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A few days ago, my best friend and I exchanged Christmas gifts and I was blown away when I laid my eyes on this fragrance. Surprisingly enough, this is my first Chanel cologne and I couldn’t be more obsessed. If you’re looking for a super last-minute Christmas gift for a friend, boyfriend or husband, look no further!

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Yesterday I went for high tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and it was heavenly to say the least. The atmosphere was fantastic (as always) and best of all, it was so nice catching up with my best friend. In today’s post I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and feature two of my favourite things…fashion and food! 

"Of course I make mistakes. I'm human. If I didn't make mistakes, I'd never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes."  Alexander McQueen
"I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect- they are much more interesting."  Marc Jacobs

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I don’t know about you, but I love sporting staple pieces with little unexpected twists. Recently I discovered hats or beanies with fun, quirky quotes are the perfect way to do this. Not only do they add a hint of edge to your outfit, but they’re an extremely easy way to hide bad hair days (don’t lie, we all have them!).

"People will stare. Make it worth their while."  Harry Winston

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After a four hour flight, I transported from beautiful, sunny Toronto (with no snow) to a complete winter wonderland. Although it’s incredibly beautiful, sporting an amazing outfit that’s practical and warm can be slightly more challenging. To celebrate my first OOTD in Banff, I decided to keep things simple, dress for the weather and embrace yet another all-black look.

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First off, happy December everyone! Secondly, I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be using the #GlobalGarconChristmas hashtag all month long (woohoo!). As you may know, I’m flying out to Banff, Alberta on Thursday so make sure you’re following me on social media. Expect plenty of outfit of the days and a few other exciting things I have planned with my friends & family (Christmas shopping, high tea, skating…maybe, etc.). 

"Fashion goes in only one direction -forward- and I am a firm believer in thinking that way too."  Anna Wintour
"I would rather spend more, buy fewer items and have them forever."  Rachel Zoe

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October and November were hectic, yet extremely rewarding months for me. Balancing school and working on the blog was quite the challenge, but I pushed through (**hard work & determination really pays off). Thankfully, things are starting to settle down so I thought I would give  you a few updates on some of the cool things I have planned in December.

"If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you're not sure you can do it, say yes- then learn how to do it later."  Richard Branson

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When I launched this blog last fall, I never thought I’d be sitting at my laptop thanking all of you for reaching 400 followers. To be quite honest, I didn’t really know what I was doing, nor did I have any expectations. This just goes to show that determination, passion and hard work really pays off!