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Friday, June 28, 2013

June Monthly Reads


Ladies, most of us are in the thick of summertime. I find that as the weather heats up and I start moving a lot more (think walking around exploring a new area for the afternoon), it can get a little uncomfortable in certain areas if ya know what I mean! So for those of us whose thighs touch, wouldn't you agree that this is the best idea ever?

A thoroughly entertaining and very well written series of emails about when it's not okay to work for free.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fun Summer Drinks (Part 2)

*Just in time for the Canada Day long weekend, here's Part 2 of some alternative summer drink recommendations by my libation-loving-alcohol-connoisseur-fabulous-friend Laura*  Missed Part 1? Get caught up here.

Let's clear the air: beer and cider are not the same thing! Beer is made from fermented malted barley or wheat whereas cider is made from fermented fruit.

While most ciders are made from apples, more brands are starting to incorporate many different fruits such as pear, wild berry, blueberry, peach, and elderflower. Since last summer, ciders have been stepping out from behind the shadow of beer and have become a staple drink to have on standby in the fridge. Ciders are a great substitute for the non-beer drinkers: dry, sweet, light or heavy, there seems to be a cider that fits the bill.

1. Magners Pear Cider 4.5% alc/vol. My personal favourite, this cider has a delicate balance of carbonation and light sweetness with a smooth pear flavour. 

[Sidenote from Danielle: Magners is my favourite cider too! Very nice for a casual drink.] 

Image via Cake Group

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What I'm Wearing: Infinity Dress



Von Vonni transformer dress in egglant / Lulu Splendor rhinestone cuff bracelet

Some call it an infinity dress, this particular designer calls it a transformer dress, but all I know is that I have two of these babies (one knee-length, and this full-length as well) and I love them. I wore this outfit to my cousin's wedding in Tobago and felt so comfortable throughout the afternoon and evening in this dress. You might recognize my bracelet from this post about bridal accessories as it's also the one I wore for my wedding.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fun Summer Drinks (Part 1)

I have something a little different lined up for the blog today and am proud to introduce you to one of my very best friends, Laura Iosue. This is the first guest post on The Lifestyle Project, and despite the fact that Laura isn’t a blogger herself, she offered to write an amazing two-piece article about this summer’s hottest (yet coolest) drinks. Considering that yesterday was the first day of summer, I think it’s perfect timing to share some Fun Summer Drinks (Part 1)! 

Image via Sarah Hearts
After what felt like the longest winter ever, the summer is finally showing its beautiful sun-kissed face and what better way to celebrate this long awaited season than to kick back and pour yourself a glass of awesome.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

5 Things I Miss About Living in Korea

This summer marks three years that I returned from living and working in Asia. I've been thinking about travel a lot lately and I came up with this list of the top five things I miss about living in Korea.
1. Delivery 24/7
Now whether I could actually order delivery over the phone and describe where I live (considering Korean neighbourhoods generally don't have street names) is a whole other issue... but I appreciated the option of McDonald's delivery and always got a kick out of seeing those guys scoot around.
Scooter delivery year round! Notice the little heaters on the back?
2. Hilarious people watching
I moved to Korea not knowing a soul (remember when I talked about seizing the day?) so I had quite a bit of time to myself when I would go off and explore. As I've mentioned before, one of my guilty pleasures was and still is people watching. I especially grew to love it when I lived in Korea because I was in my own little world anyway, unable to understand any of the conversations around me, so I would just observe people imagining what their lives were like or where they were dashing off to.

The funniest people who usually caught my eye were the adjumas (old Korean women) with their face masks, extreme sun visors, parasols, and gloves (in the summer, mind you) and the adjishis (old Korean men) with their toe socks, sandals, and arm sleeves. Anything to avoid a tan!
Getting ready for a morning hike

Friday, June 14, 2013

Best of Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidadian countryside
Off to introduce my handsome husband to some extended family

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What I'm Wearing: Hi-Low Summer Dress

Dex aztek print hi-low dress / Francesca's pink chandelier earrings / Bamboo bangles and bracelets from Vietnamese street vendors 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Pinning Lately

White nails + gold knuckle rings
I'm loving Signe's wide legged pants and crop top
Wise words - "Comparison is the thief of joy"
Check out Shanna's gold studded accessories
Adding to our wanderlist under the sea in Belize
This Grecian inspired gold headband is such a beautiful accessory.

Want to see more? Check out what else I'm pinning on Pinterest.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Rehearsal Dinner

Welcome to my fifth and final installment of Wedding Wednesday where I've styled an outfit for the Rehearsal Dinner. Continuing with the white theme, I chose a sleek white dress that's a perfect canvas for fun accessories. For our rehearsal dinner, we decided to have a very casual affair at my parents' home but what I love about this look is how easy it is to dress up (as I did below) or dress it down with minimal jewellery and cute flat sandals.

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We had our rehearsal ceremony and dinner two days before our wedding. It was the first time both sides of the families met so I was a bit anxious but I remember thinking, "Oh my god we are so close to getting married!" Going through the ceremony and seeing my husband-to-be's family as well as my own standing off to the side as our lovely minister walked us through everything was a little surreal. I was practising how to walk down an aisle and where to hold my bouquet - I was thisclose to getting married! Anyway, the wine was poured, the food was served, and our rehearsal was better than I could have hoped.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

7 Things You Didn't Know About Me

Donald, the multi-talented blogger behind Tres Charmant and owner of Shop Charmant, recently nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award! And because us bloggers are such a friendly and generous bunch, when I say nominated I mean I won! :) This blog award is the kind that you pass along from one blogger to another, so I must say a very sincere thank you to Donald as it means a lot to be nominated by one of my peers. I'm still getting used to the this blogging thing but despite my newbie status the support that I receive from this community really is incredible and very encouraging.

If you haven't checked out Donald's blog already, I would definitely recommend doing so. I always enjoy reading about fashion, beauty, and product reviews from his point of view. Thank you for my very first blogging award!

In order to be an official recipient I'm supposed to share 7 things about myself so here goes:
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