a celebration of all things beautiful in this world.

 

Cities are full of inspiring designers, makers, shopkeepers, chefs and entrepreneurs – each making or doing beautiful things. I love bringing you a collection of snapshots and stories about inspiring people and places,  as well as life and style moments. I hope you'll be inspired by what you see – to discover the beauty in your city, your wardrobe or your home.

 
 
One of the most treasured pieces in my closet, this vintage Yves Saint Laurent coat has a timeless elegance. The sweeping silhouette pairs well with simple separates. The oversized proportions are perfect for layering underneath. A true investment piece, this style will work with pretty much everything in my wardrobe for seasons to come.
 

Travel
POSTCARDS FROM HAVANA

I close my eyes and imagine myself back under the radiant sun, the smell of diesel fuel and rich cigar smoke lingering in the air. A 1950s crimson Chevrolet growls as a Habanero works under the hood, fiddling with the engine. Havana. Where do I begin?  Spectacular, haunting, edgy, seductive: these are a few words that come to mind.

artist series
ospre studio

Elissa Barber's bold, fluid drawings first caught my eye my eye on Instagram. So much so, that I decided to commission an original piece from her. I caught up with Elissa at her light filled studio on Ottawa Street. We instantly connected over mid century modern furniture and her latest finds from Mizener's Antique Market. 

 

DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW 2016

From Tom Dixon's Ceasarstone collaboration, to Craig Dykers inspiring talk about Snøhetta's architectural work, to EQ3's Assembly capsule collection featuring the work of Canadian designers, there was endless international and homegrown talent at IDS this past weekend. I've rounded up some of my favourite design discoveries below!

 

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STYLE
tHe mINIMALIST wARDROBE

For me, minimalist dressing is about understated luxury. And mastering a carefully edited wardrobe. The trick is building a collection of simple staples and tailored pieces in luxurious fabrics. Cashmere, wool, silk, leather.. fabrics that will last and wear beautifully over time. While the concept may seem basic, the pieces you buy will be anything but.

snapshots + stories.

 

Whether I'm here in Hamilton or travelling to different cities, I love capturing beauty I find in unexpected places along the way. Follow me on Instagram!