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.

Fall colours

It's that time again.  Time for cozy sweaters and comforting foods.  Today, I've rounded up some of my favourite things to eat and wear for fall.  

Summer for me usually calls for salads and lighter fare but fall is a whole other story.  Fresh bread, a hearty breakfast and of course treats like s'mores by the fire are things I crave during the fall (although, I think s'mores are good any time of the year!).

I personally love fall fashion—I'm drawn to simple silhouettes and neutral colours which is fun to mix up when layering for the colder weather.  I also love how different fabrics like wool, tweed and cashmere can add dimension to your outfit.  What are your fall favourites? - Amy 


1. via Always with Butter

2. via Lovely Pepa

3. via Cooked. Photo by Izy Hossack

4. via Wit and Delight

5. via Epicure Aperture

6. via J.Crew, Pinterest Page

7. via The Kitchen Magpie

8. via Harpers Bazaar