Monday, September 30, 2013

jack purcell x hudson's bay co

How cute are these Converse?! An iconic and awesome way to sport some Canadian pride for the fall. 

dusty rose

I debated whether this H&M clutch was too light of a color for the impending fall and winter months but I think the dusty rose color will pair perfectly with an all black ensemble or even some winter white. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

all tied up

I picked these up at JCrew in NYC and love the sparkly flare they give to a regular pulled back hair style.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

primary kicks

You can never go wrong adding basic, primary colored pieces to your wardrobe. I haven't found a yellow pair of shoes to love quite yet but I do adore my new blue and red pairs. With the amount of neutrals I wear, these shoes will add fun punches of color to everyday outfits. I picked up these navy flats at Madewell in New York after falling in love with the style and look of these. I found the two tone look of the different textures so beautiful. Then back in Toronto I stumbled across these Sam Edelman flats that I had seen at the beginning of the summer and couldn't resist when they were 70% off. The shiny caps add a bit of pizzaz and the leather is buttery soft.

nyc: sunday

Sunday was yet another sunny, warm day in the city and we made the most of the nice weather and spend the day adventuring through central park, walking the Highline and exploring the Meat Packing District. 

We stopped in at Eataly to pick up picnic supplies before walking the Highline. Eataly is like an Italian New Yorkers version of Harrods - but all food. A great spot to stop in for lunch or a tasty snack. The Highline is the old elevated train track that has been beautifully re-designed into a walking path/park. It's in the meat packing district so the beauty is enhanced by the juxtaposition of the industrial warehouses surrounding it - it was definitely a "cool" touristy thing to do. 

We were still stuffed from our picnic but Chelsea Market is a foodie's dream. Loads of little shops to duck into for meals, treats or snacks. Will surely have to go back for some taste testing next time we're in the city.

Couldn't leave New York without a famed black & white cookie! - and better yet, they were still warm!

Overall, it was a whirlwind of a weekend but we had such a wonderful trip. Thanks again to Corey for being such a great host and to Katie for flying down to meet us! We're thankful for such awesome friends. And as expected, I'm even more in love with New York City! Can't wait for our next visit.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

a good read: gone girl

I just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It's a dark book at times with twists and turns that get you so hooked you can barely put it down. Highly suggested, a good pick for your next read.

nyc: saturday

Saturday started off with yet another tasty brunch at Saxon + Parole. They had a great deal where you got a coffee, cocktail and entree dish for $25 - it's one of Corey's favorites and it was easy to see why. The bloody mary garnish bar was the coolest I've ever seen and the restaurant had a beautiful rustic charm. 

We fueled up and headed via subway for a day in Brooklyn. In all my trips to NYC, I had never been to Brooklyn but I can say I'd be happy to go back anytime we're back in the city. We went to Williamsburg and walked along the street market on Bedford Street. I treated myself to a beautiful piece from Catbird - I've swooned over their jewelry for years and finally chose a thin, hammered rose gold ring. Corey took us to a rooftop bar at the Wythe Hotel which had the craziest views of Manhattan, and Smorgasburg was only a short walk away. We played games in the beer tent and ventured out to try some of the different foods. I tried an AsiaDog and then we shared delicious fish tacos too! Some friends from Toronto were in town and others had recently moved to NYC so it was a big, fun rendezvous that continued on into the night!

{ A little harsh, but true nonetheless }

The night continued on at Hotel Chantelle where we had dinner and then Spitzer's for some fancy cocktails. Cheers to Corey for picking such awesome spots! He toured us around as though he's lived in the city for years.