PARKSHOW 2015

Monday, 25 May 2015 | 0 comments
SUKA clothing
Bano eeMee
6Streets
Vivian Lee 
S.P. BADU
Hudson's Bay- Ralph Lauren 
LUXX ready to wear 
Lennard Taylor
Forge Apparel 
Forge Apparel
Coutu Kitsch 
Coutu Kitsch ... so cute!
Eliza Faulkiner

It was a stylish Saturday night in Calgary due to the fact that PARKSHOW was finally here! It felt like the event of the year with all the stylish people in the city! 
If you're not familiar with PARK (Promoting Artists Redefining Kulture), PARK is a not-for-profit organization that aspires to create opportunities for developing artists to share their art and sustain a profitable business.
It was my first time to PARK and I have to say I was completely blown away with the whole space and event. PARK completely transformed a parkade of Chinook Centre into a beautiful runway and space. Seriously, you wouldn't even know it was in a parkade! 
I was so impressed with all the local young artists here in Western Canada and it's great that they were given the opportunity to showcase their talents to the city. There was so many great designers, vendors and man oh man those models! Gorgeous all of them! My girl Ania B looked amazing too! 

A big thank you to Katie Marks and the whole PARK team for giving me the opportunity to attend this event and for all their hard work and dedication to make the show possible! Can't wait to go next year! 




spring is here

Friday, 22 May 2015 | 0 comments

top: zara // culottes: zara // sandals: zara // watch: michael kors // necklace: james michelle 

Ever since I found a pair of culottes that worked on me a few weeks back, I've become obsessed with trying to find another pair. Thankfully Zara had the perfect pair with a perfect pattern! I thought they would be great for my trip to LA but of course is true Mel fashion, I brought too much clothes and didn't wear half of it, including these culottes. I was actually dreading coming back to Calgary as our weather can be pretty unpredictable. To my surprise, it's been gorgeous out (even better than LA) and I can't help but want to be outside the whole time with all the gorgeous scenery around me!

What are you guys doing this weekend? This weekend is a busy one for me. PARK Show is this Saturday and my brother and sister are coming to visit! I am SO excited! I'll definitely be busy these next couple weeks!

Have a wonderful weekend! 




Travel: The City of Angels

Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4 comments


Sorry for the picture overload but I couldn't help but share lots of photos of our recent long weekend trip to Los Angeles! 
For as long as I could remember, I have ALWAYS wanted to go to LA. admittedly I am slightly celebrity obsessed (Dailymail everyday) but it just always looked so great. What's not to love? hot weather, palm trees, amazing food? 

My expectations of LA were far surpassed the moment we got there. We did Airbnb for the first time which really scared me but it turned out to be so great! We rented the cutest 1930's guest house in the greatest location. If you're ever looking to go to LA I can definitely recommend the place we stayed! 

Anyways, we were only there from Friday-Monday and I feel like we did so much with the little time that we had. We got in on Friday evening and decided to hit up a taqueria I heard lots about and it turned out to be AMAZING! We loved it so much that we went again! We also went to the Grove which was of course a must since I wanted to do a little bit of shopping. Saturday, we went to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and realized that my all time favourite actor Jim Carrey doesnt have a star... um WHAT? So sad about that. We then hit up Santa Monica and Venice beach which were both so great. Sadly it was a tad chilly to wear a bathing suit but it was worth just stepping on sand! We also tried Lemonade which I've seen on countless blogger's Instas... and it was AMAZING. Seriously guys, their food is the bomb.com!  We then went to Sotto for dinner with a last minute reservation too... I couldn't believe we got in! It had some of the best meatballs I've ever had!
On Sunday we did a hike on Runyon Canyon, which if you didn't know is a short hike that boasts amazing views of LA and is quite the celebrity favourite. Sadly, I didn't see any celebs but lots of cute dogs! haha We then went to get more tacos (naturally) and went to Griffith Observatory. I loved Griffith but if I could redo it I would go on a weekday as it was PACKED with tourists and I was getting a tad claustrophobic. It was totally worth it though! We were so exhausted that evening that we got In n' Out and waited for about a half hour in the drive thru for it. It's absolutely essential to get that when you're in Cali! It's so bad for you but SO good! 
 Lastly, Monday, we woke up early and walked around Melrose and Joan's on Third... it was SO good! 
My overall verdict? I can totally see why LA bloggers are so happy!

Oh boy, that was a lot! I've listed what we ate and what we did because it was seriously so much for only the weekend! I can't wait to go back and explore more :) 

Ps. I just joined snapchat! Follow along: melanie.morais 
Restaurants/Food
Escuela Taqueria 
Lemonade
In n' Out 
Sprinkles Cupcakes 
Sotto
Joan's on Third 

What We Did
The Grove
Santa Monica Beach
Venice Beach
Runyon Canyon
Griffith Observatory
Beverly Hills