perfect pairs

I hope all of you are having a great week.  I'm naturally drawn to black and white but lately I've been eyeing mustards and oranges.  Perhaps the colourful fall leaves are inspiring me?

Today, I'm sharing another set of my favourite pairs.  I'm loving the colours and textures below.  Do you have a favourite? – Amy

New Store - Ardith

I'm excited to announce a new store hitting our neighbourhood. Ardith is a new lifestyle fitness store started by my friend Miranda. She's going to be carrying edgy, fashion-forward lines like Michi, Lucas Hugh, Oiselle, Alo Yoga, Lolë and Daub and Design. (Daub and Design, by the way, is West Coast company started by my husband's cousin - such a small world.)

Until December, Ardith will have a pop-up shop in the Sama Yoga Studio space (197 Sorauren Avenue) every Thursday (11-5pm), Friday (1-8pm) and Saturday (1-8pm). After that she moves to Roncesvalles into the amazing Lady Toronto Exclusives space.

I remember Miranda talking to me about this idea back in the summer. I had no doubt that she would turn her dream into a reality. SO happy for you, sweet Miranda! By the way,  if you're wondering where the name Ardith came from - it belongs to Miranda's grandmother. Her constant source of inspiration.

fall wishlist

Over the past couple of months, I have been editing my home and closet.  I've decided to try something different this season – I've minimized my wardrobe to only keep the items that I truly love to wear.  It's forced me to look for classic pieces while shopping, items that are durable and have longevity.  So I've put together the top 5 items on my wishlist for this fall:  a big thick scarf, booties that go with everything, a leather cross body bag, a wool coat and a sweater perfect for layering.  - Amy

Shop the Post!


1. via A Love Is Blind

2. via Ivana Revic

3. via Ellen Claesson

4. via Fashion Me Now

5. via J.Crew Pinterest Page



What's on your fall wish list?


Rooms That Take Risks

In the October issue of Chatelaine, we did a story on Bold and Fearless Decorating. Pinterest and blogs have made the world a much smaller place where images of inspiring interiors fill our monitors everyday. I feel that more and more people are making gutsy choices when it comes to their homes. These three rooms below certainly prove the point.

Studio Pepe

Studio Pepe

The best thing about these rooms is that the look is pretty easy to achieve simply through paint. Would you be willing to take this kind of decorating risk? Are you bold and fearless when it comes to decorating?

I'll be at The Home Depot in Etobicoke tonight from 6-8pm offering free paint advice with CIL paints. Drop by and say hello! We can talk bold and fearless decorating.