DIY Personalized Clay Dish Place Setting by The Sweet Escape

DIY Personalized Clay Dish Place Setting

Hosting a dinner party can be as easy or involved as you want it to be. This one leans more towards being involved but the finished result most definitely will put you in the running for hosting Queen. I think it’s a nice touch to use place settings because it makes your guests feel super […] Read more…

lemon ginger yogurt smoothie recipe by The Sweet Escape

Lemon Ginger Smoothie

If you’re looking for a bitter sweet wake up call in the morning this lemon ginger smoothie is it. Is there anything more refreshing than lemon and ginger together? Their health benefits individually are well known and together they are like a super hero duo ready to give your body a kick start. Add some […] Read more…

Wall Tapestry Round up By The Sweet Escape

Sweet Escape Studio Update: Wall Tapestry

I just realized that it’s the end of March and I’ve still haven’t posted about the studio!? What’s wrong with me. It’s kinda a huge deal. You know what it is? I hate to admit it but it’s true – but I’m one of those people who doesn’t like sharing a space until it’s “done”. I […] Read more…

Hosting a Polenta Dinner Party by The Sweet Escape

Hosting a Polenta Dinner Party

  If you have fantasies about being a rock star hostess with your guests singing your praises for weeks to come and the fruits of your labour being slathered all over social media then hosting a polenta dinner party is for.      (you ego maniac)  When my amazing friends at Kendall-Jackson Wines asked me […] Read more…

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TRAVEL: New York City

If you follow along on Instagram then you know that I recently spent a week in NYC and today I have a bunch more photos and info to share about my trip. So I should start by saying this wasn’t my first trip to NYC. I actually lost count but I think it’s around 5 or […] Read more…

High Low Bar Cart Style by The Sweet Escape

SPACES: High/low Bar Cart Style

It’s Friyay!! Where will you be for happy hour tonight? I love going out for cocktails but staying in for a drink or two (or five) with friends can be just as fun, and let’s face it, less pricy. Or maybe you and the significant other or your BFF just want to put on some […] Read more…

hot caramelized onion and bacon dip recipe

Hot Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

Oh man do I have something hot and delicious to share with you today and it’s not a new crop of Bachlorette contestants. It’s better. It’s a served-outta-the-oven hot caramelized onion bacon dip recipe full of gooey gruyere cheese. Add some fresh bread and my fave Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay and you’re done.  This dip is the reason […] Read more…

Color Story: Rose Quartz & Serenity pantone color of the year 2016

COLOUR STORY: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Fridays are good days to just get lost in beautiful pictures and that’s exactly what I did. Lots of people are hatin’ on Pantone’s Color of the year – Rose Quartz and Serenity but I personally love it and I’m not alone. It’s a great pairing and there’s lots of beautiful images out there to prove […] Read more…

Red Wine Crock Pot Beef Stew by The Sweet Escape

Crock Pot Beef Stew Recipe

The worst of winter may be behind us (fingers crossed) but it’s not time to put away the parkas and scarves just yet. Although I’m not a huge fan of the cold, I do love me some warm and cozy comfort food and if it practically cooks itself then even better. AND if it’s full of […] Read more…

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TUNES: my latest music downloads

It’s been so long since I’ve done a post about music although I’m inspired by it constantly. I spent some money on iTunes recently and thought I would share what I’ve been listening to in case you’re on the lookout for some new tunes. First off, how great is that Marshall Bluetooth speaker (above)? I […] Read more…

Red Wine Chocolate Cake Stop MOtion video Recipe by The Sweet Escape

Red Wine Chocolate Cake Stop Motion Video

The great (?) thing about working for yourself is that you wear many hats and are constantly learning – some things you welcome with open arms and some with a little more kicking and screaming (taxes, I’m looking at you). My formal experience is as a Graphic Designer and Art Director but thanks to this blog I’ve also […] Read more…

matte black kitchen design trend by The Sweet Escape for Apartment Therapy

TREND ALERT: matte black in the kitchen

It’s no secret that I’m a big colour lover but that doesn’t mean I don’t love or appreciate clean, modern and simple design. Decorating with black is timeless and always a safe bet but there’s so many ways it can be used to create endless unique looks and right now it’s all about matte black – […] Read more…

Boho Modern Dining room look High budget by The Sweet Escape for Apartment Therapy

High/Low: Boho Modern Dining Space

I love putting these high/low looks together as much as you love (I hope) checking them out. You may remember this home office and kitchen dining space I did not long ago? Well I just did a fab Boho Modern Dining space recently that I think you’re going to be pretty impressed with. Take a look. […] Read more…

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SPACES: Love is in the details

Well it is February so I couldn’t pass up the one time of the year where it’s totally acceptable (and expected) for me to chat about love, hearts and anything pink. As far as the love dept. that’s pretty much non-existent in my personal life…..but that’s why we have home heart decor! Or maybe you’re head […] Read more…

Table setting in pantone rose quartz serentity color of the year

Setting a table in Pantone’s 2016 Color of the year

Well if you’re up to date with your trend reporting then you know by now that Pantone is the authority on setting the tone (pun intended) for color trends each year. For the first time ever Pantone’s 2016 Color of the year is a duo. Love it or loathe it, be prepared to see LOTS of Rose […] Read more…

Bathroom Refresh Look by The Sweet Escape

New Year, New Room: Bathroom Refresh

So how are those new year resolutions coming along? That bad huh? I think we’re way too tough on ourselves so instead let’s focus on our house and get all judgemental and give it a makeover instead. Sounds great right?! Your house doesn’t have feelings so it’s ok to admit that it could use a […] Read more…

Travel Blogger Babes in Montego Bay Jamaica

Blogger Babes in Montego Bay Jamaica – Part 1

You know what’s the best way to get over a month of over-indulging, socializing and Netflix marathons…a.k.a, the Holidaze? Taking a week off to do more over-indulging, socializing, relaxing and maybe an adventure or two somewhere tropical and hot. I know life is tough.  So if you follow along on Instagram you may know that […] Read more…

Chunky big knits by Anna Mo

Friday Favourites & Update

Hey guys! Just popping in so that you know I’m alive. I owe you a little update plus a few of my recent faves.  Now that winter has officially hit here in Toronto I feel like I need one of these amazing chunky knits from Anna Mo in my life that I can crawl under […] Read more…

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2015 Sweet Escape Review

Well, looky who’s back. Why is it sooooo hard to get back into the swing of things after the holiday madness? Like why do I all of a sudden turn into a sloth? Not surprisingly there’s been a whole lotta reviews, roundups, reflections, predictions, and goal setting for the past and present year popping up […] Read more…

DIY Paper Christmas Ornament by The Sweet escape

DIY: Paper Ornament

Just in case you’re a bit of a last-minute holiday slacker and still haven’t put up your tree and feel like getting your craft on then this is for you. I don’t know about you but I like to change up my holiday decor a little bit every year. It can get expensive to totally change […] Read more…

DIY Modern Wreath Wall Hanging by The Sweet Escape

DIY Modern Wreath Wall Hanging

A little while ago I was asked by the fine people at Makeful TV if I would be interested in hosting a holiday-ish DIY workshop for their first ever blogger event. Gimme a craft and an audience and I’m ready to go. They were open to me choosing my own project, which is awesome, and I […] Read more…

Almond Snowball Christmas Cookie Recipe by The Sweet Escape

Almond Snowball Cookies Recipe

Don’t let their simplicity fool you. These little snowball cookies are jam packed with nutty almond flavour. Like throwing a snowball, you can’t stop at one. It’s impossible, I’ve conducted an extensive study. My Italian family makes very similar cookies, in fact you may see/hear them referred to as Italian cookies or Russian tea cakes. Those people don’t […] Read more…

Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop review by The Sweet Escape

Pretty Tech: Why I dig my new Dell Inspiron

If tech nerds were like chicken wings I would say that I’m mild-medium heat. The nature of my job kinda forces me to know about what’s going on but I wouldn’t say that I’m on the cutting edge or know what the upcoming latest and greatest piece of tech is. I do appreciate the conveniences […] Read more…

Merry Mag Handmade holiday gift guide

Merry Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

Have you had a chance to check out Merry Mag yet? There’s tons of great holiday handmade inspiration in there. But if you’re not really the crafty type and don’t love holiday market crowds but love to support makers then you’ll want to check out the Merry Handmade Holiday Gift Guide. Here’s a peek of […] Read more…

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