Posts in GIRL CRUSH
Guy Crush // Motel Hamilton

Looking for a respite from the cold weather? One step into Hamilton’s newest brunch spot, Motel, will have you feeling like you just entered sunny Palm Springs.

A retro motel feeling with that coveted palm beach polish, this new spot is one of the trendy up and coming places to grab a bite in Hamilton. Following their gut instinct, Chris and Michael took the leap to open this new restaurant — and it only took them three months! After indulging in some champagne pancakes and sunny mimosas, we caught up with Motel’s owner Chris and their designer Michael to learn a little bit more about the inner workings and overall inspiration behind this new No-Tell-Motel.

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Girl Crush // Juniperwood Kitchen

Amanda and Aneta are the duo behind Juniperwood Kitchen, a blog dedicated to vegan recipes that are also totally Instagram worthy. Their creativity, dedication to local fare and love of bright colours fuse together to create delicious vegan meals that are not only healthy but beautiful, proving that vegans can have just as much fun in the kitchen. We love the ethos behind their website and after spending an afternoon snapping photos and enjoying some of their creations on their rooftop terrace, it was certain we definitely wanted in on their squad.

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Girl Crush // Michele of Blush Shop

There is something innately magical about a boutique. Nowadays with a click of a button you can purchase something from the other side of the world, but you can’t smell the lavender candle when you enter a shop, you can’t model outfits for your best friend in the change room, and you can’t know the shop owner’s dog’s name! That’s the magic of the boutique, the personal connection, the sense of community and the experience you have in going into your favourite boutique, which remains a sacred ritual.

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Girl Crush // Christina of Fortnight Lingerie

Delicate craftsmanship, locally sourced, and traditional design are buzz words synonymous with the current trend of locally produced goods. With a world full of mass production and careless abundance, these trends are essential and the artisans behind them a needed troupe to change the landscape and bring beautiful and thoughtful design roots back into our communities. Fortnight Lingerie is a shining example of such; expertly crafted, passionately designed and lovingly created by designer and revolutionist (in our opinion!) Christina.

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Girl Crush // Sophie Kaftan of Kitten and the Bear

My great-grandmother spent most of her beautiful final years crocheting. We have a collection of hundreds of her designs, with intricate details that only patient and humble experience could produce these works of art. I transformed some of these pieces into delicate dream-catchers, a nod to my bohemian spirit and an homage to her craftsmanship.

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Girl Crush // Natalie of Pointe Break Retreats

A little surf town called Nosara tucked away on the Pacific Ocean in the wild country of Costa Rica is like the best kept secret. The one you are wanting to gush about with every pulsating vein because it ignites your senses in the most profound way, but you hold on so dear because you want it to be your special place.

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Girl Crush // Emily Faulstich

Those who wander are not lost...breathing through moment to moment like a well paced melody, recognizing new places in their soul every step of the way. Travel photographer, illustrator, and lover of pretty things, Emily Faulstich wanders with a delicate eye, using her world as her canvas and sharing those moments through her work in photography and design; the way she sees it, the magic she extracts from it.

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Girl Crush // Loversland

Imagine finding a companion that is your best friend, knows when you need that poetic morning text message (a heart emoji has replaced the love letter) and will forever be your travel partner. I heard the term soulmate referred to as a ‘travel partner’ and thought it was such an awesome substitute. We are all travelling our specific paths in life but then you can find someone that wants to travel with you, how beautiful is that.

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