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Some of the things I've been doing to get ready for my wedding
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4 Common Sense Things Every Bride Needs to Do Before Getting Married

My whole life, I’ve been pretty organized. I like to be on top of things and I live by spreadsheets and to-do lists. But, blogging, working full-time AND planning a wedding at the same time has thrown that for a complete loop. I haven’t been able to give wedding planning the attention it deserves, and it’s literally made a part of me die inside. Nevertheless, until I have kids, my wedding is going to be the biggest and most important day of my life. So, here are 4 common sense things I’ve made sure to do before getting married, to feel…

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5 Simple Things All Millennials Should Know About Saving Money

The other day, I had a HUGE wake-up call. I went into Meridian Credit Union* to meet with a financial advisor and I learned that I would need to save approximately $2.9 million for my retirement! That amounts to about $10,000 per month at my current age!!! Once I picked my jaw up off the ground, Gloria (the Meridian financial advisor I met with) told me not to worry! This was just an estimate and there were many other factors to consider in my retirement plan. Gloria then spent the next hour reviewing my finances with me and helping me…

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The One Superfood That’s Part of My Daily Routine

Working as a lawyer and a blogger means that my schedule is different from day to day and my meals can be pretty unpredictable. In terms of blogging, each week, there can be multiple events to go to, and there are always new restaurants to check out or review. I talked about the effect of this on my body in one of my last blog posts and how I’m determined to get back into shape. I have such a Type A personality, so a little part of me dies inside whenever I have no control over my eating. But the…

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Miraj Hammam Spa: The Perfect Place to Get Pampered in Toronto

If heaven is a place on earth, then the Miraj Hammam Spa at the Shangri-la Toronto must be it! Imagine a beautiful oasis in the heart of downtown Toronto. We’re talking lovely, Moroccan-inspired décor and service that is nothing short of exceptional. This is the place you go, if you really want to be pampered! The Hotel I’m a huge fan of the Shangri-la Toronto. The hotel is gorgeous, Momofuku is one of my favourite places for brunch in the city, and Bosk is also outstanding. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that I was treated…

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Why I’ve Given up Drinking Until the New Year

Truth be told, I have a love-hate relationship with alcohol. I’ve been known to enjoy a nice glass (or three) of wine every now and then; and although I’ve been consuming alcohol for more than a decade, I still can’t seem to strike the right balance. So, starting on November 5th, I decided to kick drinking to the curb until the new year, and here are the reasons why… Physical Health First and foremost, I promised myself that I would get back to my ideal weight before the end of the year. Food blogging has taken a toll on my…

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Why Making the Switch to LED Light Bulbs is a Bright Idea

If you read my last style post, you’d already know how I feel about the fall. Another thing that I detest about this time of year is that the days are so much shorter. I wake up in the morning and it’s still pitch black, and the same goes for when I leave work in the afternoon. Plus, there are so many rainy and gloomy days; it’s really depressing. Because our place faces north and we have no windows to the east and west, we have never typically gotten a lot of natural sunlight coming into our home. So, I…

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Setting Sail with Bombay Sapphire

For the past few weeks, my Monday nights have consisted of ordering UberEats and watching Bachelor in Paradise with my fiancé. But last Monday, I had the privilege of setting sail with Bombay Sapphire Gin and being one of the first people to sample their new gin blend, Star of Bombay, along with an intimate group of about 100 other people (including my fellow blogger friends, The Curious Creature, Simply Teee, EatNMingle, and Hypebelly). For a couple hours, we were ‘gone with the gin’ (haha, get it?!), as we cruised around the Toronto harbour on the Tall Ship Kajama. Bombay Sapphire spared no…

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10,000 Hours – Featured by Peace Collective

It’s not every day that an awesome Canadian brand that you respect and admire approaches you because they want to do a feature. So, when Peace Collective contacted me and said they thought that it was pretty cool that I was both a lawyer and a blogger at the same time and they wanted to write an article called “10,000 Hours” about me, I was actually beside myself! Sit down to interview me about my life and career…what? Photo shoot, mood board for my story – whaaatt?! Is this even real life? I have been proudly working with Peace Collective since about March of this…

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Look Before You Leap (My Inaugural Blog Post)

So, I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and jump, feet first, into the blogging world! I say “jump” half-jokingly, because, as the old adage says, “look before you leap”. And, being the true risk-averse person that I am, before I ultimately decided to begin this journey, I needed to carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of starting my own blog. Blogging is something I’ve always wanted to do, and people have told me to do, for years. And in a way, I’ve already been blogging for a while now – I’ve been insta-blogging! I’ve been sharing my photos and…

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