Cultured or not

Define cultured. This article is simply to put a twist on whom you might think you’re not. Do you love ballet, opera or Magritte ?.  Not quite, well you don’t have to.

Attend a rock opera, modern dance performance or non-traditional exposition at an arts center or museum instead. If you love sports, attend the championships held in a different city or country and discover that destination in question. It’s all culture.

Marrying a passion to an enriching  experience is what I’m suggesting. One of my many passions is fashion, I see it as art in motion, not the  prêt a porter aspect but the Haute Couture facet,  when a creator puts together a garment and you wonder wich  techniques, the amount of  fabric, precious stones, gold thread and hours that seamstresses and artisans took to execute it

While visiting Vancouver I discovered a new designer via the Vancouver Art Gallery,

GUO PEI,  some might be familiar with her name as she designed the gown worn by Rihanna at  the MET Gala 2015 (last image below).

I left the museum immensely happy, enriched and somewhere more cultivated…

Enjoy the images !

Cristina for Peas & Peace









My new (Vegan) Boots !


I recently bought the Morton Boot in black from Matt & Nat, a Montreal-based vegan brand that uses eco-friendly materials, such as recycled nylon, cork and rubber. As consumers, in purchasing from companies such as this one, we are able to own products composed of materials that have been recycled, rather than discarded, thus allowing us to contribute to preserving and not overexploiting our BEAUTIFUL planet.

Apart from being sustainable, etc., these boots are also both trendy and comfortable, so it’s a win win all around!


From my understanding, production takes place in China, however, as indicated on the Matt & Nat site, regular visits are made by the team, so as to ensure that they are consistently providing us with a quality product, and that the conditions the workers are in are up to par with their standards.

All is wonderful !!!


*Disclaimer: any product that I mention on my blog has been personally tested, is vegan, and has not been tested on animals.