How to Care for Your Fall Boots | #NouvelleFall

I filmed a video last year about how I take care of my clothing, and another a few months ago about my favourite little known clothing and beauty hacks.   Lately, I've been getting a lot of requests for tips for boot cleaning and care. I try and keep it really simple with boots, because if you clean them too harshly, you can really damage the leather. Below are my top tips for caring for any type of boot, to keep it looking smooth,clean and beautiful every fall and winter season: COWHIDE/POLISHED Remove loose dirt with a brush or rag. Clean thoroughly with leather conditioner or balm. Apply a thin coat of neutral shoe cream and rub with a soft cloth...

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Fall Favorite Desserts | #NouvelleFall

In my recent video, I featured my very favourite fall ginger cookie recipe. Below are my other no-fuss favourites that I make every season. 1. Foodwishes Banana Bread This Chef John recipe was one of the first breads I ever made! It is so easy and I often make a double batch because it is such a crowd pleaser. I always use frozen bananas, which taste sweeter, and cut down on the sugar by a couple of tablespoons. It also really benefits from a little extra cinnamon in the batter. 2. Clean and Delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Dani Spies makes a lot of healthier recipes that still taste good to the average dessert-eater. These chocolate chip cookies have...

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Behind the scenes of the Nouvelle Pearl shoot!

I thought for my first official Nouvelle Pearl blog post, it would be neat to take you behind the scenes of my photo shoot! Behind me in this shot are vintage liquor lockers at the Vancouver Club, which date from Prohibition! I thought they would create a sultry background for this date-night inspired look.  I did all the styling for the shoot and worked with photographer Michael Lee to capture the luster and versatility of Nouvelle Pearls when styled for work, formally, or casually.  In the "little black dress shots" in this post, I'm wearing three necklaces for an opulent look. One is worn short with the bracelet detached, and the other two are worn low to highlight the sexy neckline and fit of the dress,...

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