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Vintage Tee Klassh Ashley Klassen

Vintage Tee

October 20, 2016

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been watching too much Chelsea…but the Vintage Tee fad has definitely worn off on me. I absolutely LOVE finding ways to mix the casual and comfortable worn in grungy look of the Tee with more classy pieces like a blazer, high heels, or dainty necklaces. I love rocking this combo! Shop this look below!
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Beauty, Local Features, Style

Glam Hair – Aveda

November 25, 2015

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I had the opportunity to enjoy my first ever Aveda experience in preparation for a glam night out at the Boobyball.  What really sets Aveda apart from the others, is their personalized spa-like experience, exceptional product quality, and cutting edge techniques. I was wowed!

So I show up the the Aveda Institute and Academy located downtown Winnipeg, expecting to walk into a typical, small-ish salon of maybe 12 staff or so, with a box of a dozen cookies from local bakery in my part of town. When I walked in I was surprised, as the Institute and Academy was so spacious and bustling with activity!

What blew me away?

My innovative stylist and Academy educator, Jenna, sat me down to talk about my hair. I was in for a wash and style. So, we discussed my hair type, which product line would best suit my needs (the Damage Remedy line –  my hair + too many hot tools), and then Jenna gave me a scalp massage before heading off to the sink.

“Do you always get scalp massages, because this feels amazing!” – says the first timer.

Jenna – “Unless you’re getting a color done, since we don’t want to expose the activated hair follicle, then yes of course!”

(How lovely!)

Over at the partitioned sink room, I was treated to the Damage Remedy line of shampoo and conditioner. I loved that I was offered personalized hair care and not just what ever was in the pump at the sinks.


What else I LOVED about my experience?

  • My passionate stylist Jenna, who contributed her artistry and knowledge of hair care/styling and products to enhance my experience. She’s also just a super cool chic, and I loved that she was constantly creating and building on her expertise as a hair stylist and as a professional educator at the Academy. She also gave me herbal tea, awesome hair,  all over chatting about artsy hangs in the city and travel adventures!
  • The products. 98% plant derived ingredients? I’M ALL OVER THAT! They value environmental sustainability, which contributes to their mission of connecting beauty, environment, and well-being…oh yeeees! Also, their products smell AMAZING! I’m hooked on the scent!

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FortWhyte Alive Blood Moon

November 9, 2015

It was a most magical fall day at FortWhyte Alive! The weather was simply gorgeous with clear skies and warm temperatures for a fall eve. The geese were due to land at 6pm on the waters of FortWhyte as they prepared for fall migration – and, tonight was made extra special by the occurrence of a Blood Moon.

I have to admit, I had only been to FortWhyte a couple times, mostly I remember as a kid once for a field trip. I mostly remember all the taxidermy in the learning center, that stuff really makes a lasting impression on a young one. So, I had somewhat forgot about this natural escape near the edge of city limits. The trails were woven through wooded birch and pines, over board-walked ponds and amidst eerie reeds, to up along the rivers edge. Provided, a gift shop and eatery are near by if you’re anxious for city amenities after your leisurely adventure.

We sat around a fire pit after our walk to make home made bannock which we got to cover in our treats of choice (cinnamon and sugar for me)! Geese were honking over head as they came to gather on the water with the sun casting long shadows and putting on a creamy orange light show. And as we walked to the car, there she was. The moon, in all her fullness and strength. The eclipse would take place in a few hours higher in the sky, but we were lucky enough to catch a glimplse of her before heading back into the city. Mother nature was singing to me: evolve, change, grow, slow down, enjoy, give thanks, share, move forward… I listened.

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Sweater – Zara

Tights – House of Holland

Boots – Windsor Smith

Fur Cowl – Danier

Blanket – Vintage Hudson’s Bay

Photography – Vanessa Mayberry

Location – FortWhyte Alive