SJ’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2023
We know Mother’s Day is around the corner, don’t worry we got you covered with all the best online and local giftables. Just like we do for all our clients during their personal shops, we’ve preselected some of the best gifts for all the special mom’s in your life! These poetry books are written by…
For the Love of the Job: The Trifecta of Dressing (Well)
The daily routine of our lives is an easy one to become lost in. All the changes. The hustle. The ever elusive search for work/life balance (tell me I’m not the only one?!) It’s not unusual to feel like you are being consumed by the business of being busy and forgetting how important it is…
Hitting the Ground Running: The Woes of a Working Mom
Moving from the final countdown to the newborn stage then back to work, it’s been a blur. Two months in and I started back at work… if I’m being honest, I was sending work emails a month in. But I was doing that all safely from home while my baby was fast asleep in her…
The Final Countdown for Baby & I
I worked all the way up until I physically couldn’t. I had this notion in my head: I wanted to accomplish as much as I could work-wise before baby came. During the whole eighth month of my pregnancy the stylists and I styled a large group for an up-and-coming website relaunch. There were a lot…
Choosing a Paint Colour – The Basics
There’s no one size fits all for paint- so many variables come into play. What are your existing hard and soft furnishings? Do you have warm or cool undertones in your space? How much natural light does the room get? And if you want to get really technical, which DIRECTION does the light come from?
Somehow Hiring Myself? A Stylist’s Perspective on Maternity Wear
Did you know shopping therapy isn’t just a myth? It is proven shopping releases endorphins. It genuinely makes you happy. Maybe that’s why I love clothes, it’s always made me happy! I love figuring out what the new trends will be. Like any collector, I love incorporating new pieces to my growing collection.
First Trimester Marathon
When I found out I was pregnant it was late March, we had just come back from a quick trip home—Toronto. I was just getting over the lingering effects of covid but the nausea and fatigue (not to mention the cough) was something I just couldn’t shake.
Our Pandemic Renovation Pt 4 –The Highs, Lows and Occasional Deep Breaths
We made it! We moved in, renovations still ongoing, but we once again had a permanent home base. What a whirlwind. Before you go any further, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this blog post so you don’t think I’m totally crazy when you read the next sentence. All I can…
Our Pandemic Renovation Pt 3 – Making Progress
By Spring, the finish line was almost in sight. The sun was shining, COVID-positive tests had come and gone within our household, and we were counting down the days until our June move. Our renovation had taken on a life of its own and at this point there was no slowing it down. Upstairs, the…
Our Pandemic Renovation Pt 2 – Saving & Splurging
It’s January and we’re in the thick of it. Knee deep in demolition, selections, and about 5 feet of snow (see below, I’m not kidding). I felt like I was on decision over-ride at this time, working with my own clients by day and then working on design decisions for my own home in the…
Our Pandemic Renovation Pt 1 – How it Started & Upfront Considerations
One year in, we got the pandemic itch. How so? Well, like so many others, we decided we needed a change. And so the journey started as we left our “forever” house in Moncton (that we had just built in 2018) and decided to make Halifax home. After searching for a few months, we found…
What Does Your Home Say About You?
I’ve often thought about this myself. I’ve always loved being surrounded by beautiful things that are comfortable and practical but also when I think of spending a lot of time in one space I want it to feel like a great outfit that comes together with unusual pieces that look fantastic together. I also want…
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