12 - 17 - 2012


It’s about time for me to sign off the blog until January…womp womp. You see, it’s the official two week countdown to my wedding. And it’s just starting to hit me. Oh and there’s Christmas. And countless events. And working out. And planning those finishing touches. My plate is full. In the perfect world, I’d have time to blog everyday because I truly love doing it. But alas, my real life is taking over. It may be a little early to wrap it up for the Holidays, but wow does wedding planning ever take up a lot of time! I….

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2 - 14 - 2012


Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone’s day is romantic, lovey and mush filled! Sorry if I’ve made anyone nauseous. But I truly hope you can spend the day with the ones you love whether it be your partner, husband, wife, Mom, Dad, grandparents and best friends! I’ll be working today, but spending tonight at home making a steak dinner with the love of my life. Cheers to love! Check out these awesome Valentine’s on Kate Spade’s site. This one above was designed by my Blogshop teacher, the lovely Bri Emery of Design Lovefest. And the “gem” one above was designed by Dana….

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  I hope everyone had a great Christmas and Holiday break! I’ve been a little m.i.a. the past few days as I have been relaxing, eating, shopping, pampering and sleeping. I’ve had a really great restful holiday and I’m actually looking forward to getting back into work mode next week. However, to really kick off the new year, my mom and I are going on an impromptu trip to Vegas next weekend for her birthday. I’m really looking forward to 2012 and all of the changes and opportunities it will bring. I always love the beginning of a new year, there’s….

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12 - 23 - 2011


Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone has great party and family plans for this weekend. I’ll be heading to my parents house for a Christmas Eve party that I imagine will get pretty “festive” ie. lots of wine and food to be had. Christmas will be spent opening gifts and indulging in more delicious food. Officially on the agenda: Today I’ll be relaxing as it’s my first day off and I’ll be recovering from our girls Christmas party that was hosted at my place last night. I’ll be wrapping gifts on Saturday day Heading to the bf’s parents house for Christmas Eve….

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NYE is right around the corner! Do you have an outfit planned? I actually don’t come to think of it, but I’m sure I will rummage through my closet and find something last minute. Yet this dress would be my number one choice if budget wasn’t an issue! Clockwise from top left: TIBI Black Tuxedo Jacket with Leather Trim, Style Bop Phoebe Gold Earrings, Calypso St. Barth Rare Opulence Feather Bustier Dress, The Outnet (check out this one too!) Alexander McQueen Clutch, ssense.com (similar) Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Pump, Barneys (the perfect Barbie shoe!) Amanda

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Christmas Gifts

Some Christmas gift ideas for the last minute shoppers like myself! I’ll be heading out tomorrow morning to start and finish my shopping. Wish me luck! Ipad case, Michael Kors Deborah Lippmann- Before He Cheats, Zappos Gold Clutch, Michael Kors Cashmere Gloves, J Crew Tory Burch Leather Cuff, Shopbop Artic Fox Faux Fur Throw, Restoration Hardware Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover, West Elm Voluspa Candle, The Cross Ciara High Heel Pump, Tory Burch Lacquered Boxes, Plantation Designs Crystal Brulee Bracelet, J Crew Leopard Belt, J Crew Happy shopping!! Amanda

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12 - 6 - 2011


I don’t know about you, but I’m getting extremely excited for Christmas! I am mostly looking forward to taking a much needed break, getting some rest, eating my face off, Christmas music, stocking stuffers and giving some wonderful gifts to the people I love. This is without a doubt my favourite (and most stressed time) of year! What are you looking forward to? Amanda Images via Pinterest

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Tree at Sutton Place Hotel

I spent the day yesterday decorating my company tree at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. I’m so thrilled with the results of my little tree! A lot of time and energy went into thinking up a colour scheme, scouring all of the decor stores and gathering inspiration. I decided to go with a more feminine vintage feel with my tree. I also wanted to make sure that the tree decor related to my design aesthetic- classic with a modern twist and detail oriented. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good traditional Christmas tree, but this one I wanted to….

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10 - 28 - 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! What are your plans for this spooktacular weekend? I’ll be heading to a party in the city, although I originally planned to stay inside and cozy up. But I managed to pull together an inexpensive costume so I’m good to go. This weekend consists of: Date night Friday at the movies A little shopping prep on Saturday for our Halloween event Getting my hair done because I’m too lazy to do it myself Dressing up as a sparkly sailor for Saturday night Spending Sunday lounging around and getting our washing machine fixed. Woo! Sunday dinner with the fam…..must….

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