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WHISTLER //

Wednesday, 30 December 2015



Jacket: Banana Republic (old, similar and on SALE) | Leggings: Hue | Boots: Hunter | Socks: Hunter | Scarf: Target | Toque: Forever 21 | Glasses: Clearly Contacts




 Coat: Aritzia | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs








 Dress: Asos | Scarf: Asos | Sunnies: Forever21 | Shoes: Muse sold out similar | Bag: Prada



A couple weeks ago, I decided to surprise Danny with a two day trip to Whistler to celebrate a year of success with both of our businesses. Being self employed we don't really get to do the whole Christmas party thing anymore so this was our own little party for two. We walked the snowy village, spent a day at the spa, and lounged in the outdoor hot tub, it was the perfect way to congratulate ourselves and end another wonderful year. 

Thank you to the Fairmont Whistler for a fabulous stay. 

xx
Tessa

#BECOMINGAGARCIA

Saturday, 26 December 2015



Yesterday morning, after all the presents were opened and the coffee was poured, I surprised Danny with our wedding video featurette. When we were planning our wedding, we couldn't decide whether or not to hire a videographer, I am SO over the moon thrilled we did. At the end of the day, when all is said and done, all you will be left with are your photos and videos to remember your oh so special day. We hired a friend of a friend to do our videography - Landon Kuntz and I cannot believe what an absolutely beautiful job he did. Christmas morning was the perfect time to cozy up and take a trip back to our special day, August 23rd, 2014. 

xx
Tessa

FERRERO ROCHER NIGHTCAP //

Wednesday, 9 December 2015



If you're anything like me you almost always have to have something sweet after dinner. This little nightcap is the perfect after dinner drink to serve to your guests. Or make one for you and your love, and cuddle up by the fire with a good flick. 


Take one part Van Gogh Dark Chocolate Vodka, two parts Baileys, shake over ice, pour and top with a Ferrero Rocher - voilà!

Share your Ferrero Rocher holiday snaps with #ferreromoment

xx
Tessa

Thank you to Ferrero Rocher for sponsoring this post. 



GIFT GUIDE - FOR THE MINIMALIST //

Monday, 7 December 2015


Toque: Joe Fresh | Ring: Olive + Piper | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Blush: Nars | Pullover: Cake For Breakfast | Tee: Cake For Breakfast | Perfume: Chlo√© | Shoes: Nike

Is it bad that I haven't really started my shopping? Or that I haven't even made a list for myself?! My family has been asking for my little wishlist which lead me to rounding up some of my favourite minimalist items. 

xx
Tessa

A HOLIDAY TABLE WITH FERRERO ROCHER //

Friday, 4 December 2015













One of the things I am most excited for this Christmas is finally being able to host our friends and family now that we have settled into our new space. Although I will not be hosting Christmas dinner here, this setup is also perfect for a girlfriend's holiday brunch or a holiday dinner with good friends. I love the idea of setting the table with a little Ferrero Rocher treat to have that day or to take home. 

xx
Tessa

Thank you to Ferrero Rocher for sponsoring this post.

TAXCO //

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Blouse: Bershka (similar) | Shorts: Zara (old, similar) | Shoes: Missguided | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bag: MACCS

It has been almost seven years since I last visited Taxco and it was just as beautiful as I had remembered. Of course, being 25 now vs. 19 I appreciated it's beauty much more this time around. Danny and I got to tour my Mother around this silver mining town and indulge in a glass of wine from a rooftop that overlooked the stunning Santa Prisca Church. 

xx
Tessa