Mother's Day Gift Guide

With Mother's Day less than two weeks away, we thought we'd share with you our picks for Mum! I'd be more than happy to gift any one of these items to my Mum, the infamous @linderpinder. I hope you find something that you like to share with the special ladies in your life.

Our Gift Guide

1. Howl to Hollow
I shared my Malawi Bring Down print from Erin Armstrong this post and this piece is by the same artist. 

2. JSlide Espadrilles
I saw these espadrilles in person this week and almost snatched them up myself. 

3. Janessa Leon Hat
The perfect wide brimmed hat to keep the summer sun off your mum's shoulders.

4. Chloe Perfume
A classic and sophisticated musky floral scent and a personal favorite.

5. Beach Towel
How cute is this banana leaf beach towel?! It pairs perfectly with Number 7 on our list, the Kayu Tote.

6. Elizabeth & James Earrings
A great pair of edgier ear cuff earrings in an interesting starburst shape.

7. McPherson Ave x Kayu Tote
This tote is perfect for all the Muskoka Moms out there! McPherson Ave is opening at the SWS Marina Pop-Up Village in Minett on June 1. Stock up on this bag quick; we've heard they're flying off the shelves.

8. AromaOM
I shared these items in our April Favorites and can't think of a better gift for mom.

Let us know what your plans are for Mother's Day! We'll be spending it with our family for our annual brunch.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Pepper & Piper

March Favorites


Kiehl's Heat-Protective Silk Straightening Cream
Pepper: I mentioned this product in our Health Hair Sunday Series post a few weeks ago but it deserves another shout out! I incorporated this heat protectant into my hair routine in late February and have been obsessed with it. It has made my blowouts straighter, shinier, and they are lasting even longer than they used to. 

Skin Care Favorites
Piper: This month I've focused a lot of my favorites on beauty. There is no better investment than your health, and that is directly correlated to my happiness. For me, having clear and beautiful skin makes me confident, happy, and ready to take on the day! Unfortunately, I also become victim to occasional chin break-outs and excessively dry skin during the harsh winter months. The cold and my skin just don't get along! I recently found out about La Roche Posay, a skincare line that is recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin. I've linked my favourite products so far below! One trick I picked up from my last visit to a dermatologist, is to immediately apply moisturizer after "towel-patting" post shower. This way, your moisturizer can pick up the remaining water droplets from the shower and use to hydrate your skin. 

Linked below are my other favourite products from March. I stumbled upon Revlon Kiss, and for under $10 dollars, it gives just the right amount of colour and shine to finish an everyday look. The Origins Charcoal mask to clear pores, is a much more gentle alternative to the YouTube craze of charcoal peel-off masks. 


ADIDAS Tubular Shadow Sneakers
Pepper: I've been loving my new ADIDAS Tubular sneakers! I had been wearing my Vince Blair 5 sneakers throughout the winter and was ready for a change. These sneaks are definitely more on the athleisure side of casual but work for my everyday (casual) life in SF.

Puffer Jackets
Piper: This March in Toronto has been a ebb and flow of weather, and I'm so thankful for having an array of puffer jackets to help navigate the right amount of coverage. Mine are from earlier seasons of Zara (similar here), but my sights are set on something a bit more technical and fashion forward. I've linked a few of my options and a few are on sale!


IKEA HEMNES Full Length Mirror
Pepper: If you follow us on Instagram, you'll have already seen my IKEA HEMNES mirror. I was lucky enough to snag this mirror from a friend when she was moving out of town earlier this year and it has been a welcome additional to my little studio. A mirror is a great way to make a small space look bigger and not to mention this one is amazing for taking full length outfit pics! This mirror is a steal from IKEA at only $99 and comes in white (pictured) and a nice deep brown. The majority of the other decor and knickknacks in my place are from Target. 

Piper: This month, I have perfected a homemade almond recipe (post to come this week!). This has taken my tea and latté game to a new level. Part of that perfection starts with having great kitchen appliances. I turn to my Breville Milk Cafe and Breville Variable Temperature Kettle. Until recently, I didn't know that different types of teas (green, white, oolong and black) need to be brewed at different temperatures and if neglected, can actually produce a burnt taste! Enter the Breville. 

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Pepper & Piper

YouTube Roundup: Home Decor

{Image sourced from @studiomcgee Instagram}

Hi Friends! I'm back with my final installment of my YouTube Roundup focused on Home Decor. You can catch up on my previous lifestyle and beauty posts here and here. I love tinkering with the decor of my place and have found some great inspiration from the YouTubers below! I hope you enjoy.

Studio McGee | @studiomcgee

I came across Studio McGee on YouTube a couple of months ago and instantly fell in love. The husband and wife team make amazing webisodes that highlights projects they've completed in client's homes. They provide amazing inspiration as well a realistic look into what a renovation takes. Vogue recently named them as one of their picks to follow on Instagram for #interiorinspo!

House & Home | @houseandhomemag

This YouTube channel is an off shoot of the Canadian House & Home Magazine. I can remember my mom receiving issues of H&H as a child and flipping through the pages; I'm thrilled that they've brought their print medium online! This channel show cases beautifully designed homes while providing tips to viewers on how to make their space work for them. They've had great videos on how to warm up a modern space, how to incorporate art, and small space design which a lot of us city dwellers need help with!

Kate La Vie | @kate.lavie

Kate La Vie's apartment is the most instagramable place I've ever seen! Technically, her channel could have fallen into my Lifestyle category (catch up on that post here) but I first fell in love with her based on her interiors. Shes been in the process of renovating and refurnishing her Glasgow flat and lets her audience follow along with video updates!

Live Your Style | @sharrahrobeson

I love Live Your Style because Sharrah is completely relateable! She and her husband live in a small apartment in LA with one bedroom, one great room, one kitchen, and one bathroom like most of us! Her videos are centered around her apartment with decorating, organizational, and DIY projects that are easy for anyone to tackle. Scout, their adorable Labradoodle, makes the occasional appearance as well which doesn't hurt!

I've put together some interior products I found online inspired by each of these ladies! Make sure to check them out. You can also catch up on all of our decor related posts here.

As always, thanks for stopping by!!
Pepper XX