Statement Wall at Bar Neon

So this on/off spring and summer weather that Mother Nature keeps teasing us with really needs to stop. For one thing, it can’t be good for global warming. In a few years, we will have probably done some serious damage to the ecosystem and it may not be pretty. Second point to mention is that many of us are more likely to get sick. This hot and cold back and forth-ness is just too much to ha ... >
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Sorry/Not Sorry for Winter

Winter has got to be the longest and dreariest season of the year. Dark days. Bitter cold temperatures. And so much snow. So what do we do to cheer up and stay warm? Find comfort, enjoyment, and warmth in the company of great friends and delicious coffee. In mid February, my pal and amazing photographer, Goran Petkovsky and I did just that. We at Sorry Cafe in Yorkville, sipped on great lattes and ... >
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It’s Ok to be a Grey Thinker

Head shot of Meg.
One that was always preached at Aritzia during my 10 year stint with them, was that everyone had to more of a “grey thinker”. Being too black and white could be detrimental. Truthfully, I do believe in this. There are moments when it is required to be a very decisive decision maker and must adhere to specific rules, regulations, policies and legislation. Om the other hand, being a R ... >
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Stendig Ready for 2017

Photo of the Stendig Calendar on the wall.
There is something re-fereshing about starting something new. Writing on the first page of a crisp, new notebook. Taking the first gulp of a freshly poured drink. Wearing a new coveted fashion piece for its inaugural appearance. And yes, even starting a new year with a brand new unmarked calendar is magical! Finally! Man it was a hard thing to find, but I have gotten my hands on a Stendig calendar ... >
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Christmas Socks Instead of Christmas Sweaters

Socks
The Holiday season is one of my most favourite times of the year. It’s special because it marks a time of when many of us reconnect and catch up on things we have done throughout the year. To add an element to the fun, I decided to throw in the idea of Christmas sweaters, you know, the ugly Christmas ones? My idea was faced with a lot of protest, so we compromised on Christmas socks instead. My ... >
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Club Monaco Gets a Refresh

A shot of the entrance of Club Monaco.
When you think of Club Monaco, what initially comes to mind? This once Canadian owned fashion company has grown up! It looks quite spiffy in it’s new renovated stores. I remember it in the mid 90s when it was best known for its sweat shirts and crew neck T-shirts. Club Monaco Original Logo Sweater   Fast forward almost 20 years later, and you will find much more than athletic sweatshir ... >
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Finally Got My Hands on a Proenza Schouler Bag

And there it was, just hanging and waiting for me on the rack. And by “it” I am referring to my recently acquired Proenza Schouler PSII mini. For years, and I mean years, I have been drooling over Proenza bags and  dreaming of owning one. They are not something one buys every day as they cost quite a few pretty pennies. Celebrities, fashion bloggers, and those in the fashion scene oft ... >
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Vincent – A Women’s Fashion Boutique on Preston

Photo looking into the store, showcasing some of the displays of clothing.
Nestled right in the heart of Little Italy along Preston Street, lies the cutest and trendiest women’s apparel boutique that goes by the name of Vincent. The first time I stepped foot in the store, I was immediately greeted by the smiling faces of the dynamic sister duo of Amanda and Angie. They welcomed me into their store like it was their home. One can’t help but fall in love with t ... >
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Filly in the City

When you combine the horse world with the fashion world in an urban downtown setting, you get Filly in the City.  Christine Curtin, the owner of the store, combined her passion for horses and previous work experience to bring Filly and the City to life back in mid December.  On a recent trip back to Toronto, I had the opportunity to speak with Christine after she kindly invited me to take a look ... >
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Ottawa Says Goodbye to Holt Renfrew

It is always sad to see an iconic business, event, institution, or legacy leave, and the Ottawa Holt Renfrew is no different. For the past 78 years, the Ottawa Holt Renfew has taken residency on along the historic Sparks Street.  It will close it’s doors for good on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. Outside the Holt Renfew in Ottawa with its liquidation signs. Holt Renfrew Ottawa. From a branding ... >
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