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Royal Canadian Tour Stops Announced

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Today, Catherine and William’s official Canadian tour dates were announced. To say we were disappointed to not see Toronto on the official agenda is an understatement—we were really hoping to show them our city! At any rate, they are definitely going to have an amazing time in our home and native land, seeing the diversity that makes Canada so beautiful. They land in Ottawa exactly one month today (June 30) and here is where you can find them over the course of their 11 day tour:

• June 30-July 2: The National Capital Region (Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec).

• July 2: Montreal

• July 3: Quebec City

• July 3-4: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

July 4: Summerside, Prince Edward Island

• July 4-6 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

• July 6-8, Calgary, Alberta

Catherine and William’s agenda includes a bevy of amazing places and leading up to their visit,, we’ll be offering advice on must-dos for the newylweds and where to stays—it may get you inspired about honeymooning in Canada!

PS. It’s rumoured Kate will have 40 outfit changes for the Canadian tour…bring it! We can’t wait to see what the Duchess wears.

Honeymoon Hotspot: Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris

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Entrace to Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris.

I’ve told you about my trips to New York and London now let me tell you about  Paris. One of the world’s most romantic destinations, Paris is a dream honeymoon locale for so many reasons. The food. The shopping. The history. The art. *Le sigh.* Post-Royal Wedding, I took my own honeymoon hopping the Eurostar to Paris where I stayed a few days at what is currently the city’s chicest hotel: Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris. Read the rest of this entry »

Classy Cakes

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For those of you THINKING of DIY-ing your own confection, Wilton has a few basic recipes and ideas online that you may consider for your wedding cake. I did a little experiment on the weekend where I created a one-tier, sweet and simple, fondant confection. The result? A gorgeous and delicious treat–but boy was it difficult. I definitely encourage you to try one of their more basic recipes before your dive further into the world of advanced cake decorating. Or, check out your local colleges for weekend classes where I’m sure they can give you a better handle on what to do and what NOT to do. As for the rest of you who have your own cake designer in mind and are still on the lookout for some beautiful ideas, Wilton also has a fun ideas gallery worth checking out, filled with timeless wedding cakes such as the ones pictured above.

Inspiration: Flower Power

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Clockwise from top left:

Dress, courtesy Ivy & Aster. Seen in this slide show.

Watering can favour, courtesy La Fete.

Bouquet, photography by A Simple Photograph courtesy Catherine Wright Designs. Seen in this slide show.

Shoes, courtesy BHLDN.

Perfume, courtesy Marc Jacobs.

Cake, courtesy Call-Me-Cupcake. Seen in this blog post.

Earrings, courtesy Designs by Jocelyn.

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