Posts Tagged ‘my apartment’

@Votivo Luxury Candles

Home decor snobs and pre-fab modern lovers alike all yearn for a lair that smells just as good as it looks. We are not talking about Glade Plugins or Frebreeze but the real luxurious art of home fragrance. Candles are not all the same. The wick, the fragrance, the wax, the jar and everything else that goes into it sets apart a $10 to a $250 one.  One of the winners this year at the gift show is none other than Votivo Candles. This is basically the YSL in the candle world to me.
The Floure is a special collection that launch this fall and is the perfect new addition to your cozy home. To welcome tights, long scarves and knitties, we are giving away the Floure No.19 Crisp White.

Since we don’t have scratch and sniff internet technology yet, here is a description of what this beautiful candle smells like:

Indescribably complex yet simply by nature, Clean Crisp White defines the scent of our memories and a lifestyle worth wishing for: sun dried white sheets billowing in the crisp springtime morning, uncontrollable giggles as freshly bathed little bodies run thru the house, and an overwhelming aroma of nothing but clean. Ahh the simple luxuries of life.

To win: Tweet: @HeyDoYou I know that the Floure @Votivo burns for ______ hours and I’ll love every minute of it.

Hint: to find out the answers, check on

Winners will be selected at random on Twitter before Labour Day


(NY) 1 Month

I have a cozy studio apartment in West Village. It is considered downtown Manhattan and the neighborhood is just lovely. Compared to Toronto, I would say it’s a mix between Liberty Village and Kensington. Compared to LA, I would say it’s very Abbot Kinney with a Venice Beach feel.  I love my big windows!  So when I moved here, I had none of my stuff  so I only had my mattress and the ‘make a closet’ from Target. Kinda empty right?
but alas, my things arrived in 8 mangled boxes via Fed Ex ground eventually 2 weeks later.
So with I had to find a place for all my clothes, shoes and clothes and more shoes.

OMG right? But guess what, it all fit in my ‘closet’!

Ta-da! Shoes on the left, tops on the right and all hangables on the top, skirts on the bottom, bags on the top! Woo!

We are just a hop skip away from NYU and Washington Square. On the weekend, a guy rolls his piano there and plays for everyone! He is a concert pianist at the very least – it’s wonderful.

Two bright windows, more than happy! I can people watch and sit by the window thinking about my life… and what to blog 🙂

I have yet to find a ‘bed’ but I am okay with my mattress for now.

So this is the tour – Here is my room, closet, bed and mini sofa

And right beside the bed, is my kitchenette, perfect for small gourmet meals for 1.

The door is right beside it.. lol. This is how cozy and quaint New York apartments are.

Right past my kitchenette is my bathroom! It has a stand up shower, sink and toilet. I pee/shower with the door open cuz… it get a bit claustrophobic because it’s so tiny.
So that’s my place! 1 month in New York so far… so far so good 🙂 Please come visit, but 1 at a time…!

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