The energy of New York City is always infectious. Sabina and I visited NY a couple weekends ago, and we had an amazing time, and fabulous weather (you can read all about our trip here)! I was also so excited to be able to finally wear sandals and a fun red Free People dress I picked up at the Nordstrom Warehouse sale.

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I’m wearing a red Free People dress from Nordstrom, sandals from Vince Camuto, jewelry from Pandora and a mini Rubie bag from Mackage.

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After finishing law school, I didn’t have much time to breathe… the first week was spent moving back home, prepping for a job interview (I got it!) and catching up with friends and family. Then came studying for the bar exam, which pretty much swallowed up my whole time. I was chatting with my friend Sabina of VitaandModa.com one day, and we decided to book a Girls weekend in New York City on a whim! We didn’t know where we were staying, but thanks to my friends at Expedia.ca, they helped us with a perfect hotel in the perfect location! Keep reading for a recap and itinerary of our girls weekend in New York City!

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There are so many places to stay in New York City, but we were so excited Expedia.ca helped us book The Carnegie Hotel. Located in Midtown on 56th Street and 7th Avenue, directly across from the iconic Carnegie Hall. Our room was fabulous, spacious and had an incredible view of Carnegie Hall. The room was very modern, with an incredibly comfy king-size bed. There was a fridge in the room, perfect for storing snacks or a bottle of Prosecco, and floor-to-ceiling windows that had automatic blinds. One of my favourite features was the double vanity. Sabina and I could both get ready at the same time, and the mirrors even lit up – for expert makeup application!This hotel is new, and everything felt so fresh and modern. The girls at the reception desk were so friendly and fun too!

The best part was the location. It was a 15 minute walk to Lincoln Centre, 5 minutes to Fifth Avenue, and about 10 minutes away from Times Square. There were many subway stops nearby, and Columbus Circle steps away. I would definitely stay at The Carnegie Hotel again, but you can check out more hotels in New York at Expedia.ca.… View Full Post

Cherry blossom season is a precious time in Toronto. Everyone rushes to High Park to see the Sakura bloom in late April or Early May. This spring was no exception, and I was glad to be back in town to catch the last of the blooms. I actually found a secret spot in Toronto, close to my new home which was completely tourist free! If you send me a message, I can share the secret…

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I’m wearing a cherry blossom print dress from Winners (similar cherry blossom dress here), lace up embroidered Lizette sandals from JustFab, and a Rebecca Minkoff quilted Mini Affair bag.

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Mother’s Day is around the corner, and I wanted to help make shopping easier with 5 Mother’s Day gift ideas. From a cute pair of pyjamas to personalized jewelry, there’s plenty of options for last-minute gifts!

1. A Personalized Locket

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Pandora is a perfect choice for Mother’s Day. The brand is known for their charm bracelets, but this season, just in time for mother’s day, there’s the Floating Heart Locket. Inside, your mom can swap out little charms that move freely within the locket. It’s a neat effect, and definitely customizable. I also love that the piece is versatile and can be worn without the charms as well. The $30 – $55 price point for the charms inside are also extremely accessible!

I’m wearing the Floating Heart Locket with Infinite Love Petites charms. I styled it over a white pleated blouse with bell sleeves from H&M, high-waisted jeans from American Eagle, and a Gucci Marmont belt. This outfit is super simple, and allows my accessories to shine. I love layering dainty jewelry pieces over a white blouse or t-shirt for a simple, elegant look. The white blouse makes for the perfect blank canvas and highlights the locket’s moving pieces.

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