What to Wear: Celtic Christmas on The Farm

The Celtic Christmas on The Farm is on November 29, and fast approaching! This celebratory event is filled with local taste makers and holiday enthusiast. What I love most, is that your ticket purchase allows each car to leave with a Christmas tree! How original is that?!
Celtic Christmas on The Farm is the birth child of none other than the leading voice of Ladies Who Lunch Ottawa, Catherine Landry. With exciting partnership between local Ottawa businesses, Catherine’s events also incorporate a humble philanthropic surprise initiative. I can’t wait to see who will benefit this time around!
So please make sure you BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

These events are jam packed with activities and so much fun for the entire family. The trouble is, Ottawa socialites are wondering how to dress their best attending this family affair, while embracing our cold Ottawa climate!

Worry not, I have pulled a few inspirational looks that are sure to impress!

Pretty in plaid

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Wellies for wetness

Blankets and scarves

Leather all the way

Tutus and boots

Fur is purfect

Boot, Hat, Shawl, check!

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Ottawa & Toronto GIVEAWAY: Treat Yo Self with Givopoly!


It’s no surprise that I suffer from a little motivational syndrome called TREAT YO SELF. The syndrome became apparent, when I immediately connected with Episode 4, Season 4 of Parks and Recreation, a.k.a the “Treat yo self day” episode. Here’s a clip of the script, for your reading pleasure. It will also add some context to this post.

Tom Haverford: Once a year, Donna and I spend a day treating ourselves. What do we treat ourselves to?

Donna Meagle: Clothes.

Tom Haverford: Treat yo self.

Donna Meagle: Fragrances.

Tom Haverford: Treat yo self.

Donna Meagle: Massages.

Tom Haverford: Treat yo self.

Donna Meagle: Mimosas.

Tom Haverford: Treat yo self.

Donna Meagle: Fine leather goods.

Tom Haverford: Treat yo self!

Donna Meagle: It’s the best day of the year.

Tom HaverfordDonna Meagle: The best day of the year!


Here are my top 5 reasons to Treat-yo-self:

  1. Live in the Now
  2. Celebrate small victories
  3. Live today like it’s your last day
  4. You work hard, you deserve it
  5. Gotta have it all…NOW

Disclaimer- I am by no means a financial planner and absolve myself from any fiduciary responsibilities, so please “treat yo self” with caution.

About the GIVEAWAY

I am thrilled to partner with Givopoly, an online gifting company that knows a thing or two about the “Treat Yo Self” movement. What makes me even happier about this Giveaway is that the contest is open to both residents of Toronto and Ottawa, because Givopoly is slowly expanding across Canada! Yay, that’s more people who can treat themselves with local gifts!

Here are top 5 reasons why I love Givopoly:

  1. Convenient gifting and delivery service- Treat Yo Self!
  2. Excellent customer service- Treat Yo Self!
  3. Awesome selection of local gifts- Treat Yo Self!
  4. Free birthday cupcake!!- Treat Yo Self!
  5. Support local small businesses- Treat Yo Self!

The Prize- Givopoly is graciously giving away a $50 “Treat Yo Self” shopping spree to one lucky winner! Winner will be announced on November 30 2015.

GIVEAWAY Instructions

  1. Visit the Givopoly website and chose a gift you would send yourself. Note that the item you select does not have to be in the $50 price range. Simply chose your favourite item.
  2. Tell us in the comments below how you would “Treat Yo Self” with Givopoly and include a link to the item you chose in #1.
  3. Patiently wait until Monday, November 30, where I will announce the lucky winner of the $50 shopping spree.
  4. Contest is open to Toronto and Ottawa residents. Only one entry per person.
  5. Always “Treat Yo Self”.

I love this “Harper Bracelet” by Leah Alexandra- Treat Yoself!

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Feature on Apt613

In Ottawa, you know you have made it when you get featured on the coolest local blog around, Apt613! They have many ears to the ground and don’t miss a beat.

I was honoured when Kelsey Sunstrum, blogger and Apt613 writer, contacted me to do an exclusive interview to be part of their Blogosphere series.

If you want to read more, check out the article and visit the blog.
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Guest post on The Best of this Life- My love story

I was invited by Emily, editor of The Best of this Life blog, to share my personal love story. It was such an amazing exercise, to go back and reminisce on the 13 plus years worth of memories I had created with my first love. When I read it over to him, I could tell he was flattered, but I made sure it didn’t go over his head!

I always say that I am extremely blessed to have found someone before the digital dating era. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to meet somebody, which primarily consists of your first impression based on their looks alone. I’m not even sure I’d master the swipe right or swipe left. I know I would be way too nice, open and willing to date pretty much anybody. Desperate times. I know I would over share personal information and open myself up way too quickly. It would scare the guys off. It would be a complete disaster.

Luckily, this story has a happy ending. If you want to know more about me, head over to the best of this life and check out my personal love story! ?


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