Friday, 30 January 2015

YYC Eats ~ My Favorite Restaurants in Calgary

Calgary's culinary scene just keeps getting better and better! While some of these are still at the top of my list, I have added a couple more favourite places to fill your tummy and get your drink on.

The "new" Anju


Anju is not the quiet little family run restaurant that it used to be, it is now the trendy new hot spot on the corner of 17th ave and 4th street. One thing hasn't changed and that's chef + owner Roy Oh and his amazingly delicious Korean inspired food.

~ brussel sprout
~ crispy tofu
~ spicy salmon tacos
~ oxtail tortellini




Chef Michael Nobel and his team lead by Dave Singleton have done it again, reviving the historic National Hotel in Inglewood. Turning it into a cozy hot spot with classic charm and tasty treats.

~ charred octopus, avocado
~ brown butter glazed gnocchetti
~ spaghetti with lobster
~ selection of desserts




Still a favorite, this calming, soft lit oasis tucked away in an obscure location in the cities southeast delivers a contemporary zen dinning experience that is top notch.

~ hummus 
~ truffle gnocchi
~ crab arancini
~ beef tenderloin




Rodney's has transformed this huge space that has normally housed night clubs into a 300 seat seafood lovers dream. All the seaside charm you're used to here in the prairies. 

~ New England clam chowder
~ bison tartare
~ oyster slap jack

Cheers!
~xoB

Monday, 26 January 2015

Get the Look: Rachel Zoe

One of my favourite trend setters and stylists is Rachel Zoe. I love that she started small and through determination and drive has created a fashion empire! 

Her signature style can be described as boho but she can be diverse when she wants to be. Below is a polished look with one of my must have trends for S/S 2015 - Flared Denim




Get the Look: Rachel Zoe


1,275 CAD - stylebop.com


390 CAD - jades24.com


1,730 CAD - miumiu.com


1,205 CAD - prada.com


farfetch.com



205 CAD - harrods.com


52 CAD - baublebar.com


3,340 CAD - boutique1.com


550 CAD - lanecrawford.com


245 CAD - blueandcream.com



~ XO, Phaedra

Thursday, 22 January 2015

2015 Vacation: Hard Rock Hotel Mayan Riviera

I just had the pleasure of spending a week in Mexico at the Hard Rock Hotel in the Mayan Riviera celebrating my Brother-in-law and new Sister-in-laws wedding!

The Hotel was spectacular!

Photos by Von Der Rusch

Hard Rock Lobby



The Wedding was beautiful, here is what I wore:

BCBG dress


There were a lot of parties:


Zara dress



There was even a night club in the hotel that had a pool in it!



We met the Imagine Dragons who played at the hotel one night!



I am going to miss lounging on the beach!


Until next time…
~xoB



Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Island Girl: Salt Spring Stylz

I am so lucky to be back on the island were I grew up. Rented a little cabin in the Salt Spring Resort on the water and am spending my days relaxing and eating organic Salt Spring Island fare. 


Style on the island is pretty relaxed but I'll always find a way to incorporate some type of heel...

~ XO, Phaedra


Thursday, 15 January 2015

SALE: Holt Renfrew Now or Never

This is a sale you all must not miss! The deals are insane!!!

Holt Renfrew's across Canada are having an epic 'Now or Never' sale up to 80% off Fall/Winter styles!


Happy shopping :)

XO, Styleista


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Best + Worst Dress: Golden Globes 2015

The Golden Globes: A celebration of outstanding movies and TV

My bestie and I tuned in to watch the red carpet and hoping to be wowed we were somewhat underwhelmed. Below are my best and worst dressed of the evening...

BEST DRESSED

Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead


Sienna Miller in Miu Miu

Dakota Johnson in Chanel

WORST DRESSED

Kerry Washington - I expected better from you!

 ~ XO, Phaedra



Thursday, 8 January 2015

Live Wardrobe Edit on Breakfast Television

We were featured on Breakfast Television yesterday with the lovely Jill Belland, revamping Allison Cullen's closet. The Wardrobe Edit is generally the first step in having our clients feeling great about their clothes, themselves and getting dressed every morning. With a new year and our new resolutions this is the perfect time to book with us and get your closet fully functional.

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Wardrobe Edit - Style Integration Session
Sorting through your wardrobe is like a "cleansing." With our analysis + transformation of your closet contents, you'll discover what works and what doesn’t. How less can be more and how simplifying is satisfying. We will decide what pieces you would like to donate or we will suggest great options for consignment. We'll keep items that look + function well for your lifestyle today. Together we'll discuss outfits and looks that fit who you are and where you're at in life. We'll discover which pieces you may be in need of that will enhance your wardrobe and provide increased flexibility and options. 

This and our other services also make great gifts! To find out more click here.

Thanks for watching!
~xoB


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

SNOW DAY: Look Cool During Your Commute

The snow keeps falling today and we suggested some ideas to BRANDED Magazine on how to look cool during your commute during these cold northern months.

Women: Ponchos, Fur, Boots and Down Jackets
Men: Green, Wool and Down


Stay warm YYC!

~ XO, Phaedra


Saturday, 3 January 2015

New Year, New Wardrobe

The new year is here! For many people resolutions are a fresh start to a new year. Another fresh start is to focus on what you are portraying to the world through your clothing. 

Inc.com quotes: "Your appearance, clothing, and style affect how you are perceived by others, and are a major factor in whether or not people take you seriously in business" (and social settings)



New Year, New Wardrobe


We offer multiple services to help you work on your personal style/brand to ensure the transition and process is as seamless and easy as possible. Whether you are looking to get the most out of your existing closet by cleansing it out and seeing what fabulous items you have to work with or that you would like to go pick up some new items for the upcoming season...we work with every budget! 

Below are a couple options:

Wardrobe Edit - Style Integration Session
Sorting through your wardrobe is like a "cleansing." With our analysis + transformation of your closet contents, you'll discover what works and what doesn’t. How less can be more and how simplifying is satisfying. We will decide what pieces you would like to donate or we will suggest great options for consignment. We'll keep items that look + function well for your lifestyle today. Together we'll discuss outfits and looks that fit who you are and where you're at in life. We'll discover which pieces you may be in need of that will enhance your wardrobe and provide increased flexibility and options. 
Personal Shopping - Style Selection Session
Shop with us! We'll hit the streets or mall for the ultimate shopping experience to fit any budget. You'll be amazed what you can find in the most surprising locations. We'll  empower you with the knowledge and recommendations, while still keeping within the boundary of your comfort zone and budget. All with your personal style in mind. Too busy or no desire to shop for yourself? No problem, Styleista can bring the style experience to your home. 

For a full list of our services, click HERE
For inquiries please email: info@styleista.ca
We also offer Gift Certificates
Cheers and Happy New Year from Team Styleista!

XO, Phaedra + Brenna