I first discovered this restaurant online about a year and a half ago and was just memorized by the dream like state it left me in and more if anything the dream like state it was! I had really never seen anything quite like this before, it is magnificent to me!! Now some time later I am hitting myself on the head for being to zombified by this beautiful venue that I forgot to share… Here is the luxury dining space by Alain Ducasse in the Paris’ 5 Star luxury hotel, Plaza Athénée… You know that iconic and magical hotel Carrie Bradshaw stayed at in Paris!?!? See some pics of my next MUST-GO spot when I am in Paris next!!! And maybe you are doing what I am doing, but based on how beautiful the venue is I am just assuming that the food is equally as magnificent! I am literally planning my rehearsal wedding dinner here for when I get married.. NOW.. ALL I NEED IS THE GROOM!! LOL!! You know that iconic and magical hotel Carrie Bradshaw stayed at in Paris!?!? See some pics of my next MUST-GO spot when I am in Paris next.

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I instantly fell in love with the work of Donald Martiny, upon coming across his work online while scrolling through some of my favourite tumblr’s and websites. I love how he has taken something so practical and overlooked, being the simple stroke of a brush and turned it into it’s own being and work of art, the simple curves and twists that the brushes make evoke emotion and play with light without having to do anything…. As you can imagine a Martiny piece does not come cheap with the general range starting at about £17,000 to upwards….

“Donald Martiny’s work forces us to question the established definitions which form the backbone of our understanding of painting as both a pursuit and a product, and of paint as a medium. In challenging the viewer in these ways, it is not only visually exciting but intellectually invigorating.”

Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art

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Beats has gotten another wave of the apple touch in a clever, cute, clean and fun campaign video showcasing their new rage of wireless products… ‘Got No Strings’, is the new global campaign from the brand showcasing all the benefits of living wirelessly. The campaign stars the all new Beatsx, Beats Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless products alongside an international cast of carefree A-listers effortlessly moving through their daily life, empowered by the new wireless line-up from Beats.

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Am I ever excited to share with you the newest addition to my Hermes collection! I am still in a state of disbelief that I was able to acquire this beautiful piece so quickly and effortlessly.. As I’ve read and been told in the past, the Hermes Kelly Cut (the clutch version of the Hermes Kelly Bag) is one of the rarest leather bags to acquire from Hermes, mainly because it’s produced in such low quantities in comparison to the (of course, iconic) Birkin & Kelly bags. From some insight that I received and overheard since inquiring about acquiring this piece, I learned that at the Madison Avenue store in Manhattan they had only received about 11 Kelly Cut bags this year so far which when you really think about it is quite crazy considering the the volume of the other products they have even including Birkin’s & Kelly’s. I personally fell in love with the bag quite some time ago after seeing it countless times flaunted ever so chicly by it’s wearers… I made my inquiry about a month and a half ago for my dream Kelly Cut bag.. It would have to be in silver hardware and black swift leather which I thought would be so edgy, simple and chic AND of course, go perfect with my mountain of leather jackets and leather pants!!! AND fast forward a month and a half later and there it was! Exactly what I wanted (my FIERCE little dream!)… Keep scrolling below to see a few more pics of the bag being unboxed!!

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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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When you think that one… One being, Uncle Karl, could never out do himself.. There he goes again.. Then again, we should know by now, that there is never really any stopping the genius that is Karl Lagerfeld…. For the Spring/Summer 2017 collection runway presentation, Team Chanel, turned the Grand Palais into a digital science center making “Intimate technology” the theme of his collection. It is stated that Lagerfeld’s vision for this collaboration ‘celebrates a woman walking through kilometres of cables, metallic racks and computer cabinets: she is the very heart of the Data Center CHANEL, she who is the final word and the mistress of this digital universe. This season more than ever, with grace and tenderness, femininity takes control in a collection that allies the audacity of lingerie and the comfort of tweed. The Spring-Summer 2017 CHANEL woman wears her babydoll and negligee in silk and lace. And over that she nonchalantly sports a tweed jacket with rounded shoulders, long sleeves and wide lapels, and a pair of culottes zipped at the front and back. She wears a robot-clutch.’ – All in all I have to say THAT LITTLE MINI ROBOT CLUTCH IS EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!! I said on social media ‘let the OCD’ begin.. I can imagine it’s already pre-ordered to the gods and back!!!! Can’t wait to see these looks (my favourites above) come to life in campaigns, editorials and more as the time comes! Happy #PFW!

#DATACENTERCHANEL #SPRINGSUMMER2017 #PFW

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Shortly after the release of his new single Starboy, Toronto’s very own, The Weeknd unveils the follow up track ‘False Alarm’. I’ve never heard anything like this from The Weeknd so it’s exciting to hear a new and strategically random direction!! Can’t wait for what comes next!! [Listen Below]

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I don’t know what it is about this collection but there is something that just makes me say DOWNTOWN COOL SUPER HERO UBAN GIRL CHIC!?!?!? AM I right or am I just have another wave of delusional thoughts that come and go from the excitement I get every time a Versace collection comes to the runway? This season Versace presented a cool collection featuring a svelte and sleek aesthetic infused with hints of MOD style vibes.. The collection was also accompanied by powerful contrasting colours and luxe textures, all blending perfectly to make this seasons collezione!

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Today Balmain showed their Spring/Summer 2017 runway show inspired by the unique strength of those strong women that designer, Olivier Rousting calls his Balmain army. Women that never shy away from showing their softer side, sure in the knowledge that there’s no longer any need to shout. For me the collection was quite a surprise, following all the Met Gala moments that ensued in New York I was sure that Olivier would be putting heavy, intense, high embellished looks down the runway for this collection but to my surprise he did the complete opposite and showcased a softer, lighter and flowier runway show which theoretically makes sense for a Spring/Summer collection! AS MUCH as you know I am obsessed with my pearls, crystals & etc. it is indeed refreshing to see a new style come into the ethos of Balmain.

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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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