Fashion

Making the Most of it

July 11, 2016
bench-jacket

I know, I know: July in Vancouver doesn’t usually involve the color black, jackets, or suede – but, hey, we’ve got to make the most of it. Sometimes things change, and just because we’re so accustomed to sun in the summer, we’ve always got to remain versatile and ready to take action when things don’t go as planned. Truth be told, I wish I could be wearing dresses and sandals this month, too, but since I’m so in love with my latest…

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Life

Through Rose Colored Glasses

June 28, 2016
Rose colored glasses by Le Chateau

I’ve got myself a pair of rose colored glasses. Yes, I mean this literally, but of course I’d be ridiculous to not fully leverage this new pair of sunnies with the figurative meaning as well. For those of you who’ve been following my journey and reading my uncensored, often unedited thoughts and random ramblings here, you know I’m quite the dreamer. It’s not that I can’t be a negative B–, it’s just that, I don’t know, I guess I prefer…

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Life

Lunching

June 21, 2016
Lunching at Ed's Daily in East Vancouver

Life has changed so much for me lately, I kind of still can’t even comprehend it. I recently made a jump I’ve been waiting to make for some time and joined a collective and a joined working space at Neighbourhood Brand. I now work side-by-side to some of my closest friends, a huge transformation from my solo at-home working space of the last 9 months, and a move I’m sure has changed the projection of my life and my future…

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Life

Benching or Chasing Your Dreams

June 10, 2016
Wearing Bench Canada and talking about chasing your dreams

The other day I got to thinking about dreams; not necessarily just my dreams, but the essence of what makes a dream something that pervades our lives and our minds with a sense of unrelenting desire. Desire is something I, like you, know well. Desire isn’t always fun, though. I’m sure it’s necessary in order to motivate ourselves to act, to inspire ourselves to create, and to encourage ourselves to continue pressing forward even during the hardest of times. But desire can be…

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Fashion

Swimspiration

June 9, 2016
La vie en rose swim suit and floppy hat

Summer is (basically) here, and nothing was more clear than this sizzling fact during my stay with Omni Mont Royal in Montreal. Luckily, we had ample opportunity to cool off at the rooftop pool, and since I couldn’t decide between a bikini or a one-piece swimsuit, I decided to go for both looks. This bustier bikini from La Vie en Rose is now my favorite swimsuit, but I also love this unique one-piece, albeit exposing me to some risky tanline…

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Fashion

Stocked, Day to Night

June 8, 2016
Plaid stockings by Mondor

Dressing for the office isn’t always the easiest thing in the world, especially when you don’t have enough time on your hands to for a complete run home to change before going out at night. For those of you who know me, you know that I’m a huge proponent to efficiency and productivity, and quite frankly, I can hardly be bothered to spend more than 30 minutes getting ready for the day (and night!). So, needless to say, I’ve found…

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Travel With Alexa

3 Days in Montreal

June 7, 2016
View from our suite at the Omni Mont Royal in Montreal

Montreal is a city I’ve wanted to visit for a long, long time. But with flights being pretty high to fly from Vancouver to Montreal, I always decided a trip to Europe was a bit more enticing. Finally, I made it though, albeit only for three days, and it was certainly worth it. I still found a way to ensure I saw the biggest attractions in Montreal; our stay at Omni Mont Royal made it so easy to see the city, being…

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Life With Alexa

A New Beginning

June 6, 2016
Rebrand to Sutie with silk ties

My brand started with a collection of unlabeled garments to Sutie Skirts to now just Sutie, all in the blink of an eye. Or so it seems. So, why a rebrand? Initially, I knew I wanted to create a really incredible product that would make women feel both beautiful and unique. Something they could wear for the most memorable occasions of their lives; their first dance under the Eiffel Tower, their bridal shower, their graduation ceremony. I decided to focus on my favorite piece…

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Travel

Hotel Elysee

June 3, 2016
Staying at Hotel Elysee in NYC

It was our final night in NYC, and we were checking into Hotel Elysee on Park Avenue before going out to enjoy some more of the Big Apple vibes. We’d only been in town 3 days, and yet somehow, it seemed an eternity had passed. So much had occurred, shifted, and transformed in the last 72 hours that I knew – somehow profoundly within me – that nothing would ever quite be the same, the least of all New York…

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NYC, Yes Please

June 2, 2016
Park Avenue View in New York City

New York City is a place where everything and anything can happen. You can at one moment be in an unsuspecting cafe, and the next be whisked away into a hidden bar – true story – and you can all the same be whisked off the street into a hole-in-the-wall palm reader who blows your mind. Another true story. Either way, New York City is an absolute must. Having been to the city now nearing 10 times, I’ve learned some…

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