February 2nd, 2016

When planning my trip to California this week there wasn’t much to worry about (thanks Expedia.ca!), but of course I had a few crucial decisions to make. Packing, nail art, and shoot locations all came into play, but as per usual my biggest conundrum concerned my hair colour. Thanks to all of my crazy experimentation […]


February 1st, 2016

And just like that, we’re officially off to California- in fact, if you’re reading this we’re probably already halfway there! Booking the trip with Expedia.ca a month ago was a breeze, (they bundled our car, hotel, and flight for one crazy price) but ever since things have been a bit chaotic here at The Pastel […]


January 30th, 2016

It’s almost time for Team RAOP to take off for the sun, but we figured we’d brave the elements and shoot one last cold-weather outfit post with our current favourite winter pieces first. Getting dressed can get pretty dismal this time of year, and I’ve been rapidly losing inspiration over the past few weeks, but […]


January 29th, 2016

Some of you may already know this, but Johanna and I originally met working together at a small family-owned tea shop. During our down time after we’d restocked the shelves and dusted off the canisters we’d get together in the cafe and experiment with tasty new tea creations, like bubbling tea pops and milky cake-like […]


January 21st, 2016

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the cold, and these days I try to stay indoors as much as I can possibly manage. Cooking, reading interesting articles, and finding new music to daydream to have become my most cherished pastimes over the last month, and luckily I’ve found a fun place online […]