November 19, 2014

Stef's highlights from Bangkok.

We're baaack! Our apologies again for how silent things have been around these parts as of late. 

Here is a quick highlight reel of our trip with the help of my Instagram photos...

 I know we've mentioned it before, but it is a long journey to get from Winnipeg, Canada to Bangkok, Thailand...

Pretty much the second we landed we celebrated with some beers and tropical cocktails. Yum! This Mai Thai just happened to match my nails perfectly, so I think that's a good sign, right?

We also immediately dove into the books that we had been saving to read poolside! I started with a good ol' classic by Fitzgearld; The Great Gatsby.

Going out for dinner was one of our favorite treats to look forward to at the end of the day and we definitely enjoyed many delicious meals while we were out there. This was taken in a Middle Eastern vegetarian restaurant called Ethos, a favorite of ours! Not only is the food incredible, but the restaurant also has a charming atmosphere and you get to sit on cushions on the floor to eat. Bonus points!

 Umm... excuse me? Little cats taking naps in the street?! Someone pinch me, this is my dream land!

Adorable cacti as far as the eye can see... now if only we were allowed to bring plants home in our suitcases... *sighhh.*

Sleepy traveler. Trying to catch a little shut-eye on my luggage while waiting in between flights.

 Stay tuned for more on our Bangkok trip update tomorrow from Erin!

XO, Stef

November 18, 2014

Meet 'The Distillery' & A Giveaway

We're excited to share our feature sponsor The Distillery with you guys today! Not only do they have an online shop loaded full of really unique pieces, but they share a love of Thailand with us! Speaking of which, we will be sharing photos & tips from our trip later on this week!
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October 24, 2014

Cozy Friday love.

You know those days where you're just exhausted and would give just about anything to escape to a cabin in the woods? I could use a wood stove, and cozy blankets and a good book and a hot cup of tea right about now. At least it's the weekend, and we're leaving in just a couple of days! One more day of work! Woop! I've been in holiday mode for like a week. Ha. Hope you guys have a relaxing weekend!
This. This right here. Is all I want.

I wanna sit in my sweatpants and eat a whole lot of these.

In my dream cabin situation, this fireplace would exist.

This (sold out) teapot is just perfection. 

You can't be at a cabin without cozy things like these incredible scarves that my friend Christie makes. You can follow her along on Instagram for now. 
Photo by Nikaela Peters, and the babe model is our friend Janessa Brunet! 
I got to participate in a trunk sale last night with Jill of Tony Chestnut and Christie, the amazing scarf maker and had such a nice time! I am so proud of all these amazing women in our city.

October 23, 2014

5 Reasons why we are excited to get outta town!

Our bags are (somewhat) packed and we are only four days away from leaving! Woo woo! Now the excitement is really starting to grow because we are officially in the home stretch! We only have a few more days of work left and then we get to say goodbye to Winnipeg and say a big hello to beautiful Bangkok!

Here are a few things that we are most looking forward to do when we arrive on the other side of the world:

1. Catching up on reading.
Saying that this year has been hectic would be the biggest understatement. Words cannot describe how excited we are to get out of town and just relax and reboot. We both have a stack of books that we can't wait to dive into the second we get on the plane!

2. Soaking up some much-needed rays.
Did we blink and totally miss summer? I think so! We are more than ready to get our sweat on in the humid Thai heat!

3. Shopping!
So much yes!! I cannot wait to navigate the narrow hallways at the Chatuchak Market in search of the perfect new piece (or two... or three...) to add to my wardrobe.

4. Eating delicious food
Mmm... spicy curry dishes! Fresh fruit shakes! Chang beer! Street pad thai! Doner kebabs! The list goes on and on and my mouth is watering as I type this...

5. Exploring new places and visiting old favorites.
Ah, Khao San Road, aren't you a sight for sore eyes?! We cannot wait to walk these crowded streets again! Also, since we aren't venturing out of Bangkok on this trip we will have plenty of time to explore new areas that we haven't been before, so if you have any suggestions of must-see places please let us know!