holiday picks: $50 & under

December 16, 2013 § 2 Comments

$50 Gift Guide | eyes/ears/mouth+lens

Tomorrow I’m hopping on a plane to fly home and see some of my favorite people in the world.

It’s about time!

The winter coats (yes, plural), mitts, hats, scarves, thick sweaters, and everything and anything wool & warm are ready for the sub zero temperatures that have been gracing Toronto lately. Oh joy. 

But the only other thing that I’ll be travelling with tomorrow that’s more fun than all the layers I know I’ll stay buried under for the next three weeks are allllll the presents I get to shower my friends and family with! I was very good this year and managed to keep to a budget, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite budget-friendly gifts. « Read the rest of this entry »

worth coming home for.

December 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment

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Just before I flew south to spend the holidays with my family, I got together with some of my best girlfriends for our annual Christmas potluck. It was the first time I had seen all of them since I had moved away!  « Read the rest of this entry »

happy holidays.

December 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment

christmas morning

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very merry Christmas! However you celebrate, I hope you get the chance to enjoy it with family, friends and loved ones. I’m going to take these next few days off and do just that.

Until then, best wishes for a lovely and wonderful holiday!

Love Lauren

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dreaming of a white christmas.

December 24, 2012 § 2 Comments

white christmas. white christmas. white christmas. Growing up in a city where a white christmas is expected makes it a challenge to imagine the holidays without snow. I’m all about the LA weather, but at this time of year I crave the sight of snowflakes and the need to bundle up. « Read the rest of this entry »

{i love my city} toronto christmas market.

December 20, 2012 § 1 Comment

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The Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District should be at the top of every winter to do list. It’s just the best. I’ve missed going every year for a slew of different reasons and I’m ecstatic to report that this year was finally the exception. « Read the rest of this entry »

home for the holidays.

December 17, 2012 § Leave a Comment

home for the holidays | eyes/ears/mouth+lens

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Ugly sweaters, rum egg nog, presents, Santa hats, Christmas music, way too much laughing and some of my favorite people made for a perfect night back in Toronto. When I wasn’t indulging in the abundance of potluck offerings, having very necessary catch ups or playing assistant in creating the evening’s playlist, I’d find myself just sitting back and smiling because I was finally in the same room as my friends for the first time in five months. I seriously missed these people. And remember that holiday gift guide I made the other day? « Read the rest of this entry »

on my mind.

December 13, 2012 § Leave a Comment

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toronto distillery district | eyes/ears/mouth+lens

Today I’m trading sunshine for snow, a view of the Hollywood Hills for Lake Ontario, sweaters for much warmer sweaters and weird things (like Fahrenheit and miles) for normal things (like Celsius and kilometers)…just to name a few. That’s right – I’m Toronto bound and gleaming at the thought of all this and so much more! « Read the rest of this entry »

holiday gift guide: my favorites.

December 12, 2012 § 2 Comments

lauren's gift guide | eyes/ears/mouth+lens

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel – finals season is almost officially over. One more round of edits for my last project and then I’m free! And the best news of all? I get to hop on a plane bound for my family, loved ones and friends who I haven’t seen in five months. Holiday parties, dinners, ugly sweaters, snowboarding, dog sledding and cottaging among so much more await my return and I’m gleaming!

So to get in the holiday spirit, I thought I’d craft my first holiday gift guide! Some of these I own and can therefore attest to how great they are (the charleston vintage clock). Others I would love because either they’re practical (travel press), fun (faux fur snood) or because I’ve been dreaming about them for a long time (lo & sons camera bag or that beautiful tory burch thing).

Wouldn’t this look like a great Christmas? « Read the rest of this entry »

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