By Emily Dobbie | January 4, 2015
2015 promises new adventure, big dreams, travel and so much more.
Check out Ashley’s list of resolutions:
Business: Going into our second year in business I will work harder and dream bigger to make sure fashiontruck canada can grow and expand. I can’t wait to watch 2015 unfold for the #fashiontruck
Personal: Christmas was extra good to the waist line this year so I’m joining the long list of people striving to get super fit. I say this 4000 times a year, fingers crossed this time is a success. (easier said then done, wish me luck)
By Nicole Harvey | December 24, 2014
Christmas eve in my house calls for lots of yummy food and tasty drinks. It is pretty much as big as Christmas day itself when it comes to all the food. We have many traditions, but one appetizer we have been making for years is the cranberry and feta pinwheels (which as a kid I would call Christmas rolls). It is a fast, easy, yummy wrap the whole room will be eating.
1 pkg Craisins (Dried Cranberries)
1 tub spreadable cream cheese
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
Large spinach wraps
Combine all ingredients except tortillas; mix well. Divide and spread mixture evenly among tortillas. Roll up tightly, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 1 hour. To serve, cut into slices.
By Nicole Harvey | December 19, 2014
Florals are an obvious choice when it comes to spring and summer, but we tend to put them away for the winter. Well DON’T! Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana are just a few of the leading designers showing their floral designs on a black canvas instead of white. We are obsessed with this trend and during these dark gloomy winter days its nice to wear a moodier colour palette that can still brighten everyone’s day.
Right now we have one of our favorite brands Mustard Seed available on the fashiontruck, they always have the best on trend pieces for every woman’s wardrobe. This Winter Tropic BF Jacket is now available in all sizes and is selling out fast. It is a great statement piece that will get you noticed where ever you go and is an easy jacket to layer with dresses, skirts, jeans, or a pair of slacks.
Stay bright this winter ladies!
Mustard Seed: Winter Tropic BF Jacket $85.00 S-L
By Nicole Harvey | December 17, 2014
Nothing says Christmas like freshly baked Thimble Cookies.One of my favourite memories from my childhood Christmas’ are the times spent in the kitchen with my mom baking a slew of cookies. These are my most favourite Christmas Cookies and obviously Deb Dobbie makes them the better then anyone else. I always made sure we left enough for Santa on Christmas eve, and by the look of the plate Christmas morning Santa liked them too.
1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
1 egg, separated
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
1 cup (250 mL) all purpose flour
2 tbsp (30 mL) sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped walnuts
Deb Dobbie’s Homemade Raspberry Jam (or any delicious jam as a substitute)
In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine flour with cocoa; gradually blend into creamed mixture. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
Shape dough into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Dip in lightly beaten egg white; roll in walnuts. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Using finger or greased thimble, make indentation in centre of each ball. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 7 minutes.
Remove from oven and make indentations once more. Bake for 10 minutes longer or until set. Let cool on wire racks. Add droplet of homemade raspberry jam in centre indentation once cookies are cooled.
By Nicole Harvey | December 15, 2014
This year Santa’s going to be one busy man with the items Nicole has on her Wish List…
Trip to Greece
My dream trip is to spend one month in Greece this summer, exploring the breath taking islands and falling in love with a tall, tanned, Greek God (a girl can dream…right)?
I love taking videos and pictures to document my trips and adventures; a GoPro is definitely key when capturing all those moments. Plus, it would be perfect for my Greece getaway ;)
Nike Free Trainers
I love working out and staying active. The Nike Free comes in is so many tempting and fun colours – for a fashion loving girl like myself it’s hard to choose! Give me one of each please!
Chanel Boy Bag
Every girl loves bags, my dream bag is the gorgeous Chanel Boy Bag in black and silver.
It is truly perfection!
It might be time of give up my bulky, loud (and ugly) blender. It wakes up my roommate every morning when making my breakfast smoothies – a Nurtribullet is definitely a must have!
Starbucks Gift Cards
A Starbucks a day keeps the doctor away! My obsession with Starbucks’ coffee is out of control. Gift cards are a great way to still get my fix without breaking the bank.
By Emily Dobbie | December 9, 2014
Blake Lively’s Diamond Ring
You know… when the time comes….
Rag and Bone Dartford Chelsea Boot
I plan to wear these with everything. I love the classic style that is so on trend this season. They are a must have.
A.L.C. Leather Pants
I’m a t-shirt and leather pant girl. These are my favourite. I could wear them all day and all night.
How to Eataly Book
If you go to NYC you have to stop at Eataly. It’s a foodie’s living heaven. They just released a book this season
that makes me salivate just thinking of it.
Plane ticket to Singapore
One of my best friends is moving to Singapore in January. I’m going to miss her like crazy.
I’ve always wanted to travel here – it’s the perfect excuse to book the trip.
By Emily Dobbie | September 12, 2014
We just wrapped up a whirlwind 4 days at TIFF.
If you didn’t get to check us out, we were literally right in the action on King Street, across from the Hyatt – baller!.
We had a blast meeting new fashiontruck fans and spotting celebs. Um hello… we chatted with Al Pacino and waved to RDJ from afar (but like close enough that we could touch him).
Despite the long days, heat and torrential storms, we had such a fabulous time. Surviving off adrenaline, laughter and coffee we successfully outfitted the city’s party-going femmes and movie-buffs.
We made some new friends (RDJ included) and successfully completed our first TIFF appearance. We’re already planning our outfits for #TIFF15 – watch out!