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Taking Stock No.1

Spring is well underway and it’s the perfect time to reflect on life’s happenings. I thought this would be a fun way to “take stock of my life” each season and share with you all. Enjoy!

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“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” – Hal Borland

Enjoying: taking some time for myself and saying “no” more
Listening: to my gut instinct always, my guiding force
Wearing: my new Pedro Garcia shoes. IN LOVE!!
Making: my garden magazine-worthy

Cooking: a roasted red pepper jam that is fabulous on lamb and flank steak
Drinking: a delicate sparkling wine
Feeling: excited about my sister-in-law’s wedding this summer
Reading: the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar

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Mr. Goldfinch

Looking: at the beautiful goldfinches at the feeders in my backyard
Wishing: that I took the summer off
Liking: new café Origin Trade. Just fantastic!
Waiting: to plant all the fun stuff I bought at my favourite garden centres

Snacking: on the amazing butter tarts my colleague made
Coveting: my neighbour’s Shitzhu puppy. The cuteness is unreal.
Hearing: a very loud person talk about something very boring
Learning: to use my camera – thanks for the lessons, Tracey!

Loving: the giant hugs I get from the hubby when he gets home from work – life giving
Watching: horror movies in my free time when not gardening, running, blogging
Admiring: my mom right now. She’s blossoming at 65!
Getting: excited for our trip to Upstate New York in July. R&R and great music – here we come!

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Nike of Samothrace at the Louvre
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Shopping at Chanel,  Rue Cambon

Wondering: when I’ll get back to Paris
Playing: with my new, ill-advised bangs. Sigh. I’ll never learn.
Noticing: that running regularly really does make me happier
Giggling: at little inside jokes I share with my sisters

Bookmarking: Into the Gloss’ great interview with Stacy London
Deciding: on new blog themes
Hoping: for more hours in the day
Contemplating: tennis lessons

Wanting: this adorable off-the-shoulder dress from Club Monaco
Thinking: how I could smuggle a Shitzhu puppy into our house without anyone noticing
Knowing: that this summer is going to be great
Opening: the bag of Sephora goodies I got

Feeling: inspired
Marveling: at the Japanese Lilacs about to bloom in my city. So gorgeous!

Have you taken stock of the happenings in your life? Let me know in the comments!

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Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. June 3, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Wonderful post!! I love Stacey London and I need to learn to say ‘no’ more! xo

    • June 3, 2016 / 10:16 am

      Excellent! Thank you – I think we can all say no a little more. Thanks for reading! xo

  2. June 4, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    The winged victory of Samothrace is my fav sculpture ever! ? I was a regular visitor to the Louvre when I lived in Paris and used to stand at the bottom of the staircase it’s on and just stare at it. ??

    • June 5, 2016 / 11:01 am

      Oh wow! Traci-Ann! You lived in Paris? That must have been wonderful. This sculpture is my favourite too!

      • June 5, 2016 / 11:03 am

        I did for a year from 2002-2003 what feels like many moons ago! Lol!

  3. June 4, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    I loved this! inspiring my own taking stock post 🙂

    • June 5, 2016 / 11:00 am

      Excellent! You should do it! Thanks for reading! co

  4. June 4, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I’m a need to say more person too. It’s so hard sometimes.

    • June 5, 2016 / 10:59 am

      Seriously. Once you start though, it gets easier! Lol!

  5. M
    June 10, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Inspiring! Often done but never to this degree! Muah!

  6. Jessica Jefferson
    May 20, 2017 / 6:13 am

    Awesome post hun. You are a great writer and blogger! I simply adored this piece. Love the idea of shopping for Chanel in the Rue Cambon. Chanel is so chic and timeless. Beautiful, too.

     If you want to see some fabulous outfit pairings and fashion show reviews, you should click this link to my blog, view and come and follow me:


    It is as classic and as timeless as Chanel itself!

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