Aug 16

The Best Way to Spend a Morning With Your Girlfriends


If you ever find yourself looking for a fun, out of the norm, activity for you and your girlfriends, you’ve come to the right place. I recently had the pleasure of attending a “Braid Workshop” hosted by my friends Gaby, of The Vault Files, and Aylin, of Cabello by Carolina, and it was honestly one of the very best ways to spend a morning. We sipped on freshly squeezed juice and nibbled on chocolate laden muffins, all while learning how to tackle a handful of Pinterest-worthy hairstyles. Bonus: we all left with a favour-like box filled to the brim with goodies so that we could *attempt* to replicate said hairstyles at home.

During this particularly busy season of life, it was so wonderful to slow down and catch up with a group of women who I hold in such high esteem – all while partaking in an activity wonderfully reminiscent of a third-grade sleepover. In true Gaby and Aylin fashion, there was absolutely no detail left unthought of, and I have the visuals (captured by the incredible Heidi Lau) to prove it. So if you’re ever looking for a fun, out of the box, activity with your nearest and dearest, this may be a good place to start. 


The braided updo | The Half-Up Braided Fishtail | The Braided Bun
The Braided Crown | & The Braided Faux Hawk [break]

heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101087{Aylin, working her magic}heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101047

{the most beautiful centrepiece, from Threads & Blooms}heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101064

{hand lettered name tags, by Paula Lee}

heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101101 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101024 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101027{a well-balanced diet}

heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101102 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101163{adorable custom cookies, from Le Dolci}

heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101004 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101117heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101014{the most insanely delicious chocolate doughnuts}

heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101141 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101045heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101040{I’m telling you… No detail was left unthought of}

heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101122 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101164 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101155{Gaby, getting the hang of it}

heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101144 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101058 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101012 heidilaucbcXtvfbraid101146{my work of art, on the right *inserts finger guns*}


{and all of the goodies we got to take home with us}

Thank you, again, to Gaby and Aylin for an incredible event. And I highly encourage you to organize one for your nearest and dearest – it really was the best way to spend a morning. 


Photos: Heidi Lau | Hair Tutorials: Cabello by Carolina | Event Planning & Styling: The Vault Files | Location: The Smithery | Florals: Threads & Blooms | Calligraphy: Paula Lee | Cookies: Le Dolci

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  1. Louise (Mom) says:

    Looks amazing. What fun!!!

  2. Effie says:

    What a lovely way to start the day!

  3. natalie says:

    love this! such a unique idea and definitely more exciting than the usual brunch plans.

  4. Such a wonderful morning with you and everyone else! You nailed that dutch braid my friend!

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