Author: nadia

White en Blanc…

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography White Peaseant Dress: Barefoot Contessa | Tan Leather Sandals: Winners | Straw Tote Bag: Value Village | Ear Jackets and Bracelete: Leah Alexandra | Compass Pendent Necklace: Jeweliette Jewellery  Gearing up for Diner en Blanc on August 18?  I had the pleasure of attending DEB a few years back, as media, and this year I wil be attending as a guest with my wonderful wedding industry friends and family.  To get you excited about the event, I pulled together an outfit from some of my favorite local and international retailer to inspire you and...

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Makeup Tutorial – Summer Evening Makeup…

Photographed by: Union Photographers We’re full-on into the summer season and with so many weddings and summer events happening all around the city, I thought I’d show you how to play up your summer look with a few of my favorite long-wearing products.  This week’s look features a softly contoured shadow with a defined eyeliner and a beautiful, bold and bright matte lip – LOVE!! 1. Cleanse, moisturize and prime the face. I started by moisturizing my face with Mereadesso All-in-One Moisturizer, them primed the skin using Make Up For Ever Nurishing Primer, to prepare the skin for foundation. 2. Even out the complexion with foundation I...

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Barefoot Contessa Boutique…

Photographed by: Daniela Ciuffa Photography Where do you go when you’re looking for a fantastic outfit and accessories that are unique, on budget and will make heads turn?  You go to Barefoot Contessa Boutique, naturally!  We spent the afternoon playing and shopping with our friend and boutique owner, Eva De Viveiros, at her charming little shop on Main Street, in Vancouver. Eva and I have admired each other’s businesses from a distance, through word of mouth and via social media for years!  We have several mutual friends and recently become friends after finally connected in person over coffee at Matchstick Cafe...

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Cinda-Fricken-Rella!

Photographed by Daniella Guzzo Photography We all know the Walt Disney tale of Cinderella, right?  You know the one involving a fairy godmother, a couple of mice, a glass slipper, a few mean girls and a cute prince who saves the girl.  It’s a lovely story with a happy ending, but this little Italian has a slightly different version with a little more NadittudeTM (Sorry Walt!). You see my story doesn’t have one fairy godmother.  I have an army of charming and encouraging fairy godmother’s.  Women who are supportive, uplifting and have wonderfully magical abilities.  My “glass slippers” are...

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L’Atelier Home, Gastown!

Photographed by: Daniela Ciuffa Photography As home owners, my husband and I are forever updating our home.  We did a major renovation to our place ten years ago by way of remodeling our kitchen and bathrooms, updating our floors and windows, and replaced our roof.  Our latest project is to create better storage solutions around the house and decided to incorporate custom cabinets and draws in the hallway closets and below the fireplace.  We’re in the process now of remodeling our home office (I’ll be sure to share my home tour once it’s all complete)  and have decided on...

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