Oh Sundaze // 07.18.21

Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend and the weather stayed nice wherever you’re reading this from! I figured we were long over due for a catch-up and while I’m at it I owe you guys an explanation as well. Grab a cuppa and curl up for a catch up with ya girllll.

Over the past two weeks I haven’t really been posting on my regular scheduled dates because I’ve honestly lacked the motivation & inspiration. I told myself this summer will be “slow” by choice. I plan to spend the next two months living and working at a slower pace, writing and creating when I feel inspired, but ultimately listening to my body and resting/ relaxing when I need to.

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I’ve explained in this post the ways that I’ve been slowly but surely improving my mental health and changing bad habits. I think that taking this summer slow really plays into that process and hopefully I’ll be able to carry forward what I learn into my everyday life even once summer has faded. So with that being said – I’m still here! Just takin’ it a little slower these days.

pup-date

You all should know our baby Penny by now. She’s a red Boston terrier and we just love her so!

Penny the red Boston terrier
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Our plan was to get her fixed ASAP like we did with our other animals however covid (and the universe) ultimately had a different plan. Since everything was forced to shut down the backlog it caused for the procedure was astronomical and after a ton of research we’ve decided we are going to breed her within the next few months!

Tristan grew up alongside her Grandpa raising and breeding huskeys so she’s extremely passionate about doing this and we couldn’t be more excited for puppies!!

school update

In my last oh Sundaze post I told you guys that I took a huge leap and enrolled in the real estate program through Humber College. It’s been going really well so far although it is a ton of information to get through, my brain has been tired lol. I’m happy to let you all know that I passed my first exam (one of four) and I’m not onto the next step in the learning process!

I’m so excited to launch myself into this new career with an amazing established team to support me. I’ve managed to sign on with a brokerage and this past Wednesday we had a ‘new’ agent team meeting and I both loved & soaked up every minute of it. I’ve never been apart of a team of people so warm, welcoming, and ready to help with anything and everything they can – and when I thought I was briefly in the past I got royally fucked over. And on that note – onto bigger and better things!

Team zoom meetings
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date night at the drive-in

Things are finally starting to return to normal and restrictions are being lifted here in Ontario so of course we took advantage and went to the drive-in movie theatre! It was such a fun night, we made a little bed in the back of Tristan’s hatchback, added some fairy lights, loaded up on snacks, and watched two amazing movies.

We saw Black Widow, which as a huge marvel fan was highly anticipated, and Cruella. Both were phenomenal and I honestly couldn’t pick a favourite if I tried, however I have to give it to Emma Stone for her portrayal of Cruella – she fucking killed it and the level of talent… I can’t even.

I also made a cute little Tiktok of our date night if you wanna check it out HERE 🙂

Date night at the drive-in movie theatre
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severe weather

This past week there was a devastating tornado that passed through the south end of my town and destroyed multiple homes. We were very lucky to not be effected nor have any loved ones effected however it was still a traumatic event and our hearts go out to those who were.

In our end we just got extreme showers and thundering/lighting, with a little bit of wind but nothing we haven’t ever seen before. No one expected it but so far there have been no fatalities and our community has come together to support the families without a home right now. It’s beautiful to see the outpouring love and donations! #BarrieStrong

joined the Apple Watch club

I’m not someone who jumps in line to get the latest tech releases, generally using what I have until it breaks – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right?

Although Apple watches have been around for what seems like forever now [how did we live without them before??] I’ve never had the privilege of owning one… until now!

My amazing MIL was gifted a new series six and she was kind enough to pass her series four down to me! I’m still getting the hang of it and figuring out the nifty things I can do with it but so far I absolutely am obsessed! I can’t wait to buy some cute bands, send me your suggestions!

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currently reading

A few weeks ago I updated y’all on my progress with the Goodreads 2021 reading challenge and since then I’ve picked up the seventh book in the Outlander series: an echo in the bone. So far I’m loving it! This will be book 6 out of the 10 I’ve challenged myself to read this year.

An echo in the bone by Diana
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Okay y’all – I’m sure I’ve occupied enough of your precious time this evening! Thanks for catching up with me and keep your eyes open for a brand new Monday moodboard post going live tomorrow 🙂

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Oh Sundaze

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! I love waking up early this time of year – the sound of birds singing is seriously one of my favorite things in the world and I’ve been enjoying it all May long weekend. We’ve been soaking up the nice weather and getting our yard/patio together for summer. We picked up some gorgeous purple flowers to put in the garden, a huge lush fern [that we’ve named side show bob] and a gorgeous hanging assortment. Other than our weekend happenings I thought it was time for another catch-up cause some exciting stuff is happening over here in my corner of the world! Grab a cuppa and curl up for a catch up with ya girllll.

I’m officially a student again! I’ve started the pre-registration portion of the Real Estate Agent certification and it’s been so interesting to learn the language of the real estate world & it’s inner workings. I have such high hopes for this career change and I feel like I’ve finally found my calling [for this season in my life] and my people. I’ve already been recruited to a very reputable brokerage which I’m so grateful for – it feels as though the opportunities within this career are right at my grasp. And it doesn’t hurt that I’m a total nut when it comes to design.

we got vaccinated!

I am so excited to announce that I am officially a half-vax! I got my first dose of the covid-19 vaccination and I’m so happy that it feels like we’re one step closer to returning to a normalcy. I won’t lie and say that I did a ton of research into the shot that I got [Pfizer] because frankly I just felt lucky to be getting any type of vaccination against this virus however I will share my experience with y’all!

We arrived at the vaccination clinic and everyone we encountered was very nice and informative. The process was easy and just required us to sign in and verify our identity. From there we were ushered to wait for the nurse who again was very sweet and informative and would be administering the shot. I have been getting my flu shot for years now so I was [somewhat] prepared for what the actual needle would feel like and it was similar for sure. As for side effects I will say my arm was wicked sore by 7pm and I felt very tired – otherwise I felt great!

Tips:

  1. Try not to tense your arm while getting the needle – ask your nurse to prepare you with a deep breath before the administration
  2. Apply heat to the area post-vaccine to help get everything moving
  3. Take a nice hot shower the day after, this seemed to really help and got rid of the remainder of pain I felt

Instead of rewatching old comfy shows we’ve been diving into new series because still being in lockdown let’s face it; there’s not much else to do. We finished all eleven seasons of Shameless and also the first season of Ginny & Georgia. Both are phenomenal shows and I highly recommend! Ginny & Georgia was just renewed for a second season, thank gawd because they left it on a cliff hanger as per Netflix usually does.

I’ve also finished The Birth House by Ami McKay and I loved it, 4/5 stars for sure. Now I’m onto Little Fires Everywhere and although I’ve already watched the TV series I can confidently say I’m enjoying the book a lot more!

Other than that it’s been the same ‘ole around here but I’d love to see what you guys have been up to! Stay happy my loves.

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Oh Sundaze: 04.25.21

Happy Sunday friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. It’s been a few since I’ve caught you up on what’s been going on over in my little corner of the universe so grab a cuppa and curl up! There’s been some celebrations and lots of DIY projects that I’m excited to share.

Tristan’s 24th birthday was this past Thursday and we celebrated on the day and on Saturday – she’s a lucky girl. On Wednesday night I stayed up to decorate for her and I pretty much did all the decorations myself using cardboard, paint, some craft paper, card stock and my cricut maker [all things I already had in my arsenal of supplies].

On Saturday Tristan’s Mom brought over this gorgeous double chocolate cake with buttercream icing and it was heavenly. We all enjoyed more than one piece – if that wasn’t already obvious lol.

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There’s been some major DIY inspiration happening over here and I have a couple projects on the go. To start I’ve collected a handful of tree stumps/logs that I’m honestly not quite sure what to do with yet but I’m thinking something along the lines of an outdoor table.

The console table that we currently have I loath entirely so a quick scroll on Pinterest made me realize I could easily make my own with pieces of scrap wood I already have. I’m about half way done because the weather keeps delaying my progress but stay posted for a full post on what steps I took to build it and how you can do the same!

The inspiration

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Ontario is still under a stay-at-home order so there’s not a ton to do but thankfully the greenhouses are still open and it’s nice to at least get out of the house & have a change of scenery. We picked up some grass seed to fill in some of the patchy spots in our yard but other than that they didn’t have much out yet. I did manage to find this super cute ivy wall that made the perfect backdrop for a photo!

We’re still steaming Shameless on Netflix and now we’re into season nine. With two more seasons to go I will admit that the show has started to slow down with the storylines of each character doing their own thing as opposed to being together as the Gallagher clan we know and love. Despite this I still really enjoy it and am excited to see it to the end.

I recently finished reading home body by Rupi Kaur which is the third book in her poetry series and I loved it just as much as her first two instalments. This book solidified the fact that everything I need to be successful & happy is already within me – where I am is where I’m meant to be. I’m not sure what I’m gonna read next because I have way too many books on my shelf waiting to be read but I’m thinking The Birth House by Amy McKay.

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This past week I discovered my new favourite beauty product, the Kiss Falscara lash kit system. They’re salon quality lashes that you can do from home and also dupe as eyelash extensions! I love them so much I don’t think it’ll ever wear mascara again. Look out for a full review and how to to use these gorgeous lashes coming atcha this Tuesday!

That’s all I have for you this week my loves! Let me know what you’ve all been up to in the comment section!

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Five Feel-Good Sustainable Styles You Need for Spring

The biggest problem that occurs when you transition to a sustainable wardrobe is the major price increase – unfortunately if you want to be a decent human being and help reduce the harm the fashion industry brings to our planet, the norm is that you have to pay more. However – I’m happy to announce that things are changing and sustainable fashion has never been more affordable! There’s a new brand on the scene making that happen, that promises premium quality clothing that’s sustainable without the premium price. Introducing Free Assembly which is exclusively sold at Walmart!

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Here’s a little bit more about Free Assembly:

This new brand is for all genders + sexes and provides ethical and affordable spring styles to mix, layer, and assemble freely. You know I’m allll about layering up and feeling cosy – this brand is totally on par with my style and I love the play on words! The mix-abilities are endless. You will love the effortless spring dresses, playful patterns, and staple pieces that go the extra mile!

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Top Five Picks

Short sleeve camp shirt
Short Sleeve Camp Shirt
V-front women’s jeans
V-Front Jeans
Puff sleeve cardigan
Puff Sleeve Cardigan
Short sleeve midi dress
Short Sleeve Split Neck MIDI Dress
Classic long sleeve coveralls
Classic Coveralls with Long Sleeves
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How do you feel about Walmart’s newest exclusive line? I can’t wait to hear what pieces you’re drawn to!

Xx,

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Sundaze // 01.24.21

Hi loves! I hope you’re all doing well🤍

I’m so ready to pause, sit down with a cup of coffee, and have a chit chat with you guys. These are some of my favourite posts because it allows me to connect with y’all [and vice versa] on a more personal level.

Over the past couple of weeks there’s been a lot of exciting things that have brought positivity and more importantly motivation into fruition for me! I can’t wait to share these moments with you, alongside the crazy happenings that take place inside the McKay household that I think will make you laugh [or at least smile, lol]. Cosy up with me and let’s catch up!

Our little Penny is officially a women. Last weekend she went into heat and it’s been a long week of cleaning, I’ll tell ya that. We’ve never had to deal with anything like this because we were able to get Bella fixed before she experienced a heat. With the pandemic and everything being backlogged we haven’t had the same situation with Penny, but hopefully this is the one and only heat we’ll have to navigate through!

We finally got Crave and I regret not subscribing to it sooner! It has so many of our favourite throwback shows like 16 and pregnant, friends, and the Big Bang theory! It’s been so nice to have some thing else to watch other than the repetitious shows on Netflix.

We also spent much needed time finishing our master bedroom, it was the only room we really haven’t focused on decorating for some odd reason. It looks so great and I can’t wait to reveal it in a more detailed post!

Getting crave and making our room feel put together and cosy were definitely essentials for lockdown 2.0 here in Ontario that has been extended into February. We haven’t been effected too much but like everyone else we are patiently awaiting the vaccine to become available to the general public. I don’t even remember what a normal world feels like but I’m hopeful it’s within reach.

This year is the year of consistency and so far it’s been really rewarding, especially when it comes to social media and growth. I’ve been posting daily on my IG grid and within two weeks I went from around 400 followers to just over 900! I’ve also gained some new readers since implementing a concrete posting schedule, planning out my content ahead of time allows me to really focus on putting out quality content!

One of my goals is to become a full time blogger while I study for a new career and the process has been a learning curve but I’m starting to see some progress! I was finally accepted to WordAds which places ads on my blog and whenever it gains traction I earn commission! I want to thank everyone for reading my blog posts and supporting my goals by being okay with seeing some ads- you’re the reason why I do this!

A few other cool things I’ve started to do is incorporate hygge inspired home on a new IG account @hyggehomeaesthetic— an extension of Cosy Culture Co! All you have to do to be featured is use the hashtag #cosyculturehomes! I also post a lot of the decor that’s seen in these gorgeous homes on the Cosy Culture Home LTK! If you’re more into fashion and my everyday looks, follow my main LTK here.

In other happy news babe got her new car finally. The process with the insurance company took over a month [long story] and I’m so glad we can move on and no longer have to share a car! Some type of normalcy has been restored, despite the world still being weird, lol.

What have you guys been up to the past couple weeks?

Xx

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Sundaze // 12.13.20

Hiii loves! I hope that you’re enjoying your weekend and have rested and recharged for the week ahead!

It’s been way too long since I’ve sat down and updated you with a chatty post about what’s new with me and let me just tell you it’s been very busy in this household. There’s been some big changes and some bumps in the road but there’s also been some pretty great moments and achievements that are definitely worth mentioning.

Let’s get into it! Grab a cuppa, curl up, and lets catch up!

Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com

New Roommate!

One of the biggest changes that occurred over the past month was my brother moving in with Tristan & I full time. It was definitely a sudden move however we are so happy to have him here with us! We’ve been working on slowly transforming our guest bedroom into something less girly for him, and it’s really coming along. We’ve ordered some pretty awesome electronic gadgets [that I’ll be sharing in a later post] and custom made a shelve to hang under his TV for his playstation and whatnot. We still have a few items to grab and check off the list but I think it’s looking really good!

Tristan’s Car Accident

On Wednesday last week, Tristan had a car accident very early in the morning and although she is okay [which ultimately is all that matters] her car is not.

We’re waiting to hear back but from our insurance company but from what we know of at this moment it sounds like it’s going to be a total loss. Bittersweet because we definitely had plans for her car to be passed down to me and kept in our family. On the bright side it’s looking like she is going to get a new car!

Officially Started the Rebrand

This past week I announced that I’ve officially started the rebrand roll-out for Cosy Culture Co previously known as Nicole’s Niches.

So far the process has gone really well! All my handles for socials are successfully switched over as well as my logos and branding.

The last bit that is yet to be complete is switching over the website domain which is coming up for renewal at the end of December. That will officially be the end of Nicole’s Niches and I’m so excited to move onto this new chapter!

New Partnerships

I’m excited to be working with not one but two new brands that I’m positive you guys will love as much as I do. Think home decor and the best tool to help you stay organized!

I’ll be doing an in-depth post on each company later this week, so keep an eye out for that as well as some exclusive discount codes available to my readers only.

Sales Sales Sales

Between Poshmark and Etsy orders I’ve been running to the post office a ton in the past few weeks, no complaints because I’m so grateful for every single order.

My all natural heating packs seem to be the most popular at this time of year and for good reason! They make great gifts or stocking stuffers and they’re great to invest in for yourself on those achy damp days!

In Other News

With COVID numbers rising significantly [it almost seems like daily now] here in Southern Ontario we’ve been doing our best to stay home as much as possible.

We’re officially in the grey zone and if cases don’t decrease and decrease now we will move into the red zone which means we will be moving into a province wide lock down again.

It does put a damper on the holiday festivities this year but I would rather do what we have to do so we can get back to normal as soon as possible.

What’s been going on with you? What’s the COVID situation where you live? Let me know in the comment section.

Stay well + stay safe loves.

xx

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Hey hey everyone! I am thrilled to finally be able to bring you this good news. Over the past few months I’ve really felt a shift within my brand and my blog. Unfortunately Nicole’s Niches just isn’t sitting right with the direction of aesthetic the blog has taken, and after much deliberation [with myself] I decided to just do that damn thing– r e b r a n d.

So my loves, it’s officially time to say goodbye to Nicole’s Niches. It’s been a great three years being the face behind this name but as they say, all good things must come to an end. I’m so excited to introduce the new, improved image that the blog is taking on– Cosy Culture Co.

If you’ve been following along with me for the three years I’ve been around, you’ll know how much I adore a comfy outfit and a home that screams hygge– Cosy Culture Co. is an embodiment and extension of my love for those feelings!

Over the past three years my niche and style has changed a ton and I’ve grown a lot as a writer. I will forever be thankful and grateful for the opportunity that Nicole’s Niches has given me and the following that I’ve created, you guys are truly truly amazing! I hope you’ll stick with me during this transition.

As we start this journey I want to invite you to join the brand new private Facebook group which is where you’ll find all things related to the blog, shopping my style, exclusive discount codes, sales, and much more! I don’t always share all the sales, ideas, or life things that are going on to my public accounts but here you’ll see it all!

I wanted to create a group instead of a public page to be able to interact with you lovelies on a more personal level! This fits in so well with my rebrand and is how I want to become a community with all of my readers, you know I love hearing your comments and feedback!

The blog address will remain nicolesniches until December 30th, 2020. Help me welcome the “new” blog while we welcome the new year!

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Bucket List: The June Motel

If you have been searching for the cutest boho, vintage themed place to stay on your vacation to Ontario, Canada you are going to be so excited about The June Motel.

I added this little gem to my bucket list the moment I spotted it on Instagram, how could you not fall in love with this decor?

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The June Motel is truly a one of kind unique find, and it’s located in Prince Edward County in Picton, Ontario, Canada. When the owners discovered the property that is now the beautiful June Motel it was actually a mid-century motor lodge! Who would have known, based on how breathtaking it looks now!

WE DUSTED IT OFF AND ARE REINVENTING THE MOTEL EXPERIENCE. WITH A PENCHANT
FOR GREAT WINE AND GOOD VIBES, WE’RE A HIP 16-ROOM MOTEL WITH A CURATED MENU OF SERVICES DESIGNED TO MAKE YOUR STAY IN WINE COUNTRY UNFORGETTABLE.

– thejunemotel.com

the June motel

When it comes to the rooms, they have four gorgeous cozy options each equip an abundant of amenities to make you feel as if you were right at home. Not to mention the room choices even have the most adorable names- seriously you guys this place can not get any cuter.

the classic

The first of the rooms is called The Classic. It’s very boho in style yet classic and clean as well. The touches of decor really pull the space together and it’s very modern yet vintage at the same time which I absolutely love- that’s the vibe I try to create in my own home. This rooms includes a queen sized bed (which I just want to dive into, how comfy does it look ya’ll?!) your very own private balcony, a den with a sofa, mini wine bar fridge, and so many more things that every hotel/motel should offer.

wine studio

Calling all wine lovers and their bestie! This room is called the Wine Studio and the name definitely doesn’t hold back, it is the perfect wine studio getaway for you and a friend. Again the vintage and bohemian style is carried throughout the whole motel, but this room also incorporates a beach-y feel. Located on the lower level it has two double beds, and a private kitchenette perfect for whipping up snacks after wine has fully hit 😉

deluxe wine studio

If you though the Wine Studio was calling your name but you have more than one bestie (because lets face it, we all have a girl squad) then you’ll be happy to hear about the Deluxe Wine Studio that sleeps up to 5 people! This room has more of a modern day vibe to it, but nonetheless it’s still an amazing space to drink wine and unwind. This room includes two double beds, with a pull-out sofa bed as well, it’s own private kitchenette, and a fully renovated bathroom!

Rosé suite

Last but definitely not least I think this is my favourite room of them all. The Rosé Suite is a girly girls dream! The stunning vibrant wall paper, the little touches of decor, the furniture places so elegantly.. every quality that takes my breath away is in this room. It not only features a queen bed, and a set of bunk beds (sleeping 4-5 people) but it also has its very own Rosé bar!

sweat well

Apparently at The June Motel it’s possible to even sweat well. Meaning get out and exercise that beautiful body of yours!

We’re lucky to be surrounded by great county roads, hiking trails and lakes. A trip to The County isn’t complete without taking full advantage of the outdoors. No matter what you’re into, we can help get you moving.

– thejunemotel.com

They offer yoga every Saturday morning, as well as kayaking adventures among cycling, hiking, and running of course.

the June motel

other things to do

There are plenty of extra things to do once you check in to The June Motel, and in fact they want to make sure you make the most of your visit and are constantly updating their blog with fun activities, information about the area and the motel, and other really interesting topics.

check in to the June motel

one day

I’m hoping in the next few years, once I’ve really settled into ‘adulting’ I can make the trip to this dreamy motel and check it off my bucket list. Although I’ll probably have to book the trip about a year in advance LOL, no surprise that this place fills up quickly!

not ready to adult yet door hanger

Let me know how you feel about The June Motel and what place to stay is on your bucket list in the comment section!

As always,

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Bucket list: The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Flowers, England, and a great view. Three of my very favourite things. 

Although I’ve never been to England, it’s among the many places that my heart absolutely desires to travel to. My heritage can be traced back to the United Kingdom, and I’ve always felt a longing to go and travel the lands where my ancestors came from.

Naturally (me being me) I spend loads of time either looking on Instagram for cool places in the UK, reading blogs from people who live in the UK, or just google searching the historical background of specific places in the UK. While I was doing one of those three things I came across this breath taking restaurant that made it to the top of my bucket list. It is without a doubt the most gorgeous and Insta worthy place that I’m sure photos don’t even do justice.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden is the cutest yet elegant all day casual dining restaurant in the heart of posh Chelsea, London (did I use that word right?)

Located on London’s enduringly desirable King’s Road, The Ivy Chelsea Garden brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant in the heart of Chelsea.

– theivychelseagarden.com

For those of you like myself who did not understand the hype of the neighbourhood Chelsea, this is what I found on Trip Advisor:

A neighborhood in London that is known for King’s Road and Carnaby Street in Soho, which formed the center of “Swinging London” in the Sixties.

Whatever it’s known for, it sure does look fancy!

Okay now that we know a little bit about Chelsea, lets swoon over the restaurant located in the heart of it- that captured my heart.

The first thing that caught my attention about The Ivy Chelsea Garden is their mouth-dropping extensive terrace and garden. It is filled with plants and aesthetics that will make your eye balls so happy. It’s so vibrant and dreamy, a picture lovers dream come true.

The garden is open during the summer season, from 12p-10p 7 days a week! I would seriously spend everyday here, on the terrace surrounding by plants reading a book if I could.

The garden and terrace feature classic design elements, including arched antique mirrors, leafy trellises and an eclectic mix of antique pots and planters to complement magnolias, hydrangeas, cyclamens and Boston ferns amongst others, making the garden relaxed and luscious. Our beautiful terrace will welcome you with its upholstered velvet chairs and cushions, flickering candles & cosy rugs, and a central fountain in the garden, making it the perfect spot for your lunches, afternoon teas and dinners all year around.

– theivychelseagarden.com

I know you’re thinking okkkaaayy does it get better than this?

Why yes, yes it does.

The aesthetically pleasing restaurant doesn’t let you down when you step inside, it’s just as beautiful as the garden and the terrace.

Aesthetic aside, the menu looks impeccable. Just from reading their menu online my mouth is watering, book my flight right to The Ivy Chelsea Garden please!

They have four main menus that go as followed:

Breakfast
Monday- Friday 8a-11:30a
Saturday 8a-11a
Sunday 9a-11a

A La Carte
Monday-Friday 11:30a-11p
Saturday 4p-11:30p
Sunday 4p-10:30p

Weekend Brunch
Saturday, Sunday 11a-4p

Brunch Waffles

and of course Desserts.

If you need a perfect spot to host a celebration or party, you’ll be obsessed with the private dining room.

Depending on what type of tables you want (one long rectangle table or 3 smaller round tables) this amazing room fits 24-30 of your favourite people. It’s available for breakfast, lunch as well as dinner and also provides you with a Canapé reception that holds up to 50 people!!!

Decorated in a similar style to The Ivy Chelsea Garden, the walls of The Private Room are adorned with colourful vintage botanical prints and sumptuous floral artwork. The bespoke patterned white Carrara and Fior de Pesco grey marble tiled flooring, eclectic mix of vintage dining chairs upholstered with bold floral and palm printed fabric and hanging gilt leaf pendants add a touch of glamour to the room.

– theivychelseagarden.com

Are you sold? I was from the very first picture I saw of this magical place.

Make sure you check out The Ivy Chelsea Garden on Instagram! 

What restaurant is on your bucket list? Let me know in the comment section below!

As always,

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Coffee Convos: hello 2020

Hello loves! ♥︎

I can’t believe that we are officially into 2020, an entirely new decade. I am so excited for the new year and I have so many exciting things to look forward to- a new year full of new things and new ideas coming to life.

This coffee convo is all about whats coming up in this new year, and I am so excited to share all the big news. Come join me, grab a nice hot cuppa and curl up for a catch up!

We’re moving again

Tristan & I are moving into a new place and we couldn’t be more excited! The space we are in now worked for the meantime and it was a great experience for our first time out on our own but our new place is definitely an upgrade.

We are moving this February and are in full on brainstorming mode for how we want the space to look! We’ve been constantly browsing through furniture and decor pieces for weeks now, and even managed to score a few things on sale throughout the holiday season.

Starting my doula training

The countdown to March is on, because that is when my doula (aka maternal support practitioner) training starts!

Ever since deciding what I wanted to do with my life during my last year of high school, working within the maternal world was always my plan and to finally see that coming to fruition in 2020 is absolutely soul-fulfilling.

Jumping into blogging and social media

This year I want to stay consistent when it comes to blogging and keeping up with social media. Over the course of this year I’ve found that there have been times that I’m very active on the blog and socials but then theres times where I completely ghost the internet world.

I want to figure out a proper blogging schedule over here on Nicole’s Niches so you all know when to expect posts and I’ll stop keeping you guessing! I also am making a vow to check in on the socials at least once daily.

new look + New series on the blog

If you haven’t noticed, I have officially dropped the “wordpress” from my URL. We are self hosted baby! Along with purchasing myself a domain, I also refreshed the look of Nicole’s Niches with a brand new theme. If you haven’t had a chance yet be sure to check it out!

With a brand new shiny domain and completely new look- comes new series that will be launching on the blog. I’m sure you all know by now that I’m extremely passionate about Home + Decorating so inspired by that I’m starting a new series on the blog that I’m sure will blossom into many others. Stay tuned for the launch, until then it’s a under wraps.

Podcast possibilities

Podcasts are seriously one of my favourite things to listen to, and I have always been intrigued when it comes to starting my own. I have thought about it a lot, have picked out a name, and even know exactly who I want as a co-host. However getting said person to agree and commit to said podcast is still in progress.

My favourite types of podcast to listen to is two friends (or group of friends) who just bullshit about everything and anything, tell funny stories about their lives, and spill the tea on celeb gossip and that is exactly what I want to do.

I’m hopeful that this dream of mine will come alive in 2020, I’m manifesting it so hard y’all.


Now you’re all caught up! Whats been going on lately with you guys? Let me know in the comment section below 🙂

As always,

Nicole

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