style | summer heat

03 Jul 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in STYLE

DRESS  |  SANDAL  |  ILIA  |  WATCH  |  TOTE Here in Toronto we are loving the heat. It’s been a long time coming and even though we have shared a few sunny days with a little rain, summer has been beautiful.  I love the less layers, great hair days and sun kissed skin but what I love most about summer is air conditioning. Yup, that’s…

Printable | Father’s Day

15 Jun 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in PRINTABLES

Happy Father’s day to all the wonderful Dad’s out there who throw a ball, wipe a tear, push a swing, smother with kisses and proudly wear Winnie the Pooh stickers. And to my husband~ thank you for wearing a princess crown and cuddling piglet simply because she asks.   Enjoy this free printable and turn it into wrapping paper, a cute card or decorate your…

Love | Sunday Suppers

09 Jun 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in LOVE

I spent a little time this weekend researching photography and styling tips hoping to learn how to achieve that elusive ‘perfect’ shot you see so many bloggers and professionals do. Do you do that too? Spend lots of time researching and learning? I do. Constantly.  I love learning the basics and then playing around with it to make it my own. It was during this…

Create | Sunga Park

04 Jun 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in CREATE

I finished a drawing yesterday that was inspired by the streets and shops of Paris so I wanted to inspire you all with these beautiful watercolours by South Korea wallpaper designer, Sunga Park. Her beautiful detailed buildings seem to wash away in a whimsical and almost dream like way. As an artist I struggle with the constant need to paint every little detail so I…

LOVE | CORIUMI

29 May 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in LOVE

I found this etsy shop this morning when I was searching for an artist to feature this week and I just HAD to share it. I love the pretty colours, attention to detail,  geometric patterns and the amazing price point. LOVE! You can find the shop here. It has been busy around here lately with work and family stuff but luckily I thrive in chaos….

printables | wallpaper

24 May 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in PRINTABLES

I have been customizing my wallpapers for years so I thought I’d share my favourite with you. It’s not technically a printable but I hope you love it as much as I do! Choose your favourite colour palette and click download. Enjoy xo please read before downloading. please read before downloading. please read before downloading. please read before downloading. please read before downloading. please read…

inspire | dance

23 May 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in INSPIRE

Ballerina  |  Ballet Shoes  | My inspiration this week is in honour of the inner ballerina in us all and my daughters first ballet recital this Sunday.   My weekend begins tonight with a photo shoot for my little ballerina in full costume and makeup, then a Saturday morning dance studio practice, a Sunday afternoon on stage rehearsal and then the big finale; a two…

style | Red

16 May 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in STYLE

Dress  |  Shoe  |  Lipstick  |  Hat  |  Jeans  |  Tote  | There is something about the colour red that I never get tired of. It doesn’t matter what year or what season it is; whether you go bold or keep it subtle, you should always have a little bit of red in your wardrobe.  Loving these items for summer! What is your must-have summer…

Life | Mother’s Day

11 May 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in LIFE

Noodle Bowls  |  Herb Planter  |  Botanical Sachets  |  Love You Mom Pears Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mom’s in the world! Whether you are a mom, have a mom, miss your mom,  are a step-mom, or a grandmother; today we honour you and thank you. I am so lucky to be mom to two beautiful little girls and I will be stealing…

Create | StillLife

10 May 2014 Posted by Sam and Duke in CREATE

wish you were here  |  yarn and thread  | pestle and mortar  | heart coffee  |  baby’s breath  | In today’s visually frenzied social media world everything boils down to one important element. Photographs. Whether your promoting a product, a service or yourself as a brand, the photographs you use capture your audience.  Carefully collected pretty things; strategic placement of objects on textured backgrounds and…