Silver Jewels And A Little Pup Named Poe

How do you de-stress? I cuddle puppies and perk up with Teonella Jewellery!

That particular morning wasn’t the greatest. My Dad was recovering from some pretty heavy duty surgery and I was stressed. I wanted him to be ok. I wanted him out of the hospital and back to his normal self. He was recovering well, but still. It’s hard to see a parent that way, especially my Dad who is known for being a “man’s man”, a tough yet easy going joker.

Long story short, my father has needed a kidney transplant for a while now. About two weeks ago, a donor kidney became available and we all rushed to the hospital. We were overjoyed, yet nervous. Here we all were, wishing and praying that the tests on both my father and the donor kidney would confirm that the surgery would be a go. After two days of sitting around and waiting, his nephrology team confirmed that the surgery would be proceeding.

What do you do when you need a pick me up? I reach for my sterling silver jewelry from Teonella

The surgery went smoothly, but we were all still stressed and worried about whether the donor kidney would “take”. I was a walking ball of nerves and I felt mania setting in. Between crying jags and feeling overwhelming happiness, I was drained, exhausted and running on empty.

Ryan decided that “enough was enough”. He was going to take me out and make sure I would have a great time. He took it upon himself to ease the stress and take my mind off these worries, be it for only an afternoon. I’m really lucky.

How do you de-stress? I cuddle puppies and perk up with Teonella Jewellery! How do you de-stress? I cuddle puppies and perk up with Teonella Jewellery!

DETAILS

Horn Pendant Necklace – Teonella| Rotondo Ring (index finger) – Teonella | Boyfriend Tee – Sears Canada | Zara Shorts (no longer available) – similar here and here | Wallet – Louis Vuitton | Watch – Renard Watches | Espadrilles – Joe Fresh | Ray-Ban Sunnies (no longer available) – similar here 

I cleaned myself up – combing my hair and putting on makeup for pretty much the first time in a week. I received some gorgeous sterling silver jewelry in the mail a few weeks before from Teonella, a brand that I have been obsessed with since I started this blog. These fine pieces were just the pick me up I needed to forget about my worries and feel a little normal again. I put on a favourite outfit, sprayed on some perfume and we headed to Hintonburg.

How do you de-stress? I cuddle puppies and perk up with Teonella Jewellery!

This gelato pretty much cost the same as gold per ounce, but it was worth it!

How do you de-stress? I cuddle puppies and perk up with Teonella Jewellery!

“Mmmm – soo good.” Ryan asked me for a bite and I legit growled at him. (Teonella Horn Pendant Necklace and Rotondo Ring)

As we neared my favourite gelato place, major smiles ensued. We grabbed our $9 cones (OUCH – damn yo!), and walked around the Parkdale Market. It was sunny and hot and perfect out.

We were about to turn around when we saw a girl walking towards us with her puppy. I pretty much lose my mind each time I see a dog and this time was no different. Little Poe was a two-month old Maltese and he was adorable as adorable could be. I asked permission to pet him, but his owner insisted I have a cuddle. It was EXACTLY what I needed. I scooped Poe up into my arms and a lovefest ensued. OH GOD. I need a dog so bad!!

How do you de-stress? I cuddle puppies and perk up with Teonella Jewellery!

The cuteness was too much! ARGH!!!! Little Baby Poe

How do you de-stress? I cuddle puppies and perk up with Teonella Jewellery! How do you de-stress? I cuddle puppies and perk up with Teonella Jewellery!

So, long story short, gelato, some sparkling jewelry and a little cuddle from the cutest puppy I’ve ever seen really turned the day around. The jewelry, by the way, I’ve been wearing on repeat. That special day was the first time I wore the Teonella Horn Pendant Necklace and Rotondo Ring. Now whenever I wear them, I’m reminded of that sunny Sunday where Ryan took me out for one of the most memorable days of the summer.

I’m happy to report that my father is out of the hospital and recovering comfortably at home. He looks like a million bucks and is returning to his usual healthy self. We cannot thank the wonderful team at The Ottawa Hospital for the fantastic care they provided him with.

I really wish you all a fantastic day. I’m here smiling, remembering little Poe, the Snuggling All-Star and considering adopting my own little snuggler!

*A huge thank you to Teonella for providing the beautiful jewelry in exchange for my honest opinion.

*Photography courtesy of Jake Stone Creative

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9 Comments

  1. August 14, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    When it comes to accessories I love essential ones as those you’re wearing. Loving the whole look too <3

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 14, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Thank you!

  2. August 14, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    So happy to hear that your dad is doing well and in recovery after the surgery. And glad that the gelato and the puppy made your day. Happy Monday and good wishes, luv!

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 14, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Thank you so much, Cheryl! Means a lot!

  3. August 14, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    That was such a good story? I’m happy for you and your dad

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 14, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Very much appreciated, Amber. Thank you!

  4. August 14, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Thank God your Dad is ok now. Happy for you and your family. That outfit is cute and that poppy is adorable.

  5. August 14, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    I love the minimal jewelry you put with this romper – so chic! And that pup is adorable!

  6. August 15, 2017 / 10:57 am

    So glad to hear that your dad’s health is better and he is doing well. That gelato is totally making my day on this cloudy day here. You look fabulous as always.

    p.s. Thanks for always leaving such words on my post.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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