Creme de Cocoa
candy canes

Directions:
1. In a ziplock bag, crush 1 whole candy cane with a rolling-pin or something sturdy until you are left with a semi fine powder.
2. Dip the rims of your champagne flutes in a small dish of White Creme de Cocoa and then in the crushed candy cane.
3. Fill champagne glasses 1/3 full with White Creme de Cocoa and then the rest of the way with chilled Champagne.
4. Garnish with a whole candy cane. (this adds color and flavor to the cocktail!)
5. Sip & enjoy.

 

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 All jokes aside, let’s help Canada get it’s snow back and fight against global warming now:

Donate to the World Wildlife Fund 

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