Becki Owens Style by Clark Martin 1

   Hello, and welcome back! I hope the holidays were good to you. We were buried in turkey dinners, delicious wine and sugar cookies for two days. It’s nice to get back to writing and start looking forward to the new year. Below is a lovely house tour from designer Becki Owens. She is known for creating beautiful and chic interiors. Becki is a gifted woman with many talents including textile design and blogging. I love how she added a touch of laid back California coolness to this family home. Wishing you a peaceful Saturday!

Holiday Hello

   I wanted to say a quick hello and share the latest. The Holidays are a super busy time for us. We have 4 Christmas celebrations, 2 birthdays, multiple social engagements and New Years Eve to look forward to. I’m having a lovely time selecting champagne, appetizers, gifts and holiday outfits! The posts will be a little spotty for the next few days as friends and family become our focus. I’m going to use this time as inspiration for future posts and I will have lots to tell you about in the new year. I hope you’re having the perfect holiday season…Wishing…

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    Hello and welcome back! The weekend was filled with snowflakes, hot chocolate, plush blankets and a little CHANEL. On Friday night, we were graced with beautiful little snowflakes. While doing our holiday shopping, we came back to a light dusting of snow on the car. It was a winter wonderland! I was hoping that it would stay for the Holiday season, but alas…it melted the next day. When the temperature drops, I love to stay warm. That means soft sweaters, plush blankets and hot chocolate! We ended up watching “The Santa Clause” with hot chocolate in hand to get…

Street Chic Accents for Living

   Welcome to the latest edition of Street Chic, my new lifestyle blog series. Each week I will feature one of my favourite local spots. This could be a cafe, restaurant, antique shop…anywhere that I love spending time. This week I went to Accents for Living, an elegant home decor shop located at 8 Brock Road in Guelph, ON. I discovered Accents for Living about a year ago. Tim and I were thinking about moving to Guelph. While doing a little recon in the area, we happened to pass by this lovely stone house. The ornate floral arrangements that frame the entrance way…

Interior Designer Becki Owens 5

   Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I’m featuring a beautiful project by Becki Owens. The photos below are from her  “Alta South Project.” Becki is a blogger, interior designer, wallpaper/textile designer and a mother of four who lives in Orange County, California. I would describe Becki as talented, driven and inspiring. When I came across her Instagram account, I knew I had to reach out to her. One look at the room she designed below and I couldn’t help but melt! When Becki was a little girl, her father owned a paint store and both parents remodelled homes in their spare time. Their…

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  Hello and welcome! This weekend was filled with lovely holiday activities and a little romance. First, I visited my bestie for a recap of her three week yoga retreat in Bali. Her stories were wonderfully humble and inspiring. Bali is now officially on my travel bucket list! By the way, have you seen Eat. Pray. Love? One of the top 5 movies of all time in my eyes!  Anyways, we ended up making holiday ginger bread cookies, sipping hot chocolate and having a lovely conversation about life. Saturday, Tim surprised me with the beautiful white hydrangeas that you see in the…

Pure Home Couture Hamilton

   Welcome to the latest edition of Street Chic, a new lifestyle blog series. Each week I will photograph and feature one of my favourite local spots. This could be a cafe, restaurant, antique shop…anywhere that I love spending time. This week I went to Pure Home Couture, located at 174 Locke St South in Hamilton, ON. I’ve had a love affair with Pure for many years. The french inspired petite department store is located on a quaint, vibrant street just west of the downtown core. The Pure experience is so unique that it can be hard to put into…

Newport Beach Interior Designer Kelly Nutt1

   As we get further into winter, I find myself dreaming about the beach. All I really want to do this week is book a flight to California and enjoy a Pina Colada in the sunshine! Right now I need a healthy dose of summer. This is the perfect time to feature a seashore residence designed by Kelly Nutt. I contacted Kelly last week and she was nice enough to allow me to share this project with you! Kelly is known for her soft and sophisticated designs. She mixes modern materials with playful fabrics to create her signature relaxed style. After working…

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   This past weekend was a lot of fun. We kept ourselves busy by seeing a movie, antique shopping and visiting with family. On Friday night we decided to see the new Seth Rogan movie “The Night Before.” If you’re a fan of outlandish movies that make you laugh until it hurts, this one is for you! The characters in the movie are three friends who have spent every Christmas Eve together since Ethan’s (Joseph Gordon Levitt) parents passed away. As the characters are getting older, they decide that they have to break the tradition and plan one final night out. The…