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Sundae Sweater // Free People

March 28, 2017
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I know I promised you this post weeks ago... better late than never?  Bare with me, I've been in a little bit of a writer's block / creative styling funk lately.  Lots more content coming soon, so stay tuned!
xo

Photos by the lovely Danielle - thank you!




outfit details

sweater: Free People 'Sundae' Sweater (on sale), available in black too  //  jeans: Levi's 721 Jeans (with the perfect rips if you ask me), available in black too  //  shoes: Zara (last seen here), very similar pair here  //  purse: Sole Society (back in stock), similar here for $26  //  shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old), similar here




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Sorel 1964 Wedge Boot

March 2, 2017


Hey everyone!  It's been one of those busy weeks.  I had planned to share this look last week, but it just got away from me.  Hope you enjoy this outfit, and hopefully it is the last of the wintery ones.  I'm ready for Spring - who's with me??  

xo




outfit details

boots: Sorel 1964 Wedge Boots, love these black ones too //  sweater: Free People (old, last seen here), love this one tho  //  jacket: J.Crew (old, last seen here), loving this one  //  jeans: Levi's 721, also available here  //  purse: Louis Vuitton  //




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Scandinave Spa // Mont Tremblant

February 21, 2017
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I was fortunate to be invited to experience the Scandinave Spa while visiting Mont Tremblant earlier this month.  I didn't have much knowledge about the spa or the entire experience, but I had heard it was worth a visit.  The experience began as we wandered down a series of snowy, tree lined paths, across a wood bridge, before arriving at the beautiful spa entrance.  The entire property is comprised of a series of buildings, all designed in the local vernacular, seamlessly nestling into the stepped, hilly landscape.

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Intended to rejuvenate, invigorate and cleanse the body, the Scandinave Spa experience involves a series of hot baths, quick (cold) rinses, followed by relaxation -- this process is also known as hydrotherapy.  By alternating between hot and cold baths, one can (potentially) relieve stress, decrease inflammation and improve circulation.  The hot baths stimulate the removal of toxins; where the cold baths (or rinses) cause pores to temporarily restricts and improve overall blood circulation.  

The hot baths feature the original smaller bath overlooking the quaint Diable river; while the second hot bath features a rejuvenating waterfall.  We spent some time soaking under the waterfall, just enjoying the sounds.   

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Situated along the banks of the Diable River (or Devil's River due to the red sand found as it's base), one of the coldest baths is the river itself -- all year long!  After we spent 15 minutes in the warm bath, we followed our way down a series of stepped terraces before dunking in the freezing river.  It was as intimidating as it was invigorating!  And if jumping into a freezing cold river in the middle of February isn't your thing, you can also take a 'quick' shower/rinse with water fed straight from the river -- it's just as cold but much closer to the warm relaxation rooms.  

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Following your hot and cold bath experience, you are encouraged to relax in one of the many relaxation areas: adirondack chairs by the outdoor fire, in a oversized papasan chairs, etc.  All relaxation areas feature sweeping views of the property, overlooking the pool, river or woods.  An important thing to remember while at the spa is that silence is essential, intended to help you find clarity and ultimate relaxation.  

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I certainly found the ultimate relaxation during my visit to Scandinave Spa.  We visited the Spa for morning rejuvination, but an afternoon visit would be perfect after a long day of skiing, or visit in the summer to cool of and relax while dipping in the beautiful Diable River. 


Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at Scandinave Spa for hosting me!  It was a truly memorable experience.
xo


Slouchy Free People Sweater

February 18, 2017

I've been seeing this sweater everywhere lately (i.e. all over instagram).  Available in many different colors, you need it too.

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Hope you're having a great weekend! 
xo

Linking Up With: Laura




outfit details

sweater: Free People 'Le Brea' - so comfortable, and available in several other colors  //  jeans: Loft 'Modern Straight' - I love the slight flare at the ankle (last worn)  //  pumps: (old, last seen), shop similar here  //  purse: Sole Society , similar here for only $25  //  




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#LeCHOP Montreal

February 15, 2017

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know by now that I spend last week in Canada: first, Mont Tremblant (more on that later), then Montreal.  I was fortunate to be invited to experience #LeCHOP.  Think of it as an annual, friendly competition, where 3 Montreal chefs square off to out-do one and other with a 3 course themed dinner.  Things are really heated up this year with a theme of 'fire'.  With this cold winter weather, I encourage you to cozy up at one of the 3 featured restaurants so you can be the judge.  And even hotter is the $25 per person price point.  (Basically the equivalent to Boston's Restaurant week)  You surely will not be disappointed!  But hurry, the competition ends March 2nd...   

And can we just talk about how fabulous this decor was at Weinstein & Gavino's?  I was drooling over this chandelier and the exposed brick!  


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Our Picks:

First Course:  Carpaccio with Pesto  //  Chickpea Crostini
Second Course:  Strip Sirloin  //  Cod lightly fried with JalapeƱo Salsa
Third Course:  Bread Pudding  //  Nutella Cheesecake 
 (...and I highly recommend the 'flaming' after dinner shot)


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and of course Champagne --- #wheninMontreal


Thank you so much to the Ville-Marie Collection for hosting me!  xo


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