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The Boyfriend

3/31/2014
Definitely convinced the only way a girl can rock a good pair of boyfriend jeans is with some sort of high heel or obviously feminine flats. Just to affirm you are neither 50's mother nor male from a distance.







Wearing:


Turquoise Necklace from Thailand (similar: splurge HERE, save HERE)

Zara Sequin Clutch (similar: splurge HERE, save HERE)


Sam Edelman Booties (similar: splurge HERE, save HERE or HERE)

Also, obsessed with my FELINE Hat!

Stone Cold Fox: In Bloom

3/26/2014
Well it's been a week since the Spring equinox and warmer weather is absolutely no where in sight. Over the weekend, I took a mini trip down to Orlando with my friend Melissa for her 24th birthday - the sunshine was so wonderful and we soaked up every second, only to be back at work this morning in my thickest knit sweater cursing our never-ending Toronto winter.

Clearly, these photos are from warmer, happier times. I snapped these last spring (pre-ombre hair) with the arrival of this beautiful silk jumper by Stone Cold Fox I finally decided to splurge on. Well worth it. The material is an incredibly soft sand-washed silk I'd live in everyday if I could, and I love the gathered waist and ruffles on the short hems.






Wearing:

Stone Cold Fox Jumper in Bloom Print (similar: splurge HERE and save HERE)

Brixton Hat in Alana (similar: splurge HERE and save HERE)



Let's say a collective goodbye to winter 2014. We're breaking up, it's over, move on.

Love,

MAC

Thai Style

3/11/2014
So if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'll know it's no secret that since I left Thailand with One Love Yoga my mind has been swirling around all the memories I made and different culture I absorbed during my time away. Coming back to Toronto still in the dead of winter, life feels almost like a standstill here in comparison with all the buzz and frantic, nonstop activity in Thailand. I'll admit: I'm sulking, and I miss it. (Read more about my trip HERE!)

Which is why, when I walked into Anthropologie for some retail therapy over the weekend and saw this elephant jumpsuit, I just had to have it. Similar elephant pants were a dime a dozen on the streets of Bangkok and Phuket, but I kicked myself for never picking any up. And though this jumpsuit is about 1000x the cost, I just love it and couldn't resist.

*Please note* that while I'm attempting to recreate Thailand style, this tame hair is highly improbable in the REAL Thailand with the extreme humidity (my hair was restricted to top buns and a salty mess) and these PLV heels are highly inappropriate for boarding ferry boats, walking the markets and hopping over garbage along the streets.







Wearing:



Bag, sunnies, and jewelry all purchased from Thailand markets (but shop similar items below)

Also I must mention I had the absolute best time in Thailand with One Love Yoga. Any fellow yogis are adventure seekers, be sure to check out their page HERE and attend their classes in Vancouver or hop on their next retreat to Nicaragua or Thailand! Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Love, 

MAC

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One Love - Thailand

3/05/2014
Hi friends!

It's only been 18 days since I took off to Thailand for my yoga retreat with One Love Yoga, but it honestly feels like it's been a month. The difference in culture opened my eyes up to a whole other world I had no clue existed, and it's official: I now definitely, definitely have the world travel bug. 

Haad Yuan beach yoga

We started our retreat in Bangkok, and stayed in a hostel off the infamous Khao San Road. Filled with shops, restaurants and street vendors, Khao San is a backpacker's dream. You can find everything from handcrafts, jewelry, fried insects, pirated DVD's and knock-off Ray Bans by the thousands.

Khao San Road, Bangkok

Wat Chana Songkram temple




From Bangkok, we hopped on an overnight train and headed down south, island-bound to Surat Thani. A definite 13-hour long experience with the "bathroom" of my nightmares... should you ever hop on this night train, just remember to bring your own toilet paper.

Night train bunks headed south to Surat Thani station

At the ferry port. Ocean, finally!

After planes and night trains, taxis and ferry rides, we FINALLY arrived in Koh Phangan. Crystal blue water and hot sun felt like heaven.

Haad Rin beach, Koh Phangan

Our bungalow accommodations on Haad Yuan beach, Koh Phangan

Bungalow views, can't complain


Hike up to Blooming Lotus yoga studio in the jungle

Yoga fun


Beautiful view at Ocean Rock restaurant, Haad Yuan

GoPro selfie. Between yoga classes, an ocean dip is just the best

My favourite resto on Haad Yuan beach. Amazing fresh fruit shakes and Thai dishes!


Delicious Thai food from The Sanctuary Resort

Beach frolicking with Pam

Beautiful yoga studio


The One Love crew!


To get back and forth from Haad Rin to Haad Yuan beach on Koh Phangan, we had to hop in one of these longboats. Basically, a guy with a propeller on a stick got us where we needed to go.

Back to Haad Rin beach, Koh Phangan


So we decided to spoil ourselves and booked a room at the Best Western Phanganburi Resort in Haad Rin for two nights. It's a beautiful resort about a 10-15 minute walk away from the hustle, bustle and partygoers "downtown" Haad Rin.

Best Western Phanganburi Resort, Haad Rin


Our first night in Haad Rin, we decided to go to the half moon party. Unlike the wild full moon party on Haad Rin beach, the half moon party is located up in the jungle. The party starts late and continues through the night until around 7AM. Nuts!

Glow in the dark body paint, half moon party

Endless food tables at half moon



After our yoga retreat ended, Pam and I headed over to breathtaking Koh Phi Phi for a few days. Definitely more tourist-y than Koh Phangan, Koh Phi Phi was party central at night, but still so beautiful.


Sunset at Koh Phi Phi lookout


On our second day in Koh Phi Phi, we decided to take a boat tour over to Maya Bay, Maya Beach (where The Beach movie was filmed), and Monkey Beach. This was my absolute favourite day on my whole trip (despite getting slapped by a wild monkey who tried to go through my purse looking for food... ha). 

Maya Beach (where The Beach was filmed)


So if you can't tell already, I had the absolute best time. I've been home for just over a day and I'm already starting a plan on how to head back to Thailand ASAP. Our trip was filled with hilarious memories with everything from a gecko that kept us up every night, a painful Thai massage experience, Muay Thai boxing in Koh Phi Phi, monkeys opening and downing Coca Cola, a scary motorcycle taxi ride through Haad Rin at 4AM, and a terrifying ping pong show experience in Phuket (details too explicit to discuss). Overall, amazing.

Note: please excuse the photo overload, I've taken over 600 and cutting them down to this post was a huge task  :)

Also, if you're an avid yogi interested in similar yoga retreat-type trips, be sure to check out One Love Yoga. Such an amazing experience - hope on their next retreat to Nicaragua or Thailand!

Love, 

MAC