Happy Summer Solstice, everyone! I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a fresh collaborative post in our ALL ABOUT series — where the lovely Rebecca Dawn Design and I team up to educate you on an of the moment seasonal flower. We’ve already covered Tulips and Roses — but this June, it’s All About Peonies here at JustineCelina! Today we’re dishing everything you’ve ever wanted to know about everyone’s favourite summer bloom.
Whether you’re purchasing Peonies this summer or trimming some from your garden, consider this All About Peonies post your one-stop shop when it comes to summer’s most beautiful bloom. Today we’re sharing alternate names and meanings, colours and varieties available, vase life, what to look for when purchasing, as well as how to care for and condition your Peonies so you can enjoy them for up to a week. Rebecca also shares her expert tips for getting your Peonies to open more quickly! Otherworldly Coral Sunset Peonies (yes, we’re still drawing inspiration from the Spring 2017 Pantone Fashion Color Report and into millennial pink) take centre stage in today’s history lesson for the Peony obsessed — they’re my absolute favourite variety!
I’m back today with another SPRING 2017 TREND GUIDE for you — and this time, I’m styling 1 outfit 2 ways! If we’ve visited IRL lately, there’s a good chance I may have been wearing some iteration of this outfit (don’t think fashion bloggers don’t rewear their favourite outfits around different groups of people!). I’ve worn this Casual Chic look to meetings, to daytime events and also out to enjoy a glass of rosé on a sunny patio with friends in the evening — transitioning my outfit simply by changing up a few accessories and losing a layer! While I’d love to be frolicking in a field or on a mountaintop everyday of my life (I mean… who wouldn’t?!), I realize that’s just not realistic for the average woman and moving forward I’ll be showcasing the more professional side of my wardrobe here at JustineCelina as well.
While this outfit incorporates a handful of seasonal trends, it’s also such an easy one to wear — and one I think would suit almost every body shape. So beautiful people, kick back with me this weekend and let’s chat palazzo pants and 70’s inspired silhouettes, stripes, the new white shirt, cold shoulders, straw bags, wedges, vibrant lips, metallics and the difference between inexpensive and designer shades (I’m wearing my very first pair of designer sunglasses in this post and sharing my thoughts on whether or not they’re worth the splurge)!
High-Low Hem Shirt | Stripped Palazzo Pants | Prada Sunglasses PR50TS 1AB0A7 c/o SmartBuyGlasses | Straw Bag (vintage, similar) | Faux Leather Trapeze Satchel | Longline White Blazer | CL by Chinese Laundry Baja Wedges c/o Sears Canada | Leather Strap Watch | Dean Davidson Ethos Bracelet c/o Joydrop | Ring (vintage, similar) | NAILS INC. Mayfair Market Polish | Sultra The Bombshell 1″ Rod Curling Iron | Lancôme Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick in Magic Orange
Do you remember when we did the Wild Rose D-Tox back in March? If you were following along on Insta Stories, I shared (almost) every meal I made during those 12 days. You may also remember me raving about how incredible our Day 1 dinner was — well, today I’m finally sharing the recipe for my Spring Vegetable Stirfry with Coconut Ginger Tofu with you!
Initially this recipe it was a team effort, with both of us tossing ideas around and throwing things in the pan while this stirfry came together. And we both couldn’t stop eating it! It was the best recipe to come out of our D-Tox. Since the premade sauces and condiments I would typically use in a stiryfry-style dish (think soy sauce, fish sauce, peanut butter, etc.) weren’t permitted, we went in a completely different direction! The result was a colourful medley of spring vegetables in a coconut milk-based sauce — flavoured with garlic, ginger, lime and simple pantry spices ontop of a bed of brown rice, finished with toasted almonds for some extra crunch and protein. In my quest for nut based milks with a D-Tox friendly ingredient lists (not an easy feat, my friends!), I found Almond Breeze’s Unsweetened Almond Coconut Beverage and am thrilled to be partnering with Almond Breeze again today to bring you my Spring Vegetable Stirfry with Coconut Ginger Tofu! It’s totally Wild Rose D-Tox friendly and it’s also totally delicious, even if you’re not doing a detox. This easy to prepare, unconventional spring stirfry is light, clean and nourishing — perfect for weeknight dinners!
Man it feels good to publish this May 2017 Beauty Favourites post! Since I spent a large part of March barefaced due to my finger injury and published my first ever completely makeup free Monthly Beauty Favourites post, this past month I really enjoyed experimenting with makeup again and discovered so many incredible new products. May was packed full of events (both blog related and personal) and I took every available opportunity to get my glam on — so you’ll find a healthy dose of glow and sparkle in my May beauty favourites! There’s range of products at affordable and luxury price points in today’s post — including a stunning rose gold highlighter (for less than $5!), my favourite lipsticks of the entire year, a bargain, go-with-anything nude lipliner, the perfect blush palette for a youthful spring flush, some extremely luxurious eyeshadows, a pastel lilac nail polish with nourishing ingredients and a metallic, glittery liquid eyeshadow!
There’s a strong peach, pink and rose gold theme in my favourites today — what can I say, I’ve been immersing myself in seasonal colour trends in full force! It’s been awhile since we chatted all things beauty, but you remember the drill, right? Pour yourself a glass of wine, find a cozy spot to relax and kick back with me this weekend to learn more about my current favourite beauty products!
It’s Peony season and I bet you’re just as excited as we are! Peonies are some of our favourite flowers — so, to welcome the first month of summer here at JustineCelina, our June DIGITAL BLOOMS are dedicated to Peonies and flowering trees! The trees have finally started to blossom here in Calgary and this month we did a bit of urban foraging, capturing local Apple and Mayflower blossoms to compliment our stunning Coral Sunset and Snowball Peonies. Our 3 free June 2017 Free Desktop Wallpapers bring the best of our spring landscape straight to your tech so you can enjoy these gorgeous blooms all summer long!
The pink craze continues here at JustineCelina this month, as does the obsession with the Spring 2017 Pantone Fashion Color Report. This June, Rebeca Dawn Design and I are crazy for watercolour inspired hues of soft coral, warm violet and creamy white juxtaposed with fresh greens. We kept our designs simple to let the exquisite beauty of our Coral Sunset Peonies sing (seriously — have you ever seen a more beautiful flower?!). If you love Peonies and soft, pastel hues, click through to download June’s tech wallpapers to the background of your computer, tablet or phone — absolutely free! And if you’d like to learn more about Peonies this season, stay tuned for an All About Peonies FLOWER EDUCATION post hitting the blog later this month.
Hey music lovers! Welcome back for another Monthly Soundtrack as we bid May adieu. I spent a lot of time in the mountains this month, between a last minute trip to Banff for Mother’s Day, to a wedding in Canmore and a Sunday spent exploring nature and enjoying this beautiful weather. I shot this month’s album cover on top of Sulphur Mountain, overlooking the Canadian Rockies!
My May 2017 Soundtrack is an eclectic mixture of feel good tunes with a sprinkle of hip hop thrown into the mix — so if you’re looking for a fresh playlist to kick off summer, I’ve totally got you covered today. A few standout tracks in this 2.5 hour, 41 track playlist include Valley’s Drive, Luna Shadows Waves, a really cool, stripped down rendition of Jimmy Eat World’s Sweetness by TeamMate, slenderbodies opal ocean, Phangs and R.L.UM.R’s Always Been U, Day Wave’s Bring You Down, Nick Leng’s Drivers, The Electric Sons Hold On, We’re Going Home, the entire Chainsmokers Memories…Do Not Open album, The Radio Dept.’s Pulling Our Weight, Marshmello and Omar LinX’s Keep It Mellow, Emir Duru’s Sunday, Glassio and Charles Fauna’s Morning House, Far Places In My Head, Brothertigers Listen, Alejandro’s Bury Me with My Gold and Jome’s appropriately titled Mountains. I hope your ears enjoy it!
Many of us are bringing fresh flowers into our homes this spring — but despite our best care, all flowers eventually fade. Today I’ve teamed up with my friend and incredibly talented flower designer Rebecca Dawn Design to share an extremely simple (and extremely beautiful!) DIY Floating Spring Centrepiece — the perfect way to extend the life of blooms that are on their way out! All you need is a large serving bowl, fresh water and a handful of blooms — either repurposed from a less than youthful arrangement, or foraged from your garden! We’re covering everything you need to know to create a showstopping centrepiece to infuse any space with the fleeting beauty of spring blossoms — expert flower arranging skills not required.
You guessed it — we’re still drawing inspiration from Pantone’s spring palette and highlighting a melange of gorgeous spring blooms in soft shades of Pale Dogwood, Flame, Pink Yarrow, Hazelnut and (of course) a hint of the Colour of the Year for 2017, Greenery. Kick back with Rebecca and I tonight as we show you how to create this easy going, pastel hued centrepiece to adorn your coffee table, dining table, or enliven your al fresco entertaining this season!