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It’s Not Too Soon to Start Thinking about Aging, So Here’s What You Can do About it Now

Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down for breakfast with Jeanne Beker, Tosca Reno, Lynn Spence, Dr. Janet Tamo and Dr. Kucy Pon at a roundtable hosted by Proctor & Gamble at Oretta. Not only are some of these ladies icons in their own right, but they are also all incredibly nice people! Needless to say, joining them at an intimate breakfast to discuss some of the most important issues facing women was very humbling and inspiring! The focus of the discussion was on health, wellness, and beauty for the aging woman, particularly women who fall into the…

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Audible Comes to Canada

Hands up, if you don’t make enough time for reading in your life! …Guilty, as charged. I’ve shared on my Instagram that reading isn’t something I’ve typically made time for, but I aspire to do more of. I know, I know, the benefits of reading are innumerable – like reducing stress, stimulating the mind, and generally carving out time for yourself to escape your daily stresses and pressures. You don’t have to sell me on it! But I truly get caught up in the ‘go, go, go mentality’, especially as a self-employed person, that I find it difficult to justify…

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Getting the VIP Treatment at the 2017 Rogers Cup

Last Wednesday, I was given the VIP treatment at the Rogers Cup, courtesy of National Bank, the presenting sponsor. I had the absolute pleasure of being able to host my very own VIP party for myself and 8 of my closest friends on the rooftop of the National Bank Booth! I love going to the Rogers Cup – it’s always so exciting and entertaining! Every year, I attend as a regular spectator. But this year’s experience was obviously extra special. The Rogers Cup was held this year between August 7th and 13th at the Aviva Centre at York University, which…

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Romantic Chic Picnic in the Park with Boursin

It’s official – I’m a “Mrs.”!!! What a whirlwind the last week has been! Alex and I tied the knot last Saturday, July 8th and we couldn’t be any happier! It was such a beautiful day and everything was perfect. I took a break from the blog for two weeks, but now I’m happy to be back! And I’m excited to say that this marks my very first blog post as a married woman! I can’t wait to share photos from our wedding with you guys soon, including all the big and little details! But first, I wanted to share…

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Soundpays: The Newest Revolution in Mobile Shopping

When Shazam came out, I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread! I could be anywhere and hear a song I needed to know the name of, and I could find out at the simple press of a button. As a music lover, this was like pure magic! You know what else I love besides music? Shopping. Now there’s an app which is basically the Shazam for mobile shopping, and it’s called Soundpays. Soundpays is a new mobile wallet app, but it’s unlike any other mobile wallet out there. Based in Toronto, it’s Canadian innovation at its finest…

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There’s No Place Like Home: My New Hair Collaboration with Toni & Guy

I’m not afraid of commitment. I mean, I’m happily engaged to be married (we’ve been together for nearly 4 years), I’ve had several long-term relationships before my fiancé, and I have friendships that have lasted more than 30 years. But for some reason, I’ve never been able to commit to certain essential service providers, like a family doctor (I haven’t seen the same doctor regularly since my pediatrician) or a hairdresser. My ‘hair history’ is actually quite embarrassing. I used to go for a haircut max two times a year; and, other than my phase in high school when I…

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All About U: Collaboration with Upper Canada

Happy Monday, friends! It’s a new week and I have some exciting news to share with you. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a couple of teaser posts (here and here) about an announcement that would be made today, alongside some of my favourite Toronto bloggers, Rebeca, Joëlle, and Jonathan. Well, I’m so happy to be able to finally share the good news with you guys: we’ve partnered with Upper Canada as official Upper Canada ambassadors for 2017! All of those BTS shots we were taking were because the 4 of us are some of the…

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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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