Category Archives: Men’s Style

Lifestyle || How does he do it? || #SuperDad with @TheBrick & @Dyson #partner

Sometimes I don’t know how he does it? Or how I’m so lucky… he makes it all look easy most of the time. He’s my better half Matthew and he’s Superdad to us. Yes ladies, I’m luck enough to have a hubby that happily helps around the house. One of his main jobs is vacuuming, I rarely get to it but he loves it! Bless his heart. So you can imagine his frustration in the past two years when we’ve gone through 3 vacuums!!!!! That’s right, 3 vacuums, basically one per year. So this time I decided I didn’t want to spend $400 on just your average machine, instead I wanted to invest and get the best. Welcome the Dyson big ball animal to our family… and let me tell you we’ve been waiting for an addition like him for a long time.

For us we were looking for several key features in a vacuum: we needed a large bin for debris, strong suction on a variety of floor types and it needed to stand up to 1 large dog, 1 baby and a toddler tornado sized mess. The big ball animal has it all, this vacuum self-rights when toppled, it literally picks itself up! It has a larger capacity bin, making it 33% bigger than the previous generation of Dyson Cinetic™ canister vacuums. The carbon fibre turbine floor tool picks up fine dust while the stiff nylon bristles remove ground-in dirt and hair from any floor type. It deals with the pet hair easily transferring from carpet to floor without having to switch tools.It was everything we were looking for and more.

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Lifestyle || A last minute gift guide for that Daddy in your life…

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…

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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

Style || Mini Me Fashion || It’s all about the shoes… #partner

It’s a mom’s reality, joy and nightmare all at the same time… those cute adorable growing feet! I know I’m not the only one that struggles with the mini shoe game weekly. I get Alastair a new pair of shoes, I blink and he’s outgrown them. Luckily Edmonton got a DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse kids! It’s the largest shoe store in Canada carrying some of my favourite brands at a discount: Hunter, Kate Spade, Coach, Nike, New Balance, Converse, Toms, Sorel, and Ugg. It makes it so easy to pick up a few pairs of on trend shoes at an affordable price.

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We found these New Balance sneakers for my husband and of course the cutest little Vans for Alastair.

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It’s giving away time! To help keep the feet in your life stylish I’ve teamed up with Designer Shoe Warehouse!  For your chance to win 1 of 2 $50 gift cards of your own, simply complete the two following steps for an entry:

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Comment on this post with your fav brand carried by DSW!

For more entries, head to my Instagram and look for one of these photos for all the details. Contest ends March 28 2017. Must be a Canadian resident. Prizes are valued at $50, no cash value. Good luck darlings!

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Lifestyle || Home Decor || The Modern Man Cave Preview with @TheBrick || Black Friday Sale

Today is my lovely husband’s birthday! I’m so excited to give you a little peek into the man cave I’ve been working on for Matt from The Brick. For me, it was so important to give Matt a space he can call his own football oasis where he can relax, kick back and watch some NFL. The challenge has been creating a space that is masculine, functional and stylish. For me I truly believe the biggest visual impact is your sofa choice and it’s also the one piece of furniture you’ll use the most. With that being said, I wanted to find Matt something chic/ comfortable that could withstand the wear and tear of kids and a dog. The River from The Brick offers the best of both worlds. It’s not your average recliner; I’m loving the sleek design, wipeable leather and the power recline. Stylish comfort when enjoying a football game or taking a quick cat nap. I’ve built the design of this room around the River power recliner sofa and chair, stay tuned for the full reveal in December!

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Cabinet: The Brick || Rug: The Brick || Chair & Sofa: The Brick

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The Brick is having a Black Friday sale. There is no better time to start working on your entertainment space! 50% off the ticket price on sofas when you buy the matching loveseat or chair.

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