Monday, July 21, 2014

Last week I received a fantastic care package from Treasure Seeker Colleen. She regularly visits My Sister's Closet in Vancouver and the majority of these items in the photos below came from there! I'm in Vancouver this week and so had a chance to stop by. Lovely staff and an amazing cause to support. Check it out if you're ever in Vancouver. They have great selection! 

Must find a place to wear this dress!

Great office dress for summer - simple and easy :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Another fantastic event hosted by Fajo Magazine! On Wednesday, July 16th, we gathered at the Distillery District's Arta Gallery for some very fashionable fun! Editor-in-chief Hannah Yakobi has a gift for bringing talent together. Her events always feature top Toronto talent in fashion design, food and music. Thanks to the Fajo Magazine Team for a wonderful experience and opportunity to meet some amazing vendors and designers.

A few favorites at the event: Hat Designer Sharon Snitman of Wild Works hats, Chibi Seimei Inc jewelry, Room 29 boutique featuring Moo Piyasombatkul sunglasses, Karoo designs and Liana Marie jewelry. So much talent in one room! Here are a few photos from the event - hope you enjoy!

Editor-in-chief Hannah Yakobi

Silent auction!

Lovely Liana of Liana Marie jewelry

Whiite and Wackerhaus designs

Musician Elena Thompson

Owners of the Room 29 boutique on Queen West

From the Room29 boutique

Moo Piyasombatkul sunglasses from the Room 29 boutique

Necklaces also from the Room 29 boutique

Designer Kathryn Belzunce of Chibi Seimei Inc
She uses vintage watch parts to make these beautiful necklaces!

Janet Han and Whitney Hu of Wild North Apparel

Sharon Snitman of Wild Works hats

Loved this hat!

Lovely Karen Meleniclis of Karoo

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Last week I visited Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love. As always, there was lots to see and do! Whenever I visit a new city and I have some time to explore, I find that "hop on, hop off" tours are the best way to see all the sites, even if from afar. The concierge at your hotel can always easily arrange these kind of tours. Just ask!

On a bright and sunny Friday, it was great sitting on top of the bus and learning about this new (to me) city.
Some city highlights to check out if you ever visit Philadelphia:

  • The Liberty Bell Centre
  • City Hall
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art (Including the Perlman Building)
  • The Rodin Museum
  • Franklin Square
  • Jim's Steaks (for delicious Philly Cheese Steak)
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Independence National Park
  • Penn Museum (An entire museum dedicated to archaeology!)
  • Barnes Foundation (Renoirs, Picassos and more!)
  • The Ritz Carlton Philadelphia - was one of the best hotels I have stayed in!

I haven't been taking as many photos as of late. It was great to get out and take some real photos with my SLR rather than my iPhone. Hope you like the photos!

 The beautiful city hall

Hop on, hop off! Big Bus Tours were Great!

Elfreth's Alley
The oldest and continuously habited street in the US, dates back to 1702
32 houses on the street built between 1728 and 1836

 Betsy Ross House
Where Betsy Ross purportedly lived when she made the first American flag

Independence National Park


Reading Terminal Market - great shops and food vendors 

Loved this historic building

Free Library

Patrick Kelly Fashion Exhibit at the Perelman Building
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philly Cheese Steak!

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