Monday, April 28, 2014

tiaraiconSanta Maria {CUBA}

As much as I'm a person who likes to go-go-go, sometimes it's nice to take a break from technology, work & everyday stressors. My man and I just returned from a week long vacation in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba where sand, sun, surf, beach & booze were staples in our daily routine.  I drove a speed boat, we swam with dozens of tropical fish while snorkeling and we explored historical Havana. It was a very relaxing trip and now that it's back to reality I already miss the slow paced vacation lifestyle.  Here are some of my favourite photos from our trip:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

tiaraiconaccessory addict {glasses}

I've needed glasses since I was 8 years old.  I clearly remember being very excited about the idea of glasses and thought they were so cool.  Until I reached Junior High, got called four eyes and decided they were very uncool.  So when I turned 15 and got fitted for contact lenses I couldn't be happier.  Until I reached University and thought it was cool once again to wear glasses (but fashion glasses, worn over my contact lenses).  Ah the flip flopping I have done over eyeglasses.  I currently associate them with relaxation and sleep as I don't usually take out my contacts until bedtime.  However I do like to sport them on occassion, as a geeky chic accessory.  Speaking of glasses as an accessory, sunglasses are both practical and stylish and I don't leave the house on a sunny day without a pair perched on top of my head.



Coach, Marshalls (c/o)

Glasses USA (c/o)

Smart Set




Do you like to accessorize with glasses? Eye or sun?

Monday, April 7, 2014

tiaraiconshoes & didgeridoos

Last week I was invited to two very fashionable events supporting Canadian talent.  The first, a launch of designer Ron White's shoe collection for Holt Renfrew.  The second, a vernissage at a new art gallery & tattoo shop in my neighbourhood. I invited my curly haired better half to join me and we made a Thursday date night of shoes & didgeridoos!

Dress- Peter Pilotto for Target; Shrug-Vintage; Clutch- Swapped; Belt- United Colors of Benetton; Bracelets & Shoes- Thrifted; Necklace- The Dunes PEI

The thing I love most about Ron White's shoes is that they're designed for both functionality & fashion, meaning they're comfortable and chic!
This shoe's iridescent quality reminds me of something a mermaid would wear, so whimsical.

It looks like a killer, but Ron White created the world's first All Day Heels technology using NASA Poron!

With beauty guru & perfume whisperer Jane of Daly Beauty.

The first lady, Laureen Harper is a fashionable supporter of Ron White's impeccable designs.

With the lovely Deb McCain (how fab is her coral suit!)
My tootsies are sample size so I tried on a pair of Rob White's heels for fun.  They're like a stylish pillow for your feet, I gave an audible sigh of delight when slipping them on.
An animated conversation about shoes (what else!) with the one and only Ron White.

The first lady knows how to strut her stuff in Ron White!

Champagne & heels, does it get any better?

The adorable shoe cookie gifts (which were Oreos dipped in chocolate, yum!)

After oo'ing and aah'ing over gorgeous heels that I hope to one day be able to afford, we headed to an entirely different creative scene crawling with artists and musicians.  
With Ben, my future tattoo artist for a piece I am getting later this year at the Railbender Tattoo Studio.

Celebrating Mat Dube's vernissage.

The ethnic melodies of the Didgeridoo (played by none other than artist Mat Dube himself!)

What is your idea of a fun date night?