I’ve been looking for a pair of citron jeans for a few weeks so I was thrilled when I spotted them at Ann Taylor! The latest shipment of goodies to hit stores includes cropped jeans in a beautiful variety of fresh spring colours including pastels and floral prints.
Citron is such a cheerful colour for spring that transitions well into summer. You can style it with a wide variety of other colours, but I decided to tap into the monochrome trend for my look!
You don’t have to wear one solid colour to embrace the monochrome trend. When I saw this white blouse with a subtle citron floral print, I knew it was the perfect complement to my jeans.
It’s all about the fashion at World MasterCard Fashion Week – hundreds of people and hours of preparation leading to that brief moment on the runway. The excitement in the crowd is palpable and within seconds, a look can be seen around the world via social media. Runway recaps are everywhere (including mine), but I want to share the atmosphere backstage too!
The Redken Canada team watch as Lead Stylist Jorge Joao demonstrates the look for the DUY show
This season, the organizers at World MasterCard Fashion Week were incredibly welcoming to all levels of media backstage, so I was able to capture the moments before and after the runway shows on more than one occasion. Okay…I was back there a lot, but the energy is intoxicating and it’s inspiring to be surrounded by such talented professionals while they work.
In the days leading up to World MasterCard Fashion Week, I tried my best to relax and conserve energy. I didn’t get as much sleep as I should have, but I did make time for a little pampering before hitting the tents. My friends at The 10 Spot provide Quickie services that get busy people like me in and out the door faster without sacrificing quality. You can choose from a Quickie manicure, pedicure or facial and each service takes 30 minutes or less!
Since fashion week is so hectic, I opted for a gel manicure to ensure that it would last me throughout the week without chips – and it’s still going strong 2 weeks later!
I chose OP Gel Colour in Black Cherry Chutney – super shiny and goes with everything!
Even though I didn’t take advantage of the Quickie Manicure at The 10 Spot this time around (not available with gel colour), I did get try the Quickie Pedicure!
I’ll admit it, I don’t maintain consistent pedicures when I can’t wear open-toe shoes, so this pedicure and polish application was a welcome treat for my tootsies! Even though it’s called a Quickie service – with a soak, nail shaping, buffing, full cuticle work and polish – it sure feels like a full pedicure with fabulous results! It was so lovely soaking my feet, sipping tea and reading magazines – I need to make time for this more often!
My first pedicure of 2013!
They also offer complimentary toe waxing and a foot scrub plus massage with fabulous in-house products. I already love The 10 Spot’s Get Nailed Lacquer line but this was my first experience with the scrubs and lotions – they’re heavenly! For my toes, I went with a dark pink called Got an Extra Toothbrush? and the massage was done with Spiced PEARfection Foaming Body Buffer and Whipped Body Cream. Smells good enough to eat and felt luxurious!
Get Nailed – The 10 Spot’s quality and cleverly named in-house product line.
I foolishly thought that I could wear my new Zara Canada open-toe heels during fashion week to show off my pretty pedicure, but it was way too cold for that! I’ll be going back to The 10 Spot this weekend for another mani/pedi and I can’t wait! I usually visit the Leslieville location, but The 10 Spot has five locations in Toronto plus one in Hamilton and they all offer the same quick and quality services.
Spa Week makes the healing and therapeutic benefits of the spa accessible to millions of people, with affordable $50 treatments. The luxury of the spa can be enjoyed by consumers from all walks of life without the exclusivity that typically comes with the territory.
WaySpa.com is thrilled to be bringing this bi-annual event to Canadians for the first time and believe Toronto is the perfect city to kick things off. – Jeremy Creed, President of WaySpa.com
Spa Week offers an extensive menu of wellness services for you to better yourself on a budget. From the most modern massage and bodywork techniques to cutting-edge skincare procedures and nail treatments, there’s something for everyone on the Spa Week menu. Indulge yourself at luxury spas across the GTA including The Shizen Spas at the Cosmopolitan and Pantages Hotel, Novo Spa, and Holts Salon & Spa to name a few.
So how can you participate?
It’s easy! Just call any one of the participating spas and indicate which Spa Week deal(s) you’d like to book. Given the high demand for services, book your treatments as far in advance as possible to avoid missing out! Remember, the $50 deals are only available between April 15-21, 2013 so book now!
CONTEST TIME! My friends at WaySpa have generously offered a $50 WaySpa gift card for one lucky reader to use during Spa Week (April 15-21)! The winner can enjoy one treatment of their choice at any of the participating spas, or put it towards a variety of services you may wish to book for yourself!
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. At a minimum, you must leave me a blog post comment telling me what spa you’d like to visit for Spa Week and the treatment you’d like to try. You can gain additional entries through social media too! Contest closes on Sunday April 7th at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day.
Girlfriends, shopping, high tea, snacks, free manicures, swag bags and above all else – inspiring female entrepreneurs supporting each other. If you follow my blog, you know how much I admire the entrepreneurial spirit in Toronto so this invitation was an immediate YES for me! I’ve also had the pleasure of collaborating with many of these incredible women, so there’s no way I’d pass up the chance to see them shine together under one roof!
And shine they will – under a gorgeous roof I might add! This fabulous all-day event will take place at the luxurious rooftop lounge at the Park Hyatt Hotel with panoramic views of the city from the heart of fashionable Yorkville.