Wednesday, July 15, 2015

the calgary stampede

One of my best friends Darcie invited me to go to the Calgary Stampede with her this year and without even a hesitation, I accepted. Finally, I felt like I was going home to the mothership! I packed two dresses, cut off jean shorts, two tank tops and a pair of sunglasses. All I needed was a pair of cowboy boots. When we arrived, can you guess what our first stop was? You guessed it! I bought myself my first pair of authentic cowboy boots! I've never been happier. 

Darcie, myself, her dad and a bunch of his work friends all went to a rodeo. This was my first time ever going to one. All of the events were super quick which made each one really exciting. They would introduce each of the cowboys before their event. They had the hottest cowboy names ever and were so dreamy. There is something about a man in a cowboy hat, tucked in button down, jeans and cowboy boots that makes my heart flutter. 

xo sara

Sunday, June 28, 2015

cottage weekend

A couple friends and I had a lovely weekend at my cottage in Northern Ontario. When we arrived late Friday night, we caught a stunning sunset! It was a peaceful evening so we were able soak in all of the beautiful surroundings.

There is something pretty awesome about making breakfast at the cottage. Maybe it's because it is the start of a day spent entirely with your friends, or maybe you know that the sun is coming up and you know it will be filled with sunshine? Whatever the reason, it's my favourite and I think the gang agrees. 

xo sara

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

quick trip home to toronto

Isn't my mum super cute?! She owns, in my opinion, the best home decor store around. If you haven't already been to Jacaranda Tree & Co, be sure to pop in and say hello when you're in Toronto strolling along Mount Pleasant Road. This is a picture of her in front of her shop!

Outfit Details
Sunglass, Vintage Vuarnet Sunglasses
Purse, J.CREW
Watch, Daniel Wellington

We went out for dinner to Boland's Open Kitchen which is a couple doors down from Jacaranda Tree.  One of the wonderful things about Mount Pleasant Village is that all of the shops and restaurants care to get to know you and treat you like a friend. Chris Boland is the owner and head chef at Boland's and he always makes a point of coming over to our table, sitting down with us and catching up on our lives. He rocks and if you're in the neighbourhood and looking for a nice home cooked style meal and great company, head on over to Boland's. 

xo sara