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Easter Basket

Friends, it has been a long cold winter. The buds on the trees outside my window are only starting to show pops of green, the lilacs are still nowhere to be seen, and only a handful of blossom trees I pass are in bloom. Eleanor’s closet is full of spring dresses and rompers I have been itching to see in action and I am so tired of wrangling an almost two year old into multiple…

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A Gift Guide for Littles- The Needs

The third and last instalment of our wee gift guide covers the needs in your littles’ lives. The needs get a bad rap when it comes to holiday gifts, but they are some of my favourite things to give and receive.  Something you need can cover anything that would probably need to be bought anyways. In our household this includes sports equipment, all weather gear, books, and other essentials. In case you haven’t checked the…

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A Gift Guide for Littles- The Wears

This second instalment of our little gift guide for little covers the wears. We will be starting a tradition for Eleanor where we gift her one want, one wear, and one need every Christmas and despite the bad rap clothing gets I always loved getting it as a kid. For now I have to admit it is as much a gift for me as it is for Eleanor, because I have a lot of fun…

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A Gift Guide for Littles- The Wants

I love searching for holiday gift guides this time of year. I have found some of my favourite brands and items by reading other people’s best ideas for gift giving. Mark Twain famously said write what you know and I find it time and again to be some of the best advice there is. What I know is the kind of toys that keep the adults and the babe happy in our small space. Toys…

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Christmas Pajamas

As November marches on I find myself thinking about Christmas traditions. They are without a doubt my favourite part of the holidays. Now that I am a parent, and Eleanor is almost of an age where she can appreciate such things, I am so excited to plan the traditions I want to share with her. First on the list is my family’s traditional Christmas pajamas. Every Christmas Eve we would eat Chinese takeout from our favourite…

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Elizabeth Suzann

In my younger days, I used to shop fast fashion looking for the trends I saw on my favourite TV shows or in magazines at cheap prices. The clothes weren’t great, the fabrics were cheap and you were lucky if you could wear the piece three or four times without it falling apart. I thought I was saving money buying cheap clothing, until I really did the math. Those cheap clothes were costing me more…

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DÔEN, Fall ’16

This is my second post about Dôen in as many months, but after seeing their fall lookbook I couldn’t help myself. The sleeves on those knits alone deserve their own post, and then there are those dresses and that jumpsuit to talk about. The Caravan dress sees a return of their vintage block prints from summer, and together with the Anka sweater dress it has almost a medieval feel, but medieval in the most streamlined,…

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Strathcona

I’m giving some well deserved love to a local Vancouver favourite today, the brilliant Strathcona. Better known as Strathcona Stockings, they have recently expanded into silk loungewear. The brand is known for their eye-catching patterns. They take the fancy sock to a whole new level, but their designs are more sophisticated than your average fare. Every Strathcona pattern is an original artwork created by founder Riley O’Byrne, with inspirations as varied as blue and while…

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All the Pretty Things

The internet is looking awful pretty these days. It might be the change in seasons but I’m finding eye candy everywhere I look. I share a few of my faves below. Click images for links. I always love Ilana Kohn’s collections and this season she went and did the prettiest denim I ever did see. These three pieces would make me a happy lady all fall long. How fun are these tassel socks? Think of them…

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Down Comes the Rain

As a proud Pacific Northwester I am a firm believer in the old saying, there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing. The origins of this expression are disputed. Some say it was originally a Norwegian proverb, others would argue it is Swedish, others still say it must have been a Scot. One thing connects all three of these countries and makes it possible that any one of them could have made…

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