Nothing like a gorgeous summer stroll in one of your favourite neighbourhoods in New York!!! While wandering around the city streets I stumbled upon this cool little nook to take some shadewhich ended up leading into a vintage market (right behind the plastic curtains behind me) somewhere off like Spring street or something and of course, turned it into a photoshoot!!! I have to say with the extreme heat that was hitting Manhattan, this quickly became my casual but cool uniform and honestly.. I don’t think I’ve talked about this yet, but I can’t stress how hard it was for me to find a new pair of sunglasses that would go with my style since loosing my vintage Gianfranco Ferre’s I got from Vintage Frames a few years ago!! Luckily, I finally found these new Saint Laurent’s which have been the perfect companion for blocking out the HATERS (& the sun of course!!!! LOL!!!!)… I actually ended up getting this pair from SmartBuyGlasses.ca which was a great decision because I couldn’t actually find them anywhere in real life (they were sold out everywhere all the time!) – SmartBuy is great because they always have stock of amazing and exclusive styles, check out their Summer Style Guide, here to see some of their essentials for the rest of the hot season :):)… Otherwise, UGH.. DON’T YOU JUST LOVE NEW YORK!?…. After all the countless trips in the past and these three weeks, I am still head over heels!!! *le sigh*
I was reminiscing back on my fabulous time in Miami during Art Basel earlier this morning and remembered that another one of my favorite moments at the Grand Beach Hotel Miami, was the beautiful grounds!! One thing I have always tried to focus on while staying in Miami is staying at beach front properties, where you literally get the beach in your backyard… That was one of my favorite things about the Grand Beach .. That and the pool area in the back! Talk about #BABYGOTBACK!!!!! I love how beautiful and manicured the pool area looks, it looks like a spa retreat and is designed beautifully.. It’s just so LUXXE!!!.. Such a luxurious experience that definitely holds it on when comparing the experience to some of the 5+ star properties in South Beach. Then… there is that beautiful white sanded beach where the only worries I think anyone could have is whether or not they need to rotate to get the sun or if they want to get their hair wet in the ocean!! Here are some of my photos from the beautiful behind… of the Grand Beach Hotel Miami!
HELLO 2016!!! Another year has passed and another year comes to fill our lives with new experiences, journeys, stories, adventures, love and……. & whatever else comes along the way… That being said, yes, I was a little bit absent from my blog the last couple of weeks as I was on my annual holiday vacation to Miami… It’s here where I really had the chance to think about what I want for myself next year… I mean.. This year now… what I can see myself doing, what I really want to achieve… I say that because Miami really makes me dream, especially when I am in the design district.. All the glamour, the fashion the luxury..It really helps you keep your sense of standards set high..I feel like luxury and fashion always do that to me.. They keep me dreaming and keep motivated… That’s why I love coming here….Then.. there’s the other side of the spectrum.. The side where… Maybe I am afraid I won’t reach my goals, maybe, I won’t be able to acquire all that I want in 2016….What if no body want’s to follow me anymore in 2016? What if no one cares? What if, what if, what if….So many what if’s from so many different sides.. But oh well.. Can’t live in fear, can we….. All I personally know is that no matter what, everything happens for a reason.. Right!? So.. It’s time to get to work and enjoy the ride!! To everyone reading this!! Happy 2016… Let’s get it!..
Hey guys!! If you have been following me on my social media channels, then you know I just recently came back from my 3rd time attending Art Basel, in Miami! I had such an amazing time yet again, minus the lack of sun…. But we still #MadeItWork!! Aside from the dope festivities that I got to attend (stay tuned, coming up) I had the chance to experience and stay with a new gorgeous hotel called the Grand Beach Miami! Located at 48th and Collins, the hotel is perfectly located the perfect distance from all the South Beach madness but by all my personal favourite hang out places like the Soho House. The Grand Beach is a gorgeous property which backs up onto it’s own private pools and beach area…. One of my favourite parts of the Grand Beach Miami is it’s desire to create an affordably luxurious experience for it’s guests which you really get the essence of, in the design, in the service and in the overall experience with the hotel.. Another favourite definitely has to be the lobby, once you walk in, I can’t stress how gorgeous that marble lobby is.. Not only is it just a place to check in but it’s a library and lounge area, a bar and has a delicious little cafe that I will show you soon! Can’t wait to share more of my experience at the Grand Beach Miami and Art Basel 2015, so stay tuned!!!!!!
Very few times am I really ever left in awe and filled with wanderlust and dream.. I mean, the last time that probably happened was when Chanel whisked me away to Paris to join them on a multi-day excursion filled with fittings, a very special visit to a very special apartment and some other goodies.. Or… Maybe before that when I got to walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival for the very first time.. I’ve had some moments that have left me in awe and this my friends… This chic-as-ever, 48 or so hour trip with Veuve Clicquot to parts of Canada i’ve never even been to was definitely such a great experience!! What started with a 3 hour train ride from Montreal to Quebec in a Veuve Clicquot decked out train cart or caboose, whatever you would like to call it! It was so chic! We got on board at around 9:30AM, had some breakfast and by 11:00AM (the time that it’s actually legal to drink booze on that part of the country) the Veuve Clicquot began popping!! It was so effing chic!!.. Then we arrived in Quebec where we as a group walked together to our accommodation for the evening, the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Du Frontenac… A place where Veuve Clicquot’s heritage laid rich in the ambiance of this stunning chateau.. Getting to learn that Veuve Clicquot has been in Canada for 160 years.. Meaning that Veuve Clicquot was in Canada, before Canada was even Canada #EXCUSE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!.. Here we had a black-tie dinner for the 60 or so guests that were all invited by Veuve Clicquot…. The dinner was inspired by and modelled after the Queen’s Gala dinner from a period she was at the Chateau du Frontenac.. The dinner was gorgeous from the delicious food down to the copious amounts of Veuve Clicquot, we all sipped and cheers’d with throughout the evening! What a gorgeous experience!
Developed in joint venture with Enshaa Group – one of the region’s premier developers – Palazzo Versace Dubai, is slated to be the most luxurious hotel the Middle East has ever seen. Artistic director Donatella Versace has exclusively designed the interiors and furniture for each of the 215 rooms, bringing the universe of Versace truly to life. Every detail is exquisite, from the ceilings hand-detailed in gold, to the finest marbles and mosaics. The interiors imagine the Versace lifestyle through the contemporary eye of Artistic Director Donatella Versace, where everything is opulent. Throughout the design run the iconic motifs of Versace, such as the Medusa head, the Greek Key and the house’s legendary prints, with many designs created exclusively for the Palazzo Versace Dubai…. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT…. Dubai, I think I am definitely ready for you!!!! There will even be 169 residences in this place, just incase you literally never want to leave!!!!!!! This is definitely on my hit-list of places to go when I go to Dubai (whenever that will be lol!)
Hey guys!! If you’ve been following me on social media today then you will know I JUST landed in New York for the official BALMAIN for H&M launch event tomorrow! The morning we will have a press conference with the H&M team and Olivier and then later that evening we will go to the RUNWAY SHOW/PARTY/SHOP!!!! Stay tuned to my instagram & snapchat for all the madness AS IT HAPPENS!!!!!!! You know I got you!! XOJAY
There is an art to travelling… Especially when you are travelling at extreme capacities for like fashion weeks, month long journeys, work trips, etc… (all things which I have encountered).. When I first started travelling for my blog I would pack like a hot mess, and struggle around the airport with whatever cheap two wheel luggage I had…. Then the gates of luggage heaven finally opened their doors for me and there entered Rimowa! I had the pleasure of having the opportunity to get some Rimowa luggages over the last couple of years and I must say it’s really changed the game for me… Thanks to Rimowa’s Multiwheel® system the case is easy to move (It literally glides at the airport) even with an extremely heavy load, while the smart design of the inside offers plenty of space for luggage and souvenirs thanks to the adjustable flex-divider system… There are a bunch of different collections that Rimowa has, a couple of my favourites are the RIMOWA Limbo Carmona Red and the Rimowa Bossa Nova collection! Both feature luxurious and elegant colour (but obviously not to much, you don’t want the flashiest luggage screaming LOOK AT ME through the security check lol!!)..) its workmanship, the highest quality materials and its passion for detail.
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Have you ever dreamed of travelling the world? Just getting on a jet and going from destination to destination to… destination!? Well for the price of over $106,000 – $132, 000 USD per person/ticket – Your dreams can come true! Yes you are reading right hunnie!!! Luxury (Canadian founded!)hotel chain, Four Seasons has done the unthinkable and purchased a private air-craft that they are utilizing to provide the cream of the crop of their client list with unimaginable trips around the world and back.. Private dining experiences, culture immersive experiences, and just moments that I would only assume leave you breathless! Read more below!
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Miami has been nothing but sunshine, beach, shopping and eating. What is life!? I mean, I am definitely not complaining though! I checked out the Design District for the first time this trip and was so amazed to see how much it’s expanded since I first saw it last year during the holidays! It’s crazy how much is moving there. From Givenchy to Hermes, Cartier to Zegna! The entire fashion alphabet has made it’s way to Design District and not only that, the design of the actual architecture, buildings, grounds, etc. is just beautiful as well! I can’t wait until it all comes together!! All else aside, I finally found the perfect black crew-neck t-shirt of my dreams from IRO Paris – Also, this is my second debut of my new favourite shoes a.k.a these tan suede booties from Surface To Air which I seriously can’t get enough of.. Why did I wait so long to move over to this movement? I mean I tried it out but never committed! Now all of a sudden I’m just hooked! It’s that new me, that 2015 me #LOL!