be cool

It’s Friday y’all. Hip Hop Hooray! xx

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sweater weather

OK, well, not quite yet. But, it is already September and I can’t believe how quickly this summer flew by. With the last long weekend of l’été behind us (did y’all have a good one?) we can start to look forward to a beautiful autumn!


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links are back

The Hamptons Guide from Goop
Where to find book reviews – idreambooks
Hilarity from the Man Repeller when she interviews herself…
Just a little tune; The Head & The Heart – Rivers & Roads
A downtown gem for lunch – Rodney’s by Bay
Great WordPress resources & plugins from August Empress
Smitten Kitchen makes bacon & eggs look delish in a leek risotto
ShopBops current Hit List

tgif xx

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atlas assortment no.08

Hhhmmmm gold and grey and blue, my favs! And I just had to include #6 the Shades of Grey dip dye ombre cup from LEIF (are you reading it yet?!). After a lovely sunny day including abs&booty and boxing followed mimosa brunch on the patio with my bff, then a nice long walk with my hubby, I really feel ready for a nap! But the show must go on…
Tomorrow I am looking forward to Food Truck Eats with the fam. I will definitely be taking lots of pics for my friend who LOVES food trucks (she is busy jetting around Europe!) and I will also post some too. Unfortunately, not a long weekend for me (boo to working on Monday) but I hope that everyone else has lovely sun-filled plans ; )


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browsing boho

on Etsy that is! With festival season upon us ( next year Coachella, next year, I will be there I promise … ) Etsy is brimming with festival inspired boho looks and items. Very very very soon the atlas & the oyster will be hitting the Etsy pages, so I am poking around to get the lay of the land. I will be very very very excited to get the a&o press going, and get items up in the shop ; )


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curated by colour

One of my new favs – Odessa May Society – was featured on Etsy showing us how appealing it can be to group inspirational images by colour. For more interesting info on Jennifer Prince, the creator and curator behind the eclectic blog, see interviews by Lark & Linen, here, and The Wee Lass, here.

Some of her curated mini-collections, or inspiration boards, are featured above. So pretty!

Happy Saturday xx

atlas assortment no.03

The price on the canvas tote ($68!) is too good to pass up… too bad they only ship to the US. I am tempted to have it shipped to my hotel in NY for my visit coming up shortly (eeepp!). And who doesn’t love something with an elephant on it, right?


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atlas assortment no.01

Here’s to a new a&o feature – Atlas Assortments! Collections of beautiful things I am crushing on. I hope you enjoy them too.

Now I am off for a hair cut, hot yoga, night out with my bestie…what a lovely kind of day ; )


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beach street

Tyler Dawson Designs. “Like her native California, Tyler Dawson’s aesthetic is warm, playful, innovative, and chic. Natural elements and architecture are highlighted by distinctive textures, palettes, and pieces. Tyler’s design process is collaborative; she seamlessly integrates each client’s needs with her own vision. Whether furnishing an entire home from scratch, remaking a tired room into a stimulating living space, or sourcing one-of-a-kind vintage items, Tyler strives for all her finished projects to be comfortable, unique, and timelessly stylish.”

The above images feature “an apartment in San Francisco’s Marina district for a stylish young lady with an adventurous spirit, bold sense of color, and an appreciation for unique, vintage furnishings.”

Wouldn’t you just love to move right it!

night night xx

(Published in House Beautiful, November 2011. Credits: Photography – Matthew Millman)

must love gold

The weekend is coming to a close… Group projects were worked on, the new Loblaws (yeeeaaaa) was checked out, I finally got myself to 416 Snackbar (cava  + oysters = yes please) and now it’s time to rest up as it will be an early morning with bootcamp @ Flirty Girl Fitness!! It feels like – with Christmas quickly approaching – I am finding less and less time to post (please accept my apologies now), but I am going to try my best. Looking forward to all of the upcoming events with family & friends, to a new year following, and decking myself out in a little bit of holiday bling ; )

night night xx

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