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My Life As A Socialite – Bed Bath And Beyond

Happy Friday Lovely Friends

Today is shaping up to be a perfect day. Now that I have your company im all set. Thank you for stopping by.

With the labour Day weekend here its just another excuse to throw a party. I I teamed up with none other than http://www.bedbathandbeyond.ca . 

Im not ready to say goodbye to summer and nothing screams BRUNCH more than a Lemony Spritzer.I have officially called this my summer drink-) I thought of a get together about a week ago but knew that I needed a few pieces that were gorgeous yet affordable. Hell yes, I mean thats every hosts dream! I walked into the store not knowing what to expect and can I tell you that I was SO IMPRESSED.

I initially scheduled in an hour to look around but lets just say 2.5hrs later I was finally done. Bed Bath and Beyond is a one stop shop for the entire household. What makes a good host you ask, well I happen to think im a professional in this department. I grew up in a huge family and I loved making things extra special for our guests. There is a certain style and grace when the place is well decorated and the company just adds the extra spice to the occasion.

 

 

My beautiful daughter #minime helped lay out the spread and suggested adding some greenery from our country garden. I have to admit this took setup to the next level. The element of marble dinnerware, crystal stemware, cast iron trays and a super versatile 6 in one server. We managed to find a 4 gallon party tub which was just so handy and beautiful aswell.

 

Janoska Lemon Spritz RECIPE

1 Fresh lemon and Lime

500ml Sparking Water or Soda Water

250ml Orange Juice (Fresh is preferred)

40z Kettle One Botanical Vodka (Optional

Place all of the ingredients into a pitcher or punch bowl 

Your guests will be #bubbly and keep coming back for top ups assured -)

I love serving this drink in a fancy champagne flute with a gorgeous paper straw.

The next question is what do we serve with the fresh and zesty cocktail. I decided to go with a medium bodied french brie topped with seasonal peaches. Its a good idea to warm the naan bread in the BBQ or oven on extremely low to pair things up in the cast iron pans which retain heat perfectly.

The main meal comprised of a seasonal green salad and salmon (Yum Yum)

We couldn’t help but add homemade vanilla, coconut cupcakes just to ensure our guests would never leave -serves in mini stainless bowls with a gold utensils to up the level of cuteness. Pintrest is such a fabulous resource for the beginner host to an advanced host who just wants to change things up. Question is, are you coming to my next party?

I want to hear your tips and tricks?. As much I love hosting and so eager to learn new things aswell. Until next time, have a lovely day and see you on the gram.

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xoxo

Jodie

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Unwind and Refresh -Smith and Western NZ

Last week a group of my #instagram darlings and I decided to take a trip to Toronto. With only 45 min to really pack, I decided to bring this show stopper of a dress https://www.smithandwestern.co.nz 

Say hello to the stunning view from the iconic urban resort in the middle of Toronto. http://www.hotelxtoronto.com

Ive officially decided that yellow is the colour for me!! The energy in Toronto was really phenominal with the raptors game around the corner and we felt like #queens

 

Its amazing what a fabulous #ootd can do for your confidence. I stumbled upon the Smith and Western store in a gorgeous area while touring New Zealand a fews back. I was waiting for the perfect Canadian Summers day to show off the look.

 

Tell me if you love it!

 

XO

Jodie

@joudelj

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Best Girls Weekend – Hotel X Toronto

 

We just got back from an extraordinary weekend at the Hotel X – Lakeshore Urban Resort Nestled in Toronto. This stunning property is truly unique. Toronto is special to me because it was the first place I immigrated too when coming to Canada many years ago.For those of you that know the city well, you can relate that it is busy and congested as most big cities are but here is the best part! The Hotel X is only 5 minutes from Billy Bishop Airport. It is the first Urban Resort in Toronto with so many luxurious features for the entire family 1 to 100.

  • I had the pleasure of going with my girlfriends for some fun in the sun and here are a list to make you #jealous

    The list of amenities are fantastic:
    -Spectacular Views
    -24/7 Concierge
    -Decked Out Movie Theatre
    -Multiple Restaurants
    -10X Fitness Club
    -Yoga
    -No Resort Fees
    -Stunning Swimming Pool
    -Family and Pet Friendly
    -Kandy Gallery Onsite
    -Guerlain Spa (Coming This Fall)

  • I almost forgot to include the shuttle serious and super Lux house car that will transport you within 5km within the downtown core.
  • The best part of the entire weekend was the unmarked hospitality and attention to detail. No matter where I travel in the world this is the part that stands out the most in my heart and mind. I visited the first when they first opened last year and a few of the staff actually remembered me which was super impressive!!
  • There was so much to do on the property (It is huge) that we decided to take our time and soak everything in ….the Rooftop Pond Pool is seriously heavenly and we watched as the sky changed to intense shades as the golden hour approached.
  • We made our way to Maxx,s Kitchen and took a food adventure (BIO BELOW)

    Maxx’s Kitchen offers a vibrant, inviting space enhanced by a spacious balcony for outdoor dining, with unobstructed views of the lake. The restaurant features an electric fireplace, open-concept kitchen with a live cooking station. Ideal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Maxx’s offers a selection of healthy options, comfort foods, and a twist on the everyday classic favourites – bringing a sense of home to every guest. Bold flavours and seasonal, locally sourced ingredients are the focus of each dish.

  • This was a treat👩🏾‍🍳

    Library Club Lounge

    • Breakfast Hours:
    • Monday to Friday from 6:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays from 7:00 am – 11 am
    • Wine & Cheese:
    • Daily from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • I cant highlight the importance of making time for people we care about and things we love. I enjoy sharing the journey and opening your eyes to the wonders of the world. A small weekend trip is exactly what we needed as a healthy break from the busy lives we all have. Let someone else take care of you for a change.
  • Gather your amazing besties and see you at the HOTELX TORONTO

XO

Jodie

@joudelj

 

These memories will last forever and ever. It was fun and laughter from the moment we met at the Station.

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