summer travel essentials + contest!



With summer travel under way we wanted to share some of our ‘must haves’ when we’re hitting the road.





1. A cute bag, of course.

2. A big scarf is a must for me.  Although it’s hot, planes can get super cold so I always pack a big scarf that can double as a blanket.  Also helps save some coin – who knew planes charged for blankets now?!  I love this one and this one.

3. Socks.  On long hauls I can’t help but take off my shoes/sandals and being barefoot gives me the heebies so I like to pack a pair of extra socks.  These Yo Sox are so cute!

4. Clarisonic Mia: This travel sized version of the original is a fave.  I love the added level of cleanliness and why should your skin start to suffer when you travel?  This little guy will help keep you glowing while you’re away.

5. Dermalogica Multi Active Toner: I love this toner not only because it’s refreshing but also because it provides that hydration boost that you need when flying with all of that recycled air.

6. Cliff Bar: Snacks on planes aren’t always the healthiest so I like to pack my own.  Cliff Bars are my go-to.

7. Headphones:  Ever since I picked up these wireless Beats for running I’m addicted.   No tangles!

8. A watch.

9. Some face wash to go with your Mia.

10. A travel guide.  I love Wallpaper because they’re small but I also adore Goop’s app which is super convenient, full of great content and updated often.

11. Cuticle oil.  Moisture!  Moisture!  Gotta keep than mani lookin’ fresh.  CND makes a mini one that can travel.

12. Mophie.  Because what are we without our phones?  Mophie’s are a great way to stay charged when you’re out and about.
A must for me.

13. Sunnies.  Pretty self explanatory.  I love these and these and these!

14. More moisture.  If you’re anything like me and flying anything over three hours this is a savior.

15. Travel perfume to avoid smelling like a plane.  Win!

16. iPad.  For books, movies and my new fave – podcasts!

17. Mini dental kit.  You never know when you’re going to run into some tricky spinach…

18. Pen.  Though the art of physically writing seems to be going with the dinosaurs, going through customs in most countries still calls for filling out forms.  Having a pen is still a necessity, especially because getting one off a fellow seatmate or flight attendant can be trickier than you imagine.

19. Lip balm because who likes a chapped lip?



Because we love our Mia so much (pictured above) we’re giving one lucky reader a chance to win one!

How to enter?  Like this post with the FB button on the top and head on over to our Instagram @cocoandcowe for more rules.

Photos by Fancy






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A Simple Parisien Picnic



Since we’re part French here and Coco & Cowe (we have a few Frenchies in the house.  Holla!) We decided to celebrate summer with a backyard picnic inspired by one of our favorite places on the planet, Paris.


My fellow Frenchmen (Frenchwomen?) insist that the French are huge employers of the K.I.S.S. method of living.  That’s right, they stress the Keep It Simple Stupid way of life – beauty in simplicity – and I’m so cool with that!

So, when planning what to serve at this picnic in our own little fictional ‘Paris’ we decided to not go crazy and make a whole wack load of difficult dishes but rather made a few fresh salads, chopped up some fruit, picked up a roasted Cornish Hen, got some cheese and meats and made a charcuterie board of sorts.


Though the food was simple, we wanted it to still look beautiful.  Let’s be honest, what is French and not?  We achieved this by placing everything in pretty dishes from (told you it was simple!)  By adding depth to table layout it made the presentation appear not so flat.  How to add a bit of sneaky height to your table?  Books!  I snuck stacks of books under the tablecloth in strategic areas to give height and depth.


And finally, to make the picnic complete, and perfectly French, we had to have champagne, Perrier Jouet, of course (how beautiful are their bottles?) and gorgeous pastries…







The incredible bite sized pastries were made by Nadege.  Cannot claim to have anything to do with them but putting them delicately on a blue tray.  lol.  Gosh they were stunning!





To order custom macarons with your logo, name or whatever you can dream up click HERE

plates by West Elm & Anthropologie, glasses and champagne by Perrier Jouet. Photography by Elaine Fancy.



Wedding Wednesday: Why You Want To Be A Kleinfeld Bride



We recently got to play dress up with Kleinfeld to see what the ultimate bridal experience is all about.  From beginning to end this place has it all.  From a concierge who gets you settled into one of their huge fitting rooms, to the grand shoe salon, the accessories, the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses to the main event – the most stunning collection of bridal dresses, like ever, Kleinfeld really has it all.

Check out our video to see for yourself!

Kleinfeld in Toronto is located at Hudson’s Bay on the 7th floor.

Click HERE to find out how you can have your own ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ moment.




Our New Montréal City Guide is Live!



Montreal is a city that holds a special place in our hearts here at Coco & Cowe.  Over the years, we’ve all visited this amazing city on multiple occasions whether it is for work or play and we’ve had the opportunity to discover an array of amazing restaurants, cafes, hotels, stores and more.


Montreal is one of those cities that’s close enough for a weekend getaway and far enough that you can totally spend a week there discovering, eating and having a good old time.


Hope you love our new Montreal guide and if you have any cool spots we’ve missed, let us know in a comment and we’ll be sure to check it out the next time we are in La belle province!





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