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12/22/2014

NYE Decor Made Easy with Command Party!

12/19/2014

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Being DIY obsessed; the launch of Command Party in Canada makes me way too excited. What is Command Party you ask? Well, it’s a new collection created by Command that allows you to hang items -like decorations- seamlessly without damaging your walls!

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I love to throw a party but one thing that gets me stuck is how to easily hang things like banners, pom poms and mini disco balls (yep, I have those) without driving my Mr. crazy ruining the walls with holes and ripped paint.

 

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How To Make: Insanely Cute and Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glasses

12/19/2014

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I’ve been dying to make these forever.  Created by the mind behind the infamous ‘cronut’, Dominique Ansel, chocolate chip cookie shot glasses are one of those things you would never think of but when you hear about them you’re totally like: why didn’t I think of that?  Genius.

While you can head to NY and pick up a few cookie shots from the master, it’s not the most realistic option for all of us.  So I thought I might try my hand at baking some to see if I could recreate a little bit of his mastery

Huge disclaimer.  This is not an easy recipe.  Though I do pride myself on posting easy and fun cooking ideas, this one was does not exactly squeeze into that category.  But because I’m stubborn as a mule, I was determined to get this one right.  After three attempts tweaking different recipes I’m convinced that using shortening instead of butter is the way to go.  I’m also convinced that if you don’t have patience, making a traditional batch of cookies and pouring a cold glass of milk in a standard cup is just as delightful…  Though not much beats a Bailey’s filled, white chocolate coated, chocolate chip cookie shot glass.  A shot glass that you can then eat after….

I made these shot glasses with silicone molds that I found in China Town at my all time favorite supply shop, Tap Phong. I can’t seem to find a link online for anything like them, but you can also snag a mini popover pan that will also totally do the trick, HERE

So, if you’re not yet disheartened and you’re still with me, let’s do this!

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#GIRLBOSS, Sophia Amoruso

12/18/2014

 

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I still remember the first thing I bought from Nasty Gal. It was a hippy kimono style robe-y coat thing right after Lissa put me onto the site. I instantly fell for everything about it and though I haven’t bought a ton from them, it was one of my first online purchases.

 

Nasty Gal was created by, Sophia Amoruso, who, on paper may not initially stack up to her contemporaries. A college dropout who suffers from ADD and an aversion to rules, Sophia has quickly become one of those phenoms that we all look to with wonder. She went from being fired from selling Prada pumps to being the CEO of a company now worth more than 100 million dollars in just eight short years, a poster child for the American Dream….

 

But this book isn’t simply a quick fixer that tells you how to ‘think’ things into your life.

 

“If I, and this book, have anything to prove, it’s that when you believe in yourself, other people will believe in you, too.”

 
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The Coveted Life, An Evening With The Coveteur, the Four Seasons and Amex

12/17/2014

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I had the amazing opportunity to moderate a panel of some exceptional ladies last week at the Story’s building for an event called The Coveted Life. Liloo, head concierge for The Four Seasons, Laura from American Express Canada and Steph, co-founder of The Coveteur, sat down with me in front of an intimate group of around 50 social influencers to chat about what living an enriched, successful, full life is all about. An Amex life…

There were a ton of takeaways from this inspiring group; take the chance, talk to strangers, make mistakes and most importantly, say YES! Living an inspired, enriched life is full of yeses. Full of seeing the opportunity and seizing it, about being prepared for what life throws at you and being willing to take a risk.

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Steph was in a job that was leaving her uninspired. She loved fashion and telling stories but was very much in love with the story behind the story. Yes, that model is gorgeous, but how is she so gorgeous? Where does she get her hair done? What is her favourite perfume and what pilates class does she do to get those legs so dang toned? What is her go-to denim brand and why does she always reach for those particular white tanks?

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