Friday, September 21, 2012

High Tea All In The Name Of Charity!

This Thursday I held an event for a few friends in the industry to join me for High Tea at the Windsor Arms hotel, to catch up and support a great cause all at the same time, Look Good Feel Better!!! If you have been to the Windsor Arms for their very famous Afternoon Tea lately you might have seen a hat rack filled with fun and stylish hats begging you to try them on. If you haven't been, you must go. If you choose to wear one of the hats for $5 all proceeds go to the charity Look Good Feel Better. When I heard about this program offered at the hotel it was a must that I go! And of course I had to bring friends with me to enjoy in one of the oldest social gathering out there!!

It was a great afternoon with amazing food, friends, tea and hats!

We had the pleasure of Sherry Abbott join us with Doctor Alex to enlighten us on this fabulous foundation. (Sherry is the stylish lady on the right in the front of the magazine below.) Just a beautiful lady inside and out who has dealt with her fair share of cancer, losing her mother to it, friends and dealing with the aftermath of when she was diagnosed years ago.  However, this outgoing, spirited and stunning figure leads this charity with pride and support to spread the word in letting women know that their is hope out there and sometimes if can be be found in a tube of lipstick. "At Look Good Feel Better, we believe that an improved self-image can help lift women's spirits and nurture hope, helping them face their illness with greater confidence. We like to call it a 'makeover for the spirit'."

I don't know about you, but I know I always feel better with a fresh face on, and maybe new shoes too!! hehe

The kit above is packed full with all donated products from the cosmetic companies, thank you for supporting them!  Its the necessity that every women possesses as their secret weapon in creating that glow they wish to see staring back at them in the mirror! The program helps women to understand that they don't have to lose their self image while they are dealing with Cancer, they offer tips and tricks, support and best of all hope to those! Help spread the word and if you come across a great hat, Sherry would love to have it for the charity! :)

Thank you to everyone who graced their presence that afternoon, to Sherry and Alex for sharing their story with us and to Windsor Arms for hosting us and putting on such a great program within your tea room! The program is for anyone who chooses to enjoy afternoon tea with a stylish hat on at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto.

Until next time
w&c designer girl!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Using Colour in the Kitchen!

Amy from Appliance Online is our guest blogger this week with a fun take on colour in the kitchen! Take it away Amy . . .
The kitchen. We all know it and we all use it.  In fact, over the years it has become more than just a place to keep food; it’s a living, breathing part of the home and the family. You have coffee with the girls at the breakfast bar or you talk (or moan!) about your day at work come suppertime with your loved ones.

Not only is the kitchen is the heart of the home, it should also be an extension of you and your family. Personalised. Colour can be a great way to do this. With that in mind, here are some inspirational ideas for making color a vital part of your kitchen design.

Red really makes a statement. It’s bright, bold and solid. Deep reds really catch the eye and can be a vibrant addition to any kitchen.

If you want to take a more subtle tact, the classic white is always a favorite as its elegance and simplicity means it can be co-ordinated with little hints and splashes of colour and steel.

If you like the ocean, then bring it home by adding some Aqua-influenced touches to your kitchen. The right shades of blues can really turn your kitchen from zero to hero!

Here are some unusual uses of color and design that I think are amazing. I wish my kitchen was as bold as these.

And to finish, here’s a picture of a puppy. For no reason, I just think it’s cute!

 About the author

Amy Boff works as a writer for Appliances Online. She has a dog named Harvey and her favourite films are The Bodyguard, Sleepless in Seattle and Fight Club.

OH MY GOODNESS that is the cutest dog, it can't be real . . .
Thanks Amy for sharing very inspiring!
Until next time,
w&c designer girl!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Black and White Designs!

Okay like many of you, I am sure your intentions are to jump on to pinterest just for a few minutes and then a hour goes by and you are still lost in all the images!!  Well I stumbled upon Valerie Anglade's boards, and wow they are nicely organized!! Well as most of you know I am in love with the colour white, needless to say I feel in love with Valerie' black and white decor board, take a peak at why . . . My First Little Place: 19.7 Randomsblack & straw

Hege in France: All black today..★
BRUN / APOLLO Architects & Associates//Elle Decoration UK is the best. #black #white #modern #decorBy Daniella Witte★ Miluccia ◆: Black HomeHege in France: Tuesday randoms.
beautiful tiles by the style files, via FlickrM. Hoogervorst / Anouk B
And endless more . . . .
Until next time,
w&c designer girl!!


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