Megan te Boekhorst, Toronto

Hi. I'm Megan.

I brought my West Coast soul to the city of Toronto in order to build the creative empire of my dreams. Never one to take the traditional route, I've lived life on my own terms since 1991. Now I'm heading my own agency, Sequoia Content Studio, and rocking my #ladyboss dreams.

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unreserved holiday

unreserved holiday

First holiday in my new home, and I have none of my holiday decor here with me. Overall, this holiday season is beyond weird and out of the ordinary, but I had to do something to make my space feel festive. So this weekend I grabbed a couple girlfriends, style inspiration courtesy of Style at Home, and a couple bottles of Unreserved Wine for a mini-wrapping-and-decorating session to mark the season! 

Because the decorating budget is tight, and I'm in such a small space, I decided to bring in festive elements that can be reused throughout the year without feeling weird. I'm loving the rise of metallics this season, so I picked up a string of copper ball firefly lights I had been eyeing for the past month at Anthropologie (just down the street from me, it's dangerous!). I was disappointingly too late to get a fresh wreath at the shop around the corner, but some spare greens came in handy to add colour to the corners of the apartment. Just a pop here and there did the trick! 

I also had fun picking out this year's holiday wrapping. I always have some sort of theme to my paper (throwback to last year's white and sparkly) and this year had to match the bright fun of all metallic. I instantly fell in love with the gold and purple feathers I spotted and wanted a secondary paper to compliment. Silver and blue worked great! 

Wine was a must for this decorating shindig, as it is for most holiday gatherings. I love Unreserved Wine's Smooth Red and Smooth White. They compliment so many foods - in this case, chocolate - and please so many palates. Around this time of the year, I am always sure to grab an extra bottle or two before I leave the store. I then wrap them up for quick grab-and-go last second gifts. This came in handy on decorating day when I was reminded I had a holiday dinner for that evening with only a couple hours notice! And a wine as good as Unreserved is always a good option. 

It's a lot more simple than I'm used to, but to be completely honest it doesn't feel like I lost any tradition at all. Besides, the real joy was in decorating with loved ones while drinking and laughing. It was one of those #UnreservedMoments for the memory books! 

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wine rack score!
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Unreserved Wine

POST DETAILS

Megan's Nude Tank: A pleasant Penningtons surprise find
Megan's Jacket: Addition Elle
Wine: Unreserved Wine
Coffee Table: IKEA
String Lights: Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters
Wrapping Paper: Shoppers Drug Mart
Location: The Toronto Apartment
Photographer: Megan te Boekhorst
Camera: Canon 60D

a planes, trains, and automobiles holiday

a planes, trains, and automobiles holiday

joyful with minted

joyful with minted