let’s turn weekend sparkles into weekend sprinkles! can we please bite into that delish donut? i have a little secret. i’ve been focusing on bridal bod for the past few weeks… that means being very careful about what i’m eating in the hopes as looking as lovely as possible for my nuptials (and primarily,the photos, let’s be honest with ourselves). for instance, instead of that glorious donut, right now, i’m snacking on marinated artichokes (womp, womp).
looking towards next week, there are some awesome things going on! on sunday, i’m producing a style at home feature for glitter guide with tamara taggart (you may recognize her from our 6pm CTV newscast), and working on a beauty tutorial for my girl victoria at vmac and cheese. of course, as everything happens, will be sharing photos via instagram, so pop on over.
a few fave moments/links from the week:
+ loooooved alex and christie’s handy profesh photog tips. i’m a novice, and their advice is so helpful!
+ if you are a neutral dresser (i.e. lots of black, white grey – hand up, me too!), this how-to will show you the art of color combining.
+ warmer weather makes me crave fresh, bright foods and these cabbage wraps look too good.
+ i’ve found a renewed love for my bkr bottle and keep it with me around the house 24/7. drinking from a pretty bottle does make me more apt to stay hydrated – i’m a shallow one. you can find them here, how cute is the heart design?
+ a bit of a late bloomer, i’ve had this song on repeat all week
eek, it’s friday and this blog has been a little lacking this week! promise i’ll have a fresh, fun post for you next week. we can finally start thinking about spring! exciting weekend plans? the sun is shining here in vancouver and i even spotted some cherry blossoms in bloom.
+ i did a little wedding planning! alongside my wedding planner, i visited with the florist we want to use (flower factory), and the caterer (lazy gourmet) we’re thinking of going with. the biggest thing about working with vendors is the budget… getting what you want for the price that fits can be tricky. i’m sure you past and future brides get it!
+ came up with a yummy, healthy, satisfying, veggie snack option (basically, an anomaly). i stuffed mushroom caps with jarred artichokes, spritzed with olive oil, sprinkled with breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and roasted for about 15 minutes. it feels super sinful, but isn’t.
+ this graphic showing every single dress that oscar winning best actresses have worn is totally epic.
+ started working on a ton of new photoshoot and collaboration projects – so much going on, and i’m not sure how it will all fit. i’ve taken to saying yes to a lot of things just to see where they might lead. staying open is one of my personal mottos for success.
+ loved this beauty roundup featuring all the gorge oscar pre-party beauty looks!
have a great weekend!
happy weekend! it’s kind of a weird in between time, isn’t it? we’re all so done with winter (talking about it, writing about it, dressing for it) and we can smell spring isn’t far, but it seems strange to start posting photos of flowers and pastels just yet? i for one cannot wait to give our apartment a deep spring cleaning. it’s time to get rid of the junk that i’ve been scared to throw out – including my closet! on saturday i’m taking creative shots for a clients whose website i’ve worked with my developer to redesign. my love and i are redoing valentine’s day this weekend since i was sick last weekend, so that’s definitely going to be a very fun time.
this week i:
+ rounded up my fave beauty looks from NYFW for glitter guide – lots of natural faces on the runway!
+ got the first invite draft back from phoebe, and i’m very excited about it! it’s a totally unique invite, one of a kind, and not the direction i thought i’d be going in. can’t wait to show you!
+ our venue doesn’t allow candles (sadness) and so i’m looking into flameless candle options for our decor. i think we’ve settled on this company – they are so real looking and i’m thrilled i don’t have to sacrifice the look or feel.
+ broke out of my routine and worked with a friend in a fave cafe – when you work alone, it can get lonely!
have a lovely weekend x
this was one of those weeks that started out rather uncomfortably (spurring my last blog post), and ended on a really high note. it’s amazing how some self reflection can really change your reactions to emotions. i’m so grateful to each of you that took the time to leave thoughtful comments (will respond soon!), sent kind emails, and share your experiences and feelings about dealing with disappointment. we’re really all in this together – thank you for helping me feel connected!
this week i:
+ met with my wedding makeup artist, i’m so, so excited she’s on board to work with me. her style and skill is unreal. we’re doing a trial next week, and it’s going to be so lovely to have someone else do my makeup for once!
+ found a new outfit in my closet. by new outfit, i mean two really old pieces put together in a new way – don’t you love when that happens?! we’re on in wedding budget mode so shopping is at a minimum these days.
+ … bought a new bag i’ve been coveting for years (inspired by this fashion blog and her ridic collection of investment bags). i know, i know, shopping embargo and all that. it was a must – will share soon.
+ loved this article about screw top wine vs. corked. very interesting!
+ noticed my fiancé doesn’t even prompt me to get off the computer at 7pm anymore. hrumph. (a little sad how used to it he is, no?)
+ worked on some exciting beauty content with the vancouver sun (!!!!). that’s definitely a bucket list item for me. i did a bridal beauty video tutorial, and a q+a that will go to print, nationally. pinch me!
+ drooled over victoria’s truffled mac + cheese recipe. you will lick your computer screen.
have a lovely weekend, everyone! x
so late on these, again! sorry. i just had to pop in and say “hi” and have a good weekend. i relish in this time i get to blog – creating weekend sparkles always forces me to slow down and reflect on my week, in a therapeutic sense, really. today, i was on set with raw beauty talks shooting a video shoot – i’m so passionate about this movement i just had to participate. i won’t go on and on about it, but if you haven’t please check it out. i’ll share the finished vid when it’s ready!
this weekend it’s back to wedding planning. trust me, it’s so easy to let research get you off track all week, replacing actual work, with playing around with concepts for the big day. so to actually gsd (get shit done), i’ve decided the weekend is the only acceptable time to tackle it. one of the challenges? our venue has a 11pm curfew, so we’ll need an after party spot. if you’re in vancouver, and have a suggestion, please share or tweet me.
+ say what you want about miley cyrus, i know i have, but this rendition of dolly’s ‘jolene’ is spine tingling (she used to be such a l’il button)
+ set my desktop image to the one above – dreaming of spring, for sure. download it here.
+ these valentine’s poppers are a lot like the beauty ones i made for glitter guide, but are super cute and festive for the day ‘o love.
+ still haven’t taken off this shade of pink beige nail lacquer.
+ worked until 8pm every night and even missed girls night to hit some deadlines. it’s not always glam, but it’s oh so very rewarding to truly love what you do.
+ i LOVED aubrey’s post about finishing iphone photos. this is how i edit mine, too.
have a lovely weekend! x