I can’t believe it’s already been some weeks and some days since my trip to Vegas with Expedia and two of my faves Christian & Vanessa!!! It’s funny because If you follow me on social media, you know that I have been to Vegas a couple times in the past and had nice times… But not like this! This was definitely and undeniably… ONE FOR THE BOOKS!!.. This time around I had the pleasure of being invited by Expedia Canada to have and create a #VegasYou experience!! What is Vegas You, you ask? It’s basically a new online destination where YOU can find all things Vegas that fit YOU and YOUR needs! From planning the perfect shopping trip, to organizing the most ideal bachelorette party – All within clicks of a button… #VegasYou categorizes the hotels and destinations and then breaks down all the fab things each spot has to offer saving you sanity and of course much needed TIME that would rather be spent TURNING IT UP in VEGAS!!… BUT YAS!! Back to the trip.. I have to say I probably have NEVER laughed more in my entire life on any trip with friends like this! It was a trip of a trip lol!!

The trip started with us all communally giving input on where to stay.. We scoured Expedia.Ca for the hottest hotels we could find and NATURALLY ended up with the SLS Hotel Las Vegas, which ended up being such an amazing choice… Upon arriving to Vegas we checked in and made an instant dash for the lux pool area adorned in chic white cabana’s, day beds & more… It was so fabulous!! Then we made our way up to our beautiful room (see above) that gave us the perfect backdrop for a bunch of the content we would be capturing throughout the week… After we were all settled in we went on a bit of an adventure on the Vegas strip and sat and watched the sunset between and amidst all of the towering towers and of course, went to visit one of my favourite stores in the city, Barneys New York! #SHOPPPPPPPING!!!!!!

On one of the excursions we made a point to go driving out into the middle of Nevada and into the desert where we would eventually capture some of the most iconic must-do moments! We captured some of the coolest pictures I have taken in a while and had such a memorable adventure.. I CAN’T EVEN DENY IT HUNTY!! I WAS AFRAID!! I was NOT trying to get eaten up by no coyotes or scorpions! It was insane!!! You can see more pictures here in my post: Child Of The Desert

We also went to the Neon Museum which is quintessentially the grave yard for all the Las Vegas neon signs that have stood the test of time… At first, I thought how great of a photo op would this be, and it was, but after actually attending and listening, it was SO fascinating to learn about all the history that Vegas really has, all the scandals, the high’s, the lows, the star studded affairs and mobster scares! It was honestly, truly… SO enlightening!!

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One of the undeniable highlights of this trip had to be doing a late night fly over Las Vegas.. It’s so crazy how something so grand from the ground can look like toys in a video game from miles up! We went at about 8:00PM when we knew the city would be lit up and the sun would be set.. It was like a dream! If YOU reading this, EVER go to Vegas YOU MUST!! Another moment where I was afraid in the moment but quickly got over it when I was able to let go and appreciate the beauty of what human beings are capable of!!!

ALL IN ALL.. What it comes down to is my CHEAT SHEET TO VEGAS!!! Ready!?!?!?.. Here it is!!! TO EAT: BEAUTY & ESSEX, LAVO, TAO, MR.CHOW <-- (my favourite!!) TO SHOP: WHERE ELSE HONEY!?!?! BARNEYS OF COURSE!!! TO PLAY: OMNIA, LIGHT, SURRENDER, NEON MUSEUM, HELICOPTER RIDE OVER LAS VEGAS.. I know I’m missing one.. Wait.. Vanessa & Christian, if you guys are reading this, what’s the nightclub I was having so much fun at I FLIPPED BACK AND FELL OFF DA COUCH!?!?!? LOL!!! TO LOUNGE: THE SLS LAS VEGAS POOL

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This Vegas trip has been so amazing thus far, I can’t believe we’ve already been here for three days. It feels although it’s been a week! If you have been following me on social media you know that I am on this trip with two of my favourite blogger friends courtesy of Expedia!!! We have been doing such fun and exciting things here like this… We drove out into the desert, without any direction and when we felt we found the right place, we just hopped out of the car and dove right into it… Thus, creating, these magical warm, moody, vintage and dusty feeling moments that I never thought I would capture in a million years!!!! What a time!.. Stay tuned for more!!

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I can’t believe it’s already September and TIFF is in full swing.. I’ve been a bit MIA but am coming back full force right now!!! Since I am feeling festive, I wanted to share a moment captured last night at the Fashion Magazine #TIFF premiere party for the ‘Two Lovers & A Bear’ movie! Super chic crowd, great ambiance and another amazing night of TIFF! Stay tuned for what else is to come!

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If you guys have been reading my blog and/or following me on social media for some time now then you know HOW MUCH of a little GEEK I am when it comes to technology! I have been and continue to be fortunate enough to work with some absolutely insanely amazing tech brands and when I get to see new products and technology it just gets me so excited!! As you can imagine.. When the wearable tech trend started becoming a ‘thing’ I was so excited because of how I have always loved combining fashion and technology…. A couple days ago I had the pleasure of attending Best Buy’s second annual Wearable Tech Expo and fashion show where tech pro’s and style mavens came together to showcase just how wearable, wearable tech really is. Stylist Afiya Francisco and wearable expert, Tom Emrich, did an exceptional job at pairing, sharing and showcasing just how simple and quite fluid it is to incorporate and integrate wearable technology into every day life & style choices… Learning that one of the most popular and most easily integrate-able pieces on the market right now is the smart watch made total sense. As time has progressed, they have been getting more and more stylish and personable.

In the middle of Yonge & Dundas square, BestBuy set up a one of a kind runway, stage and booth experience where me and my fellow blogger friends (See pic above!) were able to check out some of the hottest wearable tech products from brands such as Samsung, LG, Noon VR, Merge VR, Osmo and more.. All are, of course, available at Best Buy Canada. During the show! We were treated to a huge fashion platter or just how these fab pieces can be worn throughout the day, during different activities and mixed with such different styles!

For more information about the show and all the latest on
wearable technology check out Best Buy Canada in store and online.

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Jacket – COS / Shoes – PUMA FIERCE / Pants – Atelier Guarin / Sunglasses – Chloe

It’s been… Quite.. Quite a while since I’ve worn an all white outfit… Quite, quite some time…. And if you know me… You damn well sho’ can tell that I very very veery rarely do this.. I think I’ve only ever done it once before.. So I am so glad I could do this again for one of my favourite collaborations… For the third instalment of my #ForeverFierce #STRUTyourFierce, Puma, campaign and collaboration we are showcasing the Gold/White colour way Puma Fierce sneaker. I wanted to do something that involved movement vs some capacity of serenity so we made a jaunt up to some foreign territory in the city that I have not yet visited, the very very beautiful Aga Khan museum…

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Oh how ever do I carry on here…. And how much do I miss the nothingness accompanied by the sounds of the water splashing against the pool and the wind kissing the greenery creating that beautiful sound….. I literally just made a poem or a haiku or whatever about HOW much I miss The Hamptons!!!! I had such a wonderful stay and it was great to have some good quality family time even though I almost went insane come day 7 lol!! Regardless, it’s crazy how calm, peaceful and serene everything is when in The Hamptons.. Definitely can not wait to go back!!! Xx

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flannel – Levi’s / denim – Diesel / sunglasses – Cutler & Gross

So after our week and some days in The Hamptons (which I still of course have to share) we decided to head down to New York for a night before heading back home! Prior to heading to NY we did some shopping and I found two things I have now not stopped being obsessed with! First, is without a doubt this Levi’s flannel that literally gives me Saint Laurent proportion shivers (a few people actually asked me if it were Saint Laurent) and I was like! LOL NOPE!!! Paid about a thousandth of the price and looking just as good haha!! And then there is this Prada moment that… No.. Can we please just take a few seconds to inhale, exhale and give our YASSSSSESSSSSSS!!!! Can’t wait to give this a full lewk for the Couture shows in January!!!!

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Made to remodel the iconic business class cabin, the top rated luxury airline company, Emirates hosted an intimate group for a beautiful afternoon of tennis at this years Rogers Cup! I had the pleasure of attending and getting a (quite literally) first class experience from the hospitable Emirates team.. The afternoon included luxury dining, delicious cocktails, the coveted Emirates business & first class cabin stuarts and of course, some good rounds of Tennis all at a tennis arena here in Toronto!! I can only imagine what the real experience in the air is like after this!!! Thank you for the lovely afternoon! Continue reading for a couple more pics!

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Soleil De Tan Liquid Glow Fluid For Highlight
Perfection Lumiere Long Wear Fluid mixed with
Perfection Lumiere Smooth Effect Makeup For Skin
Correcteur Perfection Concealer For Eyes
Le Blanc De Chanel Illumating Base for Prep and Prime
Les Beiges Blush Stick for Sunkissed Glow
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder For Contour

I know this is going to sound so ratchet and narcissistic but I can’t even say it any other way…. Whenever I go out I am lucky enough to get so many compliments on my skin, my highlight, contour and overall beauty aesthetic… I take this to heart so deeply because growing up I had quite bad skin… Between the scarring and acne I never thought I would be proud of my skin… Then I discovered make-up…. It’s funny because Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection Concealer was actually one of the first pieces of make-up I ever purchased on my own and used.. I used it to hide the scars on my skin and even out my skin tone.. I also didn’t know the difference between concealer, foundation, etc.. Now.. Some years later I am fortunate enough to be an ambassador for the brand on both the fashion and beauty sides which I absolutely am so humbled to be a part of… That being said.. Yes, I am an ambassador for the brand but I do undeniably use and swear by all of these products.. Make-up has become an extension of me and a coat of armour that allows me to feel like the best version of my self (aesthetically, which may be but I do not see it as being, vein…We should not be ashamed to want to feel and look our best)… To make a long story short… To all the people that have asked what I used and didn’t have the opportunity to write it down or remember what I said.. Here are the quintessential essentials of my beauty regime!

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These just might be two of my biggest obsessions right now!! Say hello to my little friends… THE EPIC Runway Chanel Shield sunglasses which I am literally swearing by.. Because.. If you know me.. Than you know how PICKY I am with sunglasses.. These definitely are a standout frame for me!!.. And then… of course… There is… The piece de resistance…. The iconic Chanel Film Projector Camera Handbag that literally gives me the same feeling of excitement in real life as when I saw it on the runway for the Paris / Rome collection.. I thought I would pay my best personal homage to this bag and collection by wearing a strong classic dark and chic look read: my every day uniform in spirit of the Paris / Rome collection and in celebration of yet another iconic bag from the house of Chanel! I can’t wait to share more of these amazing pieces with you!! I was going to do product shots first.. But I couldn’t resist.. I had to give the LEWKSSSSSSS!!!


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