City Guide | A Local Lens on Toronto
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A guide to the 6ix with Aritzia

After my Instagram takeover with Aritzia, where I shared my favourite local spots in Toronto, I received so many DMs asking me to post the guide on the blog. I'm all about exploring the city and have an endless list of local spots I love. Here are just a few!

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Recently restored, The Broadview Hotel has a beautiful lobby café/bar and panoramic views of the Toronto skyline from the rooftop. Take the stairs on the way up to see the murals by Supermilk.

For those who love:

·      weekend staycations

·      when coffee and cocktails go together

·      rooftop views from the 6ix

With its pastel interior (and confetti flaked floors), Cafec Cancan’s window seat is perfect to cozy up for brunch. Take a peek behind the curtain at the back to see the “flamingo room”.

For foodies who adore:

·      cozy French bistros

·      rosé on tap

·      Tiffany Pratt designed the interior, ‘nuff said.



I can spend hours wandering the AGO marvelling at its art collection and architectural details. Take the sculptural staircase straight to the top for dramatic views.

For art lovers inspired by:

·      Frank Gehry’s architecture

·      Canadian and contemporary art

·      culture and community

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This warm, inviting lifestyle shop in the Junction neighbourhood always inspires me to find beauty in the ordinary.

If you are seeking:

·      inspiration for your everyday

·      Scandinavian design

·      quality and craftsmanship

As if the bleacher style seating, Bondi beaches inspired wallpaper, and insta worthy interior isn’t enough, the best part of Baddie's is what comes out of the kitchen.

For coffee enthusiasts who love:

·      minimalist interiors

·      food that’s made for flat lays

·      the perfectly poured latte

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The space is is #interiorgoals on its own. And the shop is thoughtfully curated with a collection of art, home and lifestyle goods, most by Canadian designers and makers. 

If you're all about:

·      shopping local

·      gallery inspired interiors

·      connecting with the community

A sun soaked space to meet up with your girlfriends for an afternoon of pampering. Plus, they pop open the bubbly.

Perfect to treat you and your bestie to:

·      hair did, nails did, everything did

·      manis + Moet


Sugar Beach

The most magical winter scene - rows of pink umbrellas capped with a fresh snowfall at Sugar Beach.

For views from the 6ix:

·      inspired winter views

·      daydreaming about summer days ahead

Hope you loved my guide to Toronto! For more of my fave spots, you can always follow my daily discoveries on Instagram @beauxmondes!

Stephanie Trendocher
Styled | New Year's Eve Party Look
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‘Tis the season for holiday parties.

And whether you are dressing for an occasion or staying in to watch the ball drop, I’ve pulled together some of my fave looks you can wear well beyond New Year’s Eve into 2018.

If you are toasting champagne at a holiday soiree to ring in the new year, I love the subtle allure of a sheer top. Like this metallic turtleneck from Dynamite or this sheer lace top from Aritzia.  With either version, they pair perfectly with a midi skirt for a sophisticated look. Or you can switch things up once the festivities are over with a pair of slim black trousers.

Heading to a party at a friend’s apartment? There’s plenty of options to elevate your usual look. The dramatic open back and velvet like texture of this navy sweater dress is sure to turn heads. You can pair it with metallic ankle boots for a cozy but chic look. This slouchy chenille sweater dress from Garage Clothing is another style I’m smitten with. Wear it off the shoulder with some sparkly statement earrings, or layer it with a pair of skinny jeans and studded heels (I’m obsessed with this style from Aldo) for an edgier look.

Looking for more outfit inspo? I've linked to some more of my fave pieces below! Happy New Year!

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Lace top from Aritzia | Rhinestone ear cuff from Dynamite | studded high heels from Aldo | Bethune skirt from Aritzia | metallic high heel ankle boots from Dynamite | metallic tee from TopShop | velvet turtleneck by Theory | faux fur mini pouch from Dynamite

Stephanie Trendocher