Welcome back!

Do you remember in my previous post when I talked about some ideas for a winter retreat? Well, we had the privilege to spend a weekend at the ultra luxurious Four Seasons Toronto Hotel. We were lucky enough to be accommodated for the 1 Bedroom Corner Suite for the hubby and baby Lucas too!

Comfy comfy!

 https://www.fourseasons.com/toronto/accommodations/suites/deluxe_one_bedroom_suite/

They didn’t forget the bubblies!

Overall, I want to say that the experience was great. From the moment we saw the suite, we were quite impressed. The room was HUGE! The atmosphere was great and the staff made us feel right at home! I’m going to describe the experience in much more detail down below. My advice is that this really is the perfect place for family or an important occasion. Hello, last-minute Valentine’s Date idea!

Morning with my favorite two cuties! Don’t worry there is no coffee in the cup

The main bedroom, complete with a toddler’s crib

A present for Lucas!

The view from our full ceiling window

Look at all that space! We would have some friends over later

Beautiful bathroom, complete with a digital mirror

The amazing master bathroom

Lucas is sizing daddy up! :D

We took Lucas out for dinner

Charcuterie board and fried cauliflower

lyon-style northern pike quenelle with cognac-lobster sauce

Seared scallops

 

Service: 10/10

Four Seasons is known for their personalized and highly attentive service. Every experience and encounter made us feel like VIPs. In a pinch, staff were able to deliver flowers, extra trays and even a microwave for heating up some take-out. Everyone knew our names and addressed us in a professional and courteous manner and it all surpassed my expectations!

 

Location: 10/10

This hotel is located in Yorkville, one of the most elegant parts of the city and not saturated with the usual downtown crowds. We look leisurely strolls around the coffee shops and a mandatory visit to the Chanel flagship store in Toronto. Besides from luxury shopping and fine dining, there were some photoshoot spots for me as well. Later in the evening, my friends had no problems visiting us, as the hotel is also one block away from Bay St Subway Station.

 

Dining and Breakfast: 8/10

The Four Seasons team treated us to a very nice dinner CAFÉ BOULUD. Inspired by Chef Daniel Boulud’s family’s meals in Lyon, the menu features French classics and many unique tastes as well. I ordered the seared scallops and the hubby tried the signature QUENELLE DE BROCHET (lyon-style northern pike quenelle with cognac-lobster sauce). They also have a Winterlicious / Summerlicious Menu if you’re interested.
 
As for breakfast, nothing stood out to me in particular. I would have to stay it’s the only part of the hotel that didn’t surpass any expectations.

 

Room Features: 9/10

The room features various gadgets such as an iPad menu, Bose stereo, mirror-TV in the bathroom and 2 flat screen TVs. There were two bathrooms as well as a toddlers crib provided on request. One of the bathrooms was spacious, with a very large bathtub and a view that washes away any stress. The hotel also gave us the little items we needed to take care of Lucas. This included a gifted Honest Company care set, diaper genie and a crib that Lucas mistook for a cute little jail.
 

Plenty of room in the bathroom

Lucas did not enjoy this crib though!

 

I hope you enjoyed my review. If you’re visiting Toronto, this should be one of your luxury hotel options!

Love, Kerina

PS. As noted from the start, we were lucky enough to get accommodated by the hotel. This blog post was done on my own accord. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!
 

Hello Bunnies!!

It’s time for a different kind of post. I know we all love fashion and beauty posts, but I thought to change it up a bit and talk about winter romance.  Many people feel like winter is depressing, but I’m here yo tell you – it doesn’t have to be!  Here are some ideas for you and your S.O. this winter!

winter romance

Well, I prepared a list of suggestions that might help you out and give you a little bit of inspiration <3

ICE SKATING

I looove ice skating! It’s a really simple yet fun activity to do with your friends or loved one. Especially later during the day, the atmosphere is so romantic, while you’re surrounded by all the city lights! Even if you’re not so good at skating, it’s also a great date idea, you could ask your partner to teach you. This way it will be a great bonding experience!

winter romance skating

VISIT A NEW PLACE TOGETHER

Travelling is one the best ways a couple can spend their time together. I went on a romantic trip to New York and it was amazing! I fell in love with the city too, and had the time of my life. Just visiting around and trying new things with your partner can bring you closer than ever. And it’s doesn’t have to be a big trip, just visiting a city nearby and exploring it during wintertime will do the trick!^^ Talk with your partner, and plan a weekend trip so you both can take a break from your daily schedule and enjoy the beauty of the city.

my winter romance new york travelling trip

FIND NEW FUN ACTIVITIES

Overall, when you’re with the right person by your side, anything can be so fun! Take advantage of this time of the year to think up of new activities to do together. Whether it be playing board games, having nighttime drives around the city, finding new recipes to try out together or a new cafe/restaurant, don’t be afraid to try new things!

winter romance

 

 

Welcome back my lovelies!^^ Holidays are approaching quickly and it’s the best time to start making some changes around the place. I absolutely adore decorating the house. So I thought, why not give you guys some tips on how to recreate the look on my photos? Home decor is a great creative activity, and Christmas is the perfect time to splurge on some new items.

home decor christmas holidays cute

home decor cute christmas holidays

home decor cute couple holiday christmas

To be more specific, I am talking about those photos. I’m so in love with their vibes!!! And I’ve got some great news for you, below you will have a list of pictures and links to the items that appear in the shots. Some of them are the exact same item, others are similar ones. Although I tried my best to find all of the originals, some items were just out of stock or I couldn’t remember where I got them from. But I promise the list wont disappoint you, so here we go! =D

home decor terrarium

As you may have seen, there is an empty terrarium in the first photo. They look so chic and elegant! You can choose to keep them simple or decorate them with plans or even fairy lights, for a more festive feel. Get yours here.

home decor pineapple

This ceramic pineapple is a gorgeous addition. It’s a detail that you just can’t overlook! And although it might not be the most appropriate for winter, the combination of white and gold makes it blend perfectly with the decorations. You can find it here.

home decor wool blanket

This wool blanket is all the rage! You see it absolutely everywhere on social media. And for good reason, they are the coziest and warmest things ever <3 the perfect item to snuggle up in. If you’ve been wondering how to get your hands on one,  Here it is!

home decor gold tray holidays

Honestly, I think a beautiful tray is vital to have on your coffee table. It adds a classy vibe and it also helps with keeping your stuff more organized! You can put anything from candles to make-up, cups, or even plants in it. My tray is a round one, but I managed to find a very similar, square one.

home decor block candles christmas holidays vibes

Those are very basic, yet extremely effective! During holiday season, everyone needs some quality, nice smelling candles around the house. They help create that warm and welcoming feeling! I totally recommend you go and get some block candles right now. You can find them in almost any store, but I found a good deal here.

I really hope I could help you guys out with those suggestions, and in case you would like to see more, well, no problem! I am also working on creating my Pinterest board with many, many more of those items. Kisses!

And if you have any suggestions, please comment below :)

Love,

Kerina

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Macy’s, but all opinions and styling are my own

Welcome back, my dearies! So the cold season is now upon us and I think we all have the same topic on our minds: how can we easily transition our wardrobes into Fall/Winter appropriate ones? Have no worries, for I have prepared ADORABLE suggestions.  It’s time to talk a bit about Macy’s It List items for Fall! Those are some quality, staple pieces every girl needs in her closet. Both of the items I’m going to be focusing on are from the Sanctuary line.

Macy’s It List items for Fall outfit cozy

I decided to style those clothing pieces into a very casual, yet cute outfit. What I absolutely love about cold weather is the opportunity to wear cozy clothes! First of all, I’m going to talk about my black suede leggings. Leggings are a staple in my Fall wardrobe, as they can complement perfectly oversized jumpers/cardigans! And those Suede Grease ones from Macy’s are warmer than your usual pair. Since they are so simple yet chic, you can style them with a multitude of tops! :D

Macy’s It List items for Fall suede leggings

Now I’m sure you’ve noticed my boyfriend plaid shirt. This one is also from Macy’s Sanctuary Line, and it’s a MUST for me on chilly days! One of the most effective way to update your outfits is by layering. Throw on a tank top and a plaid shirt to give the outfit a pop of color, and top it off with a chunky cardigan or coat. Keep it as simple and structured as possible, because this is a great way to mix and match the clothes you already own!

Macy’s It List items for Fall cardigan plaid shirt leggings

Since this is a comfy and casual outfit, you can take inspiration and wear it to classes, a coffee with your best friend or just a stroll outside. I added a bright red scarf and a beanie as accessories, because hey, every look needs some! And those are great at blocking the chilly wind haha. Complete it with your favorite pair of ankle booties and you’re good to go!

Macy’s It List items for Fall casual outfit

In case you want to know where you can get those yourself, here is a link to my leggings and here is one to the plaid boyfriend shirt. Have fun shopping!

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted long hair and although I wasn’t allowed to have it (school restrictions), I envied those who did. Fast forward a few decades later… and I have the hair of my dreams! Needless to say I’m pretty obsessed with taking care of it. My hair is bleached blonde with platinum highlights, and it can be tough to maintain the colour AND keep my locks healthy and hydrated.

I feature my hair A LOT on Instagram, and get asked lots of questions about my haircare routine and the steps I take to try and keep it healthy and long. Starting Fall 2017, I tried out a new haircare routine featuring some items from the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Line and I am really loving the results so far!

 

I tried out the  L’Oreal EverPure Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner, and a 10-in-1 elixir which is a leave-in treatment. Since my hair is pretty dry (all that bleach!), the EverPure Moisture shampoo and conditioner contains rosemary and helps replenish essential moisture and shine to my locks. I love how there are no harsh sulfates, salts or surfactants that can damage my hair.

 

Step 1 of my haircare routine involves using the L’Oreal EverPure Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner in the shower. I don’t wash my hair everyday – and you shouldn’t either because the extra washes will strip away the natural oils in your scalp (which helps naturally nourish your hair). I wait 2 or 3 days in between washes, and I generally time it after a workout or an intense shopping day (hahaha!). The L’Oreal EverPure Moisture Shampoo smells like lavender, which is really soothing. TIP: Make sure you take the time to shampoo your hair a second time AND to rinse out all the product from your hair! I always find that the first shampooing round is to lift the dirt and grease off the hair, and the second shampoo helps take away the gunk. This makes conditioning your hair much more effective! For conditioning, I leave the L’Oreal EverPure Moisture Conditioner in my hair for at least 3 minutes as I find this helps my hair soak in the goodness of the conditioner.

After I wash off my conditioner and step out of the shower, I towel dry my hair (DO NOT RUB HAIR BETWEEN TOWEL! Always pat down softly) and follow up with a few good spritz of the L’Oreal EverPure Moisture 10-in-one elixir. This is a skincare inspired super treatment with indian lilac that aims to deliver 10 benefits in 1 (1. Nourish 2. Hydrate 3. Soothe 4. Repair 5. Density 6. Smooth 7. Texture 8. Strength 9. Softness 10. Shine) – basically a spa treatment for your hair!

I then let my hair air dry to allow time for my hair cuticles to close, then when my hair is 50% dry I finish up by blow drying in a medium – low heat setting.

RESULTS

After using the L’Oreal EverPure Moisture line for 2 weeks, I’ve noticed a few subtle but important changes in my hair!

To begin with, my hair is a lot more manageable and soft. This says a lot given that my hair is super dry already. I find that the 10-in-one elixir really helps to smooth out any frizz and detangles my hair so it doesn’t get caught in my brush (and subsequently gets pulled out).

In addition – my bleached blonde hair color is maintained. Everyone who colors their hair knows that the blond tends to oxidize with time, turning into a brassy, orangey color. Despite the L’Oreal EverPure Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner not being a blonde or purple line, I find that the blonds in my hair are still maintained which is an added bonus – YAY!

So there you have it! I’ll be continuing to use the  L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture line for a longer period of time, and I’ll update any new findings here!

The L’Oreal EverPure Moisture line is the recipient of the “I recommend” award from cosmetics magazine in Canada, and is 100% Sulfate Free, 100% Paraben Free and 100% Vegan. If your hair is like mine – a little dull and dry – give this line a try and let me know what you think!

xoxo,

Kerina