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First Friday's Exchange Art Experience

First Friday's in the exchange
for all the of you who love the arts, 
head to Winnipeg's exchange district

where local artists and vendors unite to add uniqueness to our already diverse city

galleries, food, entertainment, pubs, fashion, home decor
no wonder I was inspired to open my very first boutique here in 2004

spend the day in the exchange and remember 
first friday's is definitely a fun time

"it's sweet to be a woman"

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Add a little "Sugar" to your summer

Even though the shop's gone, I'm always looking for great finds to add to my wardrobe
one thing I've been looking for is fun jewelry
sugar blossom jewelry is not only local, it's super cute
those who know me, know I only do black grey and white and almost all of my t-shirts have sayings so this line is perfect as it's customizable 

i love this gift idea

layer a few,  throw on a hat, grab your sunnies, and head to the beach

Aevi on Taylor carries a good selection or click on the website

this sugar makes me scream, "It's sweet to be a woman"!

photo credit to sugarblossomjewelry instagram

Sweet Treats: High Tea Bakery

Imperial cookies...
by far my favourite cookie in the world
sooooo why not try every imperial cookie winnipeg has to offer
okey dokey

....drum roll....

congratulations High Tea Bakery on your absolutely perfect imperial cookie mini's

Belinda, it's been far too many years since our paths have crossed but I'm so pleased to see your bakery is doing so well

now it's stretchy pants time
ahhhhh "it's sweet to be a woman"

photo credits to highteabakery instagram

Champagne Flutes & Birthday Suits Yummmmmm

I love when your bestie shows up with a "this made me think of you" gift!!!


thx lisa 


coal and canary, love your spirit!!!
Buy yours here
photos credited to coalandcanary instagram

Is it really "sweet to be a woman?"

I've always been a lover of all things Canadian but have recently discovered a few more crushes  right here in Winnipeg
let's talk about being sweet with...

Jenna Rae Cakes

aka  Jenna Rae + Ashley Nicole

ladies, you are doing an amazing job

just one more reason I say,
"It's sweet to be a women"

find their daily menu here... photo credits to jennaraecakes instagram

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Gift Ideas: Stuff Your Own Stocking!

I LOVE waking up Christmas morning to a fun-filled STOCKING! And it seems as though they have become much more elaborate over the last few years. Skip the traditional toothbrush and socks and check out our MUST HAVE stocking stuffers of the season…

1. Chanel "Black Satin" Nail Laquer

2. Tea Cup & Saucer

3. Chapters 2015 Day Planner - stay organized and stylish at the same time!

4. Starbucks Instant Peppermint Mocha Packets 

5. Anthropologie Candles

6. Cherry Blooms Mascara (Jody's Salon, Winnipeg)

7. EOS Lip Balm - great for keeping your lips moisturized during the cold months!

8. Earrings from Maison Birks, Winnipeg - "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend"

9. Pierre Cardin Hosiery (Diva Lingerie)

10. Hanky Panky's (AEVI)