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10 Days in the Greek Islands Itinerary

Mykonos, Santorini, Greece, Greek Islands, Cyclades Islands… words you’ve surely Googled if a Greek adventure is what you have been planning.

Though I don’t have all the answers, the least I can do is share precisely what my husband and I did when we took off to the Greek islands in May 2019 for 10 days. Continue reading 10 Days in the Greek Islands Itinerary

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WEDDING/PARTY: How To Create Your Own “Hangover Kit” Favours Through Amazon PRIME

As you may or may not know, I got married last summer over the Canada Day long weekend – on Canada Day! Overall the entire day was a smashing success despite planning it entirely on my own and failing to hire a day-of coordinator (does that qualify me to become one?) I have few regrets, and unlike many brides, I’m sad the lead up and the day are long gone behind me.

One thing I do regret though, is not getting around to creating the wedding favours I actually wanted my guests to go home with: hangover kits.

Because I was so overwhelmed with planning the party, time slipped through my fingers, and I forgot about all the amazing resources I already had access to, i.e. Amazon PRIME! Though my big day is behind me, I hope to help a future bride-to-be in her quest to have the coolest favours possible, and in a jiffy (a.k.a. overnight shipping). Continue reading WEDDING/PARTY: How To Create Your Own “Hangover Kit” Favours Through Amazon PRIME

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Things I Bought And Liked on Amazon – 1.0

Long time no see my wonderful subscribers and readers! You may have noticed that 2018 was a quiet year over here, even though it was a short time since my blog name rebrand. I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction of my blog, as well as what I actually want to post and write about versus what people may be interested in reading. It’s also a strange time for blogs, as many people find they connect with video content more, or prefer to scroll through social media’s photo “bloggers” instead.

That being said, a part of my heart does belong on this little slice of the internet, and I’m not quite ready to hang up the skates just yet.

Ever since moving out on my own (& husband), I became obsessed with Amazon Prime. So much so, that I’ll order some of the most basic things on Prime (like dishwasher detergent) just so I can skip a trip to the store and have it delivered to my condo building.

I’d like to share the joy, and speak to some of the best purchases I’ve made on Amazon (mostly Prime) so far!

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A Public Relations Disaster “How To” Right Here In Toronto

Support Local.

I’m sure you’ve seen those two words side by side many, many times. It’s a trending act, and one that helps small business owners in your community grow their ventures. If I have the opportunity to get a similar product for a similar price from someone local – why not, right?

That’s exactly what Amanda* (named changed for security) wanted to do when she ordered a swimsuit from 437 Swimwear. With prices starting at $55USD per piece, it’s quite the commitment for an online bathing suit purchase, especially with websites like Zaful and Boohoo selling their bathers at $20 for the full set. Obviously if it doesn’t fit, you’d want a refund. Continue reading A Public Relations Disaster “How To” Right Here In Toronto

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Shop My Fall Outfit Of The Day – October 26

As you may recall, back in September I posted one of my outfits with links to all the pieces to make it easy to shop the look. This is something I’m hoping to do more often on the blog, and I got the opportunity to take some photos wearing a really “feel good” outfit today while taking a walk with a good friend.

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My Must-Have Skincare Products And Skincare Routine For Everyday

Every woman has a beauty routine, and each routine is unique. In case you’re just getting started in figuring out your beauty routine, or looking to add or change something, I’m here to share my day-to-day face care routine. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful to figure out what’s missing in your day-to-day skincare regime.

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#OOTD: Shop My Late-Summer Outfit

I’m excited to start sharing links to some of my favourite pieces and outfits so that you can shop them directly from here and spare yourself the research.

Last week, I went to visit YSL Beauty’s pop-up, the YSL Beauty Hotel. I wore a super simple, casual outfit, which ended up being a HUGE mistake, as the event was a massive backdrop for photo opportunities. Still had some fun with the photobooth and posing with the beauty-inspired backdrops and furniture, but it really could have been my editorial photoshoot moment had I been prepared. Live and learn!

My day-to-day go-to outfit often consists of a white t-shirt, jeans, and comfy shoes. I took comfort to the next level by carrying a tote as well, which I stuffed to the brim with all my essentials (typical woman). Check out the outfit and links to the pieces below, and let me know if this is the kind of posts you’d like to keep seeing. Continue reading #OOTD: Shop My Late-Summer Outfit

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Why I Haven’t Posted Since February, and Why I’m Back

I think at some point in their lives, all creatives, whether professionally or leisurely, hit a plateau. Whether you’re a professional artist who has no inspiration to draw, or someone who plays an instrument in their spare time, and you’ve lost the desire to learn and improve. It happens to everyone at some points in their lives, and it’s exactly what happened to me.

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Why you need the Apple Watch

Before you Samsungers/Androiders start telling me Apple isn’t innovate and doesn’t boast enough features, I’m going to stop you right there – I don’t NEED all of your Android features. I’ve been loyal to Apple since iPod Nano was their big thing, and I don’t plan to turn back anytime soon (except maybe for a laptop). Setting up an Android with all its customizable features takes so much time not to mention learning what all those features are, and quite frankly, I don’t need them. I like my lack of options because it keeps things simple in my complex life.

Onto the Watch.

From a fashion perspective:

There will always be naysayers who claim a Rolex is the best thing you can wear on your wrist, but when the cheapest Rolex still costs more than my first car (that I only got rid of 2 years ago because of an accident), I need to keep my options open. Though I love all the “normal” watches I’ve owned, I always needed to have more than one for different occasions; a casual one, a colourful one, a statement watch, a simple one. With the Apple Watch, I can change up the watch face for any occasion, as well as play around with interchangeable straps. Bonus: Amazon offers an unreal variety of straps at extremely reasonable prices (rubber, leather, stainless steel, you name it!)

And of course, it’s as aesthetically pleasing as you want it to be (given what strap you use.)

From a utility perspective:

This is going to be a long list, so buckle up.

It’s waterproof. Yes, entirely waterproof. You can swim laps or hang out in the ocean with your watch on your wrist. It even has a special button to push after water activity to push the water out of the speakers.

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Having built a small collection of inexpensive watches, I ended up going about a year without wearing any of them because all of their batteries died and I just couldn’t be bothered to go to the shop to get them replaced (even though there’s a battery replacement down the street from me). Having a watch that I can charge at home is such a relief, especially since the battery lasts so long that I can give it a little boost every couple days while I shower and it’ll never die on me.

It’s connected to your iPhone which leads to another list of benefits.

Once your phone is connected to wifi, your watch is connected to your phone regardless of the distance between the two in the area of wifi coverage. This is great especially heading into meetings at work or social gatherings, because you can have your phone completely out of sight, but have texts and calls appear on your wrist. Having had the watch a couple weeks now, I find I’m less inclined to open my phone and start answering something unimportant right away (especially in a social setting) because it requires an extra step of getting my phone out of my bag or from the other room.

On the other hand, I can rest assured that if something important is getting communicated to me, I’m still on top of it. In any case, it’s an added bonus not having to have my Plus iPhone on the table or desk at all times in order to stay connected, and it helps my productivity and social life. The Apple Watch also gives you options to reply to texts with generic messages like “yes”, “no”, and “busy right now”, as well as the opportunity set up some custom options.

Never mind table side settings, the watch also helps you steer clear from driving and texting, or looking at your phone for GPS. If you’ve your Maps showing you a route, the watch will show your next turn and how far ahead it is.

Finally, one of my personal favourite features is the ability to ping your phone. What would a night out be if I wasn’t throwing everything out of my closet in search of a perfect outfit, and as a result burying my phone under a pile of denim and blazers. With the press of a button on my watch, my phone lets out a short ring, helping me find it.

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If you’ve made it this far in the post, you’re either convinced the Apple Watch is a great product, or you think I’m one of those lunatics who’s obsessed with her smartphone and connectivity in an unhealthy way. Having the watch actually helped me get off my phone in more ways than one, and I couldn’t have been happier with getting one.

There are so many other features and perks of the Apple Watch that I haven’t even mentioned, but I felt like the ones mentioned above are the key ones for you, my audience.

If you have any questions about other features or how things work, comment below!

Would you ever consider a smart watch, or is Daniel Wellington the only way to go until you can snag a Rolex?

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How You Can Support Torontonians This Holiday Season

Happy Hannukah (day 2!) to my fellow Jews, and here’s to hoping everyone else is getting their holiday shopping done, or started at the very least.

Though I have a generic gift guide on the way as well, I wanted to dedicate an entire post to Toronto-based small businesses which offer products that can easily be gifted this holiday season. Having a few friends who started their own businesses, as well as having this blog for the past two years, I know how difficult it is to reach out to your friends and ask for help and support – let’s put it this way, I can count on one hand how many of my friends are subscribed to my blog. That’s why this holiday season I think it’s soooo important to support your loved ones as well as those in your community.

So without further ado, here are 8 businesses you can support right here in homely Toronto this season: Continue reading How You Can Support Torontonians This Holiday Season