My Funny Valentine

Friday, February 12, 2016


Valentine's Day doesn't have to be just about your significant other. I like to take this silly holiday as an opportunity to celebrate my friends, whether it be visiting over a high tea and champagne pj party or sending cute stationery to my long distance buds who I don't get to see on the regular.



Christine Lingerie - Candy Silk Cami & Tap set | Garbo Silk Robe (made in Canada!)


Sloane Tea - Jasmine Mist    |    Jin Soon polish - Auspicious



Woodlot candle - Cascadia


Duchess Bake Shop - Macarons | Duke Cake | Macaron Gateau 

And a little Frank Sinatra never hurt anyone either! Here's a great YouTube playlist for your listening pleasure. Happy (early) Valentine's Day!

Photographs - Sandy Joe

WATCH | The Future of Fashion

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Alexa Chung is the coolest. She has made fashion fun again (for me) in an effortless and goofy way. I love it. I especially loved coming across this documentary series when I was having a bedridden ill morning the other week. This series began last September in collaboration with British Vogue. Late to the game much, Sandy? The Vogue Special really piqued my interest - it was fun watching scenes from  a workplace I once interned at. It was actually sort of bizarre watching it all unfold having answered phones and ran those halls. Hopefully there's a follow up series. Enjoy:

And the British Vogue edition of FoF:

OUTFIT | Desert Life

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


OUTFIT | faux fur hat - Target | Rayban sunglasses - c/o Shopbop | vest - unknown | tank - c/o Le Chateau | silky shorts - vintage | boots - Alexander Wang via Holt Renfrew

I just spent the most heavenly two weeks in Arizona; I forgot how much the desert agrees with me. The first night in town I found this hat for $5 on sale at Target and it set the tone for the rest of the trip. Never have I ever had a hat that has received so many compliments from elderly people. I'll take it as a sign that I'm doing something right.

Photographs - The Witchery

BEAUTY | The Perfect Pedicure

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


There’s nothing more luxurious than taking a few minutes for yourself to pamper the areas that work overtime everyday – your hands and feet. Even if your only Valentine’s Day plans are Netflix and cuddles with your significant other, having beautiful nails and soft skin is a sure fire way to feel even more relaxed. 


Here are a few things I like to do to get  my spa-like relaxation prior to a date:

- Soak hands and feet in Epsom salt. This helps to relax as well as loosen the dry skin and cuticles for removal. This is a crucial step for an excellent manicure and pedicure experience. 


- Pedi Perfect feet begin with a foot file to soften your heels and remove the dead skin build up that seems unavoidable in these dry winter months. I recommend the Amope Electronic Foot File for this.

- Moisturize! Keep your hands and feet hydrated with a good moisturizer.


- Now begins the nail care portion. For a quick and easy way to achieve a salon-like nail, I like to use a electric nail file like Amope’s Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care system. It’s simple, effective, and saves me a considerable amount of time with a 3-step system of file, buff, and shine. This works wonders on both hands and feet.


- File your nails with precision and speed with this pulsating emery head.

- Smooth out any ridges and imperfections on your nails by lightly buffing with the second Amope head attachment (conveniently numbered). It’s recommended not to buff your nails for more than 15 seconds every 2 weeks as not to compromise your nail strength.


- This is the step that blows me away every time without fail. Instead of having to wait for polish to dry, I prefer to shine them with this tool as it creates a looks as if you were wearing clear polish. It’s crazy, I know. Healthy nails are just a shine away. 


The Amopé™ Pedi Perfect ™ Electronic Nail Care System is the perfect and effortless way to keep your toe and finger nails natural looking and shiny. Its ergonomic design allows for use on both toe and fingernails, and comes furnished with two different speed settings (Normal and Fast). The easy to use product comes with three different heads that allows you to file, buff and shine in less than a few minutes.  Get yours now!

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Amopé™ Canada via Mode Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Amopé™ Canada

TRAVEL | The Great Jetaway

Friday, January 29, 2016


There are so many places in the world I have yet to discover and I’m sure you have someone in your life that has a lengthy list of dream destinations too; here’s your chance to make one of their travel fantasies a reality!

Nominate a friend, a family member, or a neighbour to help them win their dream vacation with the Edmonton International Airport’s GreatJetaway contest! It’s easy:

1.     Create a 15 second video explaining who you think deserves the trip of a lifetime,    where they want to go and why. 

2.     Post the video on Instagram or Twitter

3.     Add the hashtag #EIAGreatJetaway in the caption and tag three friends to nominate someone special in their lives.


My nomination is for my sister, Katie, who has always been curious about our heritage ever since she found out our surname, Karpetz, was unique and only found in Canada. She knew our ancestors had immigrated so surely there had been a name change upon entering North America. After a little more research, she discovered the next closest surname, Karpets, which is prevalent in Russia and the Ukraine. Her dream, aside from seeing the Kremlin and other epic monuments, is to go sleuthing to find any long lost or distant relatives in Russia. As the older generations keep passing away, she has taken it upon herself to become the family historian; this would certainly help her honor that position!


Check out my video entry on Instagram here.

The top five finalists will be selected on February 4th, 2015

Visit for more details. Good luck!

This post was sponsored by EIA. All opinions are my own. 

OUTFIT | Fire Walk With Me

Friday, January 22, 2016


OUTFIT | turtleneck - c/o Le Chateau | skirt - vintage | moon dust necklace - gift | studded flats - Christian Louboutin 

Unintentional Twin Peaks vibes in this shoot; it must be the plaid kilt and the forlorn looks. The very best part of this outfit has to be my necklace filled with actual moon dust... MOON DUST! It has made the top 5 most interesting things I own list for sure.

Photographs - Michael Borchert

Designer Spotlight | CC Ruth

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

rings - cc ruth

I've recently become quite enamoured with cc ruth's delicate silver rings. The designer, Cecily, also happens to be one of my best pals. Handcrafted in Toronto, cc ruth makes both hammered and classic silver stacking rings that are gorgeous in their simplicity, worn alone or together with more elaborate rings. Check out her website here.