With Father’s Day just around the corner, I’ve got some last minute gift ideas for that special Daddy in your life. Whether he’s fancy or athletic here are a few ideas to spoil him this year…
Scotch!Any Glen Morangie is a great choice, they all have amazing flavour and hit in a mid range price so they won’t break the bank to get that high end taste.
Stainless Steel Scotch Rocks: I know you’ve probably seen the rocks on tons of gift guides this year. That’s because they are amazing if you are a Scotch drinker. They chill your drink without melting and diluting it. They are great for white wine too! BUT I suggested the stainless steel versions, there are actual “rocks” on the market and they are porous soap stone. Over time they absorb their enviromonet, like the soap from your dish washer… gross!
A High Tech Watch:For an athletic type it can be amazing to track your progress throughout the day.
The Softest Tee:This tee shirt is sooooooo soft! When I say softest, I mean it! I love their women’s and baby lines too. Shedo Lane makes UV sun protective clothing that is both fashion forward and comfy.
Bowtie:For that fancy guy in your life, a black bowtie is a must! And this one costing under $100 but looking like $400 is worth every penny.
Sophisticated Watch:If that Daddy in your life dresses up for work or in life… this watch is amazing. Slick, modern, minimalist: this watch will go with anything from a suit to a cardi. Continue reading →
Need a little shopping R&R? I’ve rounded up my favourite summer wardrobe items that won’t break the bank! It’s time for my favourite shopping game, can you spot the high end items? It’s save or splurge time on Northern Style Exposure.
I love statement items that make your style look expensive but are still so affordable. Kaftans are an easy go to for elegance while remaining so comfortable for summer events.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, if you’re looking for gift ideas or just a thoughtful act of kindness I’ve got you covered.
I’m obsessed with this crystal watch from Bulova! It’s stunning in person, perfect for that glamorous women in your life. It is for sure a statement gift option this month. Best part? It’s currently on sale HERE!
Another thoughtful and glamorous gift, a perfume from Guerlain. This sophisticated scent is perfectly balanced and fresh. Nothing says luxury like a little pink bottle from an iconic French beauty brand.
Looking for something free? I know I love a spotless home! A hot bubble bath or a long hand message. A handwritten note.
And my number one Mother’s Day gift… Flowers! It’s simple and classic for a reason. Flowers are an amazing gift for any occasion. One of my all time favourite local Edmonton florists, Fleurs Flowers is offering 20% off with the promo code MDAY2017 for a limited time. Get your preorder in before they are sold out!
With the arrival of baby number two, I’ve definitely formed a few opinions along the way around the concept of baby essentials. With my first born, I had my nursery stocked and ready two months before he arrived. With baby number two, I still haven’t fully completed her nursery yet! I went with a more “reactive” approach with the new baby. I wanted to purchase items she actually needed, instead of buying what I thought she may need and in the end probably never use.
With that being said, I think there are some “must haves” for any nursery: style, functionality and durability need to be the foundation to any LO’s room. I’ve teamed up with The Baby Cubbyto discuss my nursery finds before the big reveal this month. I love that The Baby Cubby team is made up of parents who have been there. They know what it’s like and they are passionate about encouraging, inspiring, and reminding parents how important their role is in every babies development. The Cubby Community Blog discusses real parenting topics that matter, it’s worth taking a peek if you don’t follow along already.
Here is my MUST HAVE baby list:
The DockATot:I’ve gotten soooooo many questions on this particular item. I have had one long before Harper came along. I went with a “Grand” size so I could use it with my toddler and then use it again with the new baby. It is so convenient for naps on the go or just a safe place to put baby while you go to the bathroom! It’s easy to clean and light weight enough that it’s a travel must have as well.
The Crib:This is an item that will stay with you for a LONG time, so my advice go with a style you love! It’s the main furniture item in the nursery and if you’re like me, going with a 3in1 convertible bed… this piece isn’t getting changed out of the rotation any time soon. I splurged with the crib and saved with the bassinet. Most babies are only in a bassinet for 3-9 months on average, while a baby can be in a convertible bed for years! Food for thought.
The Mamaroo Motion Chair: If you saw my baby gear rant on Instagram stories a few weeks ago you know that I highly recommend and prefer the Mamaroo to any other chair system out there. My first born loved it! It was a saving grace when I needed to eat or go to the bathroom with a demanding new born. The Mamaroo bounces and sways like you do, mimicking the movements of real moms and dads while they soothed babies. I purchased one 4 years ago and it’s still going strong, unlike a recent swing I purchased for Harper. I know that a lot of people scoff at the high price tag but mine has lasted and paid for itself ten fold. And the swing I just purchased was just under the $200 mark has already broken on me after 4 months! You do the math.
The Gathre Leather Mat: I received this as a shower gift for Harper and I wish I could go back in time and have it for my diaper changing career with my first born. When they say “luxury” change pad, they mean it! This mini leather mat is stylish, wipeable, foldable and waterproof. This is perfect for a picnic, change table or for underneath the high chair to contain the mess! It is with us throughout our home and on the go.
The Ubbi Diaper Pail:Let’s start off by saying, don’t waste your money on the numerous diaper pail options out there that make you use their garbage bags!!!! It is not convenient or cost effective. That’s right folks, I can reuse my plastic bags from shopping trips in this diaper pail! Plus, it is not plastic like the competitors out there, slowly absorbing the smell and stinking over time. No one likes the smell of dirty diapers sitting in their trash, but with a the Ubbi diaper pail you’ll never have that problem again! The Ubbi’s powder-coated steel exterior and rubber seals trap odours. Plus, I love the sleek modern design for any nursery. Continue reading →
We all know I love a natural alternative in the beauty department. For me it’s so important to support companies that have an eco focus but still produce high end luxury products. Obviously I was so pumped to experience the Josie Maran argan oil line that is both transforming for your skin and conscious in environmental sustainability. Probably the most important part, the line includes both skincare and makeup! There are far too many products to name from the full argan line but I thought I would share with you my stand out favourites. All products are carried at Sephora or directly through Josie Maran.
Use promo code EARTH22 for 22% off your purchase HERE
Both promotions end in the next week, so move fast to score some at a discount!
I have a mask obsession, it’s easily one of my skincare rituals I cannot live without. This Whipped Mud Mask is both hydrating and detoxifying with a heavenly mango scent, it’s not to be missed for any mask addict.
By far my favourite is the limited-edition Argan Reserve concentrate. It both nurtures and enhances my skin’s clarity, texture, hydration, and overall resiliency. My skin feels smooth and revitalized by using it both under my makeup and at night to supercharge my skin with moisture.
With skin strobing all the makeup rage recently, this Argan rich illuminizer should be added to your next Sephora haul. Bring a glowing look to the skin whiling providing nourishment, it’s champagne hue mirrors the natural, radiant look of healthy skin. You look naturally glowing without a heavy makeup look. Continue reading →