Friday Favourites: Long Weekend

It's the long weekend in Canada and I am so excited for a mini vacation at the cottage!
I took Friday off, so it is 4 full days at the cottage for me, which is truly a break.
I have lots of relaxing, and a few others things planned. Whether you have a long weekend this weekend, or next weekend - or maybe not for a little while, I am wishing you a relaxing weekend!
Can't wait to share what  was up to with you next week.
Until then - here are my favourites from the week, all of which have a relaxing, cottagey theme to them!
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Patios & Gardens

Summer is finally here and I have been spending so much time out on the terrace. Dreaming about having a backyard and a home one day, and the amazing dinning parties I could have!
There are so many incredible styles and different ways you can design a backyard, patio, garden or summer house. These are a few of my favourite spaces, and if you click the source link there are many more beautiful pictures on those websites!

Please note that none of these images are my own, and all of the sources are linked below each image.

Conservatories and Garden Rooms from

Saturday at Parkwood Estate

Over the weekend, I visited a beautiful estate for lunch and photos with a friend. I shared clips of this on Instagram in my stories and got lots of questions, so I wanted to share more details with you because it was beautiful! Also, if you're reading this, you are getting a sneak peek at the photos because I don't have then scheduled to be posted on Instagram for a few more days!

Friday Favourites: Terracotta and Peach

Happy Friday!
Seriously ready for the weekend. I don't know if it was the rainy weather on Thursday or what, but I took a two hour nap before getting up, writing this post, and going to bed. Wild Thursday night!!
I am finally finished my assignments at the end of my school term, and have a two week break! 
I am ready for a busy but fun weekend instead of focusing on assignments and that is always a nice break. Enjoy my favourites from this week!

Favourite Table Setting:
Terracotta and peach for a fall barn wedding from
I adore the colours in this table setting, but the link also had me dreaming about a terracotta and peach fall wedding because isn't that the sweetest idea!? I love themes, any theme ... I love them so I couldn't help but share this one. 

4th of July

As promised in my Canada Day post - an Independence Day post!
Again, like the other post, this is mostly food because everyone loves to celebrate with good food, and its even better when its themed! I think these ideas would be amazing to celebrate with whether you're relaxing or attending or throwing a party over the long weekend!
Here are some of the best ideas I came across.

Canada Day

The long Canada Day weekend is coming up and I thought ti was the perfect time to share some ideas to celebrate over the weekend!
These might be mostly food - but who doesn't love to eat, especially when there is a reason to celebrate! There is also a cute printable banner at the bottom of the post. I just might print it out and hang it up at the cottage for the weekend.
Also, if you're reading this and American ... stay tuned because I have a 4th of July post coming tomorrow.
Canada Day Beaver Tails from

Beauty: Urban Skincare Routine

A few weeks ago I got an interesting question in my Instagram messages.
Urban Skincare. Anti-Pollution Skincare.
While I live in a city, this is not something I had a great answer to, so of course I did a little research.
Since this is something I think we should all think about, especially considering many of us live in urban settings, I wanted to share what I found!

Friday Favourites: Summer Florals

Happy Friday and Happy Raptors win and Happy New Taylor Swift song - so many things to be excited about this weekend. Especially if you are a Toronto fan and Taylor fan!
My post is sadly not themes around Raptors and Taylor Swift, but it is very summery and floral, so I am hoping this encourages the weather a little bit!
I have a weekend of final assignments to pump out and took Friday off to work on them... oh well, can't win them all! Next weekend I will be free for two weeks so I have that to look forward to!

Favourite Setting:
AphroChic: Stylish Ideas For A Summer Picnic
Stylish Ideas for a Summer Picnic from via Pinterest
This is the cutest little garden tent of my dreams! This would be such a lovely spot to spend a sunny afternoon reading and having really lovely treats. I am sure kids would absolutely adore this as well!

Design: Porcelain Print

Porcelain Print, Blue & White print, Chinoiserie - there are many ways to describe this beautiful pattern and it has been on my mind a lot lately. 
The Porcelain print has been popping up a lot in fashion and decor lately and I love it. I was planning this post yesterday and on my way home from work I stumbled upon some beautiful porcelain print H&M clothing pieces and couldn't help myself. I thought it was funny how strong this theme was stuck in my mind!
If you are looking for more inspirations, last year I wrote a Farmhouse Inspirations post and at the bottom is more beautiful blue and white porcelain print images.
Please note that none of these images are my own, and all of the sources are linked below each image.
Decorating with Blue and White Ceramics from

Weekend Lilac Love

When I started my new blog post schedule, I had full intentions of Monday's being Fashion/Beauty, Wednesday's being Home/DIY/Baking. However, only two weeks in, here I am changing things up. It is for a good reason, I promise. If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember over the weekend, I shared that I was at the cottage and I was smelling the beautiful Lilac trees. Well, inspiration took over and with help, I clipped a bunch of Lilacs that were hanging over the fence onto the road and filled a beautiful basket bag ... and now you will see the beautiful outcome! Many of these will pop up on my instagram over the next two weeks, but if you're a blog reader, you'll get a little peek before everyone else! Also, I am posting some videos of the Lilacs to my instagram stories so head over there for more content.
Also, at the very end, I made one of the images I took into a phone wallpaper, so if you are a Lilac Tree enthusiast (or a hunter boots enthusiast) like me, you can use this image as a wallpaper!

Friday Favourites: Lemon Lovin'

This week seems to have flown by and I can't wait to be up at the cottage!
I mentioned this on Instagram, but if you missed it, I have been working on a special project and I am styling and shooting the content for it this weekend!
This week I have been looking online at real estate in the area that my boyfriend and I love. We technically shouldn't be looking for another year - but no harm in being educated and dreaming. Every time I find a new house I love, I start planning in my mind how I would renovate. What it would look like in 10 years and 20 years and the dream renovations that I would complete!
I can't wait for the day that I get to buy a home and share the whole renovation progress with you, but until then, we can dream through my favourites this week.

Favourite Table Setting:
I am not sure if this is my favourite table setting or just atmosphere in general. This is such a cute little garden set up and the home in the background looks gorgeous with the build in fireplace!

Design: Cottage Style

Two weeks in a row! I'm sticking with the schedule and so excited about it. I think Wednesdays are my favourite because it is my chance to let you dive inside my decor and design brain! I am always planning, scheming and dreaming up new spaces all of the time. Since we are entering into cottage season, I thought I would share some of my favourite inspirations from Pinterest. I am so excited to build my own cottage one day after growing up with a cottage, I hope I can continue this through my life with my own unique designs.
I hope you enjoy my design musings this week!
  Please note that none of these images are my own, and all of the sources are linked below each image.

Family Room:

Cape Code Inspired Home from

Style: What's New in my Wardrobe, May

Hello June! In Toronto it may not be as warm as we were hoping for but I am starting the month off with a new blog schedule and the first Monday of the month I am planning to share all of the new items in my wardrobe.
Due to the chillier weather, I haven't been as inspired to purchase as much for Spring/Summer!
Sharing some of the items I've purchased and I've been trying to buy more basic tops for work so I listed those below for you as well!

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