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35 Perfect Gifts For Everyone on Your Holiday List

12.07.2016


This year I've decided to include my first official, legit and cute gift guide ideas with 35 awesome options for pretty much anyone on your list including your DIY friends, your home decor favorites, your BFF, your hard to buy for mother, your foodie bestie and even for you, because let's be real, I really want to keep all these items for myself.
Are you game this Christmas?


For moms (image above)
one. fluoro heart print  two. bluetooth speakers  three. kids art personalized calendar
four. pure argan oil  five. mini flamingo baby dress






For home decor lovers
one. gold pouf  two. 2017 wall calendar  threepineapple measuring cups
four. dominos book of decorating  five. pressed glass photo frame  six. letter board




For your foodie friend

one. cheese board two. rectangular Le Creuset casserole three. aesop hand wash
four. lolli & pops peppermint bark five. cake server  six.  old-fashioned glasses set

For your BFF

one. bando bag  two. natural bag  three. body coffee scrub
four. slinky bracelets five. monster earrings  six. fujifilm instax pink camera 
seven. clip string lights 

For your DIY lover friend

one. letterboard phone case two. DIY hanging terrarium  three. DIY organic hair care kit
four. how to make art book   five. wine making kit



For him
one. document folio two. pour-over coffee system  three. carry on cocktail kit
four. dream soap set five. classic belt   six. antique shave set




Happy Holidays!
xo




Celebrating Nico's 4th Birthday with a Pollock Party!

12.06.2016


We celebrated Nico's fourth birthday a few days ago with a great artistic party, inspired in Pollock, that he absolutely loved.

This little one has been drawing lots in the past year and every time I pick him up at daycare, I have a ton of new ones to bring home, it's his ultimate addiction and we couldn't be prouder of it.

When I was looking for ideas on Pinterest (of course), I thought a splatter party would be a dream and I was lucky enough to find a place in the city, yaaahoooo. His funfetti party was a total success and he still talks about it saying things like: mama I had the best party of my entire life. Yes you did my little lovey!

We feel extremely lucky to have him and I think I couldn't love him more because it's not even possible. I can't wait to see you discovering life and sharing with you the best memories. 











Party details
Venue - 4cats studio
Party package - Paint Splatter Party
Decor - Michael's + Target + VdeV + Ikea + Dollarama

Photography - Gabriella Di Stefano
Cakepops - Chaogato


Local Love: A charming neighbourhood, Pointe-Nord

11.30.2016



Could you believe me if I confess I have a neighborhood crush?
As a mama of two that loves discovering new places, enjoying a good Sunday brunch, a quiet walk with stunning picturesque views by the water and an impeccable interior design, I can say I'm all about keeping an active city lifestyle full of all the perfect little details.

Montreal has a new up-and-coming neighborhood and it's gaining a recognized notoriety with a fantastic location only 5 minutes from downtown and with a perfect mix of the European old world charm and the best of the modern infrastructure, all in one place, in Pointe-Nord.

To help you discover all the perfect little details about this vibrant community in Nuns Island, I've put together a list for you of some of the greatest things to do and see, even if you don't live here (yet). 



Sweet Mornings 

Famous for it's finest pastries, artisanal bread and finger lickin'good croissants, Mamie Clafoutis is a must if you're looking for a warm sip of coffee along with a great snack. The Nuns Island location is simply delightful, bright and cozy. With communal tables, exposed brick and wood walls and a great interior design, you'll feel connected and ready to start your day as a truly champion.
Little details you need to try: a double shot espresso (the barista is the espresso master), a piece of their dreamy Mamie chocolate cake and any muffin of the day, simply delish!



It's all about a waterfront lifestyle

Sometimes Montrealers tend to forget we live on a beautiful island and aside national parks and the suburban areas of the city, we don't really enjoy a daily waterfront lifestyle. Pointe-Nord is the first neighborhood in the downtown core with direct access to the magnificent Saint-Lawrence river with some spectacular views you'll appreciate in any season.
Little details you need to see: During summer, grab your bike and enjoy Montreal's skyline in a waterfront bike path and head directly to Marche Atwater, finish off your day hosting a picnic with friends and enjoying the best view of the city! 




A smarter way of living

Nowadays sustainability and LEED projects play a great role in the way we live, consume and raise our families. Pointe-Nord is one of the few certified LEED ND Gold neighborhood in the country and planned as a green project, respecting the environment with the use of smart renewable energy sources and including only non-toxic materials.
Little details you need to do: Enjoy all the green hidden gems of this neighborhood, walk by one of the many pedestrian paths and be surprised with the beautiful landscaping and wildflowers. There are multiple eco options as well including Bixi's and public transport heading to downtown in less than 15 minutes. 


Enjoy a gourmet break

When the most happening restaurant in Outremont opened it's doors in Pointe-Nord, I knew it was going to be the star of fine dining in the area. Serving a fantastic brunch, lunch and dinner menus, Les Enfants Terribles will charm you with an immense terrace right on the river and a great decor you'll adore.
Little details you need to try: We usually go for Brunch and their benedicts are a hit! Ask for the daily specials, they're extremely worth it. If you're swooning over some sweet, don't miss out the peanut butter brownie, so good! 




All the things you need in one place

This urban village has a true essence and a heart and you'll feel a vibrant community vibe everywhere you go. Pointe-Nord has a great main street with only the best mix of curated and finest local businesses where you'll find all the things you need. Pointe-Nord's communal plaza hosts special events and concerts you simply can't miss.
Little details you need to try: Have a relaxing time enjoying a yoga class in the new Breathepod studio, offering daily classes in hot yoga, fusion, meditation, and yoga, with the very best like-minded instructors in the area. Check the full schedule here
Pointe-Nord is definitely a world-class vision of a great urban village any Montrealer will be proud of and I just can't wait to see what's next.

For more information about this new development, read more on Facebook, Instagram and website


Sponsored content: This post is sponsored by Pointe-Nord, but opinions and content expressed here are my own.



OOTD From the Week: All About Basics

11.29.2016

When it comes to basics, I could be their queen and I'm proud of it.
I can't get enough of plain shirts, t-shirts, blouses and anything you can imagine. 
#plaingirlteam

I'm a huge fan of chunky scarves that will make you feel cozy and loved (I tend to hug a lot, even my scarfs, lol).
This pink jacket and metallic ankle boots are officially on repeat and number one this winter season, as long as we don't get lots of snow outta there.  
yeah for statement earrings! yeeeeah! 





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