Rodeo.

Photos by Allison Kuhl LPA Top & Grlfrnd Skirt via Revolve, Ash Shoes, Chanel Bag, Cinco Necklace

Photos by Allison Kuhl
LPA Top & Grlfrnd Skirt via Revolve, Ash Shoes, Chanel Bag, Cinco Necklace

 

I love walking up and down Rodeo Drive when I visit L.A - It is such a beautiful street! Each store has its own style, so just window shopping is fun because you get to take in all of the different elements from all of the shops along the way - Plus the street is lined with Palm Trees, so you can't go wrong!

I have been obsessed with denim skirts for awhile now - I find they are the perfect wardrobe staple- You can wear them with anything and they are just a bit more than jean shorts, so you can wear a mini skirt to dinner and feel dressed up enough. I am obsessed with crop tops, too! Love the off the shoulder detail of this one.

xo

L.A Dream with Lincoln Canada.

Photos by Allison Kuhl

Los Angeles is one of my absolute favourite cities, so I was super excited to have the opportunity to travel to L.A with Lincoln Canada and see it in a whole new way!

Having a car in L.A is a must - there is so much to see & do, and sometimes they are at the opposite sides of the city. The Lincoln Continental was the perfect car to get around while being super comfortable and feeling safe - it was so fun to drive!  I especially loved the huge sun roof and the cooling feature in the seats - so good, and the elegant look of the car made it perfect for crusing around L.A.

We started the L.A Dream trip by picking up The Lincoln Continental and checking into The Beverly Hills Hotel (seriously in love with this hotel -the decor, the location, the pool, it is all so dreamy) and spent the evening in Venice, finishing off by eating at one of my favourite spots, Gjelina.

The next day we drove to Elite Helicopters and did what has been on my bucket list for ages - flew over L.A! We had the doors off (a crazy feeling!) and got to hang out above the Hollywood sign...such a surreal moment. It was so cool too to fly over Venice & Santa Monica and see people surfing and see the city from so high that I have driven around so much -It was definitely a highlight!

That night we got to tick off another dream of mine - Dinner at The Chateau Marmont. The hotel has such an amazing history, it felt so wild walking taking the elevator to the restaurant- and the food was delicious! It was the perfect way to end the day.

On our last day we drove to Paramount Ranch and got to ride the cutest horses through the beautiful Malibu Hills, and even got to see where they shot some of my favourite TV shows (Westworld) and movies (Django Unchained) -it was so beautiful!

After building up an appetite we drove to have lunch at Nobu Malibu (and turned on our massage feature in our seats in the Lincoln Continental on the way there to relax after horse riding!) and it was insanely delicious...and because it is right on water, so the view was perfect. After lunch we drove to my favourite place in Malibu, El Matador Beach, to put our toes in the ocean & relax before heading back into the hills to watch the sunset. 

Before leaving we of course caught some rays by the beautiful Beverly Hills Hotel, and then drove to the airport to head back to reality. It was truly a dream! It was sad to leave our Lincoln Continental behind, it was such a beautiful car to drive and made our L.A adventure that much better by making the journey just as much fun as the destinations! I am excited for my next ride already.

xo

 

Sprinkles.

Photos by Allison Kuhl Free People Dress, Miu Miu Shoes, Céline Shades, Chanel Bag

Photos by Allison Kuhl
Free People Dress, Miu Miu Shoes, Céline Shades, Chanel Bag

 

Happy Long Weekend! For Canadians, it is the long awaited Victoria Day weekend, and for so many of us, we love to head to cabins or to camp by the lakes and ocean to officially kick off summer.  Packing for these trips and making sure everything is clean and ready to go can be a lot of work, and because I travel so much, I wanted to share how I prepare for all of my trips to get my clothes fresh & ready to go with Tide!

I was just in L.A visiting one of my favourite shops, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and I wore an all white dress (which can be dangerous for me, white + food don't mix!) so I was so happy to have Tide PODS plus Febreeze Laundry Detergent to wash my LWD when I got home because it is a 4 in 1 product that brightens & fights stains - a life saver!

I am packing up to head to France for my long weekend, but I know that so many people are packing up camping gear and cozy sweaters & knits to stay warm by the campfire- For me, just like that campfire smell that is so hard to eliminate from clothing, I find that when I travel my clothes can be scented by second hand smoke and other odors, and just aren't as fresh after sitting in a travel bag for 2 weeks. For both cases, Tide to the rescue! I use Tide Odor Rescue with Febreeze Odor Defense Laundry Detergent when I get home from a trip to really freshen up my clothes, and paired with Downy Fresh Protect, which leaves an amazing fresh scent that lasts up to 24 hours, it makes my clothes feel like new!

xo

My two laundry must have's:

 


 

 

 

 

 

Topknot Tutorial with John Frieda Canada

To achieve the John Frieda x Carajourdan undone romantic topknot, spray Beach Blonde Sea Waves Salt Spray in damp hair after washing with Go Blonder Shampoo & Conditioner and dry and style as usual. For next day hair (like this tutorial), spray Beach Blonde Sea Waves Salt Spray on dry hair to get that extra texture.

Next, put your hair in a ponytail and spin the ends into a bun. 

Secure the end of the bun with bobby pins, or, if your hair is thicker, secure first with an elastic first then use bobby pins to secure where needed.

Pull out a few strands around your face & neck and spray the pulled pieces with Beach Blonde Sea Waves Salt one last time, and you're done!

I love wearing my hair in an undone topknot during the day with a flirty dress & flats, and it works perfectly to move into night if you add heels to the look. It is super romantic and perfect for Spring/Summer, and is so easy to do, it is a great option if you are traveling as well. Add any cute sundress and you are good to go from day to night!

Photos by Allison Kuhl

I love adding a bit of natural blonde highlights to my hair, especially during the summer season, and it is super easy to get those beach blonde touches by using John Frieda® Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder Shampoo & Conditioner . You can use it daily to gradually lighten your blonde, and by pairing it with the Go Blonder Lightening Spray (which is ammonia free) it can make your locks up to 1 1/2 shades lighter!

Another of my favourite John Frieda products is the Beach Blonde® Sea Waves® Salt Spray - It is definitely my go to for those undone waves and my favourite hot weather up do style the undone topknot. It enhances your natural waves and increases grip & texture making it perfect for getting that romantic, carefree look. It is low sheen & has a matte finish too, so it gives that perfect natural finish.

Discover more about the John Frieda Go Blonder Collection and the Beach Blonde Collection here

 

This post was in collaboration with John Frieda® Canada- All the images and opinions are my own.