October 29th, 2014

Cozy Fall Must-Haves

Posted by Laurel

I’ve given in to fall…fully. How can you not when the rain is pouring down , the leaves are turning their firey and glowing hues and the wind is gusting? There’s no denying…it’s fall and I’ve been cold! Here are some items that have me surviving fall and keeping warm at the same time:

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My favourite scarf is a hand knit one…a long infinity one that i can drape loosely as shown here or even loop a third time around to give serious warmth when needed. Made of wool, it’s super warm and ironically soft…no scratchy scarves please!

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This waffle knit toque is not only cozy but a go-to on bad hair days…which seem to be one after the other for me right now! Perfect for doing errands in the rain… or for bundling up in the hockey rink for us hockey moms! And keep it soft and warm with a well cut plaid shirt like this one.  By well cut, i mean skip the big bulky varieties and opt for finer flannel or rayon which is more slimming while still being comfortable to wear.


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This geometric wool blanket is perfect for settling in on the couch to watch a movie or sink into a good book…and when not using it, it’s pretty gorgeous to look at too… it’s room candy!

 

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And i love to keep things positive with some graphic clothing and jewelry… this Wanderlust necklace is entirely appropriate…because i’m always dreaming about where to travel or explore next…especially when the rain starts falling here!

 

Hey did i mention that all of these items would make pretty awesome Christmas gifts too? If they keep me cozy and warm, they are sure to do the same to the peeps on your holiday lists! xo

 

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October 27th, 2014

Enter to Win Two Tickets to Crème de la Crème

Posted by Pam

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I love weddings!  It’s the day that little girls dream of.  As teens, Laurel and I both would spend hours pouring over bridal magazines pulling out pics of our dream dresses and decor ideas.  We kept files of the ripped out pages in anticipation of planning our big days!

 

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A few weeks ago we were invited to attend the preview of the Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase.  I love beautiful things and this event was stunning!  It took me back to the days when I was planning my wedding!  How I would have loved to have attended a show featuring fresh ideas, couture wedding gowns, and the best wedding vendors all under one roof.

 

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That’s why we are so excited to be able to offer our readers a chance to win two tickets to the 10th annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase, “The One and Only”!

The Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase is Canada’s most luxurious wedding show, hosted by Count Down Events and sponsored this year by De Beers Diamond Jewellers of Canada.   It’s taking place on November 2, 2014 at The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver from 11am – 6pm.  Vancouver’s best wedding vendors will be on hand and there will be two haute couture wedding runway shows featuring Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Lazaro, Marchesa, Romona Keveza, Pronovias Atelier, Paloma Blanca and Cachè Couture Atelier.  Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.

 

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I know from the preview that the day will be an opulent and luxurious affair!  Brides to be, you will not want to miss this!

 

Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase Produced by CountDown Events Planning & Design from CountDown Events Planning on Vimeo.

 

One lucky Sugar Plum Sister will win a pair of tickets to the 10th Annual Crème de la Crème Wedding Showcase.  To enter, please post a comment here about what you are most looking forward to on your wedding day, besides the obvious handsome groom!  (Comments on our Facebook page will not be entered..sorry!).  Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, October 29 at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced shortly after.  Contest open to those who are in Vancouver on November 2, 2-14 and are able to attend the event. One entry per person.

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October 24th, 2014

Paris Pop Up Opening

Posted by Laurel

After all the pre-amble it seems pretty surreal that the Paris Pop-Up is open! You’ve heard us talk about it just a bit (cough cough!) but yesterday really was so incredible. First of all seeing so many of you come out and support us was unbelievable…and second, seeing you have a good time was the icing on the cake! That was the whole point. Not just a place to shop, we want the 3 day pop up to be an experience…time to have a yummy treat, browse some Parisian curated goods and have a visit. While yesterday night was full to the brim in every sort of way, we’re still looking forward to tonight and tomorrow. Come say hi..and perhaps stay a while and have a croissant and hot drink with us! Did i mention that we will be stocking some freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolate from Duft and Co tomorrow?? I’m not counting calories….

Here are some of my favourite instagram snaps from yesterday:

 

 

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The DJ completely set the tone with the tunes playing all night…and we loved the vibe! Photo creds to Tanya Goehring

 

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The space that had started by looking ominously large, filled up with what we think was one of the best looking crowds EVER… and most fun…

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Jason in the middle of the Lock and Mortice maylay…the raw edged cutting boards were crazy popular…not that i was surprised…they. are. beautiful.

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Little Amour ball, perhaps? Best place to take a selfie!! :)

 


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Kid’s section brimming with Parisian and locally curated treats for young ones…

 

Serious shopping to be had!


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These models!!!!

 

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Macarons..the perfect combination of gorgeous and delicious! Blueberry cardamon..my fave..

If you weren’t able to make it yesterday, we’d love to see you tonight 5-9pm or tomorrow, Saturday, 10am-5pm.  We hope to welcome you into a relaxed space where you can have a little break from the day’s routine… xo

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October 22nd, 2014

Local Finds for The Paris Pop-Up

Posted by Pam

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Just one more sleep until The Paris Pop-Up Shop opens!!  We are so pleased with the finds that we’ve curated and we think you are going to love them too!  Probably the most asked question about the pop-up is how did we get stuff home from Paris.  Well, there really was only so much that we could bring back….and only smaller items of course!  We definitely found some goodies, but the supply is limited and there are a lot of one-of-a-kinds.  While we were in Paris, we noted what the trends were and the attention to detail and quality in French goods, whether it be food, clothing or home goods.  From that inspiration, we then started looking for local vendors that specialized in just a few things and produced items that are Parisian inspired.  What we have come up with is a collection of our picks from over 40 vendors that will be available for you!

And this is just a very small sampling of what we have going on at the pop-up….

 

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I love the packaging of these candles from Vancouver Candle Company!  They are hand-poured and numbered by a single artisan using premium soy blends, cotton wicks and perfume-grade fragrance oils.  And they smell amazing….I’m particularly digging The Fairview, which is grapefruit, peach and red currant…super fresh and crisp!

 

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We have a wide selection of French food products from Well Seasoned.  Herbs that you can’t easily find…Herbs de Provence, Lavender and Fleur de Sel and also mustards, olives and escargot.

 

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We found some great local graphic tees, from the Elle Est Forte tees by SHE IS Clothing, tees from the just launched State of Grace, and our Je t’aime custom tees designed by Partners & Hawes and made by Alliance Clothing Company.   The Lloyd & Wolf “Rain” wristlets are a fave of Laurel and I…perfect when you just need your iPhone and a credit card…I’m loving the new calf hair version in leopard.

 

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Got kids?  Well, we have a lot of really great kids items.  We have a limited quantity of these bear hats from the  Naked Sheep Knittery…how adorable, right?  I love the modern spin on the knitted crib and doll blankets from Yarning Made. And the Elle Est Forte tees for toddlers…so cute!

The one of a kind wood cutting boards from Lock & Mortice Build Co. are heirloom pieces that you will want to pass along in your family!  Stunning, hand crafted, oiled and stamped…so beautiful.  They recently provided boards for the Kinfolk dinner in Vancouver.  And the wooden serving salad sets are just as stunning, in a clean and simple way.  I’ve especially got my eye on a wood knife…perfect for serving cakes with a modern, organic twist.

We so hope that you will be able to join us at The Paris Pop-Up…for a taste a France but also to celebrate talented local artisans!  There are a limited number of remaining tickets for the Preview Shopping Event tomorrow from 6-9pm that can be purchased at HighStreet Guest Services or here.

The Paris Pop-Up will also be open on Friday from 5 to 9pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm ($5 admission at the door).

See you at “Je t’aime!”

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October 20th, 2014

A Perfect Pouf

Posted by Laurel

While the past seemed to dictate that only ballerinas and brides could find themselves wearing tulle and tutus … we love that they have now made their way into street wear. Pam and i both love these poufs by Beautulleful, which by the way are handmade with love right here in Vancouver! These tulle skirts have been created to be both wearable and elegant all at once. Modern day Audrey Hepburns? They are also surprisingly more versatile than you may at first think…paired with a tee and flats, you can add a little spring in your step for the everyday. Add some heels and sparkle and you’re party ready.

Here’s a little peak of my pouf adventures in Paris…

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Beautulleful Tulle Skirts are available in 3 different lengths: Knee, Tea Length and Full Length. I love this tea length as it spans the age range and body type…you don’t have to be in your early twenties and stick thin to wear these, ladies!! I’d also be lying if i said i wasn’t lusting over the drama of a full length..something about it seems so very elegant!

Are you loving these poufs as much as we do? We are thrilled that you can shop these beauties at our Paris Pop-Up Shop…pretty much the perfect piece for the upcoming Holiday season!

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Skirt: Beautulleful – tea length

Bodysuit: Theatricals Long Sleeve Dance Unitard 

Shoes: Valentino

 

 

 

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