“Create a life you love to live.” – Isla Pearl

LIFESTYLE POSTS

Workshop Series: Stepping Into The Life You Want To Be Living

You know all of those things you think about doing, wish you could be doing, and maybe even dream about doing? What if you started to take steps towards making it happen? What if you started to scuff away those self-limiting beliefs and patterns of resistance that are...

Perfectly Imperfect

"The real struggle for women is that we're expected (and sometimes desire) to be perfect, yet we're not allowed to look as if we're looking for it. We want it to just materialize somehow. Everything should be effortless" ~ Brene Brown  So when this Perfectly Imperfect...

Shine The Light On *Giveaway*

Everyone deserves a chance to shine; some of us just need a little help finding our light. I was introduced to Shine The Light On by my friends at Smithery Style one day when I somehow managed to sniff out a t-shirt with the words "Gratitude Over Everything" on it...

White Party: Your Intentions

All that matters is what's true for you, which is why getting really good at listening to your intuition and your heart, and following your happiness, is critical ~ Jen Sincero You know those parties that you get invited to when the moment the invite hits your inbox...

White Party: Your Tribe

Despite what one might think, the Isla Pearl x Smithery Style White Party was actually NOT entirely inspired by the famous P. Diddy (Puff, Sean Combes, Puff Daddy, Puffy - you know, all of the above) and his even more famous "Hamptons White Parties" - but was in fact...

White Party: The Clean Slate

About a year ago a picture came across my Instagram feed that caught my attention. I mean, the picture itself was cute, but it was the content that had me hook, line and sinker. It was different than everything else that seemed to fill my feed - it had character, it...

Trust The Timing Of Your Life

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs I believe that everything happens for a reason. That every person who enters your life,...

Your Platform, Your Stage, Your Circle of Influence

My professional life was always rooted in "more".  After all, isn't that the focus of all business? more revenue, more profit, more customers, more sales, more reach, more products, more services, more success, more, more, more - right?  So when I started this Blog my...

Finding Your Inner Strength

For anyone out there that practices Yoga you know what I am talking about.  Just hearing the words "arm balance" is enough to send you straight into savasana or wanting to run out of the room!  I would have never considered myself to be a "yogi" but all intents and...

Through The Eyes of Someone Who Admires You

"Try seeing yourself through the eyes of someone who admires you. They get it. They believe in you, leaps and bounds. They aren't connected to your insecurities and negative beliefs about yourself. All they see is your true glory and potential. Become one of your own...

Just Take One Step

I am a "big picture" or "end result" driven kind of girl. I want to go from 0-10 in one giant step because I know that whatever my goal or vision, it will be awesome once I get there. The problem is that what often goes hand-in-hand with this type of thinking is that...

The Feeling of Not Enough

Fact:  More than 80% of women: believe they’re not good enough; feel they don’t measure up in some way; are sure they fall short when it comes to their looks, success in business and relationships. 80% of us - GASP!  So let me ask you as question - not good enough...

My Favourite Things This Week

This week's My Favourite Things comes with mixed emotions.  Today marks the official 1-year mark since I started posting my favourite things every week that have inspired me from style, to conversations, to people.  Although I might have inspired a few extra pairs of...

Do What Feels Good, Not What Looks Good

"Do what feels good, not what looks good" (except when it comes to heels, when it comes to heels - always wear them) These were the words of encouragement and inspiration during a recent yoga class that I attended.  I don't even remember what pose it was that we were...

My Favourite Things This Week

I came across at post on IG recently that said: "We all have 2 choices:  we can make a living or we can design a life". Sigh, no pressure right?  Sometimes I think that things seem too big, or too overwhelming, or just "too" of whatever for us to take them on.  It's...

My Favourite Things This Week

Well, it was about time I delivered a post full of superficial things that bring me joy and love.  And that they did this week.  This was the kind of week that I felt like I hit a wall, fell into a slump and felt "somewhat uninspired".  We all have them - days, weeks...

Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day: When Women Come Together

Last week I hosted my first Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day.  The old me would have wanted to throw a celebrity worthy event (trust me, there were moments) and then I realized that I just needed to start small and have a good intention and purpose behind it.  So I did, and...

My Favourite Things This Week

I live a pretty balanced life for the most part.  As hard as I work, I take just as much time for myself (gasp!  I know right - so selfish!), for every timbit (or box) there is clean and healthy eating and for every day that I sit and work at my computer you can be...

My Favourite Things This Week

Let's be honest, my Favourite Thing this week is the prep and lead up to my first Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day.  Its not a bad week when each day another person registers, a new partner comes on board to support you and swag arrives daily to fill generously donated gift...

When a Good Day Turns Bad

You know those days that you just want to start over?  Yesterday was one of those days.  It started off somewhat on track but quickly derailed when my 2-year old spilled a large coffee on me (by 'me' I mean me wearing a crisp white shirt and cream long coat - yeah,...