I’ll be the first to admit, I was pretty skepytical about the overall denim trend that has been emerging in the last year. I haven’t owned a pair since I was 7 years old! Either I found the styles too juvenille or the fit too difficult to get into. But I’m sold now that I found the perfect style, these have a side zipper to help get on and off for a more fitted look. I’ve partner with Style Culture to style 2 of my top product picks from their online boutique.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AVEENO® but my thoughts and opinions remain my own.
I’m so excited summer is finally here! Maybe it was the extra-long winter or the hibernation mode we’ve been experiencing as a family this past season, but I know we are so ready to get out in the sun for some fun! I’m so excited to partner with AVEENO® to share our experience with the AVEENO® BABY Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 & AVEENO® BABY® Sensitive Skin Face Sun Stick SPF 50. We love getting out to the park and playing in the sun as a family but there is always that risk of sun damage from UVA and UVB rays. For our family, the fact that AVEENO® is the #1 pediatrician recommended baby skin care brand was a bonus. It The baby sunscreen also uses 100% naturally-sourced zinc oxide, a natural UVA/UVB filter, for effective sun protection. Meanwhile, the ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat ingredienthelps lock in moisture, nourish and soothe babies’ delicate skin, which is great as both of my kids struggle with dry skin or reactive atopic skin. The size of the AVEENO® BABY® Sensitive Skin Face Sun Stick is perfect to throw in my purse and have it on me for reapplication throughout the day – remember, it’s every two hours when you’re out in the sun! I want to provide that necessary protective barrier to shield my children’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays, so we can get out there and enjoy the whole summer… every sunny minute of it!
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’ve partner with The Brick to bring you a feminine tablescape using their beautiful Bari dining table. I love the modern design of the Bari, head to toe, the brown mindi veneers offer a warm look and plenty of woodgrain highlights. Lengthwise, the table edges subtly bow outwards, for a boat-like shape. This mid-century modern design completely fits the strong trend in home decor at the moment. The spacious tabletop with the criss-cross base provides ample room for guests. Perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch at home. We added pops of pink, gold and green for a feminine feel to the table top. The green leaf place settings added a fun element to the space for this special occasion.
One of my favourite features to our kitchen is the counter seating. Whenever we have family and friend gatherings everyone seems to congregate in the kitchen while I cook. Don’t get me wrong, I love the company but this set of seating has really come in handy many a time.
Casual seating is a great feature to add when your space can accommodate for it. Bar seating or counter seating; either way it’s another piece of furniture with that welcoming feel like you want them to “stay a while.” When we host large seasonal gatherings like Christmas or Thanksgiving, this counter sit up doubles as the “kids” table for extra seating at meal time. It has become a must in terms of functionality for hosting with ease.
I’ve been on the hunt to find a rustic glamour bar stool like the Trudell bar from The Brick. From its clean-cut design to the broad swaths of treated wood, this elevated chair is solidly built and designed to transcend the trends. The pine surface has been subtly wire brushed for a more natural look. Meanwhile, the golden brown finish raises these attractive details to your attention. I love how it pairs with the banana leaf wall paper and animal hide mirror I found in store from The Brick. Plus, the wipeable surface will survive my toddler tornado with easy clean up post dinner.