Thursday, September 15, 2011

Edie Vs. Edie

J. Crew is proudly declaring “Edie Ever After”…


and while I wholeheartedly agree that the Edie purse in Italian calf hair is beyond stunning at an achievable $448,


my heart only belongs to one Edie.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Missoni Madness in NYC


A pinch-me invite to the Manhattan launch of Missoni for Target was cause for a whirlwind trip to the Big Apple with my mother on Wednesday night.


Cancelled and delayed flights, plus uncooperative weather and a severe lack of taxi’s were not on our side, yet our crazy Missoni fandom prevailed and we managed to have a good time while amassing a large pile of shopping bags filled with fab scores. (In fact our pile was so large that a reporter from the Wall Street Journal took  notice and chatted with us… shame they didn’t list Style At Home in the article but still amusing nonetheless!)


I missed out on some choice items, such as the black and white laptop case as well as the embroidered pillows and the awesome shower curtain, but still walked away with a kick ass bag, stationary for my office, the metal martini shaker, a melamine tray, a sweet tie for Dave, and the awesome rainboots for Margot and more.  I didn’t see my top fashion picks from the lookbook, so I concentrated on scooping up the home buys rather than sift for sizes through the racks, and overall the quality was quite impressive!


Celebs and fashion insiders were out in full effect but the only one I approached was the gorgeous and sweet-as-pie Margherita. When I told her of my obsession with her namesake china she replied “Bravo” - Bravo indeed!

Monday, September 5, 2011

I’m Going Country

Well not really… I’m way too much of a city gal to ever leave my urban roots behind, but I am, however, in the process of decorating our first family cottage!  It’s too early to share pictures, considering we don’t even have possession yet, but because of the fab summer sales, we have dove right into sourcing and already snapped up some fabulous finds.


I’m very lucky that my parent’s are trusting my aesthetic vision of a relaxed coastal vibe, which is completely fuelled by the road trip through Nantucket, Provincetown and Newport that Dave and I took last summer… so while there are no visuals yet, think rubbed woods, blackened bronze, gorgeous blue and white textiles and a whole lot of white paint, and you will have my version of a New England getaway an hour outside Toronto!

Some of the pretty things we’ve snapped up so far:


This charming black painted vintage bench from Chatelet with a tufted linen seat cushion…


The nautical-feeling Chelsea sconce by Visual Comfort in the handsome Tudor Brown finish from ELTE


Some hydrangea-blue and white jasperware boxes by Wedgewood from Around The Block…

Stay tuned for photos and updates as the project progresses!