Travel Guide: Crete, Greece

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I used to think you had to spend years in a city before throwing up a travel guide, but when a favourite blogger of mine posted a Puglia travel guide after being there for only 3 days I thought: OK, I can do this. I recently visited the Greek island of Crete for the third … Read moreTravel Guide: Crete, Greece

I Tried An At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit: Here’s How It Went!

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You wouldn’t know this by looking at me, but I have a complicated relationship with my teeth. When I was in middle school, we learned that I had a tooth stuck up in the roof of my mouth, so I had to have a procedure to expose it and pull it slowly down with braces. … Read moreI Tried An At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit: Here’s How It Went!

Ethically Made Footwear With Poppy Barley

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It really doesn’t feel like Spring where I am. We have yet to hit double digits and there’s snow in the forecast for today. But style and fashion must go on; we can still look good even though the weather doesn’t want us to right? Enter ethical footwear maker Poppy Barley’s annual popup in collaboration … Read moreEthically Made Footwear With Poppy Barley

My Best Investment Purchases and Items for a Curated Closet

I’ve always thought that curated “closet essentials” are wily subjects. For example, a wardrobe essential for an ER nurse who works a lot of overtime and teaches college courses on the side will look entirely different from the closet essential of a diplomat who travels 300 days of the year and attends a plethora of … Read moreMy Best Investment Purchases and Items for a Curated Closet

Responsible Travel: Is it Possible?

A long time ago, my sister-in-law asked me what my first love was. You know, the thing you first discover as a child and slowly build an obsession around? Sometimes it’s a sport, sometimes it’s an animal (not going to lie, I totally had a Northern Getaway tee with a giant wolf on it during … Read moreResponsible Travel: Is it Possible?

Why We Moved From the City to a Small Town

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. Although I’ve explained it a thousand times to people, friends, and clients who have asked “whyyyy?” in person, it’s hard to put things in writing. But here goes. Since graduating from university I’ve lived in an urban setting. And while I wouldn’t call central Ottawa … Read moreWhy We Moved From the City to a Small Town

A Home Away From Home: My Stay at Le Germain Ottawa

There’s no place like home, except if home is Le Germain Ottawa for the night. After recently moving from the Byward Market in the heart of the nation’s capital to a small town on the St. Lawrence, I could not wait to experience my old stomping grounds from the chic locale of the city’s newest boutique hotel; Le … Read moreA Home Away From Home: My Stay at Le Germain Ottawa

Ask Yourself These Questions When Decluttering Your Closet

In this week’s Youtube video I talk about my process when I declutter my closet. I don’t do big seasonal purges as my closet is too small for that, but I do edit on a regular basis. When I’m not sure about an item, I run through these questions, and always keep in mind these … Read moreAsk Yourself These Questions When Decluttering Your Closet

Conscious Leather: Is it Possible?

Wow wow wow. If you could put female empowerment, biodiversity, ethical manufacturing, animal welfare, humanitarian rights, positive economic impact, and environmental thoughtfulness all into one bag, what would it look like? It would look like the MEG bag from Central Grazing Company (CGC). Since 2015, Jacqueline has been raising lamb on her regenerative farm in Kansas, where … Read moreConscious Leather: Is it Possible?

Poppy Barley: Why You Need to Know This Ethical Footwear Brand

If you watch my Youtube, or have ever had a general conversation with me, you’ll know that one thing I am not minimalist about is footwear. I’m sorry if i’ve deceived you, but I’m a firm believer that quality footwear is the foundation of a sustainable capsule/curated closet. Without getting Kardashian-excessive, I think it’s important … Read morePoppy Barley: Why You Need to Know This Ethical Footwear Brand