Can you guys believe that it’s almost December 1st? Like where has the time gone! Over the last two months or so, I’d say that I’ve been busier than usual, which is definitely a good thing. With traveling, work and my personal life, I was definitely starting to feel a bit drained. Knowing that the upcoming month isn’t going to slow down I decided to have a short staycation at one of my favourite hotels in the city, The Four Seasons.
I stayed in one of the hotels luxury suites and brought my younger cousin along to join in on the r&r. We went to the gym, ordered room service, visited a local lounge and called it a night quite early (I had a shoot the next day with Perry Ellis).
This staycation was exactly what I needed. There’s nothing more relaxing than forgetting about your responsibilities for a day and just listening to what your body and mind needs every now and then.
As always, I took a few snaps for you guys to scroll through!
Grooming essentials: Using the Panasonic ER-GD50k Trimmer + Skincare from LAB Series
What I’m Wearing
Cashmere-blend Coat – H&M | Basic Tank – H&M | Wide-Leg Pants with Belt – H&M | Classic High Top Sneakers – SAINT LAURENT |
What I’m Wearing
Padded Jacket – H&M | Oversized Hoodie – Vintage | Men’s Adidas Originals by AW Track Pants – Adidas | High-Top Sneakers ℅ - OFF WHITE |
So… It’s officially been about a week since my birthday and let’s just say that I’m still thinking about how much fun it was. Every year I usually throw a big dinner or have a party of some sort but this year I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something low-key with a small group of people and just kind of go with the flow. A few of my friends (Shayna, Jay and Vanessa) and I have been talking about how much fun it would be if we all went to Miami together one day, which spawned the idea of this birthday trip. We overpacked our carry-ons with swimsuits, workout gear and party outfits and hopped on an early morning flight to meet our good friends from New York in Miami for an unforgettable couple of days.
It’s crazy what great company, a beach, some champagne and good music can do for the soul. From start to finish, there was never a dull moment. The highlight moment for me on this trip had to be my birthday dinner at Zuma. The food was amazing, the service was great and the conversations left me feeling inspired and grateful. We spoke about personal goals, life, what we’re thankful for and what we’re looking to accomplish within the next year. Everyone was honest and so supportive of one another and to me that’s the beauty of life and great relationships.
This was one of those trips that I’ll always look back on and cherish the memories that were created. The universe works in the most craziest of ways. A week before I left on this trip, I was fighting a lot of anxiety. I felt like no matter what I was doing, I wasn’t getting ahead in certain areas of my life. Fast forward to the end of this trip, I left with a total different perspective, a more positive outlook and feeling extremely blessed and grateful. I know that I have work to do in order to accomplish what I want to do in life and I think that this year will be all about change and advancement. It’s not going to be easy, I know that there will be uncomfortable moments but I’m ready to take the plunge and see what’s out there for me!
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that sent there wishes on or around my birthday – it truly does mean a lot! Thank you to my friends that made this trip what it was, thank you for just being you and allowing me to be the crazy person that I am haha!
As always, I snapped some photos along the way. I hope you guys enjoy these travel post, I’ll be back with some style post later this week!
Places we loved on this trip…
Stay – Grand Beach Hotel
To Eat – Carpaccio | Komodo | Soho Beach House | River Yacht Club
To Party – Liv Nightclub | Rockwell | Mokai | E11even | King Of Diamonds
Recently, I’ve been put on to a new brand out of Australia that’s starting to make its way into the canadian fashion market and I’m totally obsessed with it! Viparo, is a brand that embraces all things leather. Catering to both men and women, their leather jackets and accessories are quickly becoming some of my favourite pieces. I put this look together to attend a spring fashion event in Toronto and I”m pretty happy with the end results. The Ventura leather jacket, an oversized tee that I tucked into my marled knit chinos and completed the look with a pair of leather slip-ons. This outfit is totally giving off a parisian vibe that I hope you guys like as much as I do. What I’m Wearing
Ventura – VIPARO| Marled Knit Chino Joggers – FOREVER21 | Oversized Tee – VINTAGE | Supreme Canvas Belt – GUCCI | Leather Slip-Ons (similar here) - ZARA