Favorite Season Staple

Happy Monday everyone!

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If there is one pair of shoes that I can wear forever it would definitely be a pair of Stuart Weitzman 5050 OTK boots.  I’ve worn these boots a number of times over the past couple months from running errands to my recent trip.  I’m a busy mom and I walk a lot with my twins and hubby so a comfy pair of shoes is a must.  These OTK boots from Stuart Weitzman fit the bill not to mention they are stylish and versatile.

When they first came out last year I wanted to get them but the price was steep.  I waited for them to go on sale but that either never happened or I missed the boat!  BUT months later I saw them on sale for 60% off either at Gilt or Ruelala.  They were sold out within minutes if not seconds.  I let it go and decided to save up for a pair.  When Piperlime decided to push their sales for winter wear a few months ago I snatched them up immediately  and I couldn’t be more happy.

I have a few other boots but none can compare.  I think I can donate the rest and keep only these because they go with everything.  They are definitely one of my favorite winter season staples!

If you are in the market shopping for those Stuart Weitzman 5050 then you can go here, here or here.  Otherwise, here are a few more inspired over the knee boots at affordable prices!

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Simple Indulgence: No. 3

A Musical Getaway

One of the benefits of having married into a musical family is the constant introduction to different types of music. I’ve learned to appreciate the moving power of a simple song.  When I first met G he introduced me to Kizmet based on the music by Alexander Borodin, which happens to be his first stage production he did as a young teen.  I was mesmerized by the music because it moved me, pulled at my heart strings and took me to a familiar place that I’ve never been before.  When I have my “me time” while sipping a glass of wine or reading a book/magazine, I play the Stranger In Paradise music by Andrew Rieu on Youtube.  This is my simple indulgence, my musical getaway where I don’t have to pay $120 for a mediocre seat to enjoy the music.

So live luxuriously and indulge on a free Youtube Musical this weekend.  Until next week, I will see you on the blog!

Amazingly Chic & Affordable: All Under $100

I found some really chic and affordable items this week that I think you will love.  They are all less than $100! Happy shopping…

 

Decor Inspiration: Dining Room

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In less than a week, our home renovation project starts.  It will be no doubt chaotic and noisy but definitely will be exciting.  To keep us sane during the 3 weeks (as planned but who knows) renovation period we started setting up a temporary kitchenette area near our living room.  This kitchenette is compact and will have only the essentials we need during the duration of the project.  We bought paper cups and plates so that should eliminate dish washing at night.  In addition to renovating our 2 bathrooms and kitchen we will also renovate our dining room.  This room requires the least work since it will only be a new lighting and a new floor.  Just like other rooms I have compiled a list of images that are inspirational to me.  Hopefully our dining room will look as comfortable, chic and warm as these images.

Enjoying the World’s Great Market

Happy Monday everyone!
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It’s been a couple days since we’ve been home from Toronto.  We had a blast visiting G’s family & friends.  I think the highlight of the trip was seeing how happy our twins were with their cousins.   This trip was definitely memorable.  Although we didn’t get to do a lot of sight seeing given the weather but we did manage to ride the subway a few times and visited one of my favorite landmarks, St. Lawrence Market.

This place, which is one of world’s great markets, was just as amazing as I last visited a few years back.  There was still so much to see, taste and discover.  The St. Lawrence Market Complex is comprised of three main buildings; The South Market, the North Market and St. Lawrence Hall.  I wanted us to visit all three but given the weather and time constraints we visited The South Market instead.

Since St. Lawrence Market is in downtown the best and most efficient way to get there is by subway (TTC).  I had the most amazing grilled mahi mahi for lunch and the mini pecan pie was to die for.  The prosciutto was salivating and you can buy any cheese you want.  Oh, the fruits and vegetables looked fresh and succulent.  A must visit place if you are into food!

Our visit was very successful and pleasant this time.  The twins were amazing travelers and we couldn’t be more proud.  We can’t wait to go back again very soon!!!

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Simple Indulgence: No. 2

Have a Memorable Meal…

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Living a healthy luxuriously lifestyle should not require deep pockets because the pleasure in living such a lifestyle can simply be an unexpected recipe, gesture or an experience that brings pleasure into our every day lives, “simple indulgence”.  One of the simple indulgences in life is having a memorable meal.  It doesn’t have to be expensive.  It can simply be a meal between a couple, friends or family socializing under the trees and dining al fresco at cafe tables overlooking the ocean, mountains or downtown landscape.  Why not dine at a place that has a million dollar view without the billion dollar maintenance fees!

So live luxuriously and indulge this weekend.  Until next week, I will see you on the blog!

Amazingly Chic & Affordable (His & Hers): All Under $100

I thought it would be fun to start adding His affordable items to the Amazingly Chic & Affordable series.  It’s not always about us ladies right?  Our Significant Other loves to shop or shopping for as well :)  Here are some items for you and him that are chic and affordable for less than $100! Happy shopping…

Style Inspiration: Sweater Scarf

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Winter is no doubt here and it is seriously a challenge to look stylish in this type of weather.  One of the trends started by Christopher Lemaire’s Fall’14 show is catching on quickly though. Models and editors everywhere are using sweater as a scarf while wearing layers of heavy knits.  I think this is a fabulous way to stay cozy and stylish this winter.  I’ve gathered some of my favorite looks for you to get inspiration from and possibly to try out this season.  I’m currently vacationing with my family in the polar vortex and will surely give this trend a try.

Get To Know Victoria Beckham

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you had a nice weekend.  I’m currently vacationing with my family in Toronto and we are braving the cold.  Outfit of the week will be published sometime this week instead of today because most of my photos (family pictures taken over the weekend included) that I was planning to share were wiped out by accidentally formatting the memory card!   So today I thought I would share Vogue’s 73 questions with Victoria Beckham and you get to find out why she never smiles:

Simple Indulgence: No. 1

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to a new series called “Simple Indulgence”.  As mentioned earlier each Friday I will introduce an item, recipe, gesture, experience or any treat that brings pleasure into our every day lives.  After all, the pleasure in living a luxurious life is not about having the biggest house in a prime location, top of the line car or the biggest bank account but rather surrounded by loving supportive family and friends and enjoy simple indulgences here and there without breaking our bank.

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The first simple indulgence that I recently discovered while shopping at Trader Joe’s (our 2nd home) is Himalayan Salt with Truffles.  Yes, I was shopping for Himalayan salt refill but found this gem instead.  Ever since then I became an addict.  I’ve been using this for EVERYTHING in my kitchen.  If you love truffles (yes, they are very expensive but taste so good!)  then you will enjoy this simple indulgence as much as I do for less than $5!  Who says you need deep pockets to indulge and live luxuriously.

Have a fabulous and safe weekend.  Until next week, I will see you on the blog!