November Diaries

VITA 2And just like that, the Holidays are upon us. The cooler temperatures have set in, and most of our schedules are crazy busy with work, friends and engagements. I love this time of year. Even though it can be a bit hectic, I’m ready to end 2018 strong, before taking a break to celebrate the season.

It was so wonderful to spend all of Autumn in Vancouver (other than the occasional trip home to Whistler.) It’s such a beautiful time of year in the city, and I’ve been able to work on some really great projects. One of the things I’m really excited about is an article I wrote for VITA Magazine’s November issue. VITA is a print publication sent out in the Globe & Mail. It can also be found in their newspaper boxes on Alberni Street aka Vancouver’s Luxury Row. The feature is about fashion emporium, Jonathan + Olivia that has recently relocated from Toronto to Whistler. A few weeks ago, I stopped by the boutique to check out the space and view their new designer collections, all ready for ski season.

After a successful decade in The Six, fashion emporium Jonathan+Olivia has shuttered its Toronto store and swished on over to Whistler, where a boutique housed in side-by-side spots—a flagship shop stocked with street-style and après-ski items and a second space focusing on luxury ready-to-wear fashions for women and men, plus handbags, footwear and lifestyle products—will serve resort locals and visitors alike.

Among the much-sought-after designer brands included in the carefully curated (by owners Jackie O’ Brien-Jones and Nic Jones) mix: Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang and Yohji Yamamoto. Our visit to this gorgeous boutique (gallery-like, with white walls, exposed pipes and polished cement floors) also yielded an avalanche of new arrivals for ski season (mountain-speak for fall/winter), with styles by James Perse, YEEZY Calabasas, Arc’Teryx Veilance and Maison Margiela. Runway to ski run, indeed!

Read the Full issue of VITA Here
VITA 10 VITA 27VITA 4VITA 25VITA 11Since winter is about to begin and we’re bundling up, I was so happy to find the perfect snow leopard print faux fur. It’s such a fun trend forward piece, not to mention warm and cozy! I looked at so many of these types of coats before finding mine at Dynamite. It’s a tough piece to buy online as you really need to feel the fabric – this one is currently on sale and I can ensure you, it’s super soft. Paired here with a sleeveless white ribbed knit tunic, black denim cigarette pants, and white boots, I’m ready to embrace the cold.

We’ll be putting up our tree this weekend and finalizing our Holiday plans. I’m so ready to blast Christmas music! What are you excited to celebrate this season?
Let me know in the comments below.


Dynamite Snow Leopard Faux Fur Coat
Banana Republic White Sleeveless Sweater
Mavi Black Denim Jeans
Max Mara Beanie
Kenneth Cole White Boots
Alexander McQueen Sunglasses
CND Deep French Manicure
VITA Magazine

  • Zorica

    Love that “Gossip girl” photos vibe…
    Great one.

    • Thanks Zorica! I never thought of that but it totally has a Gossip Girl vibe. Love that 🙂

  • This is such a pretty & chic outfit. Love it so much!! Plus wasn’t August / September the prettiest?! I could SO get used to that kind of fall weather – it was such a lovely change. And shoot, meant to grab a Vita magazine when I was in the city, but glad to know I can read it online. Yay!! xo (life + style blog)

    • Thank you Veronika! I will bring you a copy next time I see you.
      Hope you’re having a lovely start to the Holiday season. Can’t wait to see all your Christmas content 🙂
      L xo

  • You look just amazing! I love your outfit!

    Mira Audrey’s

    • Thank you Mira! Hope you’re having a great start to the Holiday season xo

  • Loving this fab and cozy look dear. Chic combo of faux fur coat and white boots.

    Jessica |

  • Love cozy and simple outfits like this one!
    xx Elisa